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Michelle & John’s Modern Abbotsford Convent Winter Wedding

We planned the whole wedding in just over 6 months. However much time you give yourselves is how much you will use, so don’t be afraid to plan it quickly! Everyone tells you not to get stressed about the details and to just enjoy it, but sometimes it’s hard. Try and do things together so you can remember why you’re getting married in the first place!

I had no idea what style of dress I wanted so I thought I would start trying on a few dresses and see how I felt in the different styles. I heard of the incredible designer Sonia from Cappellazzo Couture and decided to go and have a chat to her. The minute I walked into her studio in Camberwell, we started talking about different styles of wedding dresses and she began to sketch; when she showed me what she had drawn I was amazed.

I fell in love with the design from that moment and I couldn’t wait for Sonia to start making my bespoke gown. I was so excited, so we made the appointments for the next six months!

We also played around with the design and fabrics and I loved every minute of the process. Sonia used the most stunning imported delicate fabrics from France and Italy for my wedding dress and she made me feel like a princess every time I went in for my next fitting.

I remember walking in to meet her for the first time and I said “I want my future husband to see me walk down the aisle and say WOW”  – and he did! More than that, so did all our guests.

Ms Zebra Says: This dress looks so incredible – a true labour of love! Follow the link to Fanoula & Paul’s Elegant Winter Wedding. to see this in full. A wonderful outcome after months of meetings & decisions! Definitely a ‘WOW’ kind of dress. 

Photographer: Dezine by Mauro / Bride's Dress: Cappellazzo Couture / Makeup Artist: (Engagement Party) Ellie Makeup / Hairstylist: Sharah - Harlen Hair Melbourne / Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Engagement Ring: Paul Bram / LOVE Letters: The Three Piece Suit

Inspired Words - Tori

Tori & Dave’s Winter Wedding

When Tori looks back on her candlelit winter wedding, she remembers that it’s important to enjoy the planning stage and don’t get overwhelmed about feeling you need to get every little detail right.

“Don’t get bogged down in the detail, focus on the things that matter and do them well; trust all the people you have picked to be involved and it will all come together!”

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Photographer: Leo Farrell