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Melbourne Town Hall Wedding

Shane & Peta’s Melbourne Town Hall Wedding was followed by a reception at the riverside venue The Boathouse. Here is a little from the bride about her wedding day…
Q. When and how did you meet? And what were your first thoughts?
A. We first met each other when Peta filled in for a netball team that Shane played for. Our friendship group started spending a lot of time together, and we found that we had similar interests and felt a connection and became friends immediately and then started dating shortly after.
Q. When and how did the proposal take place and how did you feel?
A. The proposal took place on a late night walk along the beach in Phi Phi Island, Thailand. Shane had organised to have my engagement ring made by a jeweler in Melbourne but didn’t take it with him, he gave it to me when we got back home. He was nervous but still got down on one knee to ask and we were both excited and happy
Q. Where are you going on your honeymoon? Please include dates of departure & return.
A. We are going to Hawaii, Orlando, Miami, cruise around the Bahamas, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
Q. What are your future plans together?
A. We want to continue our yearly overseas trips, buy a house that will eventually be home to a family.
Q. Where is your ceremony and reception being held and why did you choose these venues?
A. Ceremony is being held at the Melbourne Town Hall Balcony. Not only is the space stunning, we have spent a lot of time in the city and it brings up many happy memories. The reception is at The Boathouse in Maribyrnong. We both grew up around this side of Melbourne, we love the water, and it fits in with our casual/informal nature. The food at The Boat-House is always amazing and we really enjoy good food and the atmosphere the space has fits in with our personalities really well.
Q. What does your wedding dress look like?
A. Strapless A-line gown which has a lot of detail of lace, and then diamantes and pearls as a simple feature on the gown.
Shoes are low heel with simple strap across the toes and a strap around the ankle with a rectangle diamante buckle.
Q. What is the Theme or style of your wedding?
A. Formal, yet relaxed
Q. Jewelry & Accessories:
A. my own bracelet that Shane bought me a few years ago for my birthday
Q. Hair & make up:
A. Kendal Deckert is the hair and makeup artist. Style ok makeup will be elegant but simple, hair curled but pinned up in a sort of side bun
Q. Who is conducting your service?
A. Celebrant (Meriki Comto – Simply Celebrant)
Q. Florist:
A. a variety of different types of roses in simple pastel colours of in different shades of ivory, and light pink. In a round bunch.
Maureen from Magnolia Court Flowers in Lalor
Q. Wedding Favours & Cake
A. Cake is being made by Shanes mum Lynette Zanatta who is a professional cake maker. It is 5 tiers with white icing and different design on each level, such as floral stencil pattern painted onto the bottom tier, wedding cake topper sitting on one of the middle tiers and S&P in icing on another, with some sugar flowers on top tier flowing down the cake as well. Flavours are white mud cake, and chocolate mud cake.
Q. Invitations & Stationary
A. Invites and Stationary from Amazing Invitations in Brunswick. Square invite in an light oyster colour with people looking paper as a feature on the front, some ribbon and a rectangle diamante sitting over the ribbon. With our names and wedding date printed on the front.
Q. Food & Drink
A. Food and Drink all supplied by the reception which is The Boathouse in Moonee Ponds. Modern Australian menu designed by Gary Mehigan. Guests will enjoy canapes on the balcony as they arrive, followed by a choice of 2 entree, 2 mains, 2 desserts, and cheese platter, wines include a sauvignon blanc (as that’s my favourite white wine) shiraz, champagne and beer
Q. Is there any other supplier you would specifically like to mention:
A. Cars from All Chauffered Limousines – we hired a vintage Bentley and vintage Rolls Royce to take girls from hotel to ceremony we also hired a 13 seater Chrysler 300 white stretch limo.
Photographer: melbourne wedding photos

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