Complete Wedding Melbourne

Complete Wedding Melbourne Issue 40

Complete Wedding is a leading bridal magazine with bi-annual Sydney and Melbourne editions. This comprehensive title is the one-stop destination for every bride-to-be! Featuring the latest bridal news and products, inspiring real weddings and a wide range of fashion, as well as planning articles and tips to ensure your big day is stress-free. Every element of your wedding is covered from engagement rings right through to photography and venues. Our extensive directory of wedding suppliers will ensure that you have the perfect little black book of contacts for your big day.

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from the editor

Congratulations! You are wearing your dazzling ring and now the fun begins. Many brides we speak to at CW tell us how the process of organising their wedding was one of the most exhilarating times of their lives. They loved the journey of bringing their dreams to life; from visiting venues to sampling cakes, every task was a special event. Then there are the brides who were so overwhelmed they considered throwing in the towel and eloping every 30 seconds. During my time as editor of this magazine, I’ve heard all kinds of advice and stories, both good and bad. As this is my final edition, I’ve put together some of my favourite pieces of advice — some golden rules to ensure your wedding planning and celebration is the best…

new york, new york

An elegant wedding celebrated in one of Victoria’s most exquisite venues FIT FOR A FILM Suzette, born in the USA, met Melburnian James at a music concert in New York City. After a whirlwind, week-long romance, complete with ice-skating at the Rockefeller Center and walks in Central Park, the pair shared their feelings for each other at a New York deli before James flew home to Australia. Unable to remain separated, the couple relocated to be together three months later. In 2013, James flew Suzette to California’s premier wine region and over a glass of their favourite white wine, he proposed. ALL STYLE Suzette and James wanted their wedding to be an elegant, classic and intimate occasion and found the Quat Quatta in Ripponlea, Victoria, reflected their vision perfectly. Suzette’s gown from…

a personal touch

WE LOVE The spontaneous dance by the bride and groom THE MENU Roaming Selection of breads & local olives Salumi – Selection of locally sourced Italian meats Italian woodfired pizza Sharing Braised pork, roasted apples, garlic potato purée, cider sauce, crackling Snapper fillet, red pepper pesto, shaved fennel Sautéed broccolini with spiced almonds, beans Herb roasted potatoes Tomato and Bocconcini salad Grazing Custard-filled cannelloni Italian chocolate donuts Individual Tiramisu jars CONTACTS Ceremony Dalywaters Rose Farm, Mornington Peninsula Reception Epicurean Red Hill Catering Feast Catering, Sorrento Bride’s dress Gwendolynne Bride’s shoes Jimmy Choo Bridesmaids’ outfits Ted Baker Hair Vivian Ashworth Hair accessories Richard Nylon Makeup Victoria Komis Jewellery Fedele Jewelworks Men’s suits Hugo Boss, Ted Baker & Calibre Photography Michelle Grace Hunder Stationery Pascale Pourqier-Fedele Design Flowers Babylon Flowers Entertainment DJ — Phil Gionfriddo, David Fedele and Nick Jones Transport…

just say yes

One big party celebrated the love of this special couple DIM SIM DELIGHT Felicity (Fizz) and Tristan first met in high school and decided to get together the year after they left. Since then, it’s been nothing but unconditional love for one another. They had a relaxed relationship from day one and Tristan’s proposal was no different. One night, while having fish and chips by the beach, Tristan stuffed an engagement ring inside a fried dim sim and the rest is history. BREWERY BOUND Fizz and Tristan wanted a relaxed and fun wedding and to stay true to this concept, they chose to have the reception at the Mountain Goat Brewery, which was described by Fizz as “the most gorgeous old warehouse with a great atmosphere and fantastic staff ”. Upon arrival,…

amore ti amo

Love, laughter and dancing made this couple’s day extra special MEANT TO BE Candice and Michael first met at work nine years ago. They both speak Italian and share a mutual love of good food, and quickly fell in love. Soon after meeting, the couple moved to London where they spent six years working and living together before heading back to Australia. On the day of their goodbye party, Candice came home to find a trail of rose petals leading into the living room. The petals eventually spelled out the words, “Will you marry…”and Michael jumped out with a ring in hand, saying “Me?” SUMMER SEASON The couple spent only four months planning their wedding after returning home from a holiday in South America. Determined to celebrate their special day in the…

stunning simplicity

A rustic wedding expertly crafted TOASTING TRADITIONS Alana and Beau met at a friend’s 18th birthday party and quickly fell in love. After dating for 10 years, and before heading out for the pair’s traditional Sunday breakfast, Beau pulled a ring box out of his sock drawer and asked Alana, “Do you want this?” Turns out she most certainly did and 13 months later the couple were wed. RIGHT CHOICE It didn’t take Alana and Beau long to find the perfect location for their wedding. They were after a venue that was stunning in its own right, without much need of decoration. Roomba’s @ Mt Aitken ticked all the boxes and Alana booked the venue just three days after Beau’s proposal. Opting for an elegant and rustic theme, the pair declared their…