Amy Voterakis and Joel Malin
Amy and Joel ended up having a photoshoot with the Occupy Melbourne movement on their wedding day. Photo: It's Beautiful Here
AMY VOTERAKIS AND JOEL MALIN
TREASURY GARDENS AND COMME, MELBOURNE, VIC
Joel and Amy met while she was working in a cafe to fund her studies. Joel was a customer and they got chatting. “I always enjoyed his visits,” says Amy. “Admittedly, he asked me out a few times before I said yes,” she says. But after their first date she was hooked. “I realised we had so much in common, like enjoying great food and conversation for a start! I was smitten from that first date, I think we both pretty much knew this was it.”
Joel popped the question during a surprise dinner at Vue de Monde for Amy’s thirtieth birthday. “He proposed towards the end of our meal, with a plastic ring!” she says. “I wore it all the time until we had the real ring made by David Parker.”
The wedding day
They held their ceremony in the Treasury Gardens and made their vows in front of 145 guests. They had heard that the Occupy Melbourne movement had moved to the gardens and they were initially a little concerned. “But then we decided to just embrace it. We sympathise with the Occupy movement, in principle,” says Amy. So before heading to Comme restaurant to celebrate with all their family and friends, they had a photo shoot in the gardens with the protestors. “They all congratulated us, wished us well for the future. It is part of the history of our wedding day,” she says. Style wise, they went for an overall vintage and art deco theme with a cocktail style reception.
Amy wore an art deco style, bias-cut gown in a heavy silk satin. It came from Stellini.
They had two smaller cakes rather than one big cake – chocolate truffle and orange syrup cake. They were made by Julie Gunthorpe at Cake Art.
The photos were taken by Kat Soutar and Scout Kozakiewicz from It's Beautiful Here.
They went to Tasmania for five days.
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