Newman College Chapel, with its impressive carved gargoyles and Spanish medieval influences was just as prestigious as the large square courtyard it occupied. From the veneer of stonework blanketed by Australian fauna to the rusticated walls within, the Chapel of the Holy Spirit set the scene for what was a beautifully candid day among close friends and family.
As a graduate of the University of Melbourne, Justin had envisioned this day as a young man. “To us, it’s one of the most beautiful chapels in Melbourne,” Eliza says.
From the Chapel, the bridal party meandered Melbourne’s characteristic lane ways and famous graffitied walls to the reception space at The Australian Club. An unsuspecting building from the outside. Though inside, a sense of grandeur and stature emanated, the same way it had for Melbourne’s aristocracy in 1878.
Eliza and Justin’s carefully curated black tie event was a cohesive coalesce of sophistication and simplicity – with a hint of liquid gold and metallic throughout the reception decor, dessert table, confetti canon and table settings.
Though beyond the aesthetics of the day, the couple wanted to create an event that was sentimental and special in one way or another for all of their guests, who had traveled far and wide to attend.
“A stand out element that every guest loved was personalised name cards. Each guest received a special memory or quote that only they would understand.”
“We gave full control to the caterers, our florist and our photographer,” Eliza says and we were blown away with the results. “
Tony Evans’ unobtrusive, documentary style photography conveyed every frivolous moment and reflection of love – framing the entire day perfectly. Rather than intruding with direction, Tony’s soft approach is unprocessed and yields a wonderful honesty.
Reception Venue: The Australian Club
Photography: Tony Evans Photography / @tony_evans_photo
Videographer: C2 Films
Wedding Gown: Jane Hill
Grooms Attire: Berkeley Apparel
Flowers: Tillda Flowers
Dessert Bar: Burnt Butter Cakes
Cake: Dianne Rinaldi
Makeup: Cat Puls
Hair: Kolinda Mason