Effie Papageorgiou and Matthew Micallef met in what the bride describes as a “Sliding Doors-moment.”
“Neither of us was meant to be there but somehow we were and the rest is history,” says Effie of her beau. The primary school teacher and electrician were married at their luxe Melbourne wedding on February 21, 2016.
“Our wedding was a modern, elegant affair with a theme of black, white and gold, and garden-fresh florals of crisp white and lush greenery,” describes the bride. An outdoor ceremony on the banks of the Yarra River at River’s Edge Events was followed by a reception with 160 guests at The Park. “Personalised water bottles, ceremony programs and vintage rose-petal cones were just some of the small touches added to perfect our ceremony,” says Effie.
The reception at Albert Park was an industrial chic blank space which the creative couple filled with their style including luscious floral arrangements and illuminated love letters on the dance floor. “The guests were treated to gourmet dishes, beautiful views and a wonderful showcase of the day via our same-day edit video on the big screen to conclude the speeches, not to mention fireworks as part of our bridal dance,” smiles Effie.
The couple honeymooned in Bali, LA, New York and Mexico.
Photos courtesy of Studio 477.
Flanked by his two groomsmen wearing Formal Red, Matt donned a crisp white tuxedo for the elegant affair.
Layers of soft tulle and a long train were the hallmarks of Effie’s couture gown by Croce & Colosimo.
Three dazzling red 1957 Chevy’s were supplied by Chevy Red Hire.
Studio 477 Photographic Art captured some distinctly Melbourne photographs around Albert Park and the CBD.
The three-tier ivory and gold wedding cake in white chocolate and raspberry swirl was crafted by Priscilla’s Cakes.
After dancing to the set by Dolly Productions DJs, guests were treated to a sparkler send-off to farewell the newlyweds.
Video by Popcorn Films.
Bomboniere: DIY / Brides Gown: Croce & Colosimo / Brides Shoes: Kurt Geiger / Bridesmaids Dresses: White Runway, J'adore / Cake: Priscilla's Cakes / Celebrant: Mine Forever Celebrant Services - Melissa Fahey / Ceremony Music: Playlist / Ceremony Venue: River's Edge Events / Entertainment: Dolly Productions Djs / Flowergirl Dress: Silk n Satin Communion Dresses / Flowers: Floretta / Gift Registry: Wishing well / Grooms Attire: Politix / Grooms Shoes: Julius Marlow / Groomsmen Attire: Formal Red / Groomsmen Shoes: Julius Marlow / Hair: Hair by Jade Lee Hogan / Honeymoon: Bali, USA, Mexico / Invitations: DIY / Makeup: ZF Makeup Artistry / Pageboy Attire: Etsy / Photobooth: InstaThat / Photographer: Studio 477 Photographic Art / Reception Venue: The Park / Rings: Parker Diamonds / Transport: Chevy Red Hire / Venue Decor: Kerr Weddings & Events, The Wedding Sparkler Company / Videographer: Popcorn Films / Wedding Night Venue: Pullman Melbourne