Let us set the scene. Draping white orchids, candles, crystal cut glassware and a night full of love. Well you don’t need to imagine it, we have the pictures of proof from a magical night.

Nicole and Fabian were in need of a venue after some changes to their original plan. Showtime Event Group came in to save the day with La Trobe Reading Room at the State Library Victoria as a fitting option. The space ticked all their boxes – the main priority being to celebrate their love and Italian heritage through styling and venue choice.

And, the brief was met! When guests walked into the La Trobe Reading Room on this night, they were immediately transported to Italy.

Now this is your official warning, you will likely be reading this and instantly become jealous, we all were.

Nicole and Fabian are a beautiful couple that had a secret weapon up their sleeve, Steph. Steph is Fabian’s sister and Nicole’s bridesmaid who runs an event styling business, The Party Style Co.

See, we knew that could make you a little jealous. It’s not fair, right?

Nicole, Fabian and Steph spent a lot of time together in the lead up to their big day in March discussing the overall styling and concept of how they could make the day absolutely perfect. It is safe to say they hit the nail on the head.

The reception was filled with a colour palette of emerald, terracotta and nudes. The traditional Italian colour palate blended perfectly with the toffee roses and Phalaenopsis orchids that were placed organically throughout the dining tables, draping naturally over the place settings.

How could the reception feel more like they were in Italy with their families? Of course, the most Italian thing of them all – coffee.

Nicole and Fabian had a coffee cart ready for the guests to enjoy a quick hit throughout the night. We know that weddings can be big days for all guests, and of course the bride and groom. Before hitting the dancefloor, a quick caffine hit was all that anyone needed to get a second wind.

When we asked Nicole and Fabian why they chose State Library of Victoria, they said “everything happens for a reason and honestly the State Library couldn’t have been a more perfect venue for us. Just like the proposal, the wedding felt as though we were somewhere in Europe.”

Concept Design, Styling & Coordination – The Party Style Co
Tableware – Amica Event Hire
Florals – The Flower District
Stationary – Rebel Reflect
Cake – Mad About Cake
Transport – Triple R Cars
Photographer – Erin & Tara
Videographer – Lunar Red Films
Classical Musicians – Carneval Strings
Coffee Cart – Wheelys
Venue – Showtime Event Group & State Library of Victoria
Brides hair – Nicole Kene Makeup
Brides Shoes – Jimmy Choo
Brides Gown – Mariana Hardwick

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