Real Wedding – Thi & Raph, Abbotsford VIC
A chance meeting as bridesmaid and groomsman in a mutual friend’s wedding first brought Thi and Raph together, and life came full circle when they recently celebrated their own ever-after at the gorgeous Abbotsford Convent.
Absolutely beaming with happiness, the love Thi and Raph share is evident, and their dream day came complete with a personalised, humorous and heartfelt ceremony that really set the tone for celebrations to follow.
Glowing in gold, bride Thi was a vision, and Georgia Verrells was there to capture all the magic.
In Thi’s words…
Coupled as bridesmaid and groomsmen via a friend’s wedding.
He is patient, loving and forgiving!
Re-lived our first date. Dinner at South Wharf, gelato at St Kilda pier, and then he proposed!
Relaxed, rustic, fun.
Simple yet elegant, fitted. I did not intend to wear gold on the day although when I saw the dress, I knew it was ‘the one’. Purchased it online via BHLDN.
The ceremony – personalised, funny and we officially got married!
Meaning of marriage.
The greatest aspect is choosing to commit to one another. Through good times there will be bad times. Remembering why you first got together and why you stayed together.
Aisle: Fallin’ by Jessica Mauboy
Reception entry: Angels by Chance the Rapper
First dance: If I Ain’t Got You by Alicia Keys
The amount of co-ordinating required to plan a wedding!
Words of wisdom.
Consider ideas and opinions from others – although at the end of the day – make decisions on what suits you both best.
Go for gold! Tradition white gown not your thang? Check out Ben and Hannah’s dreamy Fitzroy day for more out-of-the-box inspiration.
THI & RAPH’S TRIBE
Ceremony venue / location: Abbotsford Convent
Celebrant/Officiant: Julianne Bambacas
Photography: Georgia Verrells
Videography: Burgess Video
Florist: Serenity Flowers
Hair and make-up: Bride
The Dress(es): BHLDN
Rings: Michael Parker Diamonds
Groomsmen’s suits: ASOS
Catering and Bar: Bursaria
Favours: Designer Candy
Cake / Cake topper: Krispy Kreme
Entertainment: Memory box DJ and photobooths
Hire: oneclick photobooth
Honeymoon: Ubud, Bali