After meeting at Victoria’s Mount Hotham in 2005, romance between Erin and Ben sparked after Ben relocated from Western Australia to Melbourne in 2010.
Having kept in contact for those five years from opposite sides of the country Erin admitted things just felt “right” when they reunited. After a romantic proposal, the couple infact relocated to the west, which meant wedding planning needed to be done from interstate.
The couple chose a black and white colour palette with an overall look of elegant sophistication. “I fell in love with my gown as soon as I saw it in a magazine,” said Erin. “The detail of the beading, pearls and lace was so beautiful that as soon as I walked out of the fitting room my mum burst into tears and we knew it was ‘the one’. It turned out to be the only gown I tried on.”
The venue was romantically decorated by leading Melbourne florist, Fleur, with blue hydrangeas and tea lights, as well as wedding photographs of their respective grandparents in silver frames.
“The reception was absolutely overwhelming,” said Erin. “Our guests were seated around one long table where they looked out over the city lights towards the Dandenong Ranges.
Guests enjoyed a five-course degustation meal, as well as a traditional white fondant fruitcake decorated with macarons and the couple’s initials in dark chocolate.
Gown: Collette Dinnigan | Photographer: Julieanne Perara Photographer | Videography: Purple Ribbon Weddings | Ceremony Location: The Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne | Reception Venue: Vue De Monde | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Engagement And Wedding Rings: Abrolhos Jewellers | Groom’s and Groomsmen’s Attire: Tony Barlow | Bridesmaids’ Outfits: Swish Clothing | Bridesmaid’s Accessories: Lovisa | Flower Girl’s Outfit: Fattie Pie | Flowers and Floral Decorations: Fleur | Make-Up: Mesmeric Makeup | First Night: Intercontinental Melbourne | Honeymoon: Daylesford