East meets West themed wedding – black/gold with touch of 1920s
Lili and Michael met at work, so saw each other every day. One day they started talking and the rest is history. Here they share their real wedding with us! Nestled amongst the Willow trees of Melbourne’s most romantic venue – Lili and Michael exchanged vows in a glamorous, gold dripping ceremony inspired by the romance of the East and West. Adorning a custom made gown with delicate lace and flower details – Lili, Michael and their closest friends and family enjoyed a stunning reception which featured a champagne tower, a floral arrangement from Victoria Whitelaw and a gold dusted candy bar.
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 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.
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.
Your Favorite Moment
Was of course marrying the love of my life and getting to share the day with the closest people in our lives.
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 you could do it all over again, what would you change?
Nothing, we absolutely enjoyed every moment of it!
Tips for future brides
Relax, chill, drink, eat and be married. ☺
Bridal Gown: Neomi Allen http://www.neomiallen.com.au/
Suits: Dom Bagnato
Stationery: Adorn Invitations https://www.adorninvitations.co.uk/
Rings: Canturi http://www.canturi.com/salon/melbourne
Venue: The Willows
Flowers: Victoria Whitelaw https://victoriawhitelaw.com.au/
Cake and Bonbonniere: Regnier Cakes
Photography: Elleni Toumpas http://www.ellenitoumpas.com.au/weddings/
Hair & Makeup: Onset Studio
Entertainment: Blue Avenue