Classic chic

Classic chic

This loved up duo celebrated their vows with an elegant black and white themed affair.

By Lucy Stephens | 5th February 2014

After meeting through mutual friends at a dinner party at New Farm in 2008, Commercial property agent Chris Davis took Sales and events manager Sally Thomas on a first date to Beccofino. Five years later, and back at Beccofino, Sally was seasoning her pasta when a dress ring Chris had previously bought her – two sizes too big - fell into the dish. Quick to act, Chris promptly pulled out a sparkling engagement ring and suggested it may be a better fit.

The couple married in November 2013 at St Andrews Uniting Church, before entering the black and white themed marquee reception at her parent’s Clayfield property to a sea of sparklers waved by their 150 guests.

The dress:

Sally: “ Paul Hunt designed my dress – he was incredible to work with. The elegant style was inspired by 1930s black and white movies. The top was vintage lace with crystal beading over one shoulder and a chiffon skirt. It was timeless and something I hope my daughter would one day consider wearing.”

The flowers:

Bouquet Boutique looked after all the flowers. Arrangements on the table were made of a variation of white flowers including peonies, roses, hydrangea, lisianthus, orchids, tulips and chrysanthemums. These were set among pillar candles and tea lights.

Bridal party:

5 bridesmaids and 5 groomsmen. The bridesmaids wore long black Eileen Kirby gowns. The groom wore a custom suit by Wil Valor.

The cake:

Three-tier hazelnut chocolate, milk chocolate and cookies and crème cake from the Cake Pod with flower detailing.

The best part of the day:

Getting ready in the morning with family and bridesmaids, saying our vows in the church, and dancing the night away.


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Article by Lucy Stephens

Lucy Stephens is a Senior Digital Journalist and Content Strategist at Style Magazines. She's a travel addict, considers gelato an appropriate meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner (salted caramel, preferably), and suffers from a moderate to severe case of FOMO (fear of missing out).


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