Nancy & Matt stripped every bit of their wedding day back to basics – there was no wedding party, nor first look, no readings, and definitely no pomp and circumstance. Instead, the couple just wanted a day filled with close family, great mates and a “Really relaxed, casual and just a no-stress fun vibe for everyone.” And look, going by the beautiful photography captured by Nathan Kaso of  Analog Modern, these two certainly matched their vibe of an “Industrial minimalist wedding with sprinklings of zen bonsai plants.” Yes friends these two are too cool for school and their wedding day marches to the very same beat.

The pair met on a dating app, tells Nancy “We were two numpties new to the online app world, having come from prior relationships meeting people in the real world. Coffee meets bagel, the app, was referred to us by respective mates and the rest his history.”

The proposal? Full of romance and the spot where they shared one of their very first moments as a couple, “We did a 10 km hike back to Werribee Gorge where we had our first kiss – gross!” laughs Nancy. “Matt lugged around a heavy backpack full of drink and picnic gear. He didn’t whip out a box until the very end of the hike when we were both sweaty and gross!”

For her wedding attire, Nancy chose a Silk Laundry  slip with a Lola Varma gown. “It had a traditional Chinese ‘Qi Pao’ vibe to it, without it being too traditional” she notes, while Matt, on the referral of a mate, chose a suit from P Johnson Tailors.

One of Nancy’s favourite moments of the day? “We did love the hike to pick up our old school Camero and then driving that to the venue – we got lucky and parked right outside.”


These two wanted a distinct feel to their photography and they got it with Nathan Kaso. “We LOVED our photographer” raves Nancy. “He really made us feel comfortable, had similar vibes to our style and captured the day brilliantly. He uses film which just gives a real intimate and old world charm to the photos.”

Nancy carried a bright and colourful bouquet she left up to florist Rose Studios. “I love Em’s choice of colours and orchids” notes Nancy. “I’m not a big fan of roses and the more traditional styles so Em’s style was perfect – stemmy and mossy vibes.”

The couple chose Collingwood venue Aunty Kim’s. “Aunty Kim’s has great toilets, a good blank canvas for bonsais and most importantly excellent drinks and food, better than catering we had experienced previously. We had a mini Bonsai gallery courtesy of Chojo Trees. It added a really nice feel to the space without all the usual floral arrangements. The food was Asian inspired since we both have that heritage, so that was nice too.”

Nancy walked down the aisle with her parents to “The Knocks – Classic (Sunset version).”

The ceremony was officiated by Nat Sproal remembers Nancy. “We wanted a really relaxed, casual and just a no-stress fun vibe for everyone. We are really not into the large, fancy types. No readings, just ninja vows written for each other to read.”

The formalities? Like with everything else at Nancy & Matt’s wedding – minimal! “We just had beautiful speeches from both sides of the family and both sets of parents said something.”

The first dance? Well, Matt doesn’t dance very well laughs Nancy, but the couple took to the dancefloor to Sister Sledge’s “Thinking of You”.

Nancy’s wedding day advice? “The day goes quick – just throw yourself into it and also spend a quiet 2 minutes with your partner at some point during the night.”

Nancy and Matt, congratulations to you both on your marriage! Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your day! Thank you also to Analog Modern for sharing today’s images with us.