Marcia & Chris

There’s nothing like a classic black tie wedding to get you in the mood for frocking up with high heels and a lot of glitzy jewels and today’s celebration is all about the glamour.

Marcia kicks off today’s feature with the story of how they came to be. “What was planned to be a girls’ night out to help a friend forget a broken heart, led to a very unexpected pursuit of the bride all over the city that night – finally the my friend gave away my phone number – and the rest was history – 7 years later!”

Photographs today are by gm photographics who always capture the classic and traditional moments with a little bit of glamour.

Blond Flores created the floral arrangements for the day.

Monograms were a feature of the day, Marcia explaining, “I had my initials beaded in crystals on my wedding veil which was later made into a pillow as a keepsake. I had also custom ordered a ring bearing plate with our names and wedding date engraved with the words “to have and to hold” from Etsy. The plate now sits on our bedside table and used to hold our wedding rings at night.”

Marina Logvin Bridal Couture (02 9328 3960) designed the bride and bridesmaid gowns. Marcia remarks, “I loved working with Marina Logvin in designing my wedding gown- she was truly amazing to work with and an absolute genius – she made the 15 month journey of handcrafting my gown an absolute joy! I also loved having  my aunt travel from the UK and to be by my side as my maid of honour, fulfilling a promise she made to me at 15.”

Marcia and Chris married at Mary Immaculate Church, Waverley.

Marcia walked down the aisle to “Gabriel’s Oboe by Enino Morricone- a touching moment to share with my father. We had a family priest who was able to marry us. Father Peter was able to speak truly from the heart and engage with our friends and family in uniting us. I loved being able to give communion at church to my family and friends and being married in the same church I was baptised in.”

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Of their photographer, Marcia says “Truly remarkable. Gm photographics have an amazing ability to capture natural moments in the blink of an eye that are timeless. Truly magnificent photographers who make you feel so relaxed and comfortable – never obtrusive and always know the right moments to capture.”

Doltone House, Darling Island Wharf was chosen as the setting for Marcia and Chris’ wedding reception, Marcia recalling, “Doltone House provided impeccable service – never an empty glass in sight – superb gourmet food for the insatiable Italian appetites! The venue provided a stunning harbour backdrop and a relaxed alfresco area for guests to mingle. Every need was catered for and an event organiser is always at hand to assist towards the lead up. The venue very comfortable catered for our 180 guests, provided a DJ as part of the package and looked after the bridal party from the moment of our arrival.”

Faye Cahillcreated the three tier wedding cake.

Marcia and Chris put their own touch on many of the reception elements. “Reception menus were printed and sealed with a purple personalised wax seal with our initials – many nights of labouring over wax sealing guns and also a very patient father who assisted with the sealing process. We had an embossed stamp made to execute the seal. I also had vintage photographs of our parents’ and grandparents’ wedding displayed at the reception to show the generations of marriage.”

For their first dance, Marcia remembers, “We danced to ‘Lucky’ by Jason Marz which summed up our relationship – “Lucky to be in love with my best friend” – we had actually attempted last minute dancing lessons prior to the big day but impromptu dancing took over on the night.”

Congratulations Marcia and Chris! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to gm photographics for sharing today’s wedding with us!