MAFS addicts: find the venues and inspiration behind TVs best weddings of the season! – part 3

Over the past couple of weeks we’ve stepped back in time and taken a closer look at the gorgeous styling and locations of this year’s parkland- and country chic-inspired Married At First Sight weddings.

Today we are all about elegance, delving into the finer details of Martha and Michael’s wedding at Regent Theatre in Melbourne and Nic and Cyrell’s nuptials at Curzon Hall in Marsfield.

Regent Theatre – Melbourne

Grand elegance set the tone for Martha and Michael’s stunning wedding. There was nothing subtle about the chosen location, theme, or decorations.

Located in the heart of Melbourne, Regent Theatre opened as a picture palace in 1929. It has experienced quite a tumultuous life ever since. There was a fire, the threat of a closure and finally a grand re-opening in 1996. Today it stands more majestic than ever, boasting beautiful architecture, high ceilings, bespoke original chandeliers and a grand staircase entry. 

The ceremony and reception were both held at the Spanish Rococo-inspired Plaza Ballroom. The couple said their ‘I do’s’ in front of a gorgeous flower arch, that featured an abundance of red roses, broken up by greens, soft pinks and whites.  The rest of the room embraced a formal theme, with beautiful brass candelabrums, gold table cloths, crystal tableware and chandeliers. The newlyweds took centre stage, with the bridal table framed by a stunning proscenium.

Find out more about Regent Theatre and its Plaza Ballroom if you feel inspired by this elegant Melbourne wedding.

Curzon Hall – Marsfield

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Have you ever dreamt of getting married in a fairytale sandstone castle? With a circular, carpeted driveway that’s fit for a royal grand entrance? Nic and Cyrell did just that, at Marsfield’s iconic Curzon Hall.

The beautiful landmark was built in 1899 and would charm just about anyone with its Victorian grandeur.  Picture sandstone turrets, ornate fountains and romantic terraces with garden views. Inside you’ll find cathedral-style ceilings, crystal chandeliers, a grand foyer with cedar staircases and an original underground cellar.

The standout at both the ceremony and reception was a soft pink and lavender floral arch motif. The couple was wed beneath an impressive chandelier and walked down a gold-rimmed white walkway, fringed by an abundance of candles, as husband and wife. The reception was every bit as elegant, with white-gloved waiters tending to the guests in a heritage character-filled room.

If you’re looking for a venue that is picturesque, elegant and refined, Curzon Hall has it all!

Recreate the look

Old theatres and lavish castles are not always easy to come by. But, with a bit of effort you can recreate the look and feel nearly anywhere. Bigger hotels often have options resembling grand halls and the right decoration will only add to the formal look. Alternatively you could also seek out older movie theatres, or charming churches to recreate the look.

Next we’ll be bringing you three romantic club-style weddings. We hope you check back in for a closer look at Mike and Heidi’s Byron Bay Surf Life Saving Club nuptials and both Melissa and Dino’s, as well as Sam and Elizabeth’s weddings at the Sydney Polo Club.

In the meantime, if you need help planning your perfect nuptials, get in touch and I look forward to creating something that adds to your personal love story for years to come.

 

Jo Hurley