Carefree couple Pauline Agius and Ben Da Silva were determined their wedding should be a stress-free event.
The Perth pair returned to their hometown for their Melbourne wedding at Brunswick’s St Ambrose Catholic Church in front of 110 friends and family on October 11, 2014.
“It was the most relaxed, elegant celebration of love and we loved every minute of it,” Pauline, 27, says.
Pauline and Ben, 28, opted for St Ambrose at it perfectly matched their classic, vintage theme. “It is an old bluestone church with beautiful stained glass and is small and intimate,” Pauline says.
“We did the whole Catholic shebang with a twist, writing our own vows and incorporating a candle ceremony joining two families together.”
The reception was held at Sketch Docklands, which boasts a sleek and classic design, black and purple interior and spectacular views of the Bolte Bridge. “With this in mind we decided to go simple with black tablecloths and bright pink and white floral arrangements,” Pauline says.
And Pauline’s simple advice to future brides? “Take it all in before it flies by.”
Photos courtesy of Love Is Sweet Photography.
“The things we love most about each other is our sense of adventure and our ability to see the funny side of anything,” Pauline says.
Pauline wore a gorgeous Maggie Sottero gown teamed with silver Alan Pinkus shoes for a little extra sparkle.
Melbourne’s unique laneways and iconic Flinders Street Station featured in the couple’s wedding photos, captured by Love Is Sweet Photography.
Bomboniere: Donation to Peter Mac Cancer Institute / Brides Gown: Maggie Sottero / Brides Shoes: Alan Pinkus / Bridesmaids Dresses: The Cocktail Boutique / Cake: Glamour Cakes / Ceremony Music: Essential Band / Ceremony Venue: St. Ambrose, Brunswick / Entertainment: Essential Band / Flowergirl Dress: Evie & John's Boutique / Flowers: Thrive Flowers / Gift Registry: Wishing well / Grooms Attire: Oscar Hunt / Groomsmen Attire: Roger David / Hair: Bec Wilson - Makeup Artist / Honeymoon: Dayget Cottages, Daylesford / Invitations: Giant Invitations / Makeup: Bec Wilson - Makeup Artist / Pageboy Attire: Evie & John's Boutique / Photobooth: Photo Me Up / Photographer: Love Is Sweet Photography / Reception Venue: Sketch Docklands / Rings: Michael Hill / Transport: Melbourne Classic Car Hire / Videographer: Alper Artistic Films / Wedding Night Accommodation: Crown Towers