Sam and Hui almost gave up hope – unlike their photographer Mitch Pohl, their perfect venue simply didn’t appear to exist. “We struggled to find a venue as we wanted to have it outdoors, preferably facing the sea”, says Sam who admits they thought seriously about eloping.
At the last minute they came across Cliff Top, a luxury bed and breakfast located 90 minutes from Melbourne, and it ticked all their boxes. “We wanted the mood to be romantic, wild and free. Having such a dramatic backdrop, Cliff Top provided that setting for us.”
On the morning of their big day Hui went to pick-up Sam and return her home – a task that wasn’t quite as simple as it sounds. “Traditionally the groom must complete a number of challenges before he’s allowed to see his bride”, explains Hui. “One of the challenges I had to complete was to mimic the dance moves from a Korean girls pop group.”
His reward of course, was Sam, who looked stunning in an embroidered custom gown by Time Taken To Make A Dress. “I highly recommend trying out dresses to find out what looks good on your body and going with a dress maker that you can connect with,” says Sam who later changed into an equally stunning, cherry red gown by Oglia-Loro Couture.
Following tea ceremonies with both their parents they finally arrived at their reception where Melbourne-based florist Cecilia Fox had done an incredible job of transforming their clinically white marquee into a bright and inviting space. “The marquee was exceptional! Our florist Cecilia Fox brought in peonies from New Zealand for us as they were no longer in season in Melbourne.”
CREDITS Photos Mitch Pohl Photography //Bridal gown and veil Time Taken To Make A Dress (day) and Oglia-Loro Couture (night) // Lingerie Simone Perele // Shoes Aquazurra // Hair and makeup Kim Tavares and Livia Milazzo // Bridesmaids dresses For Love and Lemons // Bridesmaids gifts Lucy Folk and Claire Aristides // Grooms suit P. Johnson Tailor // Grooms shoes Maganni // Ties Drake’s // Socks Uniqlo / Groomsmen suits Jack London // Flowers Cecilia Fox // The Hungry Workshop and Santiago Sunbird // Ceremony and reception Cliff Top, VIC // Catering Priors Catering // Cake Call Me Face Cake Co. // Rings Diamond Occassion and Larsen Jewellery.