Gabi Levy had been carrying a secret with her since she was a teen.
At 14, she met Eitan Cher – a handsome older boy on a summer camp. Ever since that meeting she had pictured him as her husband. Unfortunately, he barely noticed the “red-head brace-faced girl from Sydney,” she laughs.
But as fate would have it, the couple later met thousands of kilometers away in Israel at the bottom of Ben Yehuda Street. “A friendship, followed by a romance, finally flourished,” smiles Gabi. Eitan eventually made the move to from Melbourne to Sydney to be with Gabi, and two years later, on bended knee, he proposed.
And what a proposal it was. Eitan had secretly set up the perfect atmosphere at Gabi’s grandmother’s old home. “I was speechless when I saw the balcony decorated like an outdoor movie cinema, with fairy lights, candles, pictures of us draping the banisters, a small picnic table with flowers, food and a champagne bottle and a movie screen projector that had been set up,” smiles Gabi.
The couple, aged 23 and 25 respectively, married at their fun Darling Harbour wedding on April 17, 2016. “I had carried a secret with me over those eight years since we had our first encounter; on that camp Eitan didn’t remain just a crush, but he became the person that I always wanted to end up with.”
Photos courtesy of Nadine Saacks Photography.
Gabi and her bridesmaids – all owners of gorgeous hair! – opted for relaxed hair styling.
Having my brother Benji be our wedding celebrant was the most unique and special circumstance,” says Gabi of their Dockside Pavillion nuptials.
“Our wedding was a culmination of pure love and happiness,” smiles the bride.
Video by Me & My Camera Wedding Films.
Brides Accessories: Bianc / Brides Gown: Rhonda Hemmingway / Brides Shoes: Midas / Bridesmaid Shoes: Midas / Bridesmaids Accessories: Bianc / Bridesmaids Dresses: Various / Caterer: Amaze in Taste / Celebrant: Rabbi Benji Levy / Ceremony Music: Isaiah, Ilan Kidron / Flowergirl Dress: Bardot Junior / Flowers: Hilla Floral Design / Gift Registry: Peter's of Kensington, David Jones, Antique Silver Company / Grooms Attire: Azzaro SuMisura / Groomsmen Attire: Various / Hair: Bryoni's Hair / Honeymoon: Europe / Invitations: Deciduous Press, Print 35 / Lolly Buffet: Amaze in Taste / Makeup: Anya Spicer / Photographer: Nadine Saacks Photography / Rings: Jeff Einstein / Venue: Dockside Pavilion / Venue Decor: Phillip Carr / Videographer: Me & My Camera Wedding Films / Wedding Night Accommodation: Four Seasons Hotel Sydney / Wedding Planner: Phillip Carr