Ellen and Adam’s Romantic Rooftop Wedding

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

romantic rooftop wedding0063

Ellen & Adam

One of my favourite things about Ellen and Adam’s romantic rooftop wedding is not the movie screen set up, not the fact they they wed in a garden to honour the homemade “Gin Garden” Ellen set up in Adam’s backyard when they first started dating, but that they chose this rooftop venue because they wanted to shout their love for each other from the rooftops.. and that’s exactly what they did! fotojojo was there to capture all the magic.

Ellen and Adam tell. “We worked together for years before we started dating, but it was doing the Melbourne Zombie Shuffle that brought us together – hence the zombie touches in our decorations.”

romantic rooftop wedding0001

romantic rooftop wedding0003

The couple met before the ceremony for photographs, Adam gifting his almost wife a necklace from Best Name Necklace,

romantic rooftop wedding0004
romantic rooftop wedding0005
romantic rooftop wedding0006
romantic rooftop wedding0007
romantic rooftop wedding0008

Ellen chose a soft pink tulle gown from Ouma while Adam was outfitted in a suit from Godwin Charli.

romantic rooftop wedding0010
romantic rooftop wedding0011
romantic rooftop wedding0012
romantic rooftop wedding0013
romantic rooftop wedding0014
romantic rooftop wedding0015
romantic rooftop wedding0017

Flower Vasette created the softly toned floral arrangements for the day.

romantic rooftop wedding0018

Ellen and Adam chose Tonic House for their celebrations, remembering, “When we first began dating, Ellen did some surprise guerrilla gardening in Adam’s backyard – she laid down astro turf, potted bamboo, set up deck chairs, tea light candles and lanterns. This became our very own Gin Garden, and when we chose a wedding venue, we wanted to recreate the intimate feeling of their romantic, urban garden. But most of all we wanted shout our love for each other from the rooftops of Melbourne! (which we did during the ceremony). ”

romantic rooftop wedding0019
romantic rooftop wedding0020

Ellen remembers, “We handed out traditional Italian confetti (sugared almonds) from a silver tray with a spoon to each guest at the end of the night. Five almonds each to represent the wishes for the life of the new couple – Health, Fertility, Longevity, Happiness and Wealth.”

romantic rooftop wedding0021
romantic rooftop wedding0022

Ellen remembers “Adam and I walked down together to The Book of Love by Peter Gabriel. Our entrance was just lovely and so us – we came up to the rooftop in separate elevators and walked down the aisle together, to the cheers of friends and family.”

romantic rooftop wedding0023
romantic rooftop wedding0024
romantic rooftop wedding0027
romantic rooftop wedding0028
romantic rooftop wedding0029

Ellen tells, “We bought a beautiful ring dish from Paloma’s Nest, and tied our wedding rings to it for a ring warming ceremony. The rings were passed between the guests throughout the ceremony, allowing everyone to hold them and send their blessings and wishes to the bride and groom.”

romantic rooftop wedding0030
romantic rooftop wedding0034
romantic rooftop wedding0035
romantic rooftop wedding0038
romantic rooftop wedding0040
romantic rooftop wedding0041
romantic rooftop wedding0042
romantic rooftop wedding0044
romantic rooftop wedding0045

Ed Dixon Food Design catered the wedding feeding guests platters of antipasti,  roving canapes and plenty of amazing cocktails.

romantic rooftop wedding0047
romantic rooftop wedding0048
romantic rooftop wedding0050
romantic rooftop wedding0051
romantic rooftop wedding0052
romantic rooftop wedding0053
romantic rooftop wedding0057
romantic rooftop wedding0058
romantic rooftop wedding0064
romantic rooftop wedding0065

Letter Lights provided a LOVE sign which was a focal point for the celebration, the bride remembering “The LOVE sign was the perfect backdrop for our ceremony, and it just got better as the sun set and it became the feature for photos and special moments.”

romantic rooftop wedding0068
romantic rooftop wedding0073
romantic rooftop wedding0072
romantic rooftop wedding0075

Ellen tells, “The rooftop allowed us to play with the space, so we decided to put together a video to project onto the building next door. Adam spent many hours putting together a collection of special moments and beautiful images that were projected stories high after the sun set.”

romantic rooftop wedding0078

Of their first dance, Ellen remembers, “We had the band playing the Connie’s Wedding Song from The Godfather’s famous opening wedding scene as we danced together under the fairy lights.”

Congratulations Ellen and Adam! Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us! Thank you also to fotojojo for sharing today’s spectacular wedding!

Polka Dot Dream Team...

The below wedding vendors made this magic happen and are an approved part of the Polka Dot Directory. Visit their portfolios to learn more and enquire about their services!


This post features the following wedding vendors. If you've been featured below, we'd love to get to know you. Click here to join Polka Dot Wedding.

  • Weedding Planner & Stylist
  • The Greatest Show On Earth
  • Ceremony Officiant
  • Kieran Fitz Michael
  • Miss Ladybird Cakes says:
    January 28, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    I Love everything about this wedding!!!!

  • Teamomode says:
    January 28, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    romantic wedding, so warm!

    • [email protected] Over Function says:
      January 28, 2015 at 3:22 pm

      Simply love this. So wonderful when couples stay true to who they are when coming up with their wedding vision. Sydney, BTW, needs more rooftop bars like this! x

  • [email protected] Over Function says:
    January 28, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Simply love this. The very best weddings are always when a couple stay true to who they are. Sydney needs more rooftops like this!

  • Ellen Valvasori says:
    February 3, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Thank you so much for featuring our wedding! It is almost our anniversary and what a lovely way to celebrate.

  • Carlos says:
    February 13, 2015 at 3:34 am

    That LOVE sign is awesome. Beautiful wedding.

  • Ten Ways To Add Italian Flavour To Your Wedding - Polka Dot Bride says:
    August 11, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    […] Photo by fotojojo via Ellen and Adam’s Romantic Rooftop Wedding […]



We ask that the comments you leave on our site are respectful of each other and the personal stories that are told. We reserve the right to remove any comments that do not fall within our site policies.


Trackback from your own site.