From proposal to party, every detail of Johnny and Remy’s wedding was met with refined craftsmanship. The night that Johnny proposed, Remy thought they were headed to the Crown Towers to celebrate her sister’s 30th birthday.
“I went in and found Johnny down on one knee, and written on the window were the words, ‘Will You Marry Me?’ It was such an incredible moment that I’ll always cherish.”
With an exquisitely customised 3.2 carat diamond ring surrounded by pink diamonds and partying with friends and family for the rest of the night, the experience was one Remy “will never forget!”
Soon after the engagement buzz, it was time for Johnny and Remy to begin wedding planning. As young sweethearts, Johnny and Remy even visited their school on the big day for some nostalgic snaps.
The celebration took place at Myer Mural Hall. Think red and purple hues amongst Gatsby dancers, with French basket chandeliers and mirror accents for that whimsical flair.
“Views from every angle were truly spectacular with the Ballroom’s walls lined with fascinating murals. It was the perfect backdrop to the styling,” said Remy.
The elegance didn’t end there. With a passion for personalisation, the couple had a hand-carved ice sculpture with their monogram proudly displayed in the foyer as the first thing for guests to lay eyes on.
“Our bonbonniere was something personal to Johnny and I as we found the perfect pairing in miniature Johnnie Walker and St. Remy Martin alcohol bottles.”
When it came to the sweeter things, Remy said, “the gravity defying spherical cake was truly spectacular and looked like it belonged perfectly in the Ballroom.”
Guests were kept entertained with an 18-person band flown in for the zaffet, waterfall fireworks for the waltz, performances by the Baker Boys Band and a cover of Alicia Keys’ ‘Girl On Fire’ by the bride’s talented four-year-old niece, Naya.
The rain on this Melbourne day didn’t stop the fun for the couple. The bride’s sister “did a traditional Lebanese chant that got the whole ballroom laughing” and the crowd danced the night away to what is considered the Arab anthem, Jeno Neto, as a confetti pod was fired. Good thing all the women were gifted flats!
Images by Melki Studios
Photographer: Melki Studios
Ceremony Venue: Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral
Reception Venue: Myer Mural Hall
Cinematographer: Melki Studios
Wedding planner: The Events Establishment
Baker Boys Band,
Just Wedding Entertainment,
DJ Michael Masri
Bridal dress designer: Cappellazzo Couture
Bridal shoes: Christian Louboutin
Groom’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Bridal headpiece: Cappellazzo Couture
Bridesmaid dresses designer: Carmen Licuria
Flower girl dresses designer: Cappellazzo Couture
Groom’s suit: Borrie’s Bespoke Tailors
Groomsmen suits: Harvey Specter Tailors
Cake designer: Trivelli Pasticceria
Invitation designer: Vinas Invitation
Florist: Poppy Culture
Favours: Johnnie Walker and Remy Martin
Hairdresser: Munzer Kassis
Makeup artists: ZF Make Up Artistry and Makeup By Nadene
Personalised robes, slippers, boxes, hangers: The Luxx Co
Wedding candles, vases, glass goblets, mannequin: The Luxx Co
Paris Basket Chandeliers: Chandelier Hire
Written by Shaymah Alkhair