Get whisked away by the beauty and romance from this gorgeous wedding in Melbourne. Vanessa and Matthew share with you their intimate day, with the full list of their wedding suppliers behind the magic. Be inspired lovers.
Tell us about your love story & proposal..
Matthew and I have been together since we were 15/16 years old, we were high school sweethearts, but went to different schools.
Matthew is not the typical romantic type, neither am I so he proposed to me in typical Matthew style and came home after work on an ordinary Tuesday, walked into the house with a ring box in his hand. I started laughing, he then finally after 9 and a half years asked me to marry him.
What was your wedding day highlight?
The whole day was amazing. We had so much fun, especially with our bridal party. It’s really hard to choose just the one highlight, but my personal highlight was when I first saw Matthew at the beautiful St Patrick’s Cathedral. My nerves and butterflies literally disappeared the second I saw him. For Matthew it was the celebration following the ceremony. Our amazing DJ Henrique from Mercury DJ Hire ensured the music and vibe represented us, we did not want to go too traditional with our choices of music and stuck to what we would like to hear at a party being our old school Rap and RnB. Many of our guests told us it was the best wedding that they have ever been to, which is nice to hear!
Word of advice to other couples?
Don’t get nervous, I wish I never did. Matthew claims that he wasn’t nervous one bit, but the night before and the morning of I was so nervous for no reason at all.
Enjoy every moment, take at least 5 minutes out of the day to take everything in together, the day and night goes by so quickly you wouldn’t believe.
Make your own decisions – it is your wedding, know what you want and the whole experience from planning to ending the night will be enjoyable and stress free.
Bride’s gown// Vasiliki Couture
Bride’s accessories// Viktoria Novak
Bridesmaids dresses// Vasiliki Couture
Jeweller// Paul Epstein – Melbourne
Hair stylist// Tenille Burgo
Makeup artist// Beauty by Fulya Fikir
Photographer// White Chilli Photography – Laima McKenna
Videographer// Mode Video – Nick Critelli
Groom’s suit// Briggins
Reception venue// San Remo Ballroom
Ceremony venue// St Patrick’s Cathedral, East Melbourne
Celebrant// Ft. Richard Rosse
Ceremony Music// Organist – Dion Henman Cantor – Judith Dodsworth
Reception Music// Mercury Dj Hire
MC// Simon McCuskey
Transportation// Friends with muscle cars
Flowers// LillyPad Weddings
Cake// Mimi’s Cakes and Events
Planner and/or stylist// Me!
Bomboniere// Jacquelyn Quirino
Caterer// San Remo Ballroom
Decor// Table Top Towers
Photobooth// Awesome Photo Booths
Invitations and stationery// Paperless Post and Inspired Design printing
Flower Girl dress// Vasiliki Couture
Page Boy suit// Ollie’s place