Daniel & Bree’s Traditional Church Wedding

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Names: Daniel and Brianna Nalder

Tell us a little about the two of you: We met in 2010 at university and have been together since then. Daniel is an administration officer and I’m (Brianna) a nurse. Daniel enjoys playing football, being active and fishing, while I enjoy spending time with family and friends.

Daniel proposed on the 13th of November 2014, on an amazing spring night up the Eureka Sky Deck overlooking the city of Melbourne.

What was the inspiration behind the style of your wedding? It was a traditional style wedding. We got married at St Liborius Catholic Church – it was a beautiful place to hold a ceremony -followed by a sit down formal reception with family and friends.

Tell us about the reception:
Our reception was held at the All Seasons Hotel in the Conservatory, a stunning room that overlooks a garden. The food was amazing and our menu consisted of canapés, pork and lamb for entrée, steak and chicken for main and our wedding cake for dessert.  

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We chose the All Seasons as our venue as we had been to a wedding there before and thought it was a great place to hold a reception. We liked the design of the room and the lovely garden it has out the back.

Overall, it looked amazing and we were both very happy with it!

Talk us through your attire – what did you wear and what was your inspiration?
The dress I wore was a Demetrios wedding gown. It was a princess style wedding dress, as I wanted to have the fairytale ball-gown look!

The bridesmaids wore a dress by Australian brand, Tinaholy Couture. It was a stunning one shoulder gown in soft pink with a crystal belt around the waist. I chose this dress because my favourite colour is pink and I loved the design.

Daniel and the boys wore New England suits from Peter Anthony Menswear – white shirt and black tie. We wanted a traditional, smart look for the boys.

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Let’s talk about your vendors. What was it like working with them? Would you recommend them?

Ildiko of Ildiko Gagyor Photography was very friendly and we caught up for regular meetings to discuss how and where we would like our photos on the big day. Her photos were breathtaking and I would highly recommend her for any wedding. 

Our celebrant was Father Jun Jun Amaya from St Liborius Catholic Church in Eaglehawk. We had meetings on a regular basis before the wedding to go over our vows and to prepare us for marriage. They were very helpful at St Liborius Parish, always touching base with us, decorating the church on our wedding day and making us feel at ease. They were also very welcoming. 

The Eternal Vase was very easy-going and always willing to help and work within our budget. They did an amazing job with our flowers and they also set up our reception and were fantastic at designing it the way I wanted!

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Country Cakes was very friendly and took us through different cake designs to match our wedding theme. I showed them a picture of the cake I wanted and they made the exact one. Best of all, it tasted delicious! 

Hair by Haylee and Kristie of Kristie Hedington Hair and Makeup. They were both very easy to work with and did exactly what we wanted. Our hair and makeup was absolutely stunning and I’d recommend these two ladies to anyone getting married. 

Bridal & Debutante Creations did our invites, ceremony books and place cards at our reception. They also gave us ribbon and jewels for our wedding cake. They were extremely helpful and we wouldn’t of had the wedding we did without them. 

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Threeza Crowd played at our reception – they are a Bendigo based wedding band. They played at my sister’s wedding and were fantastic and they play a variety of music, everything from the Top 40, to the 60’s, right through to today. We had so many comments from guests saying how great they were.  

And finally, have you got any words of wisdom for other couples planning their big day?
Be organised! Try to stress less because everything turns out in the end. Enjoy the day because it goes very quickly and remember the main reasons why you are getting married!