Real Weddings, 29 May 2019

A Ballet Inspired Wedding

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If you’re looking for quality wedding inspiration, this ballet inspired wedding is sure to inspire you!

Wedding Date:

4th January 2018

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How did you and your partner meet?

We met 4 years ago when Daniel came to dance for my Ballet School in Canberra.


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How did he propose?

It was Christmas day and he took me on a very long walk around a beautiful part of Melbourne. When we arrived back at his parent’s house, he kknelt down on one knee and asked would I marry him. I cried and laughed and jumped into his arms. Mind you, at first, I was just as excited thinking he had adopted a dog for us and that I was going to get it as a present. But a diamond ring from my wonderful man more than made up for the lack of a dog that Christmas day.

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We love design and we started by choosing our colour pallet which was soft rose pink & rose gold.

Where did you find your wedding inspiration?

We went for a rich, warm rustic Italian inspired vibe following a trip to Italy and falling in love with the Tuscan countryside.

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How did you choose your wedding dress?

My gown was made in Russia by a beautiful designer, Milva. I found her online following my first dress fitting where I felt disappointed about how much I’d have to alter the dresses in order to reflect my taste. When I searched on Pinterest to find more of what I was after, I came across this gorgeous design. It took hours to locate this picture to the designer but I finally managed to track them down.

After seeing her range of unique dresses, it was hard to choose the one as I wasn’t able to try any of them on. But Milva was able to describe each of the dresses and how I would feel in them. She asked me lots of questions about the venue setting so she could picture exactly what I was after.

Tell us about your wedding gown?

I made a decision to purchase a beautiful soft pink gown with a milk lace overlay. The dress felt very elegant to wear and the quality of the fabrics were divine. As I wanted to dance all night, I also decided to get a fun inspired second wedding dress.

Tell us about the Grooms attire?

He has been an Arthur Gallan fan for some time and was beside himself when he inadvertently walked up the stairs of a local tailor shop to then be greeted by Arthur himself. Daniel couldn’t say no and the rest is history. He wore a stunning tailor-made pink suit with fabrics ordered from Italy to complement the wedding dress.

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How did you choose your venue?

We chose The Stones purely based on how much it made us feel as if we were back in Italy. Most of our wedding inspiration came from Italy.

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What was your favorite moment from the day?

Everything! But a few very special highlights were: Seeing each other for the first time that day as I entered the Chapel and our first dance as husband and wife! Amidst a lot of smiles we also cried a lot.

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Any tips that you can give to future brides?

Elope! I’m so kidding. But just remember to plan your day never losing sight of why this day exists. That is, to mark the beginning of a life with the person you love the most.

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Anything else you’d like to add?

Personalized vows make for a very special and emotional moment that you and your guests will never forget. We would love to thank Rick Liston, Andrew Redman, Nick and team from Rutherford Entertainment, Victoria Jade, Milva and Arthur Gallan for going above and beyond and bringing our dreams to fruition. Given our line of work and the number of hours we commit, we are not often ‘out there’ kind of people, however, these wonderful people truly made us feel comfortable and worthy of the attention that such a day bestows on you.


Wedding feature thanks to: Giant Invitations

Photographer: Rick Liston

Videography: Michael Braun (a friend of the bride & groom)

Celebrant/Officiant: Andrew Redman

Florist: Victoria Whitelaw

The Dresses: Milva Russia

Shoes: Ralph and Russo

Styling: Zara and Daniel

Groomsmen’s suits: Arthur Galan

Hair: Sammy Fyfe

Make Up: Victoria Jade

Ceremony venue: Stones of the Yarra Valley (Chapel)

Reception venue: Stones of the Yarra Valley (the Barn)

Catering: Stones of the Yarra Valley

Cake: Miss Lady Bird Cakes, Melbourne.

Entertainment: Saxophonist and DJ from Rutherford Entertainment

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