Cosmopolitan Bride (Australia) - - JUST MARRIED -

On the morn­ing of their wed­ding, Amy and James shared an emo­tional ‘first look’, tak­ing a few mo­ments for tears, laugh­ter and cham­pagne. They ex­changed vows in a tra­di­tional church cer­e­mony and then it was on to the re­cep­tion, with an oys­ter bar and an espresso mar­tini bar to kick off the party! Later in the night, Amy’s dad gave a heart­felt speech, even open­ing a bot­tle of ‘Fa­ther in Law’ wine he’d saved to share with James’ fa­ther. In­stead of a first dance, the new­ly­weds danced with guests to Daryl Braith­waite’s

‘The Horses’ and John Farn­ham’s ‘You’re The Voice’ – clas­sic!

DATE April 23, 2016.

PHO­TOG­RA­PHER Brent Lukey ( ‘He put us at ease and made us feel re­ally com­fort­able.’

DRESS & VEIL Steven Khalil (steven ‘He’s such a ge­nius. I loved the in­tri­cate de­tails, and the abil­ity to wear the shoul­der straps in dif­fer­ent ways. It gave me three looks!’

HAIR & MAKEUP Re­nee Camil­leri (in­sta­­byre­nee).

BRIDES­MAID DRESSES Zim­mer­mann (zim­mer­man­ ‘I bought two styles and we de­cided the day be­fore the wed­ding which one they would wear!’

STA­TIONERY La D’vine (lad­ au). ‘We loved the sil­ver foil­ing and the beau­ti­ful let­ter­press. It re­ally set the tone for the wed­ding.’

FLOW­ERS Angie from Flower Jar (flow­er­ ‘In­cred­i­ble.’

CER­E­MONY St John’s Angli­can Church, Toorak, Vic (sain­tjohn­

‘Its stained glass win­dows and the sur­round­ing grounds are beau­ti­ful.’

RE­CEP­TION & CATER­ING Lu­minare, South Mel­bourne, Vic (lu­ au). ‘It’s a blank can­vas with the most beau­ti­ful views of the city, so we were able to style it as we liked. The food, drinks and ser­vice were sen­sa­tional.’

DEC­O­RA­TIONS Cus­tom-made can­dles and ini­tial cush­ions by Bom­bardier De­signs (bom­bardierde­

CAKE Ab Fab Cakes (ab­fab­ au). ‘We wanted some­thing mod­ern yet sim­ple, and the sil­ver went well with the rest of our colour theme.’

EN­TER­TAIN­MENT Five-piece DJ Band Top Dog En­ter­tain­ment (top­do­gent. ‘They re­ally got the dance floor rock­ing. At one stage, one of them was even play­ing the jazz flute!’

LIGHT­ING Festoon and chan­de­liers by Pro Light and Sound (prosound light­, and LOVE let­ters by Cherry Soda Events (cher­rysoda ‘The lights re­ally made the room.’

FAVOURS Mini Moët Cham­pagne bot­tles (moet-hen­nessy-col­lec­ au. ‘The pack­ag­ing looked fan­tas­tic on the ta­bles and it meant our guests got to cel­e­brate with cham­pagne once again af­ter our wed­ding!’


‘Steven Khalil brought my vi­sion to life.’

‘We saved one of the tiers and en­joyed it over the com­ing days.’

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