Petra & John celebrate rock-solid love with modern elegant wedding

Wedding: 02/05/2015

Posted by Kellie | 17 June, 2015

If a couple can survive a bout of gastro early in the relationship, you might say it’s true love.

“Marrying my husband proved to me to me that fairy tales do come true,” says 32-year-old Petra Gran of John Graves, 31. Not least of which proof was their early trip to Mexico. “John came down with a horrible bout of gastro and it resulted in a 3am trip to the local hospital of a small town where I attempted to use as much Spanish that I knew to help him,” she explains. “I witnessed things that I’m sure couples who have been married for decades have still not witnessed.”

But not long after, things got a little more serious than a stomach bug. Petra was diagnosed with cervical cancer and as a result had to have tough discussions with John about children. “Conversations about marriage, children and each other’s desires suddenly got quite serious but I knew inside that this man would never leave my side,” says Petra. Then, when her mother suddenly passed, John was again there as her rock.

The loved-up Melbourne couple married on May 2, 2015 with an modern elegant wedding. “Our wedding theme summed up everything about us – modern, elegant and contemporary,” smiles Petra. “We celebrated with 68 friends and family at Alto Event Space on top of Melbourne’s iconic GPO building.”

Photos courtesy of Dansk Photography.

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Petra wore a fitted couture gown from Judith Valente.

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“The girls wore gorgeous long black dresses with one shoulder strap and a rouged bodice,” says Petra. They were by Young Designers Gallery.

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“Our wedding was the light at the end of the tunnel,” reflects Petra.

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The couple honeymooned in Koh Samui, Thailand.

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