Shamira and Erik were married in a vintage inspired wedding in a Victorian winery. We got to speak to Shamira about organising a wedding in seven months and what she enjoyed most about her special day with Erik.
1. What you do for work:
Shamira is a cashier at Woolworths and Erik works as an associate lecturer.
2. Tell us a little about the proposal and the lead up to the wedding?
We were on holiday in Seychelles. We were standing on one of the world’s most photographed beaches, Anse Source D’Argent. He proposed to me there. We organised the wedding within seven months, fairly easily without too much stress.
3. What was the inspiration behind your wedding theme or vibe?
We wanted a wedding that was inspired by a vintage and country theme.
4. Favourite detail or moment of the day (besides becoming husband and wife of course! or Wife and Wife, or Husband and Husband!):
The ceremony, location was just beautiful. The scenery was breathtaking.
5. Did you undertake any DIY projects, if so what?
We made the basket for our flower girl and we decorated old jars to use as vases at the reception.
6. What does marriage mean to you?
For us, it is mainly about uniting two people as one.
7. Talk to us about your dress, where is it from? How long did it take to find?
Fortunately, it only took me two days of dress shopping to find it! The dress was from Raffaele Ciuca, I loved it straight away.
8. Advice for other couples planning a wedding?
Don’t stress on the day, and just enjoy it. The day goes so quickly, it’ll be over before you know it!
Bridal gown: Raffaele Ciuca
Shoes: Zu Shoes
Flowers: Red Earth Flowers
Rings: Benjamin Jewellery
Grooms and Groomsmen suits: Peter Jackson
Bow ties / ties: Ferrari Formalwear & Bridal
Ceremony, Reception and catering: Killara Estate, Seville East
Cake: Choice Cakes
Cake topper: Red Earth Flowers
Reception stylist/any decorations/details: Red Earth Flowers as well as our own decorations.
Stationery designer: Classic Wedding Invitations
Hair and Make up: Hair by a private hairdresser, Make Up by Make Up Style Melbourne
Music: DJ Stick Mareebo
Celebrant: Kirk Goodsell
Any vendors we have forgotten?
Also forgot to mention, bomboniere was by Kelly Beans and we had small honey jars.