Step into the glitz and glamour of the Leonello’s romantic wedding day inspired by the 1900’s. Serving nods of Gatsby goodness, guests were greeted with ostrich feather realness and golden candelabras.
Seriously, it gave “a little party never hurt nobody” from the gown all the way to the confetti storm. Needless to say… this entire wedding was an entire vibe!
The Love Story
A sliding doors love story, this couple knew about each other for years. Attending the same parties at different times, going to the same university without meeting and even having grandparents who knew each other from similar Italian towns, this love was destiny. Finally they were introduced (it’s about damn time) and hit it off at a mutual friends party. Although, their first few dates didn’t go to plan, nothing stopped their OBVIOUS connection. Domenic soon asked Stephanie out and two years later he proposed in an isolated beach-side location where she said yes forever, nawwwwwwwww.
Let’s take a moment for this multi-wear masterpiece because we’re in LOVE! Drawing inspiration from the designs of Pierre Balmain and Hubert De Givenchy, Stephanie wanted to look “both sexy and glamorous yet classy and elegant” as she walked down the aisle. She wore an iconic Saint Elia gown made of 5 individual pieces, designed to be separates so she “could change the look and then get down to the silk underskirt and organza bodice”. She completed her look with a 1950’s vintage Italian birdcage headpiece and red anthuriums which were to-die for! Unlike most Brides, Stephanie wanted to re-wear her gown and this gown of separates allowed her to wear pieces on her special day and beyond. What an amazing idea, we think this will be an upcoming trend for future Brides! She even stripped down to her bodice with pants and skirt and went out to a bar post-wedding, because we all need a drink or two after the altar.
Favorite Moments of the Wedding
After saying their I do’s, the Leonello’s entered Linseed House at the Grounds of Alexandria hand in hand to the backtrack ‘Spectrum’ – Florence and the Machine played by a string quartet. Confetti soon began to fall on their cherished guests “so everyone could be involved and the constant dancing, laughing”. But, the confetti didn’t stop there…Stephanie said that the “most heartwarming moment would be hearing Domenic say his speech and the confetti falling and Domenic kissing me under it”. Doesn’t this sound like a scene out of a movie? We’re living for it! She also shared a moment with her Dad Michael surprising guest’s and dancing to David Bowie instead of the traditional waltz. Slow dances just aren’t cutting it these days, Brides are loving a gold old boogie. The Bride also confessed that the Groom and herself set aside 5 minutes of alone time during the wedding to appreciate their day in its entirety, and even donated to three charities on the night.
Advice From the Bride
“Be yourself. Don’t doubt what initially catches your eye. Your choices are a reflection of you and your Fiancé’s personality and style”
Reception Venue: The Linseed House @thegrounds
Wedding Planner: @theravishingsavage (Aka The Bride)
Hairdresser’s: @guisellemarielhairandmakeup @beyondhair_justinemaggio
Entertainment (DJ, Band): @[email protected]cadenastrings
Bridal Dress Designer: @santelia_sydney
Bridal Shoes: @ysl
Bridal Jewellery: Vintage @dolcegabbana earrings from 1950’s, bracelets and gold ring from @natashaschweitzer
Bridal Headpiece: Birdcage vintage from Italy 1950’s sourced through @santelia_sydney
Bridesmaids Dress: @manningcartell
Groom’s Suit: @pjohnsontailors
Cake Designer: @alloracakestudio
Invitation Designer: @impressedstudio
Favours: @cancercouncil @wireswildliferescue @beyondblueofficial
Wedding Cars: @broadwaylimousines