Our wedding

It’s a little later than I thought, but I have finally gotten around to writing a more detailed post about our wedding – and perfect timing as we just received our professional photos*! So without further ado, here’s some details of our big day.

The dress

I wore a gold Jenny Packham dress that I purchased from the lovely ladies at Le Louvre in South Yarra. I had been searching high and low for the perfect wedding dress for quite a few months, but nothing felt ‘right’. I had finally narrowed it down to two when I spied this dress hanging at Le Louvre (where one of my two front-runners were); I was instantly drawn to the vibrant colour, intricate beading, and amazing neck detail. After spending months trying on white dresses, I spontaneously asked to try it on. And that was that. There were no tears or cries of joy, just a deep sense of contentment as I knew that the search was over.

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Bridesmaids

I love black. If you look in my wardrobe I would say that over 65% of my clothes are black (and that’s being conservative!). So when it came to the big day I wanted something classic that would suit all my three bridesmaids, so of course I went for my favourite colour! The brides wore a black 20s-inspired dress that perfectly contrasted my gold dress. To finish the look, I found a gold Mimco necklace complete with black and pearl details.

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Groom and groomsmen

The groomsmen wore blue/grey suits, and the groom wore a beautiful navy suit from Herringbone to give him a slightly different look from the others. Although we were a bit worried that with two different suit colours (both of which were not the same colour as the bridesmaid dresses!) the wedding party would look a bit mismatched or disheveled, I am happy to report that our vision came together and somehow we all look perfectly matched!

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Church and reception

We chose to get married at Newman College Chapel at Melbourne University, as Eric was studying at Melbourne University at the time (you can’t get married there unless one of you is a former or current student).  We fell in love with this Church as soon as we saw it; it has a really great feel when you walk in – and a very long, dramatic aisle! The sun came out just as I arrived at the Church, and it cast beautiful gold light throughout the Church which felt magical.

Our reception was held at the RACV Club in Bourke Street. The city views were amazing and the size of the dance floor was perfect for the party-atmosphere that we were looking for. Luckily, ourselves and our guests put that floor to good use!

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The day

Overall, we had the perfect day and an amazing night! The wedding was everything we had hoped – a big party celebrating our marriage where we were surrounded by our family and friends. So thank you to everyone who came and celebrated with us, you all truly helped make it an amazing day!

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*All photos in this post were taken by Steph from Long Way Home. I can’t even begin to tell you how much we loved Steph and her work, but you can probably get an idea from these amazing photos!

 

Details and suppliers

Bridal dress: Jenny Packham from Le Louvre

Bridal shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo

Bridesmaid dresses / accessories: Witchery / Mimco

Grooms suit: Herringbone

Groomsmen suits: Oxford

Hair and make up: Janice Wu

Florist (bouquets, buttonholes, centerpieces): Bouquet Melbourne

Photographer: Long Way Home