Jessica & Antony’s Chic St Kilda Wedding at The Prince

Words by Amy Richardson / Images by Sabine Legrand
December 10, 2018

After making the move from Perth to Melbourne, Jessica and Antony gathered far flung friends and family at St Kilda’s iconic Prince Hotel to see for themselves just why they’d fallen for city. Sabine Legrand was behind the lens for their modern and stylish affair.

When it came to the styling, Jess enlisted the help of The Eventurer, who pulled her vision of ‘black and white with pops of colour’ together. The bride shares, “I told myself I could do it, but there was no way I could have created what the team did with our budget. It became apparent that steph’s ingenuity, knowledge and relationships with suppliers meant she got value for money and an outcome I couldn’t have. Importantly, Steph’s help meant we were free to enjoy the lead up as a couple without the usual wedding planning stress and relax on the day.”

They said their vows on the deck of The Prince Hotel, under a custom brass arbour adorned with bright fuchsia and blush blooms by Tillda Flowers. With many of their family and friends travelling far and wide, it was a priority that both the ceremony and reception could be at the same venue. “We didn’t want a whole lot of out-of-towners wandering around Melbourne on google maps trying to find the next location. They had already travelled so far to be there so we wanted them to settle in.” Guests were treated to a four-course dinner at Prince Dining Room before hitting the doughnut wall and the dance floor.

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Jessica’s incredible contemporary dress by Georgia Young Couture fitted her ‘modern bride’ remit perfectly. The bride shares, “Georgia is so very talented and it was an absolute privilege to have her to make my dress. She had just finished a sample the day before I walked into her studio. It was meant to be and I felt a million dollars.”
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modern bridal bouquet with cascading white phalaenopsis orchids
We are loving Jessica’s modern and elegant bouquet of cascading white phalaenopsis orchids, by Melbourne florist Tillda Flowers.
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The team at The Eventurer made sure every detail was perfect so that Jess and Antony could just enjoy their day. Gorgeous blooms by Tillda Flowers created bold pops of colour in an otherwise black and white palette.
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luxe pint donut wall instead of wedding cake
luxe pint donut wall instead of wedding cake
Jessica isn’t a huge fan of cake, so went for a majestic doughnut wall for guests to dine on for dessert. Dessert Station Melbourne whipped up a delicious (and dance floor friendly) white chocolate glazed batch.
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Jess and Antony’s celebrant Lara Williams helped to make their ceremony an absolute highlight for the couple. Jess shares, “Lara created such a special, funny and personal ceremony for us. She included quotes about Antony from my dad who passed away a few months after we got engaged, which was very special.”
modern bride in sheer panelled wedding dress by Georgia young Couture
modern bride in off-shoulder wedding dress by Georgia young Couture
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The couple were pleased as punch with their gorgeous frames by Sabine Legrand, sharing “We didn’t want wedding photos that were too posed and loved Sabine’s candid and modern style from the moment we saw her work. The photos absolutely blew us away, and captured the vibe of the day so perfectly.”
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Credits

Images Sabine Legrand | Bride's Dress Georgia Young Couture | Bride's Shoes SABA | Bridesmaid's Dresses Manning Cartell | Groom's Suit Suited for Him | Groom's Shoes Gingers for Gentlemen | Rings Rosendorff Jewellers | Accessories Natasha Schweitzer | Celebrant Lara Williams | Flowers Tillda Flowers | Entertainment DJ Eddy Mac | Stationery/Invitations Jem & I | Styling The Eventurer | Venue The Prince Hotel | Hair & Makeup Studio 2 Makeup |


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Jeff 6 months ago

The bride looks perfectly stunning on that wedding dress. LOVE it!! Gorgeous gorgeous!!

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