Stefania & Nile’s Cocktail Wedding at Movida

Words by Hannah Pronesti / Images by It’s Beautiful Here
October 24, 2016

With art deco inspirations and the moody Movida Aqui as backdrop, Nile and Stefania’s Melbourne wedding is one we’ll remember. They planned it in just six months to make sure Stefania’s unwell father could attend, so to see him looking ridiculously happy in these snaps by It’s Beautiful Here made for some very specials memories.

Both lawyers, the pair met while working for the same firm but Stefania took some convincing before she agreed to go on a date with Nile. His persistence obviously paid off and he proposed at their fave Gertrude St bar, The Everleigh where they returned post-ceremony for a few celebratory cocktails as newlyweds.

A church wedding was always important to Stefania, particularly because it would mean a lot to her dad, so the pair settled on Nile’s old high-school stomping ground at the Xavier College Memorial Chapel. With it’s stained glass windows and hilltop location, they let the beautiful domed church speak for itself, before heading to Movida Aqui for the party. “We had decided that the thing we wanted most out of our wedding was to throw an exceptional party for all our loved ones,” says Stefania.

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Classical, elegant and doesn’t cost the earth - those were the essentials when it came to Stefania’s bridal look and she found the perfect Karen Willis Holmes gown after only a couple of hours spent on High St, Armadale.
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Nile is a longtime P.Johnson Tailors fan so they were an easy choice when it came to his tux. “As expected it turned out perfectly,” he tells us. A single red Mr Lincoln rose from Flowers Vasette was Nile’s only other accessory and he looked v handsome indeed.
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The couple’s local Fitzroy florist, Flowers Vasette took care of the blooms on the day, creating jewel-toned bouquets and a jungle-like installation for the reception.
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Stefania and Nile couldn’t have been happier with their photographers It’s Beautiful Here. “Kat and Scout were everything we were hoping for. They were kind, relaxed and fun. They worked so hard to get the best shots of our wedding day and we are so grateful.”
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We can't get enough of this tri-flavoured wedding cake by Fig & Salt! The pair admit they are partial to a good cocktail, and had Movida whip up their fave to serve with dessert - Scotch and Pedro’s Negronis ("the best thing ever!").
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Stefania’s father Tony sadly passed 5 months after the wedding, but we were so glad to hear he was able to walk his daughter down the aisle. “Tony made it to the wedding – smiled gloriously the entire day – and gave a fantastic speech. Stefania has never seen him so happy,” says Nile. “The gorgeous memories we have of him from the day will always be very special to us.”
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“Stefania had organised a few work functions at Movida Aqui and they had gone superbly," Nile tells us. "Andy and the team know how to do a party right. The food and drinks are always delicious and they were so relaxed that everyone just seemed to have the best time.”
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Credits

Images It’s Beautiful Here | Bride's Dress Karen Willis Holmes | Bride's Shoes Georgies Bridal Shoes | Groom's Suit P.Johnson Tailors | Rings Rutherford Antiques | Hair Gypsy and the Wolf | Makeup Livia Milazzo | Ceremony Venue Xavier College Memorial Chapel | Reception Venue Movida Aqui | Flowers Flowers Vasette | Entertainment Rutherford Entertainment | Stationery/Invitations Paperless Post | Transport Classic and Prestige Car Hire |


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Wedding Planners in Jaipur 2 years ago

We all need somebody to love, care about and trust. I’m really happy that my best friend has found this special person. Congratulations on your wedding and may your life together be a continuous honeymoon!

roger thurlow 2 years ago

You`ve done again. Captured all the details in a photo story.

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