Beauty of Melbourne inspires Elisia and Joel’s luxe city wedding

Wedding: 11/03/2018

Posted by Anna | 14 June, 2018

Melburnians Elisia and Joel let their home shine through at their luxe city wedding on March 11, 2018.

“I always wanted to have a wedding where the Melbourne City shone through, the skyline, the trams and all the beautiful architecture which fills the city,” explains 29-year-old Elisia. “I grew up here, Joel [aged 30] and I fell in love here, so it was the perfect backdrop for our special day.”

Almost 200 guests attended their ceremony at The Dome followed by a reception at Metropolis at Southbank. “We wanted our wedding to be different, we didn’t want the typical sit down, listen to speeches boring wedding – we wanted a huge party,” says the bride. “We both also loved New York City and after visiting wanted to feature an element of that amazing place into our wedding.”

Elisia says she fell in love with Metropolis the minute she walked in. “The huge casement windows which gave the perfect skyline view of Melbourne fit the brief perfectly. I felt like I was transported back to the Empire State Building all those years before,” she says.

Photos courtesy of Michael Briggs Photography.

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Elisia’s dress was inspired by the Art Deco period. “It was hand-beaded with a 2.7m train and weighed a whopping 8.5 kilograms,” she says.

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“The Dome has such an elegance the minute you walk in. It actually was the reason my dress train was made so long – to truly capture the grandeur of the entrance as you walk up the aisle, which is a city block in length,” describes Elisia.

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Their celebrant Russ Macumber was “chilled, down to earth and funny”, the couple says.

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Elisia describes her maids’ Shona Joy bridesmaids’ dresses as “beautiful, silky, light blush fabric; spaghetti straps and perfectly fit across all bridesmaids of different shapes and sizes.”

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“We love that our wedding photos are truly reminiscent of how happy and in love we felt on the day,” smiles the bride of Michael Briggs Photography.

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Joel’s suit was a modern take on classic black tie; navy blue with black silk lapels. “He chose it and I walked into the shop and was gobsmacked!” recalls Elisia. “He stood out from the groomsmen and also aligned beautifully with the Great Gatsby look.”

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The streets of Melbourne were the couple’s theme inspiration.

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Black, white and gold, with touches of greenery; along with modern calligraphy on signage and place cards, created that upscale New York City vibe.

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“We did our first dance and got everyone up on the dance floor – it was the best way to start our night!” smiles the bride.

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Video by Allure Productions.

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Bomboniere: Chocablock Chocolates / Brides Accessories: Chanel, Family heirloom / Brides Gown: Annette of Melbourne / Brides Shoes: YSL / Bridesmaid Shoes: Tony Bianco / Bridesmaids Accessories: Teal and Tala / Bridesmaids Dresses: Shona Joy / Cake: LaManna Patisserie / Caterer: Metropolis / Celebrant: Russ Macumber Celebrant / Ceremony Music: Playlist / Ceremony Venue: The Dome / Entertainment: Something To Talk About / Flowergirl Dress: Mint Treausure Kids / Flowers: Bouquet Melbourne / Gift Registry: Myer / Grooms Attire: Bell and Barnett / Grooms Shoes: Aquila / Groomsmen Attire: M.J. Bale / Groomsmen Shoes: Aquila / Hair: Hair By Kayla Maree / Invitations: Mazii Collection / Makeup: Katie Amerena MUA / Pageboy Attire: Country Road, Converse / Photobooth: Oh My Booth / Photographer: Michael Briggs Photography / Reception Venue: Metropolis / Rings: Pavillion Jewellery / Transport: Triple R Luxury Car Hire / Venue Decor: In house / Videographer: Allure Productions / Wedding Night Accommodation: Crown Melbourne

Photos courtesy of Michael Briggs Photography.

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