Nikolina & Anthony at The Substation


Newport, Victoria

Credit: Sandy Rogulic

Nikolina Kucan and Anthony Perkovic’s wedding was brimming with innovative ideas. The wedding’s urban, modern styling suited the industrial venue of The Substation in Victoria.

Nikolina & Anthony at The Substation

 

What made you choose your wedding venue?

We loved the loft style setting, arched windows and wrap around balconies. When you have a venue with such great architectural features you only need subtle decorations. We felt that the venue represented our modern style as a couple and lent itself to the warm and spirited atmosphere we wanted to create. I love industrial buildings and the venue encapsulated the perfect balance of utility and grandeur required for a wedding. 

Nikolina & Anthony at The Substation
Nikolina & Anthony at The Substation

 

What made you choose your wedding venue?

We loved the loft style setting, arched windows and wrap around balconies. When you have a venue with such great architectural features you only need subtle decorations. We felt that the venue represented our modern style as a couple and lent itself to the warm and spirited atmosphere we wanted to create. I love industrial buildings and the venue encapsulated the perfect balance of utility and grandeur required for a wedding. 

Nikolina & Anthony at The Substation

 

What is your favourite memory from the day and did you uphold any particular traditions?

One of the best memories I have is walking down the makeshift aisle towards Anthony. I felt so calm having let go of all the emotion and expectation of the wedding planning.

We upheld a special Croatian wedding tradition by presenting a sprig of rosemary to our guests as they entered the ceremony. This gesture reminds them of the important commitment of love about to be taken. 

Nikolina & Anthony at The Substation
Nikolina & Anthony at The Substation
Nikolina & Anthony at The Substation
Nikolina & Anthony at The SubstationNikolina & Anthony at The Substation

 

Describe your unique wedding cake idea.

Our wedding ‘cake’ consisted of 4 tiers of different flavoured dessert tubes. They were created by Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio and displayed on a Perspex tray. 

Nikolina & Anthony at The Substation

 

What was the inspiration behind your wedding stationery?

Croatian lace doilies inspired our stationery. Simple line designs were arranged in a repeating pattern and printed on recycled brown card.

Nikolina & Anthony at The Substation

 

What were your wedding favours?

As both Anthony and I have Croatian background we wanted the wedding favours to reflect our heritage. Where my family is from it is tradition for the women to make all the desserts for a wedding. Most of these desserts are biscuits and some are festively decorated therefore we gave our guests little boxes of biscuits with thankyou notes fastened with string.

Nikolina & Anthony at The Substation

 

Gown fabric: The Fabric Store | Photographer: Sandy Rogulic | Ceremony & reception venue: The Substation | Reception caterer: Fred & Ginger | Flowers & floral decorations: The Flower Merchant | Cake: Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio | Stationery printer: Impact Digital | Groom & groomsmen’s outfits: Anthony Thomas | Bridesmaids’ outfits: Yeojin Bae | Bridal accessories: Pluie | Music: Noćna Smjena


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