Lauren & Raimon's - Stunning Harbourside Wedding held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

A public serenade proposal in Circular Quay, sealed the deal!

A harbourside venue with views of Sydney’s iconic harbour ensured that all guests were treated to the most memorable romantic evening.

Event Type:  Wedding Ceremony & rECEPTION
Wedding theme:  STYLISH AND ELEGANT
Services by DE&E: WEDDING Hire, DECOR, FURNITURE, Styling & Flowers
Your wedding date: 14th April 2018

TELL US HOW YOU BOTH MET: WE MET WHILST RAIMON WAS ON SECONDMENT IN SYDNEY.

DO YOU HAVE A PROPOSAL STORY: RAIMON LOST A BET TO ME DURING OUR RELATIONSHIP AND AS A CONSEQUENCE HE HAD TO GIVE ME A PUBLIC SERENADE! DESPITE CONSTANT REMINDERS HE NEVER GO THE GUTS TO DO IT. ONE DAY HE SAID HE WAS TAKING ME TO A NICE LUNCH. BEFORE HE DID, HE TOOK ME TO CIRCULAR QUAY (WHERE WE SPENT MORE OF OUR TIME IN OUR FIRST YEAR OF DATING) AND HE SERENADED ME; SINGING FRANKIE VALLI’S – YOUR TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. THEN HE GOT DOWN ON ONE KNEE AND PROPOSED.

WHERE WAS YOUR CEREMONY HELD? AND WHY THAT LOCATION: ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH IN PADDINGTON. I LOVE THIS CHURCH. IT IS VERY BEAUTIFUL, GRAND AND IN PAINTED IN THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WHITE AND PEACH COLOURS.
WHERE WAS YOUR RECEPTION HELD? AND WHY THAT LOCATION: HALF OUR WEDDING GUESTS WERE FROM PERTH SO WE WANTED TO GIVE THEM A VIEW OF THE SYDNEY HARBOUR. WE VISITED QUIET A FEW VENUES BUT WHEN WE WALKED INTO THE HARBOURSIDE ROOM AT THE MCA WE KNEW IT WAS THE ONE. THE VIEW IS SPECTACULAR AND THE ROOM IS MODERN, NOT YOUR STEREOTYPICAL WEDDING BALLROOM.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR DRESS AND WHY YOU CHOSE IT: MY DRESS WAS A MARTINA LIANA GOWN. IT WAS FITTED AND FLOWED BEAUTIFULLY. IT HAD BEADING ALL OVER THE TOP (FOR A BIT OF SPARKLE) AND A SOFT SILKY LACE SKIRT. T

HOW DID YOU APPROACH THE PLANNING OF YOUR WEDDING: BIG THINGS FIRST! DRESS, CHURCH, RECEPTION, INVITES, FURNITURE AND FLOWERS! WE HAD 9 MONTHS TO PLAN THE WEDDING SO I WAS STILL DOING THINGS UP UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE!

TELL US ABOUT YOUR WEDDING STYLE AND COLOUR PALETTE:  ELEGANT, GOLD. PASTELS.

WHAT PERSONAL TOUCHES DID YOU ADD TO YOUR WEDDING STYLING: WE ADDED THE FURNITURE TO THE OUTSIDE DECK AT THE MCA, CHANGED SOME TABLE CLOTHS, HAD A BIG FLOWER ARRANGEMENT ABOVE THE TABLE. I WANTED TO KEEP IT CLASSY AND SOFT IN COLOUR. BRONZE, GOLD, PASTEL FLOWERS, BEIGE TABLE CLOTHS. MENUS AND TABLE NUMBERS WERE KEPT EXTREMELY SIMPLE.

WHAT WAS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT ON THE DAY: WE WERE SO IMPRESSED WITH THE LOOK OF THE VENUE. I WAS AMAZED AT HOW BEAUTIFUL THE FLOWERS WERE. AND THE DJ – RUSSELL FROM IMPRESSIONS DJ REALLY MADE THE DANCE FLOOR MOVE!

FIRST DANCE SONG…AND WHY: FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASON – YOUR JUST TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE…THE PROPOSAL SONG!

DESCRIBE YOUR WEDDING CAKE:  TWO TIERED, RED VELVET CAKE. MINIMAL FONDANT DECORATION AND COVERED IN FLOWERS AND A GOLD CAKE TOPPER THAT SAID ‘LOVE’. IT LOOKED BEAUTIFUL.

WHAT WERE YOUR WEDDING FAVOURS:  SUGARED ALMONDS IN DIFFERENT ITALIAN FLAVOURS.

ANY TIPS YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH OTHER COUPLES: DEFINITELY OPT FOR A PRE-WEDDING PHOTO SHOOT IF THE PHOTOGRAPHER ALLOWS IT. IT REALLY PREPARES YOU FOR THE DAY! I WAS ALSO VERY SKEPTICAL ABOUT HIRING SOMEONE TO MC THE WEDDING BUT OVERALL I THINK IT WAS THE BEST DECISION WE MADE!

PHOTOGRAPHY: STUDIO RL PHOTOGRAPHY

HAIR AND MAKE UP:  HAIR – CARA CLYNE,  MAKEUP – JEN FROM GEMMA NICHOLS

WEDDING DRESS:  MARTINA LIANA AND JEWELLERY FROM AFFINITY DIAMONDS

SHOES: BADGLEY MISCHKA

GROOMS SUIT:  WOLF KANAT

BRIDESMAID DRESSES: OFF THE RACK FROM FASHIONABLY YOURS

FLORIST: THE FABLED FLORETTE

CAKE: MEZZAPICA CAKES

STATIONARY: OFF ON MY BICYCLE

CELEBRANT: FATHER PIOTR, ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH

ENTERTAINMENT: RUSSELL FROM IMPRESSION DJ’S

HONEYMOON LOCATION: LAS VEGAS AND HAWAII

 

Tags:

  • Intimate
  • Modern
  • Romantic

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