Sam & Brendan

Location / The Long Gallery, Salamanca
Photographer / Rosie Hastie
Words By Sam…

The venue…

The Long Gallery had been suggested to us, we had originally thought about an outdoor wedding. However we were so thrilled when we visited the Long Gallery and saw how beautiful it was, we loved the hardwood floors and sandstone, it felt so homely. Later in our journey Amy had suggested using the Side space Gallery for our ceremony and The Long Gallery for our reception which couldn’t have worked more perfectly. Being in the centre of Salamanca was also very special and it is now somewhere we hold even more special as it holds our wedding memories.

That dress..

When we were first engaged and I was browsing dresses online I stumbled across Anna Campbell, and I fell in love with her designs. From that moment I had my heart set on an Anna Campbell gown! I made a couple of trips to Melbourne to visit their boutique with my Mum and Grandma and it was so special, the team were really helpful and the choice changed a couple of times before deciding on the final gown and veil. My Gorgeous Jacket was a vintage find and it teamed so perfectly with the theme and feel of the wedding, I felt like a 1920’s princess!

Favourite Moments…

After we had our photos and a walk through battery point and Salamanca we went to the Whisky Bar in Woobys Lane for some time just the two of us, we got about an hour to ourselves and we really savoured that romantic alone time before getting back to the celebrations with everyone else. It was so special to touch base with each other and appreciate the moment!


I would say not to rush if you have the option, take your time with things. Our whole theme completely changed over the time of planning. Our aim the whole time was the day was all about us, and all decisions we made were for the day to be fun and worry free.The most important thing to us when planning our wedding was that we had the time to save for what we wanted. We have very little time with working commitments so having a Coordinator was a life saver for us! We prioritised some of our budget to hiring our Co-ordinator Amy (House of A Event Management), which was worth every cent. It really took the worry off us, even if you can have a set up and pack up co-ordinator it means you don’t need to be involved in the pack up the next day!



Wedding planner & styling / House of A Event
Videographer / Ashton Howe
Dress / Anna Campbell
Florist (arch, table & signage) / Gay Flowers
Shawl / Bride’s own vintage find
Florist (bridal party) / Lisa Kingston
Signage & place cards / Letter L Designs
Makeup Artist / Liv Rodgers
Hair Stylist / Amanda Joy Hair Stylist
Entertainment / Night Life Mobile
Music & The Matt and Nate Show

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