Vanessa & Chris

Vanessa and Chris say ‘I do’ at The Brighton Savoy Hotel on beautiful Brighton beach in Melbourne on the 14th September 2019.

Vanessa had no idea Chris was going to propose and took her completely by surprise! Chris took a lot of time and thought and really prepared something unique and special to propose to Vanessa. The proposal took place on their block of land where they are planning on building their future home, which made it all the more memorable. Chris was so thoughtful and put together a slideshow of the engagement ring he had selected for Vanessa, how romantic!

Their wedding day was such a memorable and special day for our newlyweds, they were surrounded by all their friends and family. As Vanessa walked down the aisle in her beautiful gown, Chris became so overwhelmed with emotion that he began to cry, later he joked to Vanessa it was his hayfever playing up.  They had perfect weather and took some gorgeous photographs on Brighton beach and next to Brightons famous and colourful beach boxes. Chris also had another surprise in store for Vanessa on their wedding day, a new addition to their family, a brand new pet pug which Vanessa named Paco, and you can see his photograph below, and this was the only moment Vanessa cried during the whole day!

Belle et Blanc ‘Vanessa’ came into our bridal store and picked out the absolutely stunning ‘Sandy’ wedding dress. Vanessa tells us, “I felt amazing in my gown, it was a one in a million gown, and not only that, the gown was so comfortable, I’m so glad I found Belle et Blanc.” Vanessa also added “All the girls at Belle et Blanc were so amazing and they made my bridal journal so special.”

We are so thankful to Vanessa and Chris, and  feel so honoured  Vanessa picked Belle et Blanc to be part of their day, and we absolutely love the photographs! 


Church : The Brighton Savoy, Courtyard

Reception : The Brighton Savoy Hotel

Photographer Mike and Amy

Videographer: Mike and Amy

Florist : Sam Rizzo

Makeup : Angela Serour apmakeupartistry

Hair : Vicky Bridal Hair