An Italian And Lebanese Wedding At Sydney’s Ivy Ballroom


Alex and Jemma’s love story was completely unexpected and neither one of them saw it coming. A regular customer at Jemma’s cafe Hidden Jem overheard her speaking to a colleague saying that she needed to call a plumber to replace a broken tap. This customer called his plumber and that was when Alex walked into the cafe. From that day, Alex started coming in for a coffee and a chat. Coincidentally, Jemma had frequent plumbing issues at the cafe which meant that Alex kept coming back!

The moment Alex proposed was something that the couple will remember for a long time. Alex’s sister called Jemma one night saying she needed someone to talk to. Jemma rushed over only to find fairy lights and Alex standing underneath the driveway with roses. And to top it off, Alex designed the ring exactly how Jemma envisioned it to be!

The couple’s colour palette of their special day was based around Alex’s burgundy suit. The wedding stationery including the invites, table decor and bouquets had touches of burgundy giving the wedding an edge but elegant vibe. The couple decided to have a balloon garland bridal table in matte black, silver and whites finished with touches of the same florals used on the guests centrepieces.

The couple entered their reception venue on their cousins’ shoulders which was such a thrill and really set the vibe for the night. The father of the bride gave a heartfelt speech, describing that this next stage in the couple’s lives as paper planes taking off and that it is time to fly. Suddenly, paper planes came flying onto the dance floor from all the guests, a moment the bride will never forget.

Celebrating their Italian and Lebanese roots, the couple had the perfect mix of cultural music leading all guests and a few gate crashers to the dance floor! Jemma incorporated parsley from her grandmother’s garden in her bouquet in memory of her.

Congratulations to Alex and Jemma!

Photographer: Josh Jay Photography, Ceremony Venue: All Saints Anglican Parramatta, Wedding Planner & Entertainment: Amen Events, Stephanie Marie Events, Bridal Dress Designer: Laila Nakhoul, Bridal Shoes: Betts, Bridal Jewellery: Cerrone Jewellers, Bridal Headpiece: Tania Maras, Engagement Rings: Atlas Jewellers, Bridesmaids Dresses Designer: Portia and Scarlett, Floral Girl Dresses Designer: Tutu Du Monde, Groom’s Suit: Gent With, Groomsmen Suits: YD, Pageboy Suit: Roco Clothing, Cake Designer: Impressions Cake Design, Invitation Designer: Atalina Design, Florist: Inflower, Hairdresser: Nej Henein, Makeup Artists: Helen Sotis Makeup

Written By: Alessandra Fasanella

Feature Image By: Josh Jay Photography

Posted in New South Wales, Real Weddings by wedded wonderland


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