When Richie and Maggie first met he would introduce her as his future wife – six years later it became reality in their romantic winter wedding.
“Richie always makes me laugh, even when he recycles his jokes,” smiles bride Maggie. “He makes me very happy.”
The Melbourne couple wed in an Orthodox ceremony on June 5, 2016 at St George’s Antiochian Church in Northcote.
Two hundred friends and family witnessed the traditional ceremony before the celebrations continued at The International of Brighton.
“The theme for the wedding was super romantic and whimsical. I wanted to incorporate Baccara roses, (which are the deep burgundy velvet roses,) along with cascading ivy, candles, and touches of both silver and gold,” Maggie says.
“It was a true winter wedding with touches of deep burgundy and blush.”
Photos courtesy of Oy Photography.
Maggie carried long-stem roses from Flower Temple, which provided similar bouquets for the bridesmaids, but with a touch of winter-themed burgundy.
Richie popped the question on the block of land the couple purchased together.
Maggie’s maid of honour designed the gorgeous burgundy bridesmaids’ dresses.
The couple chose a four-tiered wedding cake draped in roses and ivy.
Bomboniere: Cancer Council Victoria / Brides Accessories: Mimco / Brides Gown: Cappellazzo Couture / Brides Shoes: Karen Millen / Bridesmaid Shoes: Zu Shoes / Bridesmaids Accessories: Lovisa / Bridesmaids Dresses: Hannii / Cake: Splendid Servings Cake Design / Ceremony Music: Michael Ghazi DJ, Lebanese Zaffe Group / Ceremony Venue: St. George's Antiochian Church / Entertainment: Michael Ghazi DJ, Lebanese Zaffe Group, Matthew Pillios / Flowers: Flower Temple / Grooms Attire: P. Johnson Tailors / Grooms Shoes: Aquila / Groomsmen Attire: Zachary The Label / Hair: Shauna Elizabeth at Maison Hair Boutique / Honeymoon: Europe / Invitations: Lauren Skorsis Design / Makeup: Isabella Quinn / Photographer: Oy Photography / Reception Venue: The International of Brighton / Transport: Corporate Cars & Limos, Exoticar / Venue Decor: AMG Weddings / Videographer: Artistic Films / Wedding Night Venue: Crown Melbourne