It’s baaaack. Footy season is upon us again and to celebrate take a peek into the AFL wedding of Melbourne Demon Neville Jetta and his lovely partner Samantha Joyce.
The pair, 25 and 24 respectively, wed on October 20, 2013 at unique Melbourne wedding venue, Red Scooter. Pastor Joe Day, the bride’s uncle, performed the ceremony in front of 120 loved ones, and the couple’s two-year-old daughter Nalani not only made for an adorable flower girl, she also walked her proud mum down the aisle and gave her away.
Neville, originally from WA and drafted to Melbourne Football Club in 2008, met Samantha the old-fashioned way – at a nightclub – and three years on was planning a surprise proposal after choosing an engagement ring by prominent diamond jeweller Paul Bram.
His plan was thwarted however when Samantha stumbled across the ring docket in his car! But alas, he still managed to surprise her.
Says Samantha, “A couple more days had passed before Neville proposed to me, but in the meantime he would randomly get down on one knee and give me gifts until, when I least expected it, he… proposed,” she smiles.
Samantha, who is studying to become a social worker, was inspired by the glamour of old Hollywood to create their modern vintage wedding; her couture gown by Sydney designer Leah De Gloria taking centre stage in the highly acclaimed funky event space.
In keeping with the neutral palette, Neville and his groomsmen were decked out in pale grey three-piece suits by formal wear outfitters, Formal Red.
The girls’ bouquets were silk creations hand made by Etsy store, Metallic Bloom.
Samantha and Neville placed an engraved love lock with their names and wedding date at Red Scooter, and also at Perth Bell Tower in Neville’s hometown.
Inspired by the Peruvian custom of the cake ring-pull in lieu of a bouquet toss (which we featured here), Samantha came up with her own version of the ritual. “Instead of having charms between the layers of my wedding cake, I bought small key charms and a white gold cubic zirconia ring… and boxed them up and asked each single lady to come up and take a box. [Whoever got] the ring was to symbolise the next to get married.”
Photos courtesy of Rosetta Matina Photography.
Brides Accessories: Forever New / Brides Gown: Leah Da Gloria / Brides Shoes: Zu / Bridesmaid Shoes: Tony Bianco / Bridesmaids Accessories: Forever New / Bridesmaids Dresses: Vivid / Celebrant: Bride's uncle / Ceremony Music: Own playlist / Entertainment: DJ Kahlua / Flowergirl Dress: Etsy, Victoria Rose Shoes / Flowers: Metallic Bloom on Etsy, Molly's Fascination / Gift Registry: Flight Centre / Grooms Attire: Formal Red / Groomsmen Attire: Formal Red / Hair: She and Me Hair & Makeup / Invitations: Cherry Blossom Decor / Makeup: All About Me Makeup Artistry / Photobooth: Jimbo's Amazing Photobooth / Rings: Paul Bram / Transport: Family friend / Venue: Red Scooter Unique Events / Venue Decor: Red Scooter Unique Events / Wedding Night Accommodation: The Mint Apartments