Vivi Halim and Vincent Fantasia did not have much luck in the online dating world until they found each other.
As groom Vince, 29, explains, the attraction was instant despite the distance between him, in Adelaide, and Vivi, 25, from Indonesia.
Nine months on the pair met and six months later Vince returned to Indonesia to propose. “I couldn’t imagine anyone else I wanted to be with for the rest of my life,” he says.
The couple held their seaside wedding on May 9, 2015, at Christ Church, North Adelaide in front of 30 guests.
They went with a nautical theme for their reception at the Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia, complete with ships in bottles from Indonesia as gifts for the guests.
Vince says things could not have gone better. “It was the best day of both our lives,” he said.
Photos courtesy of Mitchaphotography.
Vivi was spoilt with a custom-made gold ring from Logam Tunggai Jewellery in Indonesia.
Vince says nerves were running high at the ceremony. “We were both nervous but we shared our vows as we had always imagined,” he says.
“We hope we encourage others to never give up and to believe in your love,” Vince says.
The Cruising Yacht Club provided the perfect venue for the couple’s sea-themed reception.
Bomboniere: Ships in a bottle / Brides Accessories: Lisa's Clothing / Brides Gown: AAA Bridal & Formal Wear / Brides Shoes: Matahari / Celebrant: Fr Keith Brice / Ceremony Music: Church organist / Ceremony Venue: Christ Church N. Adelaide / Entertainment: Jukebox / Flowergirl Dress: Lisa's Clothing / Flowers: Petal Parlor / Grooms Attire: Ferrari Formalwear & Bridal / Grooms Shoes: Julius Marlow / Groomsmen Attire: Joseph Uzumcu / Groomsmen Shoes: Julius Marlow / Hair: Family / Invitations: Invitations by Design / Lolly Buffet: DIY / Makeup: Family / Photographer: Mitchaphotography / Reception Venue: The Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia / Rings: Logam Tunggai Jewellery / Transport: Holden HR / Venue Decor: The Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia / Wedding Night Accommodation: InterContinental Adelaide