Retro Meets European Luxury In This Couple’s Romantic Chateau Wedding in Victoria, Australia
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The image of a romantic chateau nestled in the French countryside or a lavish villa gracing the shores of Italy’s Lake Como has long captivated the hearts of couples seeking an unforgettable wedding experience. Yet, for those who find themselves drawn to the rugged coastal beauty and timeless elegance of Australia, there exists a hidden gem that embodies the essence of European luxury within Victoria. Campbell Point House – a breathtaking haven that seamlessly marries the allure of a grand chateau wedding with the picturesque beauty of Lake Como. This was the dream wedding venue for Stephanie and Matthew earlier this year.
Let’s rewind a bit to one of the sweetest chapters of their love story. Stephanie and Matthew embarked on a road trip along the famous Great Ocean Road, where they were introduced to the awe-inspiring Twelve Apostles. It was there, amidst the jaw-dropping scenery, that they shared their very first kiss. Fast forward to their ninth anniversary, and Matt had a proposal plan that would make anyone swoon. On a peaceful beach along the Great Ocean Road, he presented Stephanie with a printed photograph from their initial visit, along with a heart-melting love letter that ended with a life-changing question. As Stephanie fondly puts it, it was “the most magical moment” of her life.
When it came to planning their big day, Stephanie and Matthew had a crystal-clear vision. Campbell Point House, a place that whisked them away to the elegance of European villas, was the perfect backdrop for their dreams. Just 1.5 hours from home, the venue’s regal charm and romantic vibes were like a match made in heaven for their creative ideas. They paid meticulous attention to every detail, ensuring that everything complemented the surroundings – from Stephanie’s stunning Oglia-Loro gown to Matt’s dashing double-breasted suit and the wild garden-style flowers that adorned the venue.
The Bride’s Gown
Stephanie’s custom Oglia-Loro Couture gown was a showstopper and a true reflection of her unique style and love for all things unconventional. The strapless gown, paired with a micro jacket featuring a fabulous puff sleeve detail, was an embodiment of her vision. Crafted from Italian silk in a timeless ivory shade, it had that classic elegance with a modern twist. Stephanie couldn’t help but gush about how it was “the perfect fit for the venue.” She was drawn to designer Sam’s creative flair, which had often graced the red carpets. The gown, with its impressive 32 meters of silk, was not just a testament to Sam’s craftsmanship but also Stephanie’s impeccable taste.
Their wedding guest list included 90 of their closest friends and family, and their big day was nothing short of remarkable and personal. Stephanie and Matthew’s advice to future couples planning their weddings is pure gold. They emphasize the importance of cherishing the journey leading up to the big day. Amidst the whirlwind of last-minute preparations, they encourage couples to set aside some precious time to savor the excitement of being engaged. In their case, a pre-wedding date night, just two nights before the wedding, allowed them to relish those final moments before they stepped into marital bliss.