We’re absolutely thrilled to share this gorgeous wedding that showcases the perfect way to create a modern Greek celebration. This is Rochelle and Nathan and they tied the knot on July 18th, 2015. Rochelle and Nathan met in their early twenties and started out as just friends, but look at them now! Their wedding was held in the middle of Australia’s winter, with the reception hosted in the stunning Crown Towers overlooking the cascading skyline of Melbourne. Thanks to Nathan being Greek, it really turned out to be a Big Fat Greek Wedding. However, the couple managed to inject some glamour and modernity into the celebration. The blushing bride donned a beautiful satin and lace dress from Jason Grech and completely stole the show! In addition, their wedding cake was a simple elegant white tiered with silver, metallic, and satin finishes, adding a contemporary twist. All the beauty captured by Eye to Eye Photography ,move along to see for yourself!
A Modern and Elegant Jason Grech Wedding Dress for A Big Fat Greek Winter Wedding
How did you meet?
Nathan and I have actually known each other since our early twenties, however didn’t really get together until a few years later. We both worked for the same company out of uni and we’d always chat (even though I remember him being so nervous around me) however at the time I was in a long-term relationship with a guy from high school, who I was certain that I’d marry. When that didn’t pan out and we broke up, Nathan and I spent more time together and started getting a lot closer.
It’s still crazy to think that Nathan has been in my life for so long and I could have easily missed out on something so special. I was so devastated when I broke up with my previous partner as we’d been together since we were 15 years old, but there really is a silver lining to every cloud! I couldn’t imagine my life without Nathan now.
How did he propose?
Being the hopeless romantic that he is, I don’t think Nathan could help himself with going all out on the proposal.
Nathan said that he had a work conference at Melbourne’s Crown Towers (If you know Crown Towers, you’d know that it’s the most glamourous building in the city!) So he recommended that we book a hotel room and go stay over for the night. I remember we were sitting in the hotel room about to get ready for dinner when he got down on one knee and pulled out the ring. As it turns out, there was of course no conference and we woke up the next day to a gorgeous brunch on the waters of Southbank and later just dawdled around the city in pure bliss.
How did you choose your wedding dress?
Every bridal gown I’ve ever seen at a wedding that had made my jaw drop was a Jason Grech design, so I knew that as soon it was my turn, I’d know exactly which designer to turn to! All of his pieces are so elegant and classic, and when I saw my gown – I knew it was the one. I couldn’t believe how well it fit me even before alterations, and because it was silk, it was so comfortable to wear all day. It also had gorgeous embellished detailing down the sides which matched with a stunning Capulet that could be removed. So comfortable and functional!
What sort of style did you envision for your wedding day?
Nathan comes from a traditional Greek family, so it was a given that we incorporate his family’s traditions into the ceremony. However, I still wanted to inject some modernity and a bit more glamour into the event. This is largely why we chose Crown as our venue space (amidst the fact that our proposal took place there.) The views from our reception venue were absolutely stunning and we loved the fact that it overlooked the skyline of the city. When choosing my bridesmaids dresses, my own dress and the ceremony décor – I wanted to go for a timeless glamour feel to contrast against the modernity of our reception décor and to still tie in with the traditional Greek elements of the day.
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
Luckily, we both managed to take quite a bit of time off for our honeymoon and we fit in two trips! We headed to Bali for ten days to relax, came back for a week (possibly the hardest working week I’ve ever done) and then we jetted off to Europe. We met up with Nathan’s family in Greece and met up with a couple of my sisters as well. Afterwards we also travelled through Spain, Italy and Croatia.
Wedding Dress: Jason Grech
Wedding Shoes: Ninewest
Bridesmaids Dresses: Swish
Accessories: Just Me Jewellery
Wedding Photograph: Eye to Eye Photography
Wedding Movie: C2 Films
Stationery: Adorn Wedding Invitations
Ceremony Venue: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia
Reception Venue: Crown Towers
Hair: Hue’s Hair
Flowers: Kitsa’s Flowers
Cake: Abfab Cakes