Marco and Rhiannon first met in high school at a friend’s 16th birthday party. They remained friends for a few years until Marco began chasing Rhiannon who finally caved in and agreed to a date. They got to know each other well, and within five months of their relationship, Marco was firmly in love.
Marco’s romantic proposal included surprising Rhiannon with a weekend away, and upon arrival, she was met with 100 gold Billion roses and a note that finished off with the words “will you marry me?”. When Rhiannon turned around, Marco was on one knee.
The ceremony took place at Rhiannon’s local parish. The beautiful St Mark’s Catholic Church Drummoyne. What attracted them to this venue was the gorgeous arch that led into the church, the amazing detailing of the altar and its overall beauty. Walking down the aisle to Marco with her father by her side, was by far Rhiannon’s favourite moment.
The reception was held at Ivy Sunroom and Ivy Ballroom. Ivy appealed to Marco for its unique fun and modern atmosphere. There was plenty of space for the guests to enjoy themselves, and the food was amazing. With both Marco and Rhiannon coming from an Italian background, food and festivities were very important.
The wedding was styled with plenty of white and a subtle touch of pink. Rhiannon wanted her wedding to be pretty and elegant, and it was. The overall effect of the décor saw her vision come to life. There were hanging crystals with a gorgeous floral arrangement above the bridal table. Each table was complemented by alternating gold candelabras and gold floral Cleopatra stand arrangements with peonies and roses being the flowers of the day.
Rhiannon looked stunning in a Velani by Nicky wedding gown. It took 9 months for her gown to be designed and made. The gown’s three types of lace and hand-beaded detail was impeccable and featured a piece of her mother’s wedding dress which was also incorporated into the handmade garter that her grandmother, Nonna Giovanna, made for her. She felt like a true princess in her wedding gown which was complimented by the bridesmaids Elana Kozlova creations that were soft pinks and near whites with a touch of lace on their bodies. Marco looked dashing as ever in his custom-designed to suit from Today’s Man Menswear, and he proudly wore a pin that belonged to his late grandfather, Nonno Franco.
The day was captured in beautifully candid and natural photos by Simon Gorges. Marco and Rhiannon were very happy with the results and the entire photography team who were professional and fun. Simon was given free rein to decide on poses and certain locations to shoot at in the Botanical Gardens. Simon truly captured all of the best moments of the day as he was always around, making the newlyweds feel comfortable and special. They truly loved the natural and candid photos that captured the true events of their special day.