Elegant Destination Wedding with an Incredible Wedding Gown!

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Antoinette and Adam planned the most beautiful and elegant wedding day, holding their ceremony in a heritage listed beachside church, and reception at an award winning vineyard venue. We adore the happiness that radiates from the couple, and Antoinette’s incredible wedding gown – it’s beyond amazing! 

“Adam and I both appreciate traditional qualities and we wanted our day to be an elegant celebration. Our heritage listed beachside church provided the perfect place to share our vows. With simple white lanterns adorned along the aisle the church itself stole the attention. Picturesque with rose gardens to greet our guests and a historic church bell that rang out as we walked out as husband and wife. My favourite moment by far was the look on Adam’s face as I entered the church. It was pure happiness and love, as if it were almost exploding out of him. Later that day Adam and I stole a moment to sit in our reception venue before the celebration started and just have a quiet minute to ourselves and just breath it all in, we were both so happy we did that,” explained Antoinette. 

Antoinette’s incredible gown was created by Elide at Bonita Couture in Melbourne. It was a one off gown made from over 75 metres of Italian tulle and hand-beaded French lace. It had intricate silver beading and a metallic silver bullion thread embroidered in the weave of the lace hand appliquéd across the contoured boat neckline and bodice which danced in the light. 

The couple chose Terindah Estate in Bellarine for their reception venue. Stunning and sophisticated, the country estate sits amid the vineyards, overlooking beautiful fields with a peaceful ocean backdrop. 

“We wanted to make the most of the picturesque views and the nearby ocean in terms of a theme. Whilst maintaining an elegant approach we kept our styling clean and natural with lots of crisp white linens, finished off with gold accents and warm candle light. We had four long tables adorned with lots of green foliage, gold napkin rings, gold table top towers with cascading greenery gave us the element of texture and height working in filling the light and open space,” added Antoinette. 

Antoinette’s Advice

On the day of your wedding things will go wrong, it’s a fact. Just let it all go, breath and take in all the love of the day. Love from your family and guests and the love you and your partner have for each other. That’s why you’re all there in the first place! 

Wedding Suppliers

Photographer: PixRay Photography

Stationery: Adorn Invitations

Dress: Bonita Couture

Makeup: Nahrein Yacoub

Hair: PeterPeter Hair

Accessories: Family diamonds, borrowed for the day

Bridesmaids Dresses: Love Honor Boutique & Forever New

Grooms Suit: M.J Bale

On The Day Stationery: BWedding Invitations

Cake: Ministry of Cakes

Flowers: Moss Industry

Ceremony Venue: St Aloysius Church, Queenscliff

Reception Venue: Terindah Estate, Bellarine


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