Mandie, 26, and Roger, 28, met as teenagers at a mutual friend’s wedding. ‘We had an instant attraction to each other. I really do believe it was love at first sight!’ says the bride. Ten years later the couple married. ‘Roger proposed on the steps of the Opera House. As I am a musician, it was very symbolic.’
The bride wore an ivory, French lace and organza gown from Lucy Pestana Designs featuring a beautiful bow and brooch at the waist. ‘I wanted a traditional wedding gown with a full-length veil,’ Mandie explains. Her bridesmaids’ latte silk satin and plum chiffon cocktail dresses inspired the colour scheme for the rest of the couple’s day.
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Mandie’s grandma made her signature honey cake from the island of Madeira in Portugal for bomboniere. ‘I boxed them beautifully with a description of the cake and ingredients for those who weren’t familiar with the cake,’ the bride explains. The couple also served a two-tier chocolate wedding cake decorated with white icing, flowers and purple ribbon.
- Angela Urban (flowers) 0402 406 795
- Betty Lakkis Cake Designs (cake) 0410 597 459
- Lucy Pestana Designs (gown & bridesmaid dresses) 0417 448 281
- Inlighten Photography (photos) inlighten.com.au
- The Tea Room QVB (reception) thetearoom.com.au