Decor & Details
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Even the groom is in pink, and we love it!
I just received this amazing ballet wedding of Zara and Daniel—two dancers from Australia. And while it’s not a New Jersey wedding, it’s FABULOUS inspiration if you’re dreaming of either a pink wedding or a Tuscan wedding.
Click here for more inspiration on creating a PINK wedding.
Now read on to see this gorgeous wedding!
How did you and Daniel meet?
We met 4 years ago when Daniel came to dance for my Ballet School in Canberra.
How did he propose?
It was Christmas Day and he took me on a very long walk around a beautiful part of Melbourne. When we arrived back at his parent’s house, he took me into a quiet room and knelt down on one knee and asked would I marry him. I cried and laughed and jumped into his arms. Mind you, at first, I was just as excited thinking he had adopted a dog for us and that I was going to get it as a present. But a diamond ring from my wonderful man more than made up for the lack of a dog that Christmas day.
What sort of style did you envision for your wedding day in terms of décor + styling?
We love design and started by choosing our color palette, which was soft rose pink and rose gold. We went for a rich, warm rustic Italian-inspired vibe following a trip to Italy and falling in love with the Tuscan countryside.
Tell us about your wedding gown and how you chose it:
My gown was made in Russia by a beautiful designe, Milva, who I found online following my first local dress fitting, after which I felt a tad despondent about how much I’d have to alter all the dresses I tried on in order to even remotely resemble and reflect my taste. When I searched on Pinterest to find more of what I was after, I came across this gorgeous design. It took hours to locate this picture to the designer, but finally I managed to track down the website and immediately got in contact with her via email.
After seeing her range of very unique and stunning dresses, it was so hard to choose the exact one for me, especially as I wasn’t able to try any of them on. But Milva was able to describe each of the dresses I loved and how I would feel in them on the day. She also asked me lots of questions about the setting of the venue so she could picture exactly what I was after. I finally made a decision to purchase a beautiful soft pink gown with a milk lace overlay. The dress felt very elegant to wear and the quality of the fabrics were divine. As I wanted to dance all night, I also decided to get a very pretty and more fun inspired short wedding dress made by the same designer.
As for my husband’s attire, he has been an Arthur Gallan fan for some time, and he was beside himself when he inadvertently walked up the stairs of a local tailor shop in a little side street in Toorak near the same corner of Arthur’s boutique store to then be greeted by Arthur himself. Daniel couldn’t say no, hehe, and the rest is now history. He wore a stunning tailor-made pink (that his dad preferred to call salmon) suit designed and made by Arthur himself with fabrics ordered from Russia and Italy to complement the wedding dress.
What was your favorite moment from the day?
Everything! But a few very special highlights were: Seeing each other for the first time that day as I entered the Chapel, and our first dance as husband and wife! Amidst a lot of smiles we also cried a lot.
Any tips that you can give to future brides?
Elope haha I’m so kidding. But just remember to plan your day never losing sight of why this day exists. That is, to mark the beginning of a life with the person you love the most.
Anything else you’d like to add?
Personalized vows make for a very special and emotional moment that you and your guests could never forget given the verity of words coupled with a moment of raw emotions that just cannot be anticipated.
Wedding feature thanks to: Giant Invitations
Photographer: Rick Liston
Videography: Michael Braun (a friend of the bride & groom)
Celebrant/Officiant: Andrew Redman
Florist: Victoria Whitelaw
The Dresses: Milva Russia
Shoes: Ralph and Russo
Groomsmen’s suits: Arthur Galan
Hair: Sammy Fyfe
Make Up: Victoria Jade
Ceremony, Reception & Catering: Stones of the Yarra Valley, Coldstream, VIC
Cake: Miss Lady Bird Cakes, Melbourne
Entertainment: Rutherford Entertainment