Bride’s Name: Michelle Giarratana
Groom’s Name: Terrence Matutini
Wedding Date: 16th October 2016
Online Gallery: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/506n0u0azm1c6hx/AACtjuoYUW7RSJEHa7tUZOiCa?dl=0
The Wedding Story:
How did you and your husband meet?
Terrence and I met on the 24th of November 2012. For me, it was a spontaneous night as a group of us from work decided to have some drinks at Republica in St Kilda for our end of year break up. On the day, I was reluctant to go, however I swore to myself I wasn’t going unless I found something new to wear. I remember telling the shop assistant to dress me as if I’m going to meet the man of my dreams tonight. Hahah, it was such a massive joke. As I promised my colleagues, I went to my Christmas party and while I was there, there was Terrence knocking on a glass door trying to gain my attention. I was taken by his charm and that’s how it all started. 4 years later we got married! 🙂
He was a cutie this night!To be perfectly honest, I saw it coming as we discussed it a lot and we had already achieved so much together. Despite this, he was still so nervous on the night. He took me to Number 35 at the Sofitel. He gave a little speech promising to be the best husband and father that he could be and dropped to one knee. It was perfect.
Why did you choose the venue you did and what style were you going for?
We chose The Park Venue at Albert Park because it suited Terrence and I. The Park has a beautiful style, ranging from charming elegance with the stunning chandeliers to the black walls high metal roofing and a modern feel with a mirrored bar. We loved that it was a blank canvas that you could change to reflect yourself as a couple. We also knew that we didn’t want to get married in a church so The Park was a perfect as it has a balcony that you can host a stunning ceremony. Even better, it was able to fit both our Italian families there too! We must say, Melbourne Events Group who look after the venue are so helpful and they always there when you need their assistance and advice.
Your favourite part of the wedding?
My favourite part of the day was walking down the aisle, holding hands with my dad and seeing Terrence crying which is something I don’t ever see. Having my dad by my side walking me to my husband-to-be was so special to me.
How did the dress make you feel?
Amazing. I’m not the most confident women, but that dress made me feel ready for my big day and so comfortable in my skin. I honestly felt so beautiful.
Tips for brides-to-be?
Be true to yourself! Do what makes you and your partner happy! At the end of the day you will both look back on your day and hold it close to their hearts. Relax and enjoy the experience. For me, I had the perfect dress and the perfect man and I couldn’t have been happier.
Photographer: Ateia Photography | http://ateiaphotography.com.au/
Styling:Levian Events | http://levian.com.au/
Stationery: Bwedding Invitations | https://www.bweddinginvitations.com/
Hair: Sas Hairdressing Sunbury
Custom printing: http://inktankprinting.com
Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Park, Albert Park
Transport: Triple R Cars