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Docklands Love

26 Oct 2010

Groom:  Michael Taranto, 26

Bride:  Linda Velardo, 27

Married:  Saturday, October 9, 2010, St Ignatius Church, Richmond.

Reception: Waterfront venues “Waterfront Room”, Docklands.

How did you meet?
We meet through my bridesmaid Christine, at her birthday in 2007. A week later we went on our first date and have been together since.

The proposal?
Michael proposed on July 18, 2009 five thousand feet above Melbourne in a hot air balloon. Mike proposed with the ring and a hand-made banner reading “Marry Me Linda” dropping down from another balloon. The celebrations followed with a champagne breakfast at the Hilton on the Park.

Most memorable part of the wedding?

Bride: The whole day was so fantastic I can’t choose a favourite. It was so much fun. The reception was absolutely fabulous to have everyone celebrate in style together.

Groom: The day was great, loved it all. Having all our closest family and friends there to help celebrate with us was great. The venue topped off a perfect day, great view of Melbourne city and everything ran smoothly. A fabulous wedding.

How was the reception?

We couldn’t ask for anything better. Beautiful table settings with the stunning view of Melbourne which created an amazing atmosphere. The food was beautifully presented and tasted fantastic. The service was great and there was so much attention to detail we couldn’t have asked for a better reception.

What made you choose Docklands for your reception?

The Waterfront Room has a fabulous view of Melbourne city, which instantly was a winner for us. The room has character and charm which stood out from other places we had seen, and the packages are definitely value for money.

Honeymoon?

Coast of Krabi in Thailand for eight nights. Such a stunning part of the world and the perfect place to relax and enjoy the start of our lives together.

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