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Family is something Lobna and Stefano both value highly. After all, they changed their wedding date not once but twice to ensure their relatives (from Peru, Iran and Jordan respectively) could attend. Held at Lamont’s Bishops House, this power couple (Stefano is a civil engineer, Lobna is a researcher and together they own Zahara Flower Studio) along with prop hire and styling company Maisey Collections created a beautiful, elegant affair.

“We didn’t want trends as such, just something timeless and understated”, they tell us. Captured by Loren Ioppolo of Nectarine Photography, Lobna struck gold with her glamorous Paolo Sebastian gown and polished hair and makeup by Milla Makeup. “It was one of his couture dresses from last year. I enquired and there was one left in my size. So I flew to Adelaide where he customised it… I knew I loved it because of the colour and the way the fabric dropped. And Paolo was very nice so it was a great process.”

It was an intimate wedding (with 70 guests in total) that was high on tradition but Lobna and Stefano agree that it suited them to a tee. “The ceremony was a Baha’i ceremony, but we also had readings from the Catholic faith (Stefano’s background). All prayers, and readings were translated into English and Spanish.” The speeches apparently, weren’t half bad either. “Stefano’s speech… one guest said it was so good he should run for president lol.”

Loren Ioppolo of Nectarine Photography also captured Kassy and Cristobel’s incredible, Spanish inspired celebration, featured inside (and on the cover) of issue nine. You can see more of her work here and here. You can also check out Tricia and Simon’s wedding held at the same heritage venue!

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CREDITS Photos Nectarine Photography // Bridal gown Paolo Sebastian // Lingerie Wacoal // Shoes Lucy Choi // Jewellery and rings Rosendorff // Hair Koko Blaq Coiffeur // Makeup Milla Makeup // Bridesmaid dresses Needle and Thread via Net-A-Porter // Bridesmaid shoes Tony Bianco // Bridesmaid gifts Coco Mademoiselle // Grooms suit London House // Shirt M.J. Bale // Tie Mrs Bow Tie // Cufflinks Paul Smith // Shoes Florsheim // Socks Happy Socks // Barber Davilla Men’s Hairstylist // Flower girls Tutu Du Monde // Page boys Marks & Spencer // Planning, styling, lighting and prop hire Maisey Collections // Flowers Zahara Flower Studio // Stationery Paperless Post // Printer Officeworks // Ceremony South Perth Baha’l Centre, WA // Reception and catering Lamont’s Bishops House, WA // Cake De La Rosa Cakes & Cupcakes // Other desserts Bibelot and Pierre Marcolini // Marquee Reece’s Event Hire // Sound Power Music // Entertainment DJ Avi and Les Trois Amies // Transport Belle Classic Limousines.