Nikki & Matt
What an elegant South Australian wedding I have for you this morning! Our groom looked dapper in white tie and the bride looked stunning in her sweetheart strapless gown when they wed at this beautiful mid twentieth century homestead.
Melbourne photographer Lucy Spartalis flew to Adelaide to capture the wedding and managed to capture the regal feeling of the day and what a day it was!
Nikki wore a gown from Liza Emanuele with Lisa Ho shoes. She made the bouquets with her bridesmaids using flowers from Norwood Flower Market.
Matt dressed up in white tie. Nikki explains, “The dress code was cocktail / lounge but the groomsmen were dressed formally in black tie with the groom in white tie.” Matt wore a suit from Dresses and Drawers with shoes from Loake Elland Black . His groomsmen wore suits scoured from op shops and Ferrari Formal Wear.
Nikki and Matt met for photographs before the ceremony. Nikki says “I loved spending time with our bridesmaids and groomsmen as we prepared for the day ahead.”
Nikki and Matt were married by Dorinda Hafner. Nikki remarks “Dorinda Hafner was not only a celebrant, but a performer and was a highlight for the day. We felt privileged to have a community leader consummate our marriage in such an energetic and original manner.”
Nikki describes the wedding as “A celebration of our love with family and friends whom we love dearly.”
The couple did away many traditional wedding elements, including the cake! Nikki explains “Rather than have a traditional wedding cake we had 400 Loukoumades (from Greek Pastries) on silver platters”. The couple held their reception in a marquee on Carrick Hill gardens.
Music was important to Nikki and Matt- Nikki is a salsa teacher! The couple hired DJs Pony Uptown and Hands Solo to play the tunes. For their first dance, Nikki recalls “I convinced the groom to take lessons. We wanted to have fun and get the party started with some lively Latin music ‘La Vida Es Un Carnaval’ by Celia Cruz.”
Congratulations Nikki and Matt! Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us! Thank you also to Lucy Spartalis for sharing today’s images!
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- Norwood Flower Market
- Ceremony Musicians
- Bonobo and Sigur Ros
- Pony Uptown and Hands Solo