Catherine & Steve’s Rippon Lea Estate Wedding

Catherine met Steve about three years ago when she embarked on a match making campaign for a friend and somehow ended up attending a dinner for four where she met her future husband! And yesterday, on the magnificent sweeping lawns of the Rippon Lea Estate, Catherine married her Steve in a sensational Greek/Irish fusion ceremony.

After receiving an Irish Blessing from Steve’s gorgeous 90+ grandfather, we incorporated a traditional crowning, or “Stefana” to honour Catherine’s Greek heritage, and with their first kiss as husband & wife eliciting ecstatic cheers & applause, Steve performed his army regiment’s traditional “Sabrage”, sabering the top off a champagne bottle, to the absolute delight of his cavalry colleagues and guests alike!

And seriously, could Catherine BE any more beautiful? Her smile is so contagious!
Photographer Alli Oughtred has captured the joy of this day just perfectly x
Make sure you check out Timothy Marriage’s video at the bottom of the page too!!

 Melbourne Marriage Celebrant Meriki Comito | Catherine & Steve's Rippon Lea Estate Wedding | Photo: www.allioughtredweddings.com

Melbourne Marriage Celebrant Meriki Comito | Catherine & Steve's Rippon Lea Estate Wedding | Photo: www.allioughtredweddings.com

Melbourne Marriage Celebrant Meriki Comito | Catherine & Steve's Rippon Lea Estate Wedding | Photo: www.allioughtredweddings.com

Melbourne Marriage Celebrant Meriki Comito | Catherine & Steve's Rippon Lea Estate Wedding | Photo: www.allioughtredweddings.com

Melbourne Marriage Celebrant Meriki Comito | Catherine & Steve's Rippon Lea Estate Wedding | Photo: www.allioughtredweddings.com

Melbourne Marriage Celebrant Meriki Comito | Catherine & Steve's Rippon Lea Estate Wedding | Photo: www.allioughtredweddings.com

Melbourne Marriage Celebrant Meriki Comito | Catherine & Steve's Rippon Lea Estate Wedding | Photo: www.allioughtredweddings.com

Melbourne Marriage Celebrant Meriki Comito | Catherine & Steve's Rippon Lea Estate Wedding | Photo: www.allioughtredweddings.com

Melbourne Marriage Celebrant Meriki Comito | Catherine & Steve's Rippon Lea Estate Wedding | Photo: www.allioughtredweddings.com

Melbourne Marriage Celebrant Meriki Comito | Catherine & Steve's Rippon Lea Estate Wedding | Photo: www.allioughtredweddings.com

Melbourne Marriage Celebrant Meriki Comito | Catherine & Steve's Rippon Lea Estate Wedding | Photo: www.allioughtredweddings.com

Melbourne Marriage Celebrant Meriki Comito | Catherine & Steve's Rippon Lea Estate Wedding | Photo: www.allioughtredweddings.com

Melbourne Marriage Celebrant Meriki Comito | Catherine & Steve's Rippon Lea Estate Wedding | Photo: www.allioughtredweddings.com

Melbourne Marriage Celebrant Meriki Comito | Catherine & Steve's Rippon Lea Estate Wedding | Photo: www.allioughtredweddings.com

Melbourne Marriage Celebrant Meriki Comito | Catherine & Steve's Rippon Lea Estate Wedding | Photo: www.allioughtredweddings.com

Melbourne Marriage Celebrant Meriki Comito | Catherine & Steve's Rippon Lea Estate Wedding | Photo: www.allioughtredweddings.com

Melbourne Marriage Celebrant Meriki Comito | Catherine & Steve's Rippon Lea Estate Wedding | Photo: www.allioughtredweddings.com

Melbourne Marriage Celebrant Meriki Comito | Catherine & Steve's Rippon Lea Estate Wedding | Photo: www.allioughtredweddings.com

Melbourne Marriage Celebrant Meriki Comito | Catherine & Steve's Rippon Lea Estate Wedding | Photo: www.allioughtredweddings.com

Highlights video by Timothy Marriage

 

Catherine & Steve | 27.11..2014

Celebrant: Meriki Comito
Ceremony Location: Rippon Lea Estate
Reception Venue: Quat Quatta
Photography: Alli Oughtred Photography
Bridal Gown: Luci DiBella
Ceremony Styling: Weddings of Distinction
Ceremony Music: Four Seasons

Stef & Todd’s NGV Wedding

Stef & Todd married within the incredibly stylish Grollo Equiset gardens at the National Gallery of Victoria on a perfect Spring day.

We were off to a terrific start when, before Stef had even arrived, her mother handed out traditional Panama hats for all the guests to wear during the ceremony – a gift from a Colombian relative who was unable to attend. Everyone was more than happy to oblige and they certainly created a festive feel! I have to say it was a sight to behold from where Todd & I were standing – looking out into a see of smiling, happy faces, all wearing white hats!

All attention soon turned to the bride’s brother as he guided the couple’s adorable fur baby (and ring bearer), Sambucca, down the winding path, along with the equally adorable 2 year old flowergirl, who didn’t even bat an eyelid when she lost one shoe along the way – a true professional!
Preceding the bride was cuteness #3, in the form of the 4 year old page boy with a sign reading “This is your last chance to run uncle Todd!”

When the stunning bride finally came into view, wearing a figure hugging Jane Hill Bridal gown, there was an immediate murmur of excitement amongst the guests. But no one was more appreciative of the bride’s appearance than the handsome groom!

After a hilarious (yet seriously touching!) “giving away” by the bride’s father, and a reading in Spanish by two of the couple’s close friends, Stef promised to hold Todd close and make him laugh for as long as she lived, while Todd declared that Stef would “always be the best part of my day”.

We concluded the ceremony with a sensational spoken rendition of Adam Sandler’s “I Wanna Grow Old With You” from ‘The Wedding Singer’, before an extremely passionate first kiss as husband & wife, followed by an adorable high five from Sambucca!

With stunning flowers by Flowers Vasette and styling by the bride herself, along with Steph and her team at Peter Rowland Catering, everything about this wedding was stylish, elegant, fun and simply beautiful.

I hope you enjoy these sensational photos by the ridiculously talented Lauren at LJM Photography.

 

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Stef & Todd's National Gallery Wedding | Photo: www.ljmphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Stef & Todd's National Gallery Wedding | Photo: www.ljmphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Stef & Todd's National Gallery Wedding | Photo: www.ljmphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Stef & Todd's National Gallery Wedding | Photo: www.ljmphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Stef & Todd's National Gallery Wedding | Photo: www.ljmphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Stef & Todd's National Gallery Wedding | Photo: www.ljmphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Stef & Todd's National Gallery Wedding | Photo: www.ljmphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Stef & Todd's National Gallery Wedding | Photo: www.ljmphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Stef & Todd's National Gallery Wedding | Photo: www.ljmphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Stef & Todd's National Gallery Wedding | Photo: www.ljmphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Stef & Todd's National Gallery Wedding | Photo: www.ljmphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Stef & Todd's National Gallery Wedding | Photo: www.ljmphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Stef & Todd's National Gallery Wedding | Photo: www.ljmphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Stef & Todd's National Gallery Wedding | Photo: www.ljmphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Stef & Todd's National Gallery Wedding | Photo: www.ljmphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Stef & Todd's National Gallery Wedding | Photo: www.ljmphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Stef & Todd's National Gallery Wedding | Photo: www.ljmphotography.com.au

Stef & Todd | 16.11.2013

Celebrant: Meriki Comito
Venue: National Gallery of Victoria
Photography: LJM Photography
Bridal Gown: Jane Hill
Catering/Styling:Peter Rowland
Florals:Flowers Vasette

Belinda & Paul’s Labassa Wedding

A perfect sunny Winter’s day, a magnificent 19th century heritage listed mansion, an exceptional string trio, a gathering of extremely festive guests and a beautiful bride & groom who both declared how lucky they were that circumstances and fate allowed them to meet. Perfection x

In the presence of their nearest & dearest, Belinda revealed that Paul was the loveliest, most ridiculously loving person she had ever met, with Paul proclaiming that Belinda was just “amazing in every way”.

With the newlyweds finally pronounced husband & wife, to the clear delight of every person present, one of the couple’s close friends, Paul, came forward to present the final reading of the afternoon – the lyrics of Ben Fold’s “The Luckiest”.

After taking the mic however, Paul informed us that he hadn’t been able to figure out how to perform the song as a reading and had decided to sing it instead! What resulted was an amazing, heartfelt A’Capella performance that touched the hearts of every person in the room. I believe that even the lovely ladies from the Four Seasons string trio were impressed!

A most romantic wedding for the most delightful couple, and then a big red double decker bus transported them all to Friends Of Mine to party the night away!

 

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Belinda & Paul's Labassa Wedding | Photo: www.duuet.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Belinda & Paul's Labassa Wedding | Photo: www.duuet.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Belinda & Paul's Labassa Wedding | Photo: www.duuet.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Belinda & Paul's Labassa Wedding | Photo: www.duuet.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Belinda & Paul's Labassa Wedding | Photo: www.duuet.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Belinda & Paul's Labassa Wedding | Photo: www.duuet.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Belinda & Paul's Labassa Wedding | Photo: www.duuet.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Belinda & Paul's Labassa Wedding | Photo: www.duuet.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Belinda & Paul's Labassa Wedding | Photo: www.duuet.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Belinda & Paul's Labassa Wedding | Photo: www.duuet.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Belinda & Paul's Labassa Wedding | Photo: www.duuet.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Belinda & Paul's Labassa Wedding | Photo: www.duuet.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Belinda & Paul's Labassa Wedding | Photo: www.duuet.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Belinda & Paul's Labassa Wedding | Photo: www.duuet.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Belinda & Paul's Labassa Wedding | Photo: www.duuet.com.au

Belinda & Paul | 30.08.2014

Celebrant: Meriki Comito
Venue: Labassa
Photography: Duuet Wedding Photography
Ceremony Styling: Weddings of Distinction
Bridal Gown: Maggie Sottero
Florals: Botanics
Ceremony Music: Four Seasons Quartet
Bridal Car: Triple R Luxury Car Hire
Wedding Guest Transport: Dee Decker Tours
Reception Venue: Friends of Mine