Maddy and Harrison’s Wedding at Studley Park Boathouse


Love painted the town in hues of fuchsia, yellow, orange, and purple as Maddy and Harrison celebrated their wedding day at the picturesque Studley Park Boathouse. This dynamic couple decided to ditch convention and embrace a color palette that was as bold and vivacious as their love story.

Maddy and Harrison aimed for an atmosphere that felt like a chill, fun, overdressed day at the pub with a pumping dance floor, and they undeniably nailed it.

Where did you get married?

Studley Park Boathouse in Kew, Victoria

Why did you choose to get married at Studley Park Boathouse?

It was a suburb over from where we lived and worked when we first met, so felt very close to us.
It was also important to us to have a centrally located venue as we had a large number of interstate friends and family travelling to Melbourne we didn’t want them to have to then commute to regional Victoria after flying in.

What was the most memorable part of your wedding day?

Oopht where to start. The delicious cake? The delicious food? The delicious cocktails? The morning was a blur of good, excited energy and spending time with our two kids. The ceremony was super fun, particularly my bridesmaid tripping down the stairs after spending all morning talking about how she didn’t want to trip down the stairs XD. My partner and I snuck away for some time together just before the speeches which was really special, then I was on the dancefloor alllll night which is exactly where I wanted to be.

Maddy, paint us a picture. What was the theme, style, colors, and overall vibe of your wedding day?

Fun bright vibrant colours that popped! We have fushia, yellow, orange and purple flowers and they were INCREDIBLE! Everyone commented on how vibrant our colour pallette was especially against the plain white and green of the venue. Our stylist absolutely smashed it! The overall vibe of the day was exactly what I wanted it to feel like a chill, fun overdressed day at the pub with a pumping floor.

What was your favorite part of planning your wedding?

The cake tasting boxes!

What was the best investment you made for your wedding?

Flowers/styling/decor aint nobody got time for late DIY sessions.

Is there anything you would have done differently?

To be honest it was a perfect day. A cool breeze at 5pm would’nt have hurt but we couldn’t control that. I probably would have spent less time stressing about things like the music choices for weeks in advanced because I settled on our aisle songs etc the night before!

What was your favorite part of using WedSites for your wedding?

Having all the vendors in one places with contact details, having the budget with payments automatically deducted and mostly the guest list. I referred to that so so many times it collected so much useful data. The website builder was also great for being able to collect RSVPs for the wedding and recovery brunch separately.

Maddy and Harrison’s custom designed wedding website

Wedding planning is notoriously stressful. Now that you’ve gone through the process, do you have any advice or words of wisdom for couples who are currently in the midst of planning theirs?

Don’t stress when vendors tell you that there are decisions you don’t need to make until later on/closer to the date. You really don’t need to finalise songs/music/flowers etc until a few weeks/months out. Allocate time in your calendar for wedding admin so you can get across things if you feel like things are getting. Don’t be afraid to send group emails to vendors the all know each other and if it saves you repeating yourself then do it, plus it helps get everyone on the same page.

The amazing team of vendors involved with this wedding
Venue: Studley Park Boathouse
Photographer: Oli Sansom | Briars Atlas
Officiant: Allegra Hartford Davis
Cake Baker: Melbourne Cake Studio
Entertainment: One More Song DJs
Florist: Floss and Fleur
Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist: Laura Hmua
Wedding Dress: By Kinsman
Outfit: Oak and the Little Folk
Wedding Website: WedSites