Real Weddings: Anjie & Angelo’s Elegantly Timeless Wedding

Anjie and Angelo held an elegant and timeless wedding service at the gorgeous 19th century Anglican church at St. Kilda, Australia. They observed joining the knot using a sophisticated reception in a nearby hotel.

The Details

Bride’s Name: Anjie
Groom’s Name: Angelo
Venue(s): Ceremony at All Saints Anglican Church St Kilda; Reception in The International of Brighton — Georgian Area
Bridal Gown Designer: Eternal Weddings Camberwell
Shoes: Jeanette Maree Jewellery
Jewellery: Love on Jewellery
Makeup/Hair: Magical Makeovers
Florist: Kellee Flowers
Photographer: About Three Photography
Cake: Purity Cakes
Stationery: Adorn Invitations
Wedding Coordinator:
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Daniela’s
Menswear: RDX Chadstone

The Story

white floral bouquet sitting on chair

bride getting lipstick on

bride holding wedding gown

fit and flare wedding gown on hanger

bride putting on earrings

bridesmaids helping bride get dressed

bridesmaids getting ready in ornate sitting room

bride fastening bracelet

bride showing off dangly earrings

bride holding white and pink bouquet

bride posing reflection in mirror

groom tucking in shirt

groom and groomsman hugging

groom in black suit posing against white door

Angelo and I met online in 2011! As it is now, at the time, online dating was not as common. It just happened, although I honestly was not expecting to meet anyone. Angelo and I hit it off, and as soon as the relationship is there, it doesn’t happen to meet.

Our one year anniversary to celebrate, he surprised me with a live at Crown Metropol. 1 night, he simply got down to one knee and proposed from the hotel area. I can say it’s one of the most cherished moments of my life–it was authentic, intimate and magical.

I wanted something timeless and traditional . I picked the one which I thought looked beautiful of course embodied that atmosphere of I was searching and on me and tried on a few.

As it came into the design I was looking for our marriage I knew I needed something which was stylish and elegant. We chose the venue as it was all I imagined and more with our loved ones for our classy wedding we did for our particular day. When we found it, we knew it was the perfect fit, and it was really! We couldn’t look beyond it–that the ceremony was second to none, and we felt relaxed during the process.

bride and father exiting from white limo

priest exiting church to greet bride and groom

black vintage sports car outside church

bronze bird in catholic church

formal catholic church

bride and groom at altar in grand catholic church

flower girl and bridesmaids holding flowers in church

bride and groom holding hands at altar

catholic wedding bride groom at altar

bride and groom exiting church

bride and groom exit church with confetti thrown

Which were your favourite or most memorable aspects of your wedding day?

Because they were meaningful and touching, my favourite moment in the afternoon would definitely have to be the speeches given in the reception. In that instant, I felt so emotional and joyful .

bride posing in strapless gown with white bouquet

bride posing with bridesmaids in front of fountain

groomsmen in front of church

groom and groomsmen pose in front of fountain

groom posing with vintage black sports car

groom driving vintage black sports car

wedding party posing on stairs outside of church

bridal party posing outside of church

bridal party laughing strolling down street

bride and groom walking next to groomsmen on sidewalk

bride and groom kissing walking away from church

bride holding veil next to groom

bride and groom in front of church sun flare

bride and groom backs to camera turning heads

bride and groom holding hands and strolling

bride and groom pose on sidewalk under large tree

bride and groom standing in front of old building with lots of large windows

groom kissing bride on cheek

bride and groom in front of large glass doors and windows

bride and groom posing outside glass windows

bride and groom in front of white gate

bride and groom pose in front of black vintage car

bride and groom nuzzling in front of black sports car

bride and groom pose in front of vintage sports car

groom kissing bride in parking lot

bride and groom clinking glasses

groom holding bride's waist

bride and groom pose with champagne glasses

bride and groom posing arms around groom's neck

Is there anything   you would have done otherwise?

Since the family photographs did not go as I had planned in my mind, could be to be more prepared in exactly what shots I needed the photographer to catch.

chalkboard wedding welcome sign

outside of restaurant with urn sculpture

white stretch limo parked in front of restaurant

ballroom set up for elegant white and gray wedding reception

black label whiskey wedding centerpiece

round white three tier wedding cake with brown ribbon

white wedding cake with white flowers

bride and groom leaving bouquet in the air

platter of deli meat

bride and groom listening to speech

bride and groom cutting cake

bride and groom dancing foreheads touching

groom spinning bride on dance floor

father daughter dance

bride and groom dancing groom down on floor

Have you got some advice for future brides?

My advice to future brides would be to try and not worry so much about the finer aspects throughout the time preparation, for it will not matter as much on the day. Embrace and revel in all of it while, and as much as, possible.

bride and groom sit in chair in dark empty ballroom

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