Real Wedding... Jennifer and Tony
Jennifer and Tony met at university while both working on a student organization committee. As president of the organization Tony comments that he use to organize ‘extra meetings’ with Jennifer so they could meet up and get to know each other. After 4 years together Tony proposed at
, however because Jennifer was scared of heights it did not totally go to plan. Nevertheless, Jennifer says, “After the proposal, I actually forgot about the heights.” Eureka Tower
Uniquely the couple chose to spread their celebrations over two days with their ceremony on the 2nd October, 2010, “We wanted to have a formal Catholic wedding which is important to us. St. Patrick’s Cathedral has always been a special place for us so it makes sense to get married there.” said Jennifer. Their reception on the following day was at the International of Brighton. “The Georgian Room where we had the reception was perfect for an intimate 100 guests wedding reception that we would like. I love the fact that during the reception I could see everyone from the bridal table.”
The couple chose a colour theme of ‘Salmon Pink’ and ‘Mushroom Grey’ for their wedding but because of the two day celebrations Jennifer got to mix it up a bit. Her bouquet for the ceremony was from Armadale Flowers and featured yellow Ranunculus and dusty pink roses. For the reception and the bouquet throwing the bride carried a bouquet of dark pink carnation.
The couple was also conscious of the environment incorporating eco friendly elements such as the bombonieres were tiny pots of Alyssum flowers which doubled as the centre pieces as well as using soy candles. For other unique features for their reception that couple replaced table numbers with words relating to love – ‘Devotion’, ‘Adore’, and ‘Admire’. The couple’s first dance was to an Indonesian song titled ‘Marry Me’ – the same song Tony had playing when he proposed.
Sitting proudly on the four tier cake by AbFab Cakes was a figurine of a bride and groom on top of a red scoot because “Tony has a red scooter and he insisted that the scooter should be part of the wedding.” said Jennifer.
Jennifer looked stunning in our Karen Willis Holmes ‘Sophia’ gown. “I loved the simplicity and modernity of the designs and decided to visit there. I love my experience at Karen Willis Holmes, the girls are so friendly and no booking was required to try on any gowns. And I liked not have any pressure to make immediate decisions also helped.”
Jennifer had custom made flowers from Etsy added to the gowns sash as well as a crystal belt to mix up her look over the two day celebration. She finished off her look with a cathedral length veil from Karen Willis Holmes for the ceremony, a headband from Mimco for the reception and bright pink Moschino shoes.
Jennifer’s bridesmaids’ wore darker peach pink Bacinni and Hill gowns with light pink Alannah Hill cardigans while the Groomsmen wore suits by David Marcs.
Jennifer’s hair was styled by Melissa Angeline who “created hair styles for me to accommodate for the two day wedding. She knows what suited me and created hairstyles that lasted even until the last photos were taken.” Hermia Lee did the brides make-up.
Photographer Jave Lee took the couples engagement photos and they loved his style that they asked him to photograph their celebrations as well. Kurioz Wedding captured the celebrations on video Jennifer says they were easy to work with and discreet.
Jennifer found inspiration from magazines such a Martha Stewart Weddings, Wedding Style Guide and websites such as The Knot, Ruffled, Once Wed, Polka Dot Bride and Etsy. “But I think the most wonderful inspiration came from the people who were involved in the wedding process, like my bridesmaids who picked their own gowns and the different suppliers I’ve worked with. Their ideas helped to refine my own ideas to make the wedding a wonderful affair!”