Natalie & Ivo’s Melbourne Rooftop Wedding

Words by Hannah Pronesti / Images by Sayher Heffernan
December 19, 2016

There’s a lot to love about Natalie and Ivo’s wedding. It’s elegant, vibrant and quintessentially Melbourne. It’s the kind of wedding we’d quite like to have scored an invitation to, but happy to settle for Sayher Heffernan’s stunning frames. This loved up pair swapped vows in the sunshine on the Siglo rooftop before continuing the celebrations at The George Ballroom in St Kilda.

Perched above the CBD with picturesque views, Siglo’s rooftop (above The European) is equal parts city and garden. A gorg floral arch by neighbouring florist, The Road Stall completed the scene for the classy ceremony, where guests were looked after from the get-go. “When guests arrived, they were greeted with glasses of sangria and we had tables full of food so everyone could graze before and after the ceremony, into the afternoon,” shares Natalie. “To finish off the ceremony we had two white doves to release, a beautiful ending.”

With ornate ceilings, faded patina and grand, old world charm, The George Ballroom needs little adornment, but vibrant blooms by Flowers Vasette complemented the newly refurbished venue perfectly. Natalie took the reigns when it came to styling, helped along by her twin sister Charmaine, a designer by trade, while Damm Fine Food catered this lavish affair and as always, their delish spread has us salivating. “Ivo and l are foodies so the menu was an integral part of our night,” says Natalie. “They adapted to all of our guests’ needs which was great.”

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A hairdresser by trade, Natalie styled her own vibrant locks with a helping hand from Teneile Robinson, whilst MUA Fotini Hatzis worked her makeup magic on this babin’ bride and her gals.
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Ivo is killing it in the groom style stakes, dressed head to toe in Dolce & Gabbana, save for his Tom Ford shoes. Like we said, killing it.
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Natalie and her bridesmaids are perhaps the brightest bunch of babes we’ve ever seen! With their colourful locks as their style statement, they kept to a more neutral colour palette with a heavily embroidered white and cream Asilio number.
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A bride’s dress will always have sentimental value, but even more so for Natalie, who had her twin sister, Charmaine De Pasquale design it for her. “This was so special to me, because she understood all my wants and needs and made it with love.” Shares Natalie. “I love old hollywood glamour - Vivienne Westwood, hand draping. It was perfection.”
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Sayher Heffernan never ceases to amaze us with his beautiful photography style and Ivo and Natalie’s snaps are just further proof of his skills behind the camera.
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Credits

Images Sayher Heffernan | Bride's Dress Charmaine De Pasquale | Bride's Shoes Gucci | Bridesmaid's Dresses Asilio | Groom's Suit Dolce & Gabbana | Groom's Shoes Tom Ford | Rings Canturi | Hair Teneile Robinson | Makeup Fotini Hatzis | Ceremony Venue Siglo | Celebrant Charis White | Reception Venue The George Ballroom | Catering Damm Fine Food | Entertainment Andrew Padula | Stationery/Invitations Maytide | Styling Charmaine De Pasquale | Ceremony Flowers/Arch The Road Stall | Reception Flowers Flowers Vasette | Cake Jessicakes | Love Sign Initial Impressions Event Hire |


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Luis 2 months ago
These images are beyond stunning! Excellent work!
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