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Laura & Johnny’s Real Wedding

Laura & Johnny’s Real Wedding

The couple had a timelessly beautiful wedding at St Monica’s in Melbourne and celebrated into the night at The Sovereign.

How did you and your partner meet?
Through long term friends. Johnny’s friend and my friend whom are married introduced us at a birthday night out. Johnny and I caught up after and hit it off. 

How did he propose?
Our very first date he took me to Meat and Wine Co. in Southbank. 

Leading up to the night he proposed, every time we went out he’d complain about his meal and say next time we are going Meat and Wine Co. When one night he said we were going there I didn’t put much thought into it. It was a Friday night and I met Johnny there. It had rained all day. I had my hair in pigtails as I got drenched and literally looked like a drowned rat. I had no idea. After we ate he asked if I wanted dessert. I said no and he said ‘read the menu, we’ll share’. So, I said okay, thinking, he never shares! As I opened the menu he had written “Will you marry me?” on the inside! I went silent for a while. I know it sounds silly but I’m never lost for words. 

Then on top of the surprise he flew us to Queensland for a long weekend. It was very romantic! He had it all planned perfectly! I had no idea!

How did you choose your wedding gown?
I’ve known Elide from Bonita for a life time and she always said when I get married she’s making my dress. 
I tried on the entire store and didn’t feel right in anything. Then she picked the Valentina Gown and it was perfect!

What was your favourite moment from the day?
I would have to say the first dance. Johnny organised it. He didn’t even tell me what song he chose. He wanted the dry ice and fireworks to complete it. 
I hadn’t cried the whole day but as we began dancing I realised the song was “Beautiful In My Eyes” by Joshua Kadison. I literally teared up. It was so beautiful. He nailed it!

Any DIY décor elements?
We  decided on a rose gold romantic style to decorate the tables. I purchased rose gold tea lights from Luxury Candle Supply. I also lined the bridal table with candles and tea lights. It was absolutely beautiful. Everyone complimented it. I had roses and greenery as the centrepieces with rose gold tea lights on black tablecloths. It was just divine.

If you could do it all over again, what would you change?
Absolutely nothing. The day was perfect. The food was perfect. The DJ was the best! People called me the following week to tell us how beautiful everything was. 

Team 

Photographer: Icon Photography Melbourne
Wedding Invitations: B Wedding Invitations
Dress: Bonita Couture 
Makeup: Hellena Make up and Lash and Beauty Co
Hair: Crew 33
Accessories: Wayne Cooper and Bonita Couture
Bridesmaids Dresses: Forever New
Grooms Suit: David Marcs – Moonee Ponds
Menu/ Place Cards: Adorn Invitations
Cake: Eiffel Tower
Flowers: Floral Event
Ceremony Venue:  St Monica’s Moonee Ponds
Reception Venue:  The Sovereign
DJ: Rinaldo Entertainment and Production
Master of Ceremony: Phillip Pantano 

Christina & Paul’s Real Wedding | Scotland

Christina & Paul’s Real Wedding | Scotland

The couple crossed paths in 2010 and got engaged in Barcelona in July 2015. The traditional Scottish wedding was elegant and natural, exactly what they had envisioned.

How did you and your partner meet?
We met in November 2010 at the birthday party of two mutual friends.


How did he propose?

We got engaged in Barcelona in July 2015 in front of the Fountains of Montjuic. Paul got down on one knee with my great granny’s engagement ring which I had always loved. It was very romantic and a very special but surreal moment which we’ll never forget.


How did you choose your wedding gown?
I found it relatively easy to choose my dream dress as I knew I wanted a fitted dress with lace. I wanted a dress which was modern but elegant. I found my dress in a shop called Anne Priscilla Bridal in Glasgow.

They had the most amazing selection of dresses and the staff there completely understood what style of dress I was looking for. I felt that the Pronovias dress which I chose was elegant and suited to the classic venue. The fabric was amazing quality and it was such an easy dress to wear all day.

What sort of style did you envision for your wedding day?
We never started out with a particular theme/style in mind for our big day. We thought the interior of our venue was so beautiful that it wasn’t so necessary to have a bold style. We wanted a traditional Scottish wedding that was elegant and natural.

What was your favourite moment from the day?
Dancing with our nearest and dearest to Loch Lomond (a traditional Scottish song) at the end of the night!


Any DIY décor elements?

We took inspiration from various things we’d seen at other weddings, blogs, Pinterest and Instagram. I had made a few chalk boards


If you could do it all over again, what would you change?
I would love to do it all over again as it really was the best day ever but I wouldn’t change a thing.

Any tips that you can give to future brides?
Don’t get too stressed over the minor details. Nobody really cares! I threw a bridezilla fit the day before the wedding when we were setting up the venue as I thought the speakers looked huge. In hindsight…it really didn’t matter! The whole venue looked great even with the speakers. Remind yourself that your wedding guests aren’t going to notice the tiny details which haven’t gone to plan. All that really matters is that everyone is having a good time!

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