#REALWEDDING: SARAH & RYAN
MELBOURNE, VIC • 7 APRIL 2018 • 140 GUESTS
ON THE INSPIRATION
"We were inspired by what first drew us to each other (over a decade ago!). Dance floors, outdoors and sunshine."
ON THE CEREMONY
"The ceremony in the gardens reflected our love for the outdoors (Ryan is a professional golfer) and the Fitzroy Gardens are so beautiful and epitomise what we love about Melbourne so much."
"It's having life with your best friend - ups and downs - and joining families. Making our big families even bigger!"
- Sarah, Bride
"Someone to always laugh at your shit jokes."
- Ryan, Groom
"Popping the French champagne after the reception and celebrating with our bridal party during the photos."
ON THE DRESS
"I stalked Made with Love Bridal on Instagram and fell in love with their ‘Stevie’ dress straightaway. I loved the cut and thought it would suit my body shape. I loved how flattering it was and I knew I wanted to wear a low-back. I also wanted a dress I could easily move (and dance in!)."
"Madeline Kate thought of everything and provided the best tunes for our photo time between ceremony/reception making it such a fun and memorable time. She was so well-liked we wanted her to stay and enjoy herself, she felt more like a guest in the end."
3 WORDS TO DESCRIBE THE DAY...
"Magical. Perfect. Fun!"
ON THE VIBE
"We're both party people so we wanted to create a cocktail/party vibe and dance the night away. We loved how Alto provided tasting table (including the Mexican taco table which was a hit!) and our DJ continued to play our favourite party tunes all night so nobody stopped dancing."
ON THE VENUE
"We knew we wanted a Melbourne city wedding with a rooftop/party vibe. We loved the space at Alto because it was so modern and featured the city skyline. It was also in the heart of the city and had a nice balcony so we fell in love with it straight away."
ON TRADITIONS THEY PASSED ON...
"Cake - we chose espresso martinis instead (way more FUN!)."
WORDS OF WISDOM
"Give yourself plenty of time and slowly tick the boxes. Make it the vibe that suits your personality. Ensure the bride is happy (Ryan says happy wife, happy life)."
Photos Madeline Kate • Videographer Alex & Alex Weddings • Ceremony Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne • Reception Alto Event Space, Melbourne • Celebrant Kathie Shearer • Stationery & signage Fifty4 Design • Caterer Damm Fine Food • Florist North St Botanical • Entertainment JORJ and DJ Whiskey Houston • Transportation Image Limousines • Bridal gown designer Made with Love Bridal • Bridal boutique & veil Bluebell Bridal • Lingerie Calvin Klein • Robes/getting ready outfit Piyama • Shoes Edward Meller • Rings Cameron & Co • Earrings Tiffany & Co • Hair & makeup Studio 2 Makeup & Hair • Suit Joe Black • Jacket Country Road • Shoes Hugo Boss • Socks Happy Socks • Barber Lords of the North • Flower girl dresses Ollie’s Place