Alex & Ian’s Colourful St Kilda Wedding (with a Stunning Bridal Jumpsuit!)

Words by Anastasia Monaghan / Images by Jess Nicholls
February 24, 2020

Alex and Ian’s initial vision started as a Positano styled day, complete with vases of giant lemon branches and a mariachi band to serenade their guests. But after realising less can be more, they embraced St Kilda Botanical Gardens and Greenfield’s wealth of botanics, and injected a pop of Italian, and colour, in other ways, photographed by Jess Nicholls.

Determined to have their ceremony the main focus of the day, Alex and Ian tied the knot under a colossal Magnolia tree in the St Kilda Botanical Gardens. Keeping the pallet neutral with white bridesmaid dresses from Bec and Bridge, chairs from Harry the Hirer, and of course that sensational Georgia Young Couture gown, Pomp and Splendour’s eye-catching bouquets were that pop of colour the couple were after. While the ceremony included personalised vows and friend, Niki, as the celebrant, Alex and Ian insist the The Party Music, and non-musician friend on a tambourine, were a highlight of the show.

With Greenfields a quick 10 minutes away, Alex and Ian’s guests headed to the reception while the bridal party hit up Luna Park for some epic photos, but not before Alex had a quick costume change. Switching her tulle skirt with the amazing Georgia Young Couture Janjuc jumpsuit, Alex also swapped out her gold Loeffler Randalls for a pair of vibrant Manning Cartell heels, donning the ultimate party threads. Then, it was off to join the guests at Greenfields.

An architectural and botanical space, Alex and Ian chose to compliment Greenfields with a red and pink palette, styled by close friends. Oh and that touch of Italian? Alex’s mum’s rosemary bush and a family friends’ olive branches were used for table settings while their signage included some cute Italian phrases.

While the styling was perfect and the food was delicious, Alex and Ian say their MC from Verve Agency was the highlight. “He organised with some of our friends who are flight attendants to do a full routine, pointing out the ‘exits’, bathrooms, the table with the rowdiest people etc. and he had even organised props. It was hilarious!” Alex shares. 

To finish off their day, Alex and Ian opted for Cookies and Cream Connoisseurs in place of dessert, and Alex’s mum successfully pulled off a conga line with 130 guests!

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Alex started the day in a skirt and bodysuit ensemble by Georgia Young Couture, and wore her mum’s veil from her wedding in 1983, made by Alex’s Nonna. A quick post-ceremony costume change saw her mix things up with a modern bridal jumpsuit – we can’t decide which outfit we love more!
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Melbourne florist Pomp & Splendour created bouquets of clashing pinks and reds with vibrant blue hydrangeas to give a pop of colour against the black and white bridal party. And a few cumquat stems added that little bit of Italy that the couple wanted to channel.
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“The ceremony was a dream,” shares Alex."We still remember every part of it. Our celebrant, Niki (a friend of ours) wrote the most beautiful ceremony that talked to our relationship perfectly. We remember looking out at all of our family and friends and felt so incredibly happy, lucky and grateful to have them in our lives.”
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Loving the Luna Park adventures! Photographer Jess Nicholls captured all the fun and colour perfectly in her signature vibrant style. And what a great way to start the party!
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Credits

Images Jess Nicholls | Bride's Dress Georgia Young Couture | Bride's Shoes Loeffler Randall | Bridesmaid's Dresses Bec and Bridge | Bridesmaid's Shoes Jo Mercer | Groom's Suit Peter Jackson | Groom's Shoes Peter Jackson | Rings Paul Bram | Hair Ashlee Shearman Hair Artistry | Makeup Jaimie Lee | Ceremony Venue St Kilda Botanical Gardens | Celebrant Weddings by Niki | Reception Venue Greenfields | Flowers Pomp and Splendour | Catering Greenfields | Bride's Second Shoes Manning Cartell | Groom's Accessories Declic | Bridesmaids Accessories Tahlee and Bench | Bride's Earrings Love Fairley | Lighting Neon Republic | Ceremony Music The Party Music | Reception Music Verve Agency | Videographer Matt Dunne |


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Scout 3 months ago

Lovely St Kilda wedding, cute photos and so much happiness.

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