We’re celebrating Lucy and Virgil’s elegant Melbourne Town Hall wedding on Polka Dot You today! Their love story is nothing short of magical, marked by serendipitous moments and a shared birthday that brought them together on Lucy’s first day at work. From a romantic proposal in the lush surroundings of the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne to their elegant Town Hall wedding celebration, their journey has been filled with joy, laughter, and unforgettable memories.

On December 9, 2023, surrounded by close family and friends, Lucy and Virgil celebrated their union with a blend of timeless elegance and personal touches, creating a day that was as unique and special as their love story. Join us as we dive into the details of their extraordinary day, from the lush floral arrangements to the heartfelt ceremony, and everything in between.

Our wedding was held on 9th December 2023 – Melbourne Town Hall, Portico Balcony and this was followed by an intimate reception dinner for 30 guests at Bottega on Bourke St.

We had a more elegant but cool vibe. We love art deco with a flourish of old luxury. We had lush soft flowers, dark colours, with a nice balance of fresh whites and baby blues. The marble of the building, combined with the blacks of the suits was perfect!

Virgil, my husband wore a very inky/midnight blue velvet jacket, black tuxedo pants and patent shoes – slicked back hair for the old Italian look. Something classic to fit our vibe!

I wore a San Patrick Bridal gown in the style Regina, with large ruffles and soft ivory satin, Jimmy Choo lace Sacora heels, and I wore my hair in a romantic bun.

The shopping experience was so much fun. I found it with the wonderful ladies at Fairytales Bridal Boutique in Nunawading!

We included my mothers diamonds set – I had her earrings and necklace on and I wore a clip from her wedding in my flowers too.

Our wedding party was gorgeous and very coordinated, my girls wore floor length black conservative gowns, and the boys in black suits.

My favourite detail of the day was the flowers. I adore having flowers and I really wanted to get it right. I was so deeply appreciative to Basia for helping us to meet the vision – big blooms of florals, with hydrangeas, roses and forget me nots.

The balance of white, cream, pops of garden green and baby blues was just gorgeous! I cried when I saw the flowers, I was glad to have dad wearing a buttonhole and mum a wrist corsage too.

Basia was incredible to work with, well priced and very kind.

We met on our birthday (yes we share the same birthday!) at our workplace. First day for me, and he was already working there.

We had discussed our future together quickly, about 6 months into the relationship, and then we started ring shopping on a holiday. We kept our eye out for unique rings and ended up finding something we liked. Virgil and I took our birthday day off the year after we met and he proposed in the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne.

I walked down the aisle with my Dad, Gary, and we walked down the aisle to Claire De Lune by Debussy – we had a string quartet and I wouldn’t change that for the world. We’re big fans of live music, especially strings!

We opted to reflect the serious commitment of marriage through our ceremony, so it was emotional, exciting and very romantic.

We made sure to include both of our groups of siblings in the ceremony, making them ring bearers, and witnesses on our certificate. My mother did a reading and my father walked me down the aisle so it was lovely to have everyone involved. The other special details were our string quartet, playing our favourite music, funnily enough it rained a spectacular amount and that made it all the better. It was such a beautiful day but the rain that wet our tied knot was definitely good luck!

Other details we loved were the photography, capturing our entire ceremony on video, and inviting all our nearest and dearest!

The team from ATEIA Photography were professional, kind and collaborative – amazing humans.

My favourite photograph is of Virgil and I coming back down the aisle together with the spray of white petals falling over us!

Melbourne Town Hall was great to work with, flexible and a great historic location. Bottega was also absolutely top notch fine dining and we loved treating out guests to an amazing dinner.

I did not enjoy wedding planning at all to be honest. It was a stressful, secondary full time job!

Some advice to offer for future marrieds to be – none because it’s too early! Patience is key.