Catherine & David at Fitzroy Town Hall


Melbourne, Victoria

Credit: Dan Marsh, Chris McConville, Jesse Hisco

Friendship blossomed into romance for high school friends Catherine and David many years later, culminating in a romantic proposal in Bali with a vintage blue sapphire ring that belonged to David’s grandmother.

Catherine and David at Fitzroy Town Hall
Catherine and David at Fitzroy Town Hall

 

When it came time to plan the big day Catherine’s sound organisational skills held the couple in good stead. “I’m super organised so I was ready months in advance,” said Catherine. “I love making lists and ticking things off, so planning a wedding came quite naturally to me.”

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With the couple both sharing a passion for design and horticulture their wedding was themed around these two elements, creating a “vintage garden wonderland” at Melbourne’s Fitzroy Town Hall.

Upon entering the hall guests were greeted by a red tandem bicycle brimming with blooms and a  “hooray” sign.

Catherine and David at Fitzroy Town Hall

 

Rustic vintage wooden tables overflowed with crystal dishes, vintage books, fresh blooms, high vases filled with silver birch, gingham print tea towels as napkins, vintage side plates with bone handled knives – and other odd vintage bits and pieces.

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Rustic vintage wooden tables overflowed with crystal dishes, vintage books and fresh blooms. 

The entire room had a canopy of festoon lighting and strings of colour, there was a lounge area that served as a whiskey station with vintage mismatched armchairs, lounges and floral cushions which had screen printed images of Rosie (the couple’s beloved French bulldog). 

There was a vintage dessert and cheese dresser that was topped with a delicious selection of sweets and cheeses and was stacked with vintage plates and individual cheese boards. 

Catherine and David at Fitzroy Town Hall
Catherine and David at Fitzroy Town Hall

Upon entering the hall guests were greeted by a red tandem bicycle brimming with blooms and a “hooray” sign. 

Of the transformation of the venue Catherine said, “the styling was simply breathtaking and exactly what we wanted. It captured our personalities and impressed us (and our guests) beyond belief.”

“The stage had a large banner, which was hand painted with the words “Drop it like it’s hot”, which encouraged everyone to dance! And it definitely worked!” said Catherine.

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The delicious catering was provided courtesy of boutique caterer Ed Dixon Food Design. 

“My father made a touching speech, followed by my sister who paid homage to Dave and me as a couple in a very clever and caring manner,” Catherine said.

Catherine and David at Fitzroy Town Hall

The "Drop It Like It's Hot!" banner encourage guests to dance the night away. 

“Dave’s brother, Matt gave a very funny typical best man speech, followed by Dave who thanked guests and thanked me for becoming his wife. We felt very blessed the entire evening.”

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“Ed Dixon Food Design were committed from day one to helping us achieve our dream wedding; they provided so much more than just fabulous food,” said Catherine. 

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Gown: Gwendolynne | Photographer: Dan Marsh, Chris McConville, Jesse Hisco | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Fitzroy Town Hall available through Ed Dixon Food Design | Reception Caterer: Ed Dixon Food Design | Reception Decorations: Simply Georgeous Occasions | Bridal accessories: Richard Nylon Millinery & Bridal | Groom’s and Groomsmen’s Attire: Roger David | Bridesmaids’ outfits:  Lisa Ho | Flowers and Floral Decorations: Flower Jar | Celebrant: Justin Morely | Hair: Jayson Wood | Music: Jai Spence  

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