Featured Wedding: Gabriella and Jordans White and Gold Styled Timeless Wedding
Here at BravoBride, we love to feature some of the beautiful wedding’s submitted to us. Today, join us in celebrating Gabriella and Jordans timeless church wedding. Read on to learn more about the couples big day and see some gorgeous photos of the event
The Love Story
How did you and your partner meet? We met at the end of 2012. Jordan saw a picture of me on Instagram and had it as his phone wallpaper for a month before he found my profile. We chatted for about a month on Facebook private messages until I finally gave him my number after he literally begged for it every day. He never gave up because he said I was his dream girl. He told me a month after we met he was going to marry me. 3 months later I had a job offer and we moved to Melbourne together.
How did he propose? We were living in Annandale at the time and Bicentennial park was only a short walk away. We always went for walks there and it was where we talked about our future plans. It was our place to spend time together after a long day at work. The night he proposed it was 12:30 PM and I suggested we walk home because it was getting late. Our last conversation was then about how he was going to propose. I told him my perfect proposal would be something intimate, just us together doing something we love and I wanted a surprise. He then stopped walking, dropped on one knee, pulled out the ring box, opened it and said “Is this enough of a surprise for you… Gabriella, I love you. Will you please be my wife?” Of course, I said “yes” in between crying and smiling.
What’s your most important piece of advice for creating and maintaining a strong relationship? Trust each other and be each other’s best friends. Always be honest and treat your partner with as much attention as when you first met.
Tell us about your wedding gown and how you chose it: I wanted my wedding dress to be something modern and a bit sexy. My dress was made from very soft tulle and hand beaded with over 3,000 pearls. It was floor length, long sleeve and sheer. My trail and veil were 5 meters and I wish I could wear my wedding dress again.
What sort of style did you envision for your wedding day (in terms of venue & décor + styling)? Our wedding was intimate and timeless. Our beautiful church had a marble altar as well as our invites were a marble design. The church pews were decorated with soft white tulle and white flowers. I wanted to use a wide range of flowers with big white petals or petals that were an unusual shape. The lighting was dim to set the mood so we decided on having only the chandeliers on and the candles alight. Our wedding was magical. It was more amazing than we had envisioned it. There are no words to describe seeing something you have worked on for a year become a perfect reality. Nothing mattered on the day of the wedding except us and our love for each other.
What was your favorite moment from the day? The moment we became husband and wife officially was magical! My husband’s speech was perfect. It was funny, sweet, full of love and passion. Our relationship is one of a kind. On our wedding night, people were just amazed at how in love we are. I had my sister as my maid of honor and she was so emotional during the lead up and on the day. She could barely say her speech, but the words she did get out in between sobs meant so much to me.
Any DIY décor elements? I was very particular about what flowers I wanted. I went to the markets with the florist and individually selected every flower.
If you could do it all over again, what would you change? I LOVED our wedding so much. If I had the chance to renew our vowels, I would go overseas and have a destination wedding.
Vendors Dress: custom Elly Sofcoli – https://www.ellysofocli.com/
Makeup: Amelia Axton
Hair: Stylish knots and A salon
Shoes: Prada – https://www.prada.com/en.html?cc=AU
Accessories: Grandmothers earrings
Invitation Design: Bwedding Invitations – https://www.bweddinginvitations.com/
Printing: www.inktankprinting.com Bridesmaids
Dresses: Custom White butterfly bridal couture
Grooms Suit: Custom Institchu
Photographer: Image Haus – http://imagehausweddings.com.au/
Stationery: Mazii Collection
Food: Intercon Double Bay
Flowers: Jane’s florist
Ceremony: St Francis of Assis Paddington
Reception Venue: Intercon Double Bay