Tell us a little about yourselves!
Leanne is a doctor and Daniel is a financial adviser both based in Melbourne, Australia. We met 16 years ago as fresh 18 year olds through mutual friends but didn't fall into our loving relationship until we were 25.
We have a beloved cat named Olive who bosses us around and we practically live under her roof.
Why did you decide to get married where you did?
We love old architecture!
How many guests did you have?
Tell us about your outfits.
Leanne - I didn't want anything too bridal. I'm generally quite minimalistic in my dressing so thought this was a great opportunity to have some fun and wear something I haven't before. My inspiration was a glamorous explosion of texture that could be seen in a Giambattista Valli show, which was made by Mia Ateliers.
Daniel - I love suits and the process of creating a custom suit is one of my guilty pleasures. So I was
excited to create my wedding outfit with Institchu. It spoke to the old school romance of a tuxedo with a double breasted vest and brogue shoes to the more modern style of high peak satin lapels and a slim cut. I also had our initials and wedding date embroidered on the inside of the suit.
What was the most important aspect for you, in terms of planning your wedding?
Daniel - I was mindful of ensuring that we enjoyed the process and that the day was 'us' and that when people thought about the flowers from Pomp + Splendour, songs, venue etc. it reminded them of who we are. I am very fortunate that Leanne did a lot of the planning and I was excited for her to showcase her creativity and style which she certainly did. She did an amazing job and I am so proud of her.
Were there any elements that were important for you to incorporate?
The week prior to the wedding, we had an intimate tea ceremony to celebrate our family and cultures. The wedding itself was a celebration of us and the people who we have met in our lives and make us who we are.
Any tips for couples getting married, particularly during the pandemic?
Have fun! It is not the most important day! It is just one of the moments of your lives together so try not to put too much pressure on yourselves.
The more you try and 'control', the more distracted you'll be about the details rather than the bigger picture.
Decide on a budget and list down the most important things that you wish to incorporate.
As you plan your wedding, you will come to realise it will evolve and change depending on things like budget restraints, availability of vendors, family, bridal party, dress, etc. Be ready to be flexible and patient!
Are there any vendors that you would like to tell us a little more about?
We are incredibly grateful to our photographer! Lei Lei Clavey had an incredible knack for making us feel comfortable in front of the camera. It felt like we were just hanging out and didn't really notice she was there most of the time. Leanne created mood boards for the vendors to demonstrate the look and feel we wanted for the day. Lei didn’t receive a moodboard because her photos are the moodboard!
Christine Civil Celebrant, our celebrant. She works a 9-5 job on weekdays and is a celebrant on weekends. She has married many of our friends and family, and you can really tell she loves what she does, and goes above and beyond her celebrant duties like helping gather people for photographs and ensuring the bridal party looked lovely in photos.
Photographer : Lei Lei Clavey @leileiclaveyphotography | Ceremony + Reception Location : The George Ballroom @thegeorgeballroom | Celebrant : Christine Civil Celebrant @christinecivilcelebrant | Entertainment : Hey Jack Co @heyjack_co | Flora : Pomp + Splendour @pompandsplendour | MUA : Steph MUA @steph_mua | Hair : Shannon Brache Hair @shannonbrachehair | Catering + Beverages : The George Ballroom @thegeorgeballroom | Cake : The French Lettuce @thefrenchlettuce | Stationery : Bride’s Own Design | Leanne's Dress : Mia Ateliers @miaateliers | Daniel's Suit : Institchu @institchu | Engagement Ring : Cushla Whiting @cushlawhitingjewellery | Wedding Rings : Diamond Story