“The love story of Ivan and I started with the most modern of gestures, swiping right on a smartphone.”
Yes, thank the marriage gods for Tinder – all the romance that would never blossom without it! Jessica Zehetner, 29, and Ivan Pavlovic, 32, were encouraged to download the dating app by friends. “I was a bit sceptical about my prospects at first, but was intrigued by Ivan’s profile,” says Jessica. But then a romance developed in a more old-fashioned way, with the couple speaking for a few weeks before going out for coffee.
One year later Ivan proposed over ice cream and they began planning their romantic wedding for October 24, 2015. Their ceremony at St John’s Chapel at Sydney University was followed by a reception at View by Sydney in Walsh Bay. “It was an intimate affair, and made special with lots of personal touches from Ivan and me,” says Jessica of the day joined by 140 guests. “The most important part was having our family and friends there together, and seeing them happy because we’re one now.”
The couple honeymooned in Fiji.
Photos courtesy of MM Photos.
Jessica’s custom Leah Da Gloria gown included a stunning backless design.
Jessica says if she had her time again she would relax more in the lead up to her day – advice for other brides-to-be!
Sydney’s sights created the perfect backdrop for photographs.
Cakes Covers & Candlesticks helped design the classic reception decor.
Video by My Film.
Bomboniere: Homemade / Brides Accessories: Maria Elena Headpieces / Brides Gown: Leah Da Gloria / Brides Shoes: Freya Rose / Bridesmaid Shoes: Gala / Bridesmaids Accessories: Colette Hayman, Mimco / Bridesmaids Dresses: Doll House / Cake: Cakes by Jenny / Celebrant: Father Frank Furaro / Ceremony Music: Something Borrowed / Ceremony Venue: St Johns Chapel, Sydney University / Entertainment: Something Borrowed, Lets Moove n Groove / Flowers: Flowers by Helen Brown / Gift Registry: Wishing well / Grooms Attire: Calibre / Grooms Shoes: Calibre / Groomsmen Attire: Joe Black / Hair: Fabulous Hair Up by Paula Hibbard / Honeymoon: Fiji / Invitations: Events by Me / Makeup: Jenny Do Makeup / Pageboy Attire: Dubai / Photobooth: Happy Booth / Photographer: MM Photos / Reception Venue: View by Sydney / Rings: Bunda / Venue Decor: Flowers by Helen Brown, Cakes Covers & Candlesticks, Sweet Heavenly Events Hire, Grain & Co., Props to You / Videographer: My Film / Wedding Night Accommodation: Park Hyatt Sydney