We are quickly nearing the end of gorgeous peony season so we thought we better show this beautiful flower some more love, and what better way than with todays stunning peony filled wedding in Melbourne.
Laura and Johnny met through longterm mutual friends.
“Johnny’s friend and my girlfriend who are married introduced us at a birthday night out. Johnny and I caught up after and hit it off,” explained Laura. “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. So, when he said we are 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 in shock. I know it sounds silly but I’m never lost for words. Then on top off the surprise he flew us to Queensland for a long weekend very romantic! He had it all planned perfectly! I had no idea!”
The couple went for a romantic look for their wedding in St Monica’s, Moonee Ponds.
“At the reception we continued the romantic feel and chose a rose gold to decorate 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 table clothes. It was just divine,” said Laura.
Keeping with the pretty and romantic theme Laura chose off the shoulder dresses in the softest pink for her maids, whilst her own gown was purchased from her friend who owns Bonita Bridal. “I’ve known Elide from Bonita a lifetime and she always said when I get married she’s making me my dress. I tried on her whole store and didn’t feel right in anything, then she picked the Valentina gown and it was perfect!” she explained.
“I would have to say our first dance. Johnny organised it and he didn’t tell me what song he chose. He wanted the dry ice and fireworks to complete it. I hadn’t cried the whole day and as we began dancing I realised the song “Beautiful In My Eyes” by Joshua Kadison, I literally teared up. It was so beautiful – he nailed it!”
Photographer: Icon Photography Melbourne
Wedding Invitations: B Wedding Invitations
Dress: Bonita Couture
Makeup: Hellena Make up and Lash and Beauti 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
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