Melissa & Matthew
Melissa and Matthew were married on 4th July 2017 amidst the breathtaking scenery and white villas of the island of Santorini in Greece. They exchanged wedding vows in front of a truly magnificent backdrop of the Aegean sea and held their reception at the same venue in La Ciel, Santorini. Melissa chose to wear ‘Erin‘ a couture bridal gown from internationally renowned designer Julie Vino, and fittingly her gown was from the ‘Santorini collection.’ We could not wait to see the photos of this spectacular wedding. Melissa answered a few short questions about her special day for us as we share the photos below.
Peter Trends: How did you meet your husband?
Melissa: I met Matt when I was teaching his niece in her first year of school. He came along to a family day and when he walked into my classroom I couldn’t believe how handsome he was! I spent the rest of the afternoon blushing at work. Fortunately he asked his sister for my number a few months later….. I was thrilled!
Peter Trends: How did your husband propose to you?
Melissa: Matt proposed on Christmas Eve at our home with the most beautiful pear shaped diamond with a halo of pink diamonds that he had designed. It was a huge surprise to me! And a very special Christmas!
Peter Trends: What was your favourite part of your wedding day?
Melissa: My favourite part of my wedding day was the ceremony. Finally seeing Matt at the end of the aisle and sharing such a special moment in our lives with our closest family and friends was incredible. The views on the cliff top in Santorini were very special too! Our guests were blown away by our stunning venue.
Peter Trends: How did you find the experience of shopping for a wedding gown?
Melissa: I loved my wedding gown shopping experience. I had my heart set on a Julie Vino gown I had spotted and flew from Melbourne to Sydney with my mum to try it on. It was a pleasure to visit the boutique and Monique took such great care of us both times we visited. It was a totally stress free experience!
Peter Trends: What did you love about your wedding gown?
Melissa: I loved this gown because it was modern and sexy. The detail in the bodice was so unique and I loved the plunging neckline and low back. This gown was so light to wear and comfortable. Exactly what I needed in the middle of summer in Greece! My stunning veil was the perfect finishing touch. My husband LOVED this gown too!
Photographer: Vangelis Photography
Venue: La Ciel, Santorini Greece
Hair: Lizzie Liros
Make up: Julia Popova
Bridal Gown Designer: Julie Vino
Bridal Gown Boutique: Peter Trends
Bridesmaid Gowns: White Runway
Wedding Planner: LovWed
Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mishka