Romi & Matt

THIS CLEVER COU­PLE CRE­ATED THEIR VERY OWN COLOUR­FUL, FAM­ILY-FILLED WED­DING – AND YES, THEY DIY’D THEIR EN­TIRE DAY!

Cosmopolitan Bride (Australia) - - CONTENTS - DATE 04.02.17 VENUE PUB­LISHED ARTHOUSE, ADE­LAIDE, SA PHO­TOG­RA­PHY ALEX KWONG

Watch­ing Romi walk down the aisle in her beau­ti­ful hand­painted dress to Kim­bra’s ‘Set­tle Down’ was the hap­pi­est mo­ment of Matt’s life. The cer­e­mony was brim­ming with emo­tion; their chil­dren, Tahlia and Cooper, shared a read­ing that made ev­ery­one cry, and Romi even pulled a tis­sue out of her dress’ pocket dur­ing their vows to wipe Matt’s tears. Their cel­e­brant stopped the cer­e­mony to say Romi was the first bride she’d ever seen with pock­ets in her dress, which sent the crowd into roars of laugh­ter!

The cou­ple had the ul­ti­mate grand en­trance to their re­cep­tion, driv­ing through coloured smoke bombs in Matt’s old Monaro HQ. The guests cheered and made them feel like to­tal rock stars. An­other high­light was when their son Cooper sur­prised ev­ery­one with his own speech. Af­ter par­ty­ing into the night, the artis­tic bride and groom walked home through the city, which was a spur-of-the-mo­ment de­ci­sion and a won­der­ful time to re­flect on their cel­e­bra­tion. When they got home, Matt had sur­prised Romi by get­ting their in­vite il­lus­tra­tion printed on their bed linen – talk about a per­fect end to the night!

DATE Fe­bru­ary 4, 2017.

PHO­TOG­RA­PHER Alex Kwong from Alex Kwong Pho­tog­ra­phy (alexk­wong. com.au). ‘We loved his en­thu­si­asm, kind­ness and pro­fes­sion­al­ism.’ DRESS Be­spoke dress de­signed by the Tiff team and painted by Romi’s boss, artist and de­signer Tiff

Manuell. Hand­made by her close friend Pa­tri­cio Baña­dos Valen­zuela. ‘I was born to wear it.’ BRIDES­MAID OUT­FITS Keep­sake the La­bel (keep­sakethe­la­bel.com.au), Boohoo (au.boohoo. com), Zara (zara­home.com/au) and Top­shop (top­shop.com). PLAN­NER ‘We had a vi­sion so did ev­ery­thing our­selves. We wanted it to be a big colour­ful cel­e­bra­tion of our love, and to cel­e­brate cre­at­ing a fam­ily for each of our chil­dren.’ STA­TIONERY Vistaprint (vistaprint.com. au), and in­vites by Michelle O’Kelly de Cone­jera. ‘She cap­tured us in her quirky il­lus­tra­tions so per­fectly.’ FLOW­ERS Tony’s Whole­sale Flow­ers (tonys­flow­ers.com.au). ‘The flow­ers looked gor­geous and gave the struc­tured, ur­ban ware­house a soft­ness that brought the whole room to­gether.’

CER­E­MONY, RE­CEP­TION & CATER­ING Pub­lished ArtHouse, Ade­laide, SA (pub­lishedart­house.com). ‘Liv­ing in the city and be­ing im­mersed in the cre­ative scene in Ade­laide, we felt this artis­tic ware­house re­ally re­flected our life­style.’

DEC­O­RA­TIONS ‘We had our photo pal­let, a pal­let fairy­light back­drop, a Po­laroid cam­era sta­tion, and my brides­maid Peta-Alan­nah drew por­traits of us as a gift that we hung at the Po­laroid sta­tion. We had friends and fam­ily col­lect wine bot­tles that we used as can­dle hold­ers for the ta­bles.’

CAKE Rachel Har­ri­son from Cake Cak­ery (0432 909 554). ‘We wanted a min­i­mal cake with gold leaf that would be de­li­cious and beau­ti­ful.’

LIGHT­ING Amuse Event Light­ing and Au­dio Vis­ual (amuselav.com.au).

FAVOURS ‘We prop­a­gated suc­cu­lents from friends and fam­ily’s gar­dens and used them for the ta­ble dec­o­ra­tions and seat­ing ar­range­ments. I love that ev­ery favour was made with love.’

GUESTS 150.

‘The brides­maids did a beau­ti­ful joint speech later on in the night.’

‘We fell in love with the space im­me­di­ately.’

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