Amy O. Bride Noelle and her husband Dickson, wanted to be a part of creating every aspect of their wedding and they did it beautifully. Their bespoke wedding in Butler Lane, Melbourne captured the essence of their style in the most perfect way.
How did you and your husband meet?
We met at a church around 5 years ago. We both can’t remember the exact moment but he caught my eye in 2016 when a bunch of friends and us started playing board games every Sunday night. It became somewhat of a ritual and the perfect breeding ground for romance.
How did he pop the question? Were you surprised?
We knew it was a matter of when so it wasn’t really a surprise that he asked me to marry him. He planned the day really well though by taking us down memory lane, by visiting nostalgic places- where we first met, our first date place and the gym (because he wanted to express his commitment- I love the gym). At each of these places he presented me with a letter, each one outlining a promise he wants to keep and what those places mean to him. He then popped the question by a lake during sun set with the city skyline as the backdrop. It was perfect!
Where did you tie the knot?
I loved the idea of having an outdoor ceremony but an indoor reception! Butler Lane was the perfect venue. Black beans. High ceilings. Floor to ceiling windows to allow plenty of natural light in. Oh, and an impeccable courtyard! Absolute dream come true!
Did you have a specific theme in mind for your wedding?
I’m super picky and always dreamed of getting married so when he popped the question, I knew exactly what I wanted! He’s super laid back so it worked out well because I got to do most of the planning. We were getting married in fall so I loved that we got to work with bold moody colors like burgundy and contrasted it with soft neutral colors like white. Instead of getting a florist, I went to wholesalers direct and got different groups of friends to be in charge of table center pieces, wedding arch and bridal bouquets. I love the details so I loved being able to have a bespoke wedding reception! I personally chose the rustic timber tables, copper cutlery, black granite plates, stemless wine glasses and even customized table napkins. Oh, and to add, designed all the signage personally from the table numbers, to the welcome sign! Greenery is interwoven into all of the designs. To summarize the theme of our wedding, modern industrial x botanic.
Wedding Dress Designer & Style?
My dress was Nancy Warren Couture. I absolutely adored my dress! It was a tailor made open back v neck lace dress that fit me like a glove. I didn’t want my husband stepping all over my dress during our first dance so incorporated into the design was an over skirt that was detachable. It was a clever way to get a second look without too much hassle of getting redressed.
What made you choose AMY O for your special day?
I loved the intricacy of the designs. It’s statement enough without being too loud! It was exactly what I wanted!
What was one of the most memorable moments from your wedding day?
The moment at the altar for sure! Such a special moment making a pledge to spend the rest of your life with someone with the security of knowing that they want the exact same thing! What an incredible start to an adventure that will last a life time.
Did you go on a honeymoon? If so, where to?
We went to Bali! 4 days at a beach resort where we lived off room service, massages and hours in the sun and private pool. 3 days in Ubud where we did lots of exploring of local culture. Cooking class included!
Any advice for future brides?
Get lots of friends to help! I was my own wedding planner and we pulled it together in 3 months. From decor to flowers, to venue... the whole shebang. I had everything in my head and was going to do everything myself until a mate sat me down and forced me to hand everything I was doing over on the week of my wedding!! Best decision ever!! Also, make sure you relax on the day and enjoy it! It goes by so quickly so try and slow it down as much as you can to take it all in! Lastly,make sure you take lots of family photos. That’s one thing I regret not doing.