Sarah & Marcus
For Sarah and Marcus, the old world vibe of Melbourne’s urban streets set the scene for a day that was full of vintage touches, giving a nod to the sea, and the glamour of everything old world. There was a stunning Dior inspired wedding gown, bridesmaids dressed in the softest of blues, a dapper suit and a venue that set the scene for it all
Captured beautifully by Madison Mortimer, it was the most beautiful new beginning for the couple who met online, in the bride’s words “the old fashioned way”, the groom proposing in classic style. “Marcus proposed on a bended knee where we first kissed, two years after that first kiss, in Collins Street late a night” adds Sarah.
The bride and bridesmaids wore hair flowers that were “foraged on the banks of Yarra River that morning by my Dad and our MC.”
The bride had a very special surprise on the day, she explains “Marcus had conspired with my sister so I could be presented with a strand of pearls that belonged to his beloved late Grandmother Elsie, I wore them on my wrist, I also carried a hanky from my late Grandmother.”
Sarah chose Alishta to make her incredible wedding gown. She shares “I designed the dress and worked with a maker to create it. It was designed to show the bones and anatomy of the construction, it was inspired by the undergarments of Dior’s dresses from the 50s.”
Sarah’s bridesmaids wore floor-length pale blue gowns designed by Holly Butler that complemented the old world nautical styling of the day.
Sarah shares “I had always dreamed of having a photo of my flowers girls carrying my veil, and my photographer delivered.”
Sarah walked down the aisle to a piano version (played by her brother in law) of “Ice Dance” from Edward Scissorhands.
Sarah and Marcus chose a religious ceremony the bride says “We wanted to have a ceremony that represented our faith backgrounds and we had a dual Catholic / Protestant wedding. Our ceremony was very family focused and both of my brothers did the Bible readings from Song of Songs and Ecclesiastes.”
The historic Mission To Seafarers hosted the celebration. Sarah explains “I have always had a fascination with the Mission to Seafarers building and always wanted to get married there having see the building during Open House.”
The newlyweds celebrated with guests with a champagne laden afternoon tea, complete with an epic grazing table by Platter and Co by Jade. “it blew our minds and our guests loved it” tells Sarah.
Of their photographer, Sarah shares “Madison was great and very understated she quietly snuck around and documented the day, without forcing us in awkward poses. I really wanted a social documentary style to the photography and she achieved this.”
As a bit of fun, the bridal party caught a tram together to the reception. “It was so much fun and we received lots of congratulations from our fellow travellers” says Sarah.
Guests gathered at The European for a sit-down dinner to celebrate the newlyweds.
A big congratulations to the newlyweds! Thank you for sharing your beautiful wedding day stories with us. Thank you also to Madison Mortimer for sharing today’s celebration!
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