Lili and Michael’s Melbourne wedding is a great example of style and grace. A touch of gold in a classic ceremony and a hint of East meets West harmony. The images, by photographer Elleni Toumpas, concentrate on the details, the exquisite food and brilliant fun and charming decorations, the happy guests and then, of course, the beautiful couple. The graceful bride, Lili, tells La Bride a little more about their story and the vision for the day.
The First Meeting – “We actually used to work for the same company so we’d always see each other around the office and just got to talking one day. He proposed to me during the TV show ‘Family Guy’ completely out of the blue. Honestly, if that isn’t a dream proposal, I’m not really sure what is!”
“My bridal gown was handmade by Neomi Pereira from Neomi Allens Couture. I wanted something modern, western and elegant but with a whisper of The East. Neomi brought it to life and her creation was gracefully modern, effortlessly elegant and the perfect harmony of East and West. What stood out to me were the details, the tiny flowers, sewn by hand, with love in every stitch, the pearls, the lace, the collar….all amazing.”
The Reception – “We wanted a place that was intimate and beautiful. As soon as I saw the court yard and the beautiful willow tree of The Willows, we knew that we found the perfect reception venue. My favorite moment was, of course, marrying the love of my life and getting to share the day with the closest people in our lives.”
The Wedding Style – “I envisioned the style of East meets the West. The theme for the day was black and gold with a touch of the 1920s. I definitely wanted a golden touch of glamour throughout the day.”
DIY Décor Elements – “I did all the signage’s for the wedding, as well as the guest book and photo booth. It was fun to get a bit creative!”
“If I could do it all over again, I wouldn’t change a thing, we absolutely enjoyed every moment of it! And a tip for future brides? Relax, chill, drink, eat and be married.”
Photography: Elleni Toumpas | Bridal Gown: Neomi Allen | Suits: Dom Bagnato | Stationery: Adorn Invitations | Rings: Canturi | Venue: The Willows | Flowers: Victoria Whitelaw | Cake and Bonbonniere: Regnier Cakes | Hair & Makeup: Onset Studio | Entertainment: Blue Avenue | Honeymoon: Singapore