Sabrina and Brad showered with love at lavish Opera House wedding

Wedding: 08/04/2017

Posted by Roya | 18 October, 2017

Sabrina Jovanovski’s mother rang her claiming to have found the perfect wedding venue for her and fiance Bradley Hayes – the Sydney Opera House.

“Brad and I have always loved the water and we looked at various venues to hold our reception,” explains Sabrina, 39. “There’s only one word to describe this venue – STUNNING! Brad and I fell in love with it immediately.”

She adds, “What could possibly be better than views of the Harbour Bridge, and having Sydney Harbour and the iconic Opera House at your fingertips?”

The smitten couple, who were engaged in Mykonos after 18 months together, wed on April 8, 2017. Sabrina and Brad, 32, exchanged vows at St Andrew’s Cathedral before heading with 160 guests to their Opera House wedding reception.

“Our parents gave us a truly magical wedding,” smiles Sabrina. “We are truly grateful. And after eight weeks straight of solid rain, the weather was picture perfect on the day. Brad and I were honestly blessed.”

Sabrina has two pieces of advice for future newlyweds embarking on their wedding planning journey: “I almost had a nervous breakdown planning my wedding – hire a wedding planner from the start to alleviate stress. And, really take in the entire day as it goes by SO fast!”

Photos courtesy of Blumenthal Photography.


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Sabrina’s gorgeous gown was a Steven Khalil design. “His gowns are renowned for their elegance and beauty, and I wanted something different to the traditional princess style wedding dress. I loved my couture mermaid dress as it was a very beautiful champagne colour with amazing detail of lace, pearls and stones.”


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Brad and his groomsmen looked sharp in their Joe Black tuxedos and Ted Baker shoes.



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Sabrina and Brad chose St Andrews Cathedral as it’s one of the oldest cathedrals in Australia. “I fell in love with the sound of the pipe organ and the mesmerising stained-glass windows and high ceilings,” comments the bride.

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“It was honestly love at first sight for me,” smiles Sabrina.

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The Syndey pair hired three white Rolls Royce Phantoms from HF Wedding Cars and Rolls Royce Hire Sydney.



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The wedding celebrations continued into the night at Sabrina and Brad’s reception held inside Opera Point Marquee.





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Their florist John Emmanuel Floral Events, created a luxurious bridal hedge with orchids and roses in soft creams and whites for their bridal table.




“I must say I’m the luckiest girl in the world to have met the man of my dreams.”

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Photos courtesy of Blumenthal Photography.