When a bride tells you her dress is vintage you don’t always expect that to be a literal description.
But in the case of Bianca Di Nuzzo, her wedding dress has survived the decades; worn previously by her grandmother and mother.
“I wore the dress that was handmade for my grandma for her wedding in 1955,” explains Bianca. “It was altered a little and worn by my mum in 1984.” The exterior of the dress remained in its original condition for Bianca’s wedding to Matthew Latimer, however a corset-style structure was created to give support as the original lace sleeves were removed.
“I announced the origin of the dress after our formal ceremony at the church and thanked my grandma and mum for allowing me to wear it,” says Bianca. “There were gasps from our guests as they weren’t expecting the dress to literally be vintage and in such great condition.”
The Melbourne couple, both 27, were married on February 16, 2013 at a vineyard wedding with 116 guests. The pair opted for elegant, rustic styling including pink and white cherry blossoms and Tiffany style chairs to complement the winery shed. “We had round glass candles as well as large fairy lights hanging from the roof and the entire shed surrounded by wine barrels,” recalls Bianca.
Bianca’s wedding dress was well received by her guests. “Everyone thought it was such a lovely concept as the dress has seen two very successful marriages so far!” she says.
The reception wedding venue, Seville Hill Winery, was close to the couple’s heart. “It’s owned by my family friends,” says Bianca.
Bianca and Matt had a display cake and edible cake. The display was created by Bianca’s brother’s girlfriend.
Photos courtesy of Jordan of Melbourne.
Bomboniere: DIY / Brides Accessories: Swarovski and Angus & Coote / Brides Gown: Heirloom / Bridesmaid Shoes: Light in the Box / Bridesmaids Accessories: Angus & Coote / Bridesmaids Dresses: Forever New / Ceremony Music: Performed live by friends / Ceremony Venue: North Ringwood Uniting Church / Entertainment: Own playlist / Flowers: Debbie O'Neill Freelance Designs / Gift Registry: Wishing well / Grooms Shoes: Rivers / Groomsmen Shoes: Rivers / Hair: Nicole Trimboli / Honeymoon: USA / Invitations: DIY / Makeup: Meredith Norton / Reception Venue: Seville Hill Winery / Rings: Paul Pram and Michael Hill / Venue Decor: Empire Style Inc, Boutique Chair Co / Videographer: Jordan of Melbourne / Wedding Night Venue: Balgownie Estate