Chanelle & James met when they were in primary school when they were forced to sit boy-girl-boy-girl and tied the knot back in 2016.  Romance, love, & family were the reigning themes behind their relationship, nuptials and marriage.  The reception was designed with the theme of roses, silver & crystal in mind.   The venue for the reception, View By Sydney, was perfect because it has the most amazing tea light chandelier hanging from the ceiling, which gives the venue a  magical and starry atmosphere.  Chanelle says that she was lucky enough to have her dream come true with an abundance of draping roses around the reception room in the softest pinks and whites.

The Coordinated Bride, Chanelle shares more details below.

The Proposal

James proposed to me in Playa Del Carmen in Mexico. The proposal had taken  months of planning!  After we had booked  our stay at the Excellence Playa Mujures, James secretly called the hotel to arrange an upgrade. He requested that they pretend that the upgrade and a private yacht trip were complementary as it was our anniversary when we were staying there. This was all to make sure that I didn’t suspect why James was spoiling me so much! When the Captain stopped the yacht near a private beach, James went down on one knee on the bow of the boat and asked me to marry him with a stunning, personally designed diamond ring  from Fairfax & Roberts. Of course, I said yes.

The Dress

A stunning ivory couture gown of intricate French Lace, with a four-meter lace veil, made by the team at Personalised Weddings in Earlwood. My mum also had a couture dress made in French Blue and with French lace by Personalised Couture.

The Wedding

Our first dance to Can’t Take My Eyes Off You by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, spending time with our families, who were so happy for us were some of the greatest and cherished memories from the wedding day.   We tried to include as many people in our wedding as possible, e.g. the bridal party included 8 cousins aged between 2 and 7 years -6 flower girls in couture tulle gowns by Olivia Kate Couture and 2 page boys in mini dinner suits from Ferrari Formal.  Framed family wedding photographs at the entry to the reception were key.

Advice for future Coordinated Brides

Spend as much time with each other as possible on this special day- the day goes so fast, and it’s a celebration of your new lives together, so savor every moment together.

Great advise Chanelle.  Here are the stunning images from Inlighten Photography.

Vendor Collaboration

Wedding Invitations: Adorn Invitations  || Dress: Personalised Weddings Couture  || Hair: Michelle Kroon  || Shoes: Badgley Mishka  || Accessories: Tiffany & Co (earrings), Glammadonna (hair piece & bridesmaid earrings), Fairfax& Roberts (engagement & wedding rings) || Bridesmaids Dresses:  Amsale || Grooms Suit: Black Label Tailoring || Menus & Place Cards:  BWedding Invitations || Photographer: Inlighten Photography || Cake: Brides in Bloom  || Food: View By Sydney, Pier 2 Walsh Bay || Flowers: Brides in Bloom ||  Ceremony Venue: St Marks Darling Point  || Reception Venue: View By Sydney, Pier 2 Walsh Bay ||  Flower girl Dresses Designer: Olivia Kate Couture || Groomsmen & Pageboy suits: Ferrari Formal || Cinematographer: Untitled Film Works || Entertainment: Baker Boys Band