Who would’ve thought a marriage would stem from a chance meeting while shopping for cameras? Simi Lewin, while preparing for her Birthright trip to Israel, met Jeremy Posner, who was working at Myer at the time. Turns out, some of Jeremy’s friends would be travelling with Simi. The new friends remained in contact and by 2019, were engaged. With their engagement party cancelled due to COVID-19, Jeremy and Simi put all of their efforts into planning the perfect wedding, and say The State Library was their number one venue choice.
“We looked at a few other venues, but none could compare. It was more than just a ‘venue’, but rather a historic building that has so much charm and character.” Focusing on a fun atmosphere and family, the couple are grateful that Simi’s sister managed to travel from London for their special day, making it out of hotel quarantine just in time. “The bedeken was our favourite part of the day. It was a relatively private ceremony taking place with only our immediate family and close friends.” For those planning a wedding, Simi and Jeremy have a key piece of advice: “Trust the experts. Your suppliers are across their various areas of expertise, and hey, that’s what you’re paying them for!”
The White List
Chuppah venue: Glasshaus Outside ❚ Reception venue: State Library of Victoria ❚ Officiated by: Rabbi Shmuel Karnowsky ❚ Bridal gown: Cappellazzo Couture ❚ Groom’s suit: Oscar Hunt ❚ Bridal hair: Alarah Studio ❚ Bridal make-up: Emma Jane Makeup ❚ Chuppah: Chuppahs of Melbourne, chuppahsofmelbourne.com.au ❚ Styling: Party Hustle ❚ Reception flowers: Melbourne Event Florals and Botanics Melbourne ❚ Chuppah and bridal bouquet: Glasshaus Florist ❚ Stationery: State of Elliot ❚ Napkins: Simmons Linen Hire ❚ Custom wedding sign: Zelman Lew ❚ Music (reception): Isaiah Band, isaiahband.com.au and YO MAFIA ❚ Music (chuppah): Isaac Main ❚ Cars: Yarra Tours ❚ Catering: Showtime Event Group ❚ Photography: Anchor & Hope ❚ Videography: Moon & Back ❚
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