Lucy & Brayden


Lucy & Brayden were the first couple to christen the halls at Mackenzie Quarters with marital bliss.

The couple found their venue on Culture Hitch and followed the renovation process along the way as they knew it was the perfect venue to tie the knot.

Lucy utilised The Residence next door to Mackenzie Hall to get ready before walking down the aisle to meet her future husband. The enlisted the one and only, Jac The Hitcher to officiate their ceremony as they knew she would write a ceremony that would be filled with light hearted banter and set the tone for the rest of the day.

After the ceremony, all guests were able to congregate and mingle in the gardens outside The Residence with a grazing table by The Vine & The Farmer and tunes by The Knots while Lucy & Brayden had the opportunity to take some photos around the city of Bendigo with their photographer, Breanna Gravener Photography.
The reception followed, kicking off with a confetti introduction of the new Mr & Mrs Balnaves!

How did they meet?

Lucy & Brayden were introduced over thirteen years ago by some friends & ignited their love for each other via the old school way of dating, msn messenger. They were inseparable ever since.

The proposal story.

On a public holiday, Lucy & Brayden decided to take their pups on a road trip down the Great Ocean Road to see the 12 Apostles. On the way, Brayden chose to stop at the lookout at Loch Ard Gorge to get down on one knee.

Advice for couples planning their wedding.

“Our advice for couples getting married in the future is to be true to your self & your love! There can be a lot of pressure from family, friends and the actual wedding industry that you could easily loose sight of what is important to you both on your wedding day/what you want your marriage to be about! Just do you!”


Photographer |

Breanna Gravener Photography

Florist |

Atelier Creative

Ceremony Venue |

Mackenzie Quarters

Reception Venue |

Mackenzie Quarters

Bridal Apparel |

Belles & Bows Bridal

Groomsmen Apparel |

Grant Rules Menswear

Hair Styling |

Jacs Salon

Make Up Artistry |

Sisters Three Beauty

Rings/Jewellery |

Michael Hill, Bendigo & Windfall Jewellery

Caterer/s |

Two Sisters Catering & The Vine & The Farmer

Wedding Cake |

Blue Willow Cakes

Favours/Gifts |

Cookies by Casey’s Cakes

Stationery/Signage |

Atelier Creative

Entertainment |

The Knots & DJ Slymewave

Celebrant/Officiant |

Jac The Hitcher

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