When you marry your high school sweetheart with a dreamy dance party love fest #Real Offbeat Weddings#australia#custom suit#pizza#wedding dogs Updated Aug 31 2021 (Posted Aug 30 2021) Chris Wolfgang Photos by Vanessa Shambrook Offbeat partners: Grace & Yanni Date and location of wedding: The Button Factory in Victoria, Australia — 03/27/2021 Our offbeat wedding at a glance: The dress code was fab and fancy. No theme other than focusing on great food (woodfired pizzas, massive grazing table with so much delicious cheese, arancini, etc.). Music was so important; we spent months choosing special songs for certain moments and curating playlists for every part of the day/night. Tell us about the ceremony: Our ceremony was so beautiful. My brother walked me down the aisle because my beautiful father passed away a few years ago. It was everything and more. I walked down the aisle to "ain't no mountain high enough" Martin Gaye. Our celebrant is one of my brother's high school friends who's known my family and me for a very long time. He made it all feel so personal. Our vows were tear-jerkers for sure but also definitely a couple of laughs in there. We have known each other for 14 years; we are high school sweethearts, so there was so much to cover, and we were very conscious of not wanting to go on and on… Sharing our love story online would require multiple tabs. Our sisters were our witnesses, and we had our oldest and closest friends as our bridal party. After the ceremony, we walked out together to "Finally" CeCe Peniston. Tell us about the reception: Our reception was the same venue as the reception. We blasted party tunes, did the Nutbush, of course. We ate delicious food and served delicious cocktails. There were speeches galore, and our first dance was to "Love at First Sight" by Kylie Minogue. Jake, one of our beautiful friends, then took the night to the next level on the DJ Decks. Before everyone went home, they took a custom-made cocktail that Yanni spent days creating with flavors that represented us and our backgrounds and family. What was the most important lesson you learned from your wedding? The most important thing I learned was that not everything is going to go to plan. You can't please everyone in your life. And most importantly, your wedding is about you and your person. The main takeaway; have so much fun. Lay expectations aside and take in all the love. Vendors Florist: @taaaaaaaal_____ Photographer: @vanessashambrookphoto Videographer: @jaylaniproductions Bride's dress: @madilanebridal Groom's suit: Topman (A very lucky find! Fit him like a glove with no tailoring. Miracle.) Hair and makeup: @sobo_studio Invitations and signage: @marriedafclub Venue: @the_buttonfactory Cake: @deblieubakes Let's see the full wedding gallery for these high school sweethearts Photos by Vanessa Shambrook Chris Wolfgang Chris is a writer and editor in Omaha, Neb. She'll talk your ear off about independent webcomics, animated film, and Ultimate Frisbee. @chriswolfgang @ PREVIOUS Borrow this sweet blended family wedding vow idea NEXT COVID-19 vaccine wedding invitation wording – TONS of examples! Show/Hide comments [ 0 ] Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.