How to Make an Entrance! – An Ultra Glam Australian Wedding
Today we’re jetting off to Australia and New South Wales to bask in the ultra glam wedding of Annie and Roberto. Annie and Roberto met while Annie was doing a show at the Marconi Club, and although she was exhausted, Rob fell in love at first sight, while Annie needed “more convincing”!
Convinced she was, of course, and the couple were married in a spectacular ceremony at the fabulous Curzon Hall in NSW. The bride looked picture-perfect in a beautifully beaded off-the-shoulder La Sposa gown. Watch out for the couple’s ‘Arabic style’ reception entrance – it’s certainly one we wish we could have been there for ourselves! Many thanks to June of Adorn Invitations who shared this gorge Big Day with us.
The couple’s love story began the night Rob’s best man brought him to see Annie sing, but Rob didn’t have an easy time of wooing his love over! “On his birthday he took me to a water-view restaurant at the site where he first asked me out and I said no,” said Annie. However the second time proved the charm when he proposed in a much sweeter way. “This time, he surprised me with a dessert with “Will you Marry me”? written on the plate in chocolate sauce. I was too full to eat dessert, but was reluctantly pushed to order something. Luckily I did, because this time I took the chance to say yes.”
The wedding was a completely joyous affair and as glamorous as they come. Annie worked on the styling as she planned, simply choosing what she loved and hoping for the best. Eventually a theme came together organically. The modern dress, classic car, subtle, natural flowers and bridesmaids self-chosen gowns allowed for a chic yet natural feel to the celebration. The ceremony structure, involvement of friends and family and Arabic style reception entrance added a personal touch.
“I cared about the people involved more than the “stuff” involved. So, it meant more to me that the people involved in the day enjoyed what they had a hand in co-creating with me,” said the bride.
The bride’s dress shopping story is one of the best we’ve heard in a while. Listen up guys, this is exactly how to do it!
“I just hopped in the car and looked, I did not tell a soul or send a single photo. It was just me, McDonald’s drive-thru and eight stores in two days. After years of wedding singing I had seen the best and worst of designs available and had the chance to narrow down what I like to look at versus what suits my body shape. It is hard to balance the two, but often they can be very different. Store after store I became clearer on eliminating what didn’t suit my body or personality, and clearer in expressing and describing what did. By the final store, I walked in and saw it on a rack and said I must try it on. We customised the dress so that it was a unique one-off. My best decision of the entire day was the decision I made completely alone. Lesson: trust yourself, you know what is best for you, you already have the answers!”
Dress: custom Demetrios gown from La Sposa | Makeup: Steph Tee Makeup | Hair: Malkonyan Hair | Shoes: Betts | Accessories: Luv Bridal and LOVEON Jewellery | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Brides in Love | Grooms Suit: All the Rage Formal Wear, Annandale | Photographer: T-One Photography | Stationery: Adorn Invitations | Cake: Wedding Cake Art | Food: Curzon Hall | Flowers: All Seasons Flowers & Paris Me Bouquets | Ceremony Venue: Curzon Hall
Reception Venue: Curzon Hall