Nup­tials woo who’s who

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - INSIDER -

IT was billed as Syd­ney’s so­ci­ety wed­ding of the year and yes­ter­day’s nup­tials of mega-rich im­port­ing ty­coon

Neville Crich­ton and his young bride, for­mer Chris­tian Dior bou­tique man­ager Nadi

Hasandedic, didn’t dis­ap­point. Held in the stately sur­rounds of the Univer­sity of Syd­ney’s Great Hall be­fore a high-pow­ered guest list that tipped the 250 mark, the wed­ding was at­tended by a who’s who of Syd­ney’s busi­ness, en­ter­tain­ment, hospi­tal­ity and sport­ing heavy-hit­ters, in­clud­ing Kerri

Anne and John Ken­ner­ley (the lat­ter in his mo­torised wheel­chair fol­low­ing his wellpub­li­cised fall last March).

Also re­splen­dent in their wed­ding fin­ery were Aussie Home Loans founder John

Sy­mond and his wife Am­ber, re­tired league great Ben Elias and prop­erty de­vel­op­ment ex­traor­di­naire John Boyd (who also served as best man).

Other well-known wn faces on the guest list were re

Justin Hemmes and d

part­ner Kate Fowler, who are ex­pect­ing their sec­ond child in Au­gust, along with Michael and Judy McMahon, the own­ers of the happy y cou­ple’s favourite res­tau­rant Catalina. (De­spite this, it was Hemmes who scored the cater­ing gig for the lavish re­cep­tion, with a menu curated by Syd­ney food scion

John Wil­son as part of the new Merivale cater­ing arm). But Hasandedic was the un­ri­valled star of the show, with the 38-year-old emerg­ing from her gold Roll­sRoyce limou­sine in a breath­tak­ing, cham­pag­ne­hued beaded gown cus­tom made for the Bos­nian-born bride by Ro­ma­nian bridal de­sign house Ersa Ate­lier.

Buck­ing the usual bridal trend, Hasandedic re­served the all-white gowns for her four brides­maids, who were out­fit­ted in stun­ning satin gowns with capped sleeves.

It’s un­der­stood the bridal dress, which re­quired sev­eral fit­ting trips to New York, helped tip the wed­ding bud­get to around the $1 mil­lion mark, not in­clud­ing the hon­ey­moon, which it’s un­der­stood the pair are de­lay­ing un­til Europe’s warmer months.

While in Europe, they will at­tend the 70th birth­day bash for Sy­mond aboard his new yacht in Monte Carlo in Au­gust.

Nadi Hasandedic ar­rives at the univer­sity (above), and with Neville Crich­ton af­ter the cer­e­mony (right and be­low). Kerri- Anne and John Ken­ner­ley, John and Am­ber Sy­mond, Justin Hemmes and Kate Fowler

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