The lead up to Calèche real bride Georgia and husband Scott’s intimate Melbourne wedding included was met with a number of COVID hurdles. Following a lot of COVID uncertainty the couple were so grateful to be able to say ‘I do’ on the beautiful lawns of a family beach house, surrounded by family and friends. Scroll down to read all about the couples special day. 

Lets start at the beginning, when and how did you and your partner meet?

Scott and I were both living in London for a few years and through a chance encounter met each other at a bar in the South West.

Tell us about the proposal ..

I’ve never wanted a big / public proposal. We had just entered our first COVID lockdown in early 2020 and Scott proposed to me in our home in Melbourne. It was extremely unexpected and absolutely perfect. 

Real bride Georgia walking hand in hand with husband, laughing. Georgia's gown is figure-hugging, off the shoulder and has a big feature bow at the back.

The Dress! Tell us about your experience finding the dress .. How did you decide on the one?

I had planned a big weekend of dress shopping in Melbourne, but with lockdowns and border closures it never eventuated. Because I am originally from Adelaide, I decided to come home and visit some shops there (which also meant my mum and sisters could come). Caleche was our second stop and I fell in love with multiple dresses there! I used my mum and sisters to help me decide on the one for the day because I can be extremely indecisive at the best of times!

Georgia walking along a beach cliff, with bouquet in hand. Georgia's gown is figure-hugging, off the shoulder and has a big feature bow at the back.

Can you give us some details on your wedding location?

Scott and I got married at his family beach house in Sorrento, Victoria. The ceremony was held out on the back lawn, with the reception on the tennis court under a marquee. It’s always been a special place for Scott and now is extra special for both of us! My close friend managed to get her celebrant license and was able to marry us, which was extra special too. We were so lucky to be able to be surrounded by all our family and friends on the day, particularly with all the snap lockdowns and border closures at the time. We still count our lucky stars!!

Maddy and Jason at the alter, holding hands and laughing
Maddy and Jason walking through flower petals, leaving the church

What was your favourite moment of the day?

Favourite moment of the day was probably immediately following the ‘I Do’s’, having our first champagne. It was so great knowing that the day had gone ahead (after a lot of uncertainty with COVID) and knowing we still had all the celebrations ahead of us! 

Maddy and Jason walking through the botanical gardens
Maddy and Jason holding each other amongst the backdrop of greenery of the botanical gardens

Hens Day! If you had one, please tell us all about it!

The hens day was held in Melbourne. Because of border closures unfortunately my family and Adelaide friends couldn’t be there, but it was still a fabulous day filled with so much love. One of my closest friends (the celebrant!) planned it all, getting videos from people back home who couldn’t be there and making sure there was plenty of wine, food, karaoke and dancing involved!

Lastly, is there any advice or words of wisdom you have for future brides?

Just enjoy the day and don’t worry about the little things, because they don’t matter. It will go by in a flash so be sure to take a step back and take it all in! Actually on that note, a videographer was one of the best things we spent money on! You forget half the things that happen on the day and they are great at capturing it all for you to relive! 

Maddy and Jason listening to speeches at the reception
Maddy and bridesmaids getting ready, fluffing out Maddy's veil
Invite titled Madeleine & Jason sitting amongst white flowers
Maddy getting ready, wearing her gown and standing infront of a full length mirror putting in earrings
Maddy and Jason walking down the aisle arm in arm in the St Peters church


Photographer: Tess Follett (Tess Follett Photography); Location: private property, Sorrento, Victoria; Bridesmaid dresses: Betrothed (Adelaide Dress Maker); Flowers: Poppy Culture; Makeup / Hair: Sophie Knox (Make Up by Sophie Knox); Celebrant: Kate Moody (Kate Moody Celebrant); Videographer: Alex Pratt (APWV); On the day planner: Pop Up with Style; Marquee / Furniture: Marquee Monkeys ; Ceremony Music: Just Me Plus One; Reception Music: DJ Clare Elliot and Saxophonist Rob Muir.



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