After years of searching for love, Matt Marino found Marissa Dimasi hiding right in front of him.
“It’s a strange thing love,” says Matt. “You go through life looking for it and when it doesn’t show up you begin to lose faith. I was worried then but how naive was I? The one I was looking for was there hiding in plain sight and it only needed a mutual friend to act as a catalyst for date numero uno.”
After a romantic beach proposal Matt and Marissa, both 29, began planning their elegant wedding. The Melbourne pair wed on September 26, 2015 in front of 300 guests at Richmond’s St Ignatius in a traditional Catholic ceremony.
Centrepieces were a mix of one-metre vases filled with white flowers and white candles surrounded by blossoms, while Marissa describes the bridal table as an “absolute work of art.”
None of the blooms went to waste either, “our guests all left with a bunch of flowers, which were wrapped at the end of the night by Decor staff, not one flower was left by the end of the evening,” Marissa praises.
The bride says if she could do it all again she would take a moment with her new husband to take it all in.
“I would quietly observe as all of our guests enjoy themselves. A silent toast to us for all of our incredible hard work and efforts in the lead-up to our special day, not just for us but for all our guests who made our day so truly memorable.
Photos courtesy of Studio 477.
Marissa’s ‘something old’ was the beautiful lace from her grandmother’s wedding dress that was appliqued onto her train.
“Sam was a part of our day as much as our bridal party!” says Marissa of their photographer.
Marissa and Matt got around in style on the day thanks to Triple R Luxury Car Hire.
Cakes of Distinction created a glorious four-tier cake for the happy couple.
Video by Allure Productions.
Bomboniere: Pallini Limoncello Liquer / Brides Accessories: Stephanie Browne Australia, Annette of Melbourne Couture / Brides Gown: Annette of Melbourne Couture / Brides Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Bridesmaid Shoes: Tony Bianco / Bridesmaids Accessories: Samantha Wills / Bridesmaids Dresses: Duchess Boutique / Cake: Cakes of Distinction / Caterer: The Atlantic Group / Celebrant: Fr. Aurelio Fagapange / Ceremony Music: Adele Carrazza, Tomas Circosta, Nathan Juriansz / Ceremony Venue: St. Ignatius Church / Entertainment: Midnight Blue / Flowers: Al'Italia Flowers, Decor It Events / Gift Registry: Wishing well / Grooms Attire: Zachary the Label / Grooms Shoes: Aquila / Groomsmen Attire: Zachary the Label / Groomsmen Shoes: Various / Hair: K Image Hair, Menuki Hair Salon / Honeymoon: Thailand / Invitations: Dekarda Invitations / Makeup: Little Beauty Bar / Photographer: Studio 477 Photographic Art / Reception Venue: The Peninsular / Rings: Top Image Jewellery, Diamond Occasion / Transport: Triple R Luxury Car Hire / Venue Decor: Decor It Events, Initial Stencil, AusStage, Valiant Hire / Videographer: Allure Productions / Wedding Night Accommodation: Crown Towers