MARIJANA + SAM

DATE TO REMEMBER
Marijana Graljuk and Sam Hawkins met while both studying law at university about a decade ago. Marijana discovered an engagement ring in a chocolate box handed to her by Sam during a picnic on the beach. She walked down the aisle to an acoustic violin on February 4, 2017. Marijana’s family lovingly baked a traditional Ukrainian wedding cake, intricate braids and birds made from pastry completed the sweet masterpiece. Her handmade gown, including a detachable train, was everything she could have dreamed of. “It is the most amazing outfit I have ever worn,” she says.

LOOK BOOK:
Dress: Gown: Pearls & Roses Bridal
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Makeup: Hilary Holmes Makeup
Cake: Rachelle Naughton
Flowers: Flower Theory
Bridesmaids’ dresses: ASOS
Suits: Browse Fashions for Men
Rings: Duffs Jewellers
BEHIND THE SCENES:
Ceremony: St Mary of the Angels Basilica
Reception: RACV Torquay Resort
Catering: RACV Torquay Resort
Photography: Hails & Shine
Videographer: Love Soldier Weddings
Transport: Murrell Group and friends and family’s own
Entertainment: Carovna Noc
Stationery: Hand made by the couple
Celebrant: Fr Kevin Dillon and Fr Ihor Bakay
Honeymoon destination: South Australia wine regions and Europe