The spirit of Valentine’s Day carried through to Betty Karagianis and Robert Alacqua’s special day, as it was the night before they said “I do.”
“Our wedding day was filled with lots of romance, being married the day after Valentine’s Day and our setting was very romantic and elegant,” Betty, 32, says of her classic wedding to Robert, 35, on February 15, 2014. The couple based their theme around a quote: “Two hearts, one soul.”
“We are true soul mates,” says the bride. “We had a very strong connection from the beginning.” The Melbourne pair had a church ceremony and celebrated at Witchmount Winery Estate with 170 guests. “We got married at St Nicholas Orthodox Church with a Catholic blessing to honour Robert’s family at St Christopher’s,” describes Betty.
Fitting with Valentine’s Day, the pair focused on romance for the reception décor, including love quotes around the room. “On the bridal table I took a moment and looked around at all our guests and the venue. I would not change a thing — it was perfect,” smiles Betty.
The couple honeymooned in Mauritius.
Photos courtesy of Desiren Photography & Video.
The detail in Betty’s Annette of Melbourne couture gown was the star of the dress.
Robert’s proposed to Betty at one of their favourite spots; a lighthouse.
Cloud 9 Wedding Car Hire provided the stylish and sleek transport on the day.
Bomboniere: Love Memento / Brides Accessories: Bliss Design / Brides Gown: Annette of Melbourne Couture / Brides Shoes: Novat Shoes & Accessories / Bridesmaids Accessories: Bliss Design / Bridesmaids Dresses: Anna Campbell Boutique / Cake: Splendid Servings / Ceremony Venue: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, St. Christopher's / Entertainment: Sour Grapes band / Flowers: Helen Bye Flowers / Gift Registry: Wishing well / Grooms Attire: Chris Tailoring / Grooms Shoes: Windsor Smith / Groomsmen Attire: Chris Tailoring / Groomsmen Shoes: Windsor Smith / Hair: Hair on Parade / Honeymoon: Mauritius / Invitations: Penn & Paper u2013 Invitations and Event Stationery / Makeup: Abi Leilani / Pageboy Attire: Chris Tailoring / Photographer: Desiren Photography & Design / Reception Venue: Witchmount Estate Function & Convention Centre / Rings: Diamond Occasion / Transport: Cloud 9 Wedding Car Hire / Videographer: Desiren Photography & Video / Wedding Night Accommodation: Grand Hyatt Melbourne