Jacinta’s Wedding Dress Preservation in Melbourne

Jacinta’s Wedding Dress Preservation in Melbourne

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Real bride Jacinta on her wedding day, strolling through a lush forest with her groom.

Real Bride Jacinta and her groom Steve hosted a traditional church wedding ceremony followed by a marvelous Great Gatsby-inspired reception. AWGS member Hyde’s Quality Dry Cleaners took excellent care preserving Jacinta’s elegant Q’nique Bridal dress after the celebrations.

Scroll down to the end of the post to watch Jacinta and Steve’s wedding highlights video! 

Real Bride Jacinta with her groom looking over their band and guests on their wedding day.

When was your wedding date and where was it held?  
“Friday, 23 March 2018. Ceremony took place at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St Kilda East…

St. Mary's Catholic Church in Kilda East, Australia, perfect venue for one of our real brides' wedding ceremony.

…and the reception was held at the Rippon Lea Estate.”

Real Bride Jacinta's wedding reception was set at the luxurious Rippon Lee Estate in Australia.

Who is the designer your gown? 
“Q’nique Bridal, purchased from Bluebell Bridal in Melbourne.”

A Q'Unique wedding dress being hung up for display on the morning of the ceremony.
Bridal party portrait from the wedding day of a Real Bride in Melbourne.

Tell us about your wedding.
“Steve and I met at high school in year 10. We were introduced by a mutual friend, who is actually my cousin and ended up being one of our groomsmen.”

Vintage vehicle during a Real Bride's wedding celebration in Melbourne.

“Steve waited 10 years to propose so he wanted it to be special. His plan was to propose in the Flagstaff Gardens with our dog Sunny, however there was torrential rain on the day he chose. So he improvised and came to visit to me at work, and proposed under the rose arbor at Flemington Racecourse.”

Black and white photo of AWGS Real Bride Jacinta showing off her engagement ring to her bridesmaids.

“Being an Event Manager, I pretty much had everything planned a week after getting engaged. I always knew I wanted to have my reception at Rippon Lea, I just had to make sure Steve was comfortable and after seeing it, he fell in love with the venue as much as I did.”

Wedding table seating arrangements at Real Bride Jacinta's wedding at the Rippon Lee Estate in Australia.

“The style of the wedding was ‘old world charm’ – think Gatsby. We also loved the garden at Rippon Lea and incorporated this in our invitations.”

The band at Real Bride Jacinta's wedding

“I had a very specific idea in my mind about what I wanted my wedding dress to look like. And of course I tried it on and it didn’t suit me at all! The girls at Bluebell Bridal asked me to try on a dress that I would have never picked to try on, and that ended up being the one. I loved my dress so much; I didn’t want to take it off at the end of the night! I have decided to preserve my dress so that one day I can show our children, and maybe even see my future daughter wearing it if I am lucky!”

Real Bride Jacinta in her wedding dress and with bridal bouquet in hand.


“My favourite moment of the day was walking down the aisle with all of my family and friends in the one room. Seeing Steve waiting for me at the end of the aisle was better than I ever imagined!”

Real Bride Jacinta with groom sitting at the wedding party table and enjoying listening to wedding speeches.

“The funniest moment of the day was Steve realising he left his suit pants at home two hours before the ceremony (we were getting ready in a hotel). Luckily he was two minutes away from Chapel St and was able to purchase a new pair of pants, and his Mum sewed the hem before they rushed out the door!”

A closeup of the Real Bride groom's mother sewing up formal pants before the wedding ceremony.

Jacinta & Stephen Wedding Highlights from Mark Stephen Adams on Vimeo.

Wedding soundtrack:
Aisle: Halo by Beyoncé
Signing of the Registry: Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
Reception Entry: Can’t Stop The Feeling by Justin Timberlake
First Dance: Everything by Michael Bublé

Photography credit: Tori & Sal

Videography credit: Mark Adams

Specialist: Hyde’s Quality Dry Cleaners 

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