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Renee & Ambrose - Timeless & Elegant Australia Wedding

WEDDING DATE: November 23, 2018
Renee & Ambrose Petricevich Australia wedding

The Romance, & Proposal...
We met at a music festival in 2010. On our 7th year anniversary, he blindfolded me and drove me down to the spot where we had our first date (sitting on the beach). When I got out of the car, there were candles leading down to a private oasis he had set-up. He then got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! We spent the rest of the night drinking champagne and laying under the stars listening to the ocean. It was perfect!

Renee's beautiful wedding bouquet

Renee's wedding gown, shoes & perfume

Happy & beautiful bride Renee

The Style...
Timeless, elegant with simple décor.

The Venue...
Our close friends (Ambrose’s best man and his wife) had been married there a few years prior to us. When they got married there, the chapel or the barn had not been built yet so when we went back there to view it for our wedding, we fell in love with the barn and the chapel. The thing that we really enjoyed was the spectacular views on the property and saw so much potential for beautiful photos.

bride & bridesmaids champagne celebration

bride sharing bottle of champagne with her bridesmaids

Renee reading gift card from her groom Ambrose

Renee opening her soon-to-be husband's gift

The Eternity Rose

The Ceremony...
Our ceremony was sort of simple. We decided not to have any readings or gestures/rituals as we are not religious people and couldn’t really think of anything that was symbolic for us or our relationship. We wrote our own vows which were kept a secret until we said them to each other for the first time. Our vows were surprisingly similar to each other’s considering we wrote them separately. It was so emotional and I don’t think there was a dry eye in the chapel. Even Ambrose, who I’ve only seen cry a handful of times in our 9 years together, had tears in his eyes and was struggling at times to get his words out. I will never forget that moment! My favourite part of Ambrose’s vows was when he told me when he knew he loved me - he said we were just sitting down across from each other having lunch and he looked into my eyes. No words needed – just a bond between two people who had found the love of their life. My vows basically went through a timeline of us growing as a couple. I was 16 years old when I met Ambrose so we shared a lot of major milestones and he really helped me grow into a strong independent woman. Our wedding party consisted of 3 of our closet friends each (6 in total). Our best man and maid of honour were our witnesses to sign our marriage certificate. I walked down the aisle with my dad who gave me away.

groom getting ready

some of the grooms attire groom and groomsmen

groom, Ambrose reading card from his soon-to-be bride

Unique gift from bride to groom - The Night Sky taken from the night they met

The Wedding Gown...
I had originally tried on a different ‘made with love’ gown at a bridal store and really like their styles so I went to the ‘made with love’ showroom and tried on ~4 of their dresses. They were all beautiful and honestly, I would have happily worn any of them, but ‘Ella’ captured my heart because of her long train and beautiful lace.

The Wedding Cake...
My mum made the cake – she did such an amazing job and all the guests commented on how delicious it was. It was white chocolate mudcake with pale pink buttercream icing. Decorated with the same style of flowers as our bouquets and a gold mirror cake topper “Mr and Mrs”

happy & beautiful bride Renee

Wedding cake & cupcakes

Bride & Groom wedding ceremony

Renee & Ambrose wedding ceremony

Ring ceremony

Mr & Mrs Petricevich

The Florals...
For the bouquets, we had peonies and roses in white/blushes/creams and pinks – they were stunning! At the chapel we had vines climbing up around the chapel window and bunches of greenery on the pew ends. At the barn we had greenery along the centre of the long banquet tables with peonies scattered.

DIY Décor...
I brought blush/pale pink fabric which my mum made napkins out of. I brought different sized glass cylinders and candles to decorate the tables and hired gold cutlery which really complimented the overall look.

Renee's mums handmade blush pale pink fabric napkins

some of Renee's personal accessories

bride with her bridesmaids

groom Ambrose with his groomsmen

Biggest $ Splurge...
Other than the venue itself – photography and videography.

Fav Moments...
Sharing each other’s vows, listening to the speeches, the time we had alone together taking photos, and celebrating at the reception with our family and friends.

Hindsight - anything you would've done differently?
Not a single thing!

wedding party celebratory moment

wedding reception table setting

more yummy cupcakes

Wedding Advice...
It sounds so cliché, but honestly – try to relax and enjoy the lead up. I spent most of my morning worried about being late or things not happening on time. Just take a breath and remember what the day is all about because trust me – when you see your partner standing at the end of the aisle, all your worries will disappear.

beautiful bride Renee

Newlyweds Renee &-Ambrose Petricevich

The Honeymoon...
We went to Queenstown, New Zealand straight after the wedding. However, we are going to the United States in May which will be our ‘proper’ honeymoon.

Happy newlyweds, Renee & Ambrose Petricevich

One Sentence Summary...
The best day of my life and a time I will never forget!


Special Thanks to Adorn for this beautiful wedding feature!

PHOTOGRAPHER: Pelizzari Photography
DRESS, & VEIL: Made with Love 
MAKEUP: Jacqui Buzetti, & Olivia Barker
HAIR: (Chloe) Dahlas Hair
FLORALS: Pollen Weddings & Events
CELEBRANT: Natasha Lewis
VIDEOGRAPHER: Twelve 08 Studios