Add two creative types with a flare for DIY, the candid photography of Nouba-fave Jonathan Ong, the Royal Botanic Gardens in full bloom and the The Substation’s industrial setting… and you have yourself the perfect Melbourne wedding.
The ceremony chalkboard read “we’ve travelled a long way”. So too had the couple’s international wedding posse, sixty of whom had come from all corners of the globe for the special day.
It took talented wedding photographer Sayher (as in Heffernan, another Nouba legend) some time to convince writer Amelia to give their Singapore/Melbourne long distance relationship a chance. A few years, a lot of frequent flyer points and an incredible rooftop proposal later, this couple were planning their dream wedding.
The Gardens House at the Royal Botanic Gardens provided the perfect floral backdrop for the ceremony. The bride wore a stunning dress from Bo & Luca, hand beaded with stones and pearls. “It was elegant, slightly bohemian and just felt and looked different from any of the dresses I had seen,” says Amelia.
The botanic theme continued into The Substation, where a spectacular hanging white tulip installation by Bunched Together became the focal point of the lofty industrial space. The Asian fusion menu from The Fair Foodstore was followed by a glorious two-tier naked cake from Eleos Cakes.
Thrilled with the way their special day unfolded, this couple’s advice to others is to make sure that your wedding feels personal and individual. “The most important thing is the both of you having a wedding that best represents you and your personalities,” says Amelia.
Images Jonathan Ong | Bride's Dress Bo & Luca | Bride's Shoes Net-a-Porter | Bridesmaid's Dresses their own | Bridesmaid's Shoes their own | Groom's Suit Jack London | Groom's Shoes Aquila | Rings Van Cleef & Arpels | Accessories Bo & Luca | Hair Miss Aimmey | Makeup Miss Aimmey | Ceremony Venue Royal Botanical Gardens | Celebrant Pey-Li Lim | Reception Venue The substation | Flowers Bunched Together | Catering The Fair Foodstore in Richmond | Wedding cake Eleos Cakes | Wedding favours Mmerci Encore |