Real Wedding: Melissa & Shane (Part 1)

This beautiful wedding from Kat Stanley Photography is a romantically styled, fun celebration of love. A chic affair from start to finish we simply found it too difficult to cut any of the wedding pictures so instead we’ve broken up this elegant wedding into two posts. Here in this the first post you’ll find intimate pre wedding photos and sweet snaps of Melissa and Shane’s wedding ceremony. Also read about Shane’s charming proposal!

real wedding melissa and shane

Shane and Melissa were family friends all their lives, but properly met again when they both moved to the same area. The couple have since been together for 10 years.

Real Wedding Brides Engagement Ring

Bride Melissa getting wedding makeup

Shane proposed at the Shangri-La in Sydney. Whilst the couple went out for a nice dinner, Shane had two of his friends set up the hotel room with candles, rose petals and champagne. Melissa said of the moment ‘I walked in first with my eyes closed upon request and when I opened my eyes the room was dark with candles everywhere AND he was on one knee’.

Pre Wedding Brides and Bridesmaids Toasting

Real Wedding Bridal Shoes

Bridal Wedding Gown

morning of wedding ceremony bridal gown

Groomsmen Before Wedding Ceremony

groom getting ready before wedding

bride before wedding ceremony

The couple tied the knot on 15th March 2014 at the Rockdale Uniting Church. The formal ceremony was “Short and Sweet!” according to Melissa.

Bride and groom wedding rings

Church wedding ceremony location

bride with bridesmaids before wedding ceremony

Bride arriving at church wedding ceremony

Father of the bride and bride entering chapel

church aisle wedding ceremony decorations

wedding entrance bridesmaid walking down the aisle

Bride with Father of the Bride walking down the aisle

real wedding bride and groom first kiss

bridesmaids at church wedding ceremony

bride and groom exchanging rings

Words of advice for future brides from Melissa “Relax!! You’ve done all you can, if something goes wrong on the day… NO ONE else knew the plans but you so don’t worry and enjoy every minute… Take 5 mins with your new hubby to actually take it all in together, it goes SO fast!”

real wedding bride and groom leave ceremony

bride and groom exiting wedding ceremony

Post wedding ceremony celebrations

Bride celebrates wedding

wedding guests outside church

Keep an eye out for part two of this enchanting real wedding featuring tons of wedding photo inspiration and glimpses of Melissa and Shane’s breathtaking wedding reception styling. Also hear from Melissa about how the day progressed and her inspiration for styling her special day!

Don’t forget to check out our other flawless real weddings for more inspiration for your own big day!!

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