Anjie and Angelo held an elegant and timeless wedding ceremony in the beautiful 19th century Anglican church in St. Kilda, Australia. They celebrated tying the knot with a classic, sophisticated reception at a nearby hotel.
Bride’s Name: Anjie
Groom’s Name: Angelo
Venue(s): Ceremony at All Saints Anglican Church St Kilda; Reception at The International of Brighton – Georgian Room
Bridal Gown Designer: Eternal Weddings Camberwell
Shoes: Jeanette Maree Jewellery
Jewellery: Love on Jewellery
Makeup/Hair: Magical Makeovers
Florist: Kellee Flowers
Photographer: On Three Photography
Cake: Purity Cakes
Stationery: Adorn Invitations
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Daniela’s
Menswear: RDX Chadstone
Angelo and I met online in 2011! At the time, online dating wasn’t as common as it is now. I honestly wasn’t expecting to meet anyone, but it just happened. Angelo and I completely hit it off, and when the connection is just there, it doesn’t really matter where it is you happen to meet.
To celebrate our one year anniversary, he surprised me with a stay at Crown Metropol. One night, he simply got down on one knee and proposed in the hotel room. I can say it’s one of the most precious moments of my life—it was intimate, real and magical.
I wanted something traditional and timeless for my wedding dress. I tried on a few and chose the one that I believed looked most beautiful on me and of course embodied that air of elegance I was seeking.
When it came to the style I was looking for our wedding, I wasn’t too fussed, I just knew I wanted something that was elegant and graceful. We picked the venue we did for our special day because it was everything I imagined and more for our sophisticated wedding with our nearest and dearest. As soon as we saw it, we knew it was the perfect fit, and it was actually the first place we visited! We couldn’t look past it—the service was second to none, and we felt relaxed throughout the entire process.
What were your favorite or most memorable aspects of your wedding day?
My favourite moment from the day would most definitely have to be the speeches given at the reception, for they were so meaningful and touching. In that moment, I felt so emotional and happy all at once.
Is there anything you would have done differently?
The one thing I would have changed on the day would have been to be more prepared in what shots I wanted the photographer to capture, as the family photos didn’t go as I had planned in my mind.
Do you have any advice for future brides?
My advice to future brides is to try and not worry so much about the finer details during your time planning, for it simply won’t matter as much on the day. Embrace and enjoy it all while, and as much as, you can.
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