Sydney couple Ellena Baroni and Adrian Davis bonded over a love of music and were collaborating within six months of meeting.
The musical primary school teacher and business development manager, aged 29 and 30 respectively, connected so well they found themselves performing together and even started their own YouTube channel recording children’s books.
Three years later, Adrian tapped into his creativity to devise a treasure-hunt proposal leading Ellena all over Sydney. “He had planned for each clue to come from friends, via texts,” tells Ellena. “Over the day we visited the place of our first date, rode the ferry to some of our favourite city spots, finishing on the steps of the Sydney Opera house, where he got down onto one knee and proposed as the sun was setting.”
Their winter wedding ceremony on July 16, 2016 took place at the Royal Automobile Club of Australia with 70 guests, followed by an elegant reception at The Tea Room QBV. “The wedding was such a beautiful day, and we were blessed with a sunny winter morning,” describes the bride. “The theme of the wedding day was classic and elegant simplicity, in a Victorian setting.” The classic colour palette consisted of black, blush, white and silver.
Ellena opted for a “minimalist dress” from Brides of Beecroft, with Swarovski crystal jewellery to match. Her bridesmaids wore eight-way dresses in blush tulle with silver sequins.
Photos courtesy of Clover Image.
Ellena’s Brides of Beecroft gown was an Augusta Jones design crafted from ivory silk mikado.
Adrian suited up in a classic black tux from Ferrari Formalwear.
Art of Baking created the newlywed’s delicate two-tier lace wedding cake.
The Tea Room QBV boasts stunning chandeliers and glamorous reception spaces.
Video by In A Maze Films.
Bomboniere: Magnetic Shots / Brides Accessories: Swarovski / Brides Gown: Brides of Beecroft, Augusta Jones / Brides Shoes: Wittner Shoes / Bridesmaid Shoes: Wittner Shoes / Bridesmaids Accessories: Forever New / Bridesmaids Dresses: Forever New / Cake: Art Of Baking / Celebrant: Leisa Griffin Civil Marriage Celebrant / Ceremony Music: Diamond Strings / Ceremony Venue: Royal Automobile Club of Australia / Entertainment: Soul Traders / Flowers: Aleksandra / Gift Registry: Wishing well / Grooms Attire: Ferrari Formalwear & Bridal, Zenetti / Grooms Shoes: Aquila / Groomsmen Attire: Wolf Kanat, Myer / Groomsmen Shoes: Aquila / Hair: Liv Lundelius / Honeymoon: Balmoral Beach, Mosman / Invitations: DIY, Giant Invitations / Makeup: Liv Lundelius / Photographer: Clover Image / Reception Venue: The Tea Room QVB / Rings: Jewellery Studio / Transport: HF Wedding & Hire Cars / Videographer: In A Maze Films / Wedding Night Accommodation: The Hilton