Elegant Outdoor Australian Wedding with the Sweetest Ring Bearer

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Our lovely couple, Melissa and Nicholas, might have lived down the road from each other, shared mutual friends and attended the same university parties, but it took the internet to get them together! After a work move to Vancouver for Nick the couple survived the year long distance relationship and today we are delighted to be sharing their beautiful wedding day. 

After a proposal in Córdoba, Spain, Melissa and Nick set about planning their Yarra Valley nuptials.

“We wanted the day to have a mixture of classic and formal elements, but a relaxed and warm feel with neutral tones and elements of nature. We’re both animals lovers and I am a vet so it was really important for our dog Mia to be part of the ceremony. The Yarra Valley was an easy choice as we visited this area when Nick visited from Vancouver and it held many significant memories. Coombe was our top pick, it’s history and glorious big Oak tree was perfect for the ceremony. The reception venue with its large windows and modern yet classic décor fit our style perfectly. The gorgeous grounds also provided the perfect backdrop for our photos,” explained Melissa. 

“I have always enjoyed designing my own dresses but with a 5-month engagement I didn’t have much time. In the end, I found a beautiful dress at L’Amour Bridal Boutique, but worked with the super talented Reingard to recreate the top. Her attention to detail and dedication was amazing, even staying up all hours to hand sew hundreds of Swarovski crystals onto the lace. It fit like a glove and I couldn’t have been happier with the end result!” said Melissa. 

“Our wedding was perfect, I have two favourite moments from the day! Walking up the aisle with my dad, seeing Nick’s face. He was trying to hide his tears, but I could see them. We just locked eyes and everything else just disappeared for that moment. It was magical. The second was when Mia delivered our rings – she just sprinted down the white carpet straight to us with her little flower-adorned collar, completely oblivious to the meaning of her entrance or the event. All she wanted to do was lick our faces and tell us how happy she was to see us! It was very grounding and made everyone relax and have a good laugh.” added Melissa. 

Melissa’s Advice

Enjoy each moment of the day, it really does go by so quickly. Don’t worry about the weather or any mishaps, they make for a memorable day and remember why you’re there – to marry the love of your life so as long as that happens then nothing else really matters! 

Wedding Suppliers 

Wedding Invitations: BWedding Invitations www.bweddinginvitations.com

Dress: L’Amour Bridal Boutique www.lamourbridalboutique.com.au 

Makeup: Maria Gullace

Hair: D’Artanian Dior – Hairdressing www.dartaniandior.com

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Accessories: Paspaley

Rings: Larsen Jewellers 

 

Menus and Place Cards:Adorn Invitations www.adorninvitations.co.uk

Grooms Suit: Oscar Hunt 

Photographer: Milk Photography www.milkphotography.com.au

Guest gifts: Emmelle Home and Body personalized candles 

Cake:Splendid Servings

Food: Coombe – The Melba Estate

Flowers: Jumping Jonquils

Ceremony& Reception Venue: Coombe – The Melba Estate www.coombeyarravalley.com.au

Entertainment: Darcy String Quartet & DJ Mimi: Top Dog

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