#RCREALBRIDE Nadia showed us what looking like a real princess is all about in her Demetrios Style 725 Wedding Dress. A look perfect for the modern-day princess bride who wants to make a gran entrance. A ballgown tulle dress that feature intricate, wrap-around beading along the waist & a v-neck line with straps. Nadia and Simone said ‘I do’ surrounded by those most important to them followed by a intimate reception. Seating guests on long tables that were abundant with food, wine, laughter and love, this wedding shows us the special magic that comes from tying the knot in the Yarra Valley.
Photography: Jeremy Blode
THE FIRST SIGHT
Simone and I met eight years ago when he came here from Italy to travel Australia. He had decided to work abroad and learn English. It was not long into his trip that a friend introduced us when we were at a bar.
I moved to Italy to work and to live with Simone and it was during these amazing three years together, where we explored a lot of Italy in that time Simone introduced me to this gorgeous town in the Italian Alps called Livigno. It was a place we both fell in love with – being a very adventurous couple we loved this town in the winter for snowboarding and the summer for bike riding.
When we moved back to live in Australia this town was always one of the places we missed the most so in September 2016, when we travelled to Italy on holidays this was top of our list to visit! We planned a one week stay in the town with Simone’s family, which was wonderful. One afternoon on a walk up in the mountains to our favourite restaurant, Simone asked me to marry him. It was truly the perfect place.
When we saw Zonzo’s we both knew instantly that it was the venue for us. It had everything we wanted, from a space to have the ceremony and reception without having guests move throughout the evening, to beautiful big long dining tables with shared meals and of course stunning views of the vineyards. We were extremely happy with our venue choice as were our guests.
Our favourite part of the wedding was between the ceremony and reception. That time alone having our photos taken in the beautiful Yarra Valley, was truly magical and so lovely to have some quiet time together.
I fell in love with my dress the first moment I tried it on. The neckline and beading around the waist was very elegant and the tulle skirt on the dress made me feel like a princess.
FINDING THE ONE
What an absolutely amazing shopping experience we both had at RC. Simone purchased his suit at the Men’s store so it was special to find everything in one place. We would like to thank everyone who made us feel so welcome and special each and every time we arrived for our appointments.
I would particularly like to thank Francesca. Thank you for your time, care and of course for picking my wedding dress. The dress was everything I imagined my wedding dress to be.
ADVICE FOR OTHER BRIDES
Try to plan a couple of days away just the two of you after the wedding to soak it all in and relax. Especially if you are not jet setting off on your honeymoon straight away. It is a truly beautiful time in your relationship – enjoy it!
Photographer: Jeremy Blode
Venue: Zonzo Estate
Flowers: Rose & Sage Floral Designs
Hair: Georgia Bozikis
Makeup: Georgia Bozikis