Not even the rain could dampen Brendan and Indahly’s romantic Melbourne wedding held at Church364 – an elegant two-storey mansion with open fireplaces, marble bars and polished timber floorboards (the ideal setting for a drizzly day if you ask us).
Tell us about how you met and the proposal?
We met when we both worked at a surf shop when we were in our late teens. While working together we were only friends until one day a few years later we ran into each other at the same surf shop. From there, a dinner date was set and what followed was more than we both expected. We were inseparable and spent every moment together.
On our five year anniversary as a couple we had booked in our annual dinner at Spice Temple and a night at Crown Casino. Prior to the dinner we opened a bottle of champagne and against the back drop of the city lights Brendan got down on one knee and asked me to be his forever.
What sort of vibes were you aiming to bring to the day?
We wanted our wedding to be romantic and moody with the use of bold tones like maroon and black, coupled with the softness and simplicity of white and green as a backdrop.
We brought some of the outside indoors with hanging tulips filling the room. We didn’t want our day to feel too structured and wanted to spend time enjoying the celebrations with our family and friends.
What advice would you give to other couples leading up to their big day?
You can’t control the weather on your special day! It will be okay even if it pours with rain. Sometimes the best photos are the ones you don’t pose for or plan ahead. Take a moment during your reception to step away and take it all in as the day will fly by sooner than you think.
What does marriage mean to you?
Marriage is about making a commitment to the person you love and want to spend the rest of your life with, no matter what sex they are. It’s about making vows which sing true for you and your partner that you promise to uphold.
Angels by the XX performed live by our acoustic duo.
First dance song?
Dire Straits- Romeo and Juliet.
CREDITS Photos and stationary Adele Elisabeth Photography // Videography Ruffit Media // Flowers and styling Bunched Together // Ceremony and reception Church 364 // Catering Artistic Catering // Cake Miss Ladybird Cakes // Bridal gown and veil Maggie Sottero via Raffaele Ciuca Bridal // Bride’s shoes Tony Bianco // Accessories Swarovski, Jolie and Deen and Witchery // Bridesmaid dresses Style Keepers // Bridesmaid gifts Bespoke Baby Co and Damselfly via One Day Bridal // Groom and groomsmen suits Politix // Groomsmen gifts Dan Murphys, Country Road and Drummond Golf // Bowties and grooms shoes Ted Baker // Rings Ringwood Jewellers, Michael Hill Jewellers and Salera // Hair Cropped Hair and Beauty // Makeup Emily Tong // Music Elise & Dario and Little Buster Brown // Celebrant Julia Handford // Transport Classic Cadillacs of Melbourne // Printer Tara Press // Decorations Ruby & James // Favours Run Rabbit // Wishing Well Jack and Jill Boxes