When Dena Elrabbat acted as maid-of-honour at her sister’s wedding, she never expected to find her own husband the same day.
The 24-year-old met Mahmoud Elbodon, 27, while he was best man for his cousin – Dena’s sister’s beau. “We felt an instant attraction after spending all day together and decided to get to know each other further,” explains Dena. “Two years later, we got married and couldn’t be happier!”
The Melbourne couple wed at their white wedding on December 11, 2015. The “floral” themed affair at Lakeside Receptions alongside Taylors Lake was dripping in gorgeous white blooms, exquisitely arranged by Flowers For Ever After. Dena carried a voluminous white peony bouquet whilst the grand reception space for 300 guests was brimming with white phalaenopsis orchids from Amethyst Weddings & Events.
The couple were immaculately dressed; Dena in a stunning structured gown from Bonita Couture paired with crystal encrusted heels from Badgley Mishka, and Mahmoud in sleek black tie from Calibre.
Photos courtesy of ATEIA Photography.
Ella’s Bridal Hair took care of Dena’s gorgeous chocolate locks in side-swept soft waves.
The couple’s trio of flower girls were dolled up in tulle by Princess Boutique.
Ateia Photography headed to the leafy surrounds to catch some beautiful outdoor photographs.
The newlyweds spent their wedding night in luxury at Crown Towers.
Video by Imedia Studios.
Brides Accessories: Lovisa / Brides Gown: Bonita Couture / Brides Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Bridesmaid Shoes: Tony Bianco / Bridesmaids Accessories: Their own / Bridesmaids Dresses: Zian Couture / Cake: Sweet by Nature / Celebrant: Sheikh Mustafa / Ceremony Music: Audi Younes / Entertainment: Audi Younes Drummers / Flowergirl Dress: Princess Boutique / Flowers: Flowers For Ever After / Gift Registry: Wishing well / Grooms Attire: Calibre / Grooms Shoes: Aquila / Groomsmen Attire: Formal Red / Groomsmen Shoes: Own shoes / Hair: Ella's Bridal Hair / Honeymoon: Maldives, Bali / Invitations: In Vogue Invitations / Makeup: Chanel Fucile / Photographer: ATEIA Photography & Video / Rings: Custom made / Transport: Greater Class Hire / Venue: Lakeside Receptions / Venue Decor: Amethyst Wedding Decor / Videographer: Imedia Studios | Wedding Films / Wedding Night Venue: Crown Melbourne