Maria is Mark’s sister so this wedding was especially close to our hearts. Raff has always been part of the family but nonetheless we are so happy to see Raff + Maria’s joy as they finally said ‘I do’ following almost nine years of dating.
Raff + Maria exchanged their vows at St Nikola Tavelic Church in St Johns Park. Maria looked absolutely stunning in her Peter Trends Bridal gown and it was so sweet to see Raff struggling to hold back tears as she came down the aisle, proudly escorted by our father. They described their exit from the church as husband + wife to the applause of all who love them as the “best feeling ever”.
Following the ceremony, we took our bridal party for the location shoot around Hunters Hill + Gladesville, before we celebrated with a reception at Doltone House Sylvania Waters. Raff + Maria’s first dance to “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran summed up their love story and their day perfectly.
The night was filled with incredible energy as guests partied to traditional Croatian + Italian music as well as entertainment from Raff on guitar and our father, Shorty Blues on vocals, who teamed up with wedding band Prva Liga for a blues performance. It was a wonderful night with everyone so happy for our beautiful newlyweds.
Congratulations to Raffaele + Maria – we love you!
Thanks to the following dream team:
Ceremony Venue: St Nikola Tavelic Church, St Johns Park
Reception Venue: Doltone House, Sylvania Waters
Wedding Dress: Peter Trends Bridal at Penrith Bridal Centre
Bridal Accessories: Sheike
Bridal Shoes: Kurt Geiger
Hair: Hair by Carmelina
Makeup: Makeup by Tihana Kos
Bridesmaid Dresses: Missguided
Flowers: I.Do. Wedding Flowers
Wedding Cake: The Cake Studio
Wedding Cars: HF Wedding Cars
Wedding Invitations: Malo Designs
Wedding Rings: Midas Jewellery + Australian Diamond Brokers
Wedding Videographer: Exclusive Video Productions
Bonboniere: Truffle Treats
Entertainment: Prva Liga
MC: Elvis Militec