Bride and groom against textured wall

Lilli & Michael

A Tuesday intimate city garden wedding is something a little different than your standard Saturday affair. After meeting and bonding at work, Lilli and Michael wanted to celebrate their marriage with their favourite people in a relaxed setting that was all about their guests. They chose Elleni Toumpas to capture their day.

Brides dressing hanging in blacony

Wedding ONSET Studio Hair Makeup

Bride and groom getting ready on wedding day

Groom helkping bride get ready

Bride and groom toasting on wedding day

White boutonerrie on grey suitNeomi Allen Couture lace drewss

Of her gown, which was made by Neomi Allen Couture, Lilli tells ,”I wanted something modern, western and elegant but with a whisper of The East. Neomi Allen Couture has brought it to life and her creation was gracefully modern, effortlessly elegant and the perfect harmony of East and West. What stood out to me were the details, the tiny flowers, sewn by hand, with love in every stitch, the pearls, the lace, the collar, all amazing.” The groom wore a pale blue Dom Bagnato suit with shoes by Alexander McQueen.

Bride wearing Neomi Allen Couture

Bride in Neomi Allen CoutureLace applique qedding gown

Bride and groom walking to wedding

Urban wedding photo

Bride in high neck wedding gownBride in illusion neck wedding gown

Elleni Toumpas

Newlyweds urban wedding photo

Of their photographer, Lilli tells, “She was professional, talented and easy going. She was more like my best friend than the photographer.”

Melbourne city wedding photo

Bride walking on St Kilda Rd

Gemini Melbourne Acoustic Duo

Guests at Melbourne Wedding

Wedding arbour with candle balls

Lilli and Michael chose The Willows for their wedding, marrying in the courtyard before a celebration in the conservatory.

Ring bearers at Melbourne wedding

Wedding Ceremony at The Willows

Lilli walked down the aisle to a jazz vocal version (performed by Gemini Melbourne Acoustic Duo) to Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters”.

Bride meeting groom at The Willows

Bride in neck high wedding gown

Melbourne garden ceremony venue

Margaret Collier officiated the ceremony, the bride noting, “The ceremony was held in the courtyard of The Willows, under a garden arch decorated with hanging glass orbs with tealights. We wanted to created a ceremony which is intimate, relaxed and uniquely us. We did not included any reading, but Michael (the groom) had written a short story about how we met.”

Wedding ceremony Margaret Collier

The Willows wedding ceremony venue

Wedding ceremony at The Willows St Kilda Rd

First kiss at Melbourne wedding

Newlyweds in Melbourne

Bride hugging guest

Guest hugging groom

Bride with guests

The Willows Marquee Reception

Guests gathered inside the Conservatory for the reception. The couple, not wanting a lot of tradition skipped things like the first dance and instead had things they loved – a photo booth, a champagne tower and a cake and sweet buffet.

Golden chivari chairs at weddingLong tables at weddin with black linen

Gold wedding cake with sweetsGold leaf macarons at wedding

Regnier Cakes created the grand table of golden sweet treats including a two tier golden wedding cake.

Gold cake pops at weddingSwirled chocolate macarons

Gold wedding vake

Gold wedding cake with white flowersChocolate ice cream cones at wedding

Melbourne acoustic wedding duo

Bride with guest in black dress

Wedding reception moments

Chamapgne coupesPrinted wedding manu

Pouring champagne tower

Champagne Tower

The floral arrangements and styling for the day was by Victoria Whitelaw, Lilli noting, “She helped me with a lot of styling of the wedding. I enjoyed the whole process. It was wonderful to see your dream wedding turning into reality.”

Wedding at The Willows

Cake table at The Willows

Wedding speeches

Wedding speeches at The Willows

The Willows wedding speeches

Appluse during speeches

Dancing happy bride

Congratulations on your marriage Lilli and Michael! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Elleni Toumpas for sharing today’s wedding!