Celeste & Nicolas

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 #rcrealbride Celeste wore the stunning Madison James MJ158 gown for her wedding at Tatra Receptions in Mount Dandenong on the 9th of September 2017

ATEIA Photography and Video

 

THE FIRST SIGHT

Nic and I met each other through mutual friends during our last year in high school. We started getting to know each other more after we graduated. Nic made the decision to attend my friend Cecilia’s New Year’s Eve party and it all happened from there, almost ten years ago now.

THE PROPOSAL

Nic proposed to me at Mandurah, a coastal city outside of Perth, W.A. We were standing on the jetty at sunset when he bent down on one knee. We had lived in Perth together for a year and Mandurah was the last place we wanted to visit again before heading back home to Melbourne.

madison james mj158 wedding dress real bride

madison james mj158 wedding dress real bride

THE VENUE

Nic and I chose Tatra Receptions because we wanted something comfortable yet elegant. Tatra offers beautiful gardens with an abundance of photo opportunities. We had the convenience of having the ceremony, photos, reception and accommodation all at one lovely location.

THE FAVOURITE MOMENT

A lot of people say that your wedding day goes by in a flash. I can remember almost every part of it and I cherish every moment from getting ready with my bridesmaids, to my sister, Stefania singing at the ceremony and the first dance; which Nic and I practised a few weeks before the wedding. The whole time I was happy and excited. Those feelings, which were shared with my husband, family and friends was my favourite part of the wedding.

madison james mj158 wedding dress real bride

madison james mj158 wedding dress real bride

THE DRESS

I felt absolutely wonderful in my Madison James wedding gown.

FINDING THE ONE

Rina assisted me at the Armadale store. She made me, my mum and my bridesmaids feel very welcome. Rina knew exactly what I wanted in a dress and what would make me feel comfortable.

CELESTE WEARS MADISON JAMES 158 WEDDING DRESS

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ADVICE FOR OTHER BRIDES

Go with what feels right. Don’t overthink things.

madison james mj158 wedding dress real bride

madison james mj158 wedding dress real bride

Photographer: ATEIA Photography and Video  / Bride’s dress: Madison James MJ158 / Bridal Store: Raffaele Ciuca, Armadale store  / Hairstylist: Jessica Lee  / Make-up Artist: Stefania De Vecchi  / Bouquet: Peppercorn Floral Design  / Flowers on Chapel beam: Posies and Twine  / Boutonniere and Corsages: Josie Brennan (family friend) Venue: Tatra Receptions  / Wedding Cake: Special Treats by Carolyn