Sometimes all you need is simplicity and elegance and this elegant Sydney wedding has all that and more! Sousan and Harvey chose a popular Sydney venue for their wedding – marrying in the courtyard before celebrating with their guests at a sit down reception and of course, the best part – dancing the night away! We were there to capture it all.

Marianna Grillo styled the bride’s hair and makeup.

The bride wore an elegant gown by Amanda Garrett. Her bouquet of roses and blushing brides was created by Maria Lush.

Sousan remembers, “There was a huge storm / mini cyclone from 3.30-4.15pm which we could see from our hotel as we were getting ready for the ceremony. The skies opened up and the sun shone just in time for the 5.30pm service!”

Sousan and Harvey held their wedding at Gunners Barracks. They both wanted a relaxed ceremony surrounded by family and friends, so chose the venue’s courtyard for the ceremony proceedings. Sousan remarks, “Many attending the wedding were from overseas and interstate so the Gunners Barracks was the perfect Sydney venue – a venue so unique!”

Celebrations continued inside at Gunners Barracks, the entire event planned by Events by Nightingales who worked with Maria Lush to create a beautiful feeling to the space. Sousan remarks, “All of our chosen vendors were outstanding, but the florist drew the most comments from the guests. The wonderful organisation of Nightingales and the venue allowed us to relax and enjoy the day.”

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Credits

Photographer: gm photographics / Wedding Planner & Stylist: Events by Nightingales / Bride’s Dress: Amanda Garrett / Bride’s Shoes: Saint Laurent / Bride’s Jewelry: Tiffany & Co / Groom’s Attire: Tom Ford / Groom’s Shoes: Bally / Groomsmen Attire: Harrolds / Hairstylist: Marianna Grillo / Makeup Artist: Marianna Grillo / Flowers: Maria Lush / Invitations & Stationery: Natalie by Design / Venue: Gunners Barracks / Ceremony Musicians: Vov Dylan – String Quartet / Cake Baker: Something Blue Cakes / Band: Lets Groove Tonight

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Michelle Date-Chong & Marc Harris

29 NOVEMBER, 2014
LORETO KIRRIBILLI CHAPEL & OPERA POINT MARQUEE, SYDNEY, NSW PHOTOGRAPHY: GM PHOTOGRAPHICS

They were both studying the same accounting course at university, and within a year Michelle and Marc, both 31, were close friends. ‘We started dating soon after,’ she says. On their nine year anniversary, Marc proposed, before whisking Michelle away to her favourite restaurant for a celebratory dinner.

The couple’s suppliers:

STYLIST NIGHTINGALES www.theweddingplanner.com.au

CEREMONY LORETO KIRRIBILLI CHAPEL www.loreto.nsw.edu.au

RECEPTION OPERA POINT MARQUEE www.ariacatering.com

FLOWERS NIGHTINGALES www.theweddingplanner.com.au

GOWN PETER LANGNER www.helenrodrigues.com

SHOES CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN www.christianlouboutin.com

BRIDESMAIDS AMSALE www.amsale.com

RINGS TIFFANY & CO www.tiffany.com.au

JEWELLERY PASPALEY www.paspaley.com

GROOM’S SUIT HUGO BOSS www.hugoboss.com

MAKE-UP LAUREL BROWN www.laurelbrown.com.au

HAIR LUC ESPACE www.tribelifestyle.com.au

STATIONERY OOH AAH INVITATIONS www.ooh-aahinvitations.com.au

CAKE FAYE CAHILL CAKE DESIGN www.fayecahill.com.au

BOMBONIERE BARILLIANT www.barilliant.com.au

TRANSPORT VARIETY WEDDING CARS www.varietyweddingcars.com.au

ENTERTAINMENT OPUS 4 STRING QUARTET www.opus4.com.au

& THE USUAL SUSPECTS www.theusualsuspects.com.au

REGISTRY DAVID JONES www.davidjones.com.au

ACCOMMODATION PARK HYATT SYDNEY www.parkhyatt.com.au

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2 JANUARY, 2015
ST BRIGID’S MARRICKVILLE & DOLTONE HOUSE HYDE PARK, SYDNEY, NSW PHOTOGRAPHY: GM PHOTOGRAPHICS

Fate played a hand in bringing Stephanie, 23, and Steven, 34, together. Both in marketing, Steven took a role at the company where Stephanie worked. ‘We realised how much we had in common,’ she says. ‘One thing led to another.’ He proposed on a seaplane over Sydney Harbour, using flip cards to profess his love.

 

The couple’s suppliers

CEREMONY ST BRIGID’S MARRICKVILLE stbrigid.org.au

RECEPTION DOLTONE HOUSE doltonehouse.com.au

FLORIST MARIA LUSH marialush.com

GOWN STEVEN KHALIL stevenkhalil.com

SHOES VALENTINO valentino.com/au

BRIDESMAIDS ADRIANNA PAPELL adriannapapell.com

RINGS LUCIANO CERRONE lucianojewellers.com

GROOM’S SUIT THE SUIT SHOP suitshop.com.au

MAKE-UP SUSIE AYOUB susieayoubmakeup.com

HAIR LIZZIE LIROS lizzieliros.com

CAKE THE CAKE STUDIO thecakestudio.com.au

TRANSPORT ROLL UP IN A ROLLS rollupinarolls.com.au

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Nicole Wilson & Brendon Callaghan

15 NOVEMBER, 2014 MIRAMARE GARDENS, TERREY HILLS

Nicole, 28, and Brendon, 32, met at bar in Bondi in April 2011. He proposed two years later on a weekend away in Manly, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Despite Brendon calling Nicole his ‘awfully wedded wife’ during the ceremony (much to the amusement of their guests!) the day went off without a hitch.

I knew Johanna Johnson’s dresses suited my Art Deco tastes,’ says Nicole, who grew up in New Zealand. She chose an ivory silk gown with crystal adornments that had a contemporary twist – a split up the front. ‘I felt relieved to have found my dress, but nervous because I wasn’t going to tell my mum I’d put a split up the middle,’she laughs.

 STYLIST & FLOWERSKIKO DESIGN kikodesign.com.au

CEREMONY & RECEPTION MIRAMARE GARDENS miramaregardens.com.au

GOWN JOHANNA JOHNSON johannajohnson.com

SHOES JIMMY CHOO jimmychoo.com

BRIDESMAIDS WHITE RUNWAY whiterunway.com.au

RINGS AFFINITY DIAMONDS affinitydiamonds.com.au

GROOM’S SUIT CALIBRE calibre.com.au

GROOMSMEN PEPPERS FORMAL WEAR peppers.com.au

HAIR & MAKE-UP SOFIYAH HAIR & MAKE UP 0414 538 199

STATIONERY LURE luresydney.com.au

& THE LITTLE PAPER PANTRY littlepaperpantry.com

CAKE YUMMY CUPCAKES AND CAKES yummycupcakes.com.au

BOMBONIERE WINNOW CHOCOLATES winnowchocolates.com

CELEBRANT PAM GRAY creatingceremonies.com.au

ENTERTAINMENT LA FIESTA SOUND SYSTEM australiannetworkentertainment.com

ACCOMMODATION JONAH’S jonahs.com.au

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KEVIN PISANI and MELANIE MILETOVIC

Dress: Yulia McAuley design with fitted chantilly lace bodice and layered silk organza skirt

Honeymoon: Three weeks in Mexico, LA, Las Vegas and New York

When and where married: St Nikola Tavelic Croatian Catholic Church and reception at Curzon Hall on April 11

Melanie Miletovic met husband Kevin Pisani on the very first day of high school, lucky enough to grow up with her best friend by her side.

They grew up in the same area of western Sydney and went to the same school, meeting on the very first day of Year 7.

“That’s where we found each other and we have now been together for 10 years,” Melanie, 27, says.

“We were good friends from the beginning but it wasn’t until Year 12 that we officially became boyfriend and girlfriend, which was due to a lot more social activities and we grew closer, kicking off after a friend’s party.

“People we went to school with are still in shock that we are still together — I think it’s quite surreal these days to hear stories like ours.”

In 2008 the Cecil Hills couple spent three months travelling Europe together, exploring Melanie’s native Croatia, and Kevin’s native Malta.

“We both studied at university and have been there to support one another — it was great to be a part of that,” the advertising account manager says.

“A lot of couples say ‘I wish we had met 10 years ago’, but we don’t have to, because we did.

“We haven’t missed much of each other’s lives, that’s for sure.”

Kevin, who works in logistics, proposed to his high school sweetheart in the beautiful Hunter Valley on his birthday weekend.

“It was very unexpected,” she says.

“He had booked the best room at one of the best resorts in the Hunter and after a long day of wine tours we had dinner at a very lovely intimate fine dining restaurant.

“He had arranged with the hotel staff to set a romantic scene while we were at dinner and when we returned he popped the question.”

They were married at St Nikola Tavelic Croatian Catholic Church followed by a traditional reception for 370 guests at Curzon Hall’s Lady Mary’s Pavilion room.

“Our wedding day was everything we imagined and more,” she says.

“I am a very big perfectionist but it’s such a surreal feeling — you let everything go and you just enjoy every moment.

“I am Croatian so it was very cultural. We had a live Croatian band with lots of Croatian dancing and drinks, and it is customary for guests to be greeted with rosemary stems to wish away any bad spirits for the couple.

“It was amazing — but the highlight was walking down the aisle with my Dad — I have never seen him so emotional.

“We are both the first children in our families to get married so it was very special for everyone — it was such a lovey day.”

To read the full article in The Daily Telegraph click here

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