AMY + JAMES
THIS CLASSIC MELBOURNE WEDDING WAS FILLED WITH CHAMPAGNE, HEARTFELT SPEECHES AND INCREDIBLE CITY VIEWS
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 (brentlukey.com). ‘He put us at ease and made us feel really comfortable.’
DRESS & VEIL Steven Khalil (steven khalil.com). ‘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 (instagram.com/ghtbyrenee).
BRIDESMAID DRESSES Zimmermann (zimmermannwear.com). ‘I bought two styles and we decided the day before the wedding which one they would wear!’
STATIONERY La D’vine (ladvine.com. au). ‘We loved the silver foiling and the beautiful letterpress. It really set the tone for the wedding.’
FLOWERS Angie from Flower Jar (flowerjar.com.au). ‘Incredible.’
CEREMONY St John’s Anglican Church, Toorak, Vic (saintjohnstoorak.org).
‘Its stained glass windows and the surrounding grounds are beautiful.’
RECEPTION & CATERING Luminare, South Melbourne, Vic (luminare.net. 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 (bombardierdesigns.com.au).
CAKE Ab Fab Cakes (abfabcakes.com. 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. com.au). ‘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 lighting.com.au), and LOVE letters by Cherry Soda Events (cherrysoda events.com.au). ‘The lights really made the room.’
FAVOURS Mini Moët Champagne bottles (moet-hennessy-collection.com. 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.’