Hyatt Place Melbourne

Abanoub Riad & Dahlia Assad

When did you get married?

November 2018.

Hyatt Place Melbourne Wedding Church

How did you get engaged?

Over a picnic at Fitzroy Gardens is where he officially asked me, however, it was a full day. We went and saw a movie in the morning, had the picnic in the afternoon then had a lovely dinner at Donovan’s at St Kilda. The last part of the day was the best, as he had organised for all my friends and family (including those from interstate) to come to his parent’s house, for a massive surprise party. It really was the best day!

Where was your ceremony? 

St Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church in Kensington.

Wedding Dress Train

Where was your wedding reception?

At Hyatt Place Events Centre, in the The Australian Rooms 2 & 3, as well as The Atrium.

Wedding Reception
Wedding Recpetion

Where did you buy your engagement rings?

Parade Jewelers in Sydney.

Where is your wedding dress from?

Alin Le Kal was the designer.

Bride Wedding Dress
Bride and Groom

Where were your wedding shoes from?

Christian Louboutin.

Where are your bridesmaids dresses from?

Mix Bridal.


Who was your hair dresser?

Neveen Audisho.

Who was your make up artist?

Zainab Changizi.

Where are the groom and groomsens suits from?

All suits were made overseas.


Did you have live music?

Yes, we had DJ Skinnybones.

Bride Dancing

What was on the menu?

We chose mainly seafood dishes with beef as well.

Who styled your wedding?

Styling was done by the bride, as well as with the help of suppliers such as Amica Event Hire. They supplied the chairs, charger plates, bridal table, cake table and napkins.

Wedding Styling
Wedding Flowers
Wedding Flowers

Where were your flowers from?

The Studio by Fleur.

Who was the photographer?

Cloverleaf Photography.

Wedding Cake
Bride and Groom

Who was the videographer?

C2 Films.

What was the most memorable moment of your wedding day?

When I walked into the church and saw the grooms face for the first time. He was on the verge of tears and he never cries, it was a really emotional moment.

Where was your honeymoon?

It was quite a big holiday, as we were away for 6 weeks. We travelled to North America, (LA, San Fran, Yosemite N.P, Vegas, New York, Miami) then to the Bahamas for New Years, Cuba, Mexico and Hawaii was our last stop.