All the Details of Entrepreneur Bridgett Roccisano’s Timeless Melbourne Wedding
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A spectacular church venue, a cathedral length veil, and personalized favors for guests—all of these and more were present at the timeless wedding of Bridgett Roccisano, which took place in Melbourne on April 29.
Bridgett, the founder of the brand Booby Tape, wed her sweetheart Joshua Cavallaro in St. Patrick’s Cathedral in East Melbourne, where her very own parents tied the knot 44 years prior. According to her, getting married in this special church was her dream since she was a little girl—she was over the moon to finally see it become a reality, surrounded by lush blooms and 220 beloved guests.
Bridgett told Wedded Wonderland that she wanted a perfectly timeless, classic wedding, and contacted event design and production company Giannarelli International to execute her vision. The result was a breathtaking setup of white roses against deep green bushes, put together by Superbloom, which was an elegant, monochromatic decor choice that matched the bride’s dress.
As for the fashion, the bride wore an off-shoulder satin gown by the Australian bridal and eveningwear label Con Ilio. The dress featured long sleeves fastened cuffed with buttons, a column silhouette, a long train, and a gorgeous cathedral-length veil in a classic cascade style. She accessorized with white pumps, and kept other jewelry at a minimum, maintaining a soft, elegant look.
For the reception party, the couple and their loved ones danced the night away at the National Gallery of Victoria. Their wedding photos surely make a strong case for holding a reception at an art museum—the stunning architecture, broad and versatile space, and central location make it an ideal canvas for a fairytale reception!
At the reception evening, each guest received a personalized napkin, which they took home with them as a souvenir. “I also told them that if anyone can take anything away from our wedding I want them to feel the love and have fun,” Bridgett shared. “It is not just about Joshua and I, it’s about all of our loved ones being there together to celebrate such special day!”
“We had Sally Copper perform and Ricki-Lee Coulter do a 40 minute mini-concert with back up dancers and she was just incredible, literally all 220 people were up and dancing!”
For this festive evening, the bride changed into a a corset minidress also by Con Ilio. With a similar neckline and sleeves, the afterparty dress was a chic update of her ceremony gown, enhanced with a body-hugging boned bodice and a draped miniskirt.
Bridgett also shared some advice, which will be useful to brides out there who are just getting started on their wedding planning journeys. “Advice would be: I know it can be a stressful time but don’t let the small stuff worry you; enjoy every moment as the planning and the day is all once-in-a-lifetime and will be all over so quickly,” she said.
“If you can, invest in a wedding planner—they do make the world of difference and take such stress of your shoulders! Be organised!”
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