Monique & Youssef’s
Elegant and Vintage
Halloween Wedding

Monique and Youssef Khoury tied the knot in a beautiful wedding in Melbourne, Australia. The lovebirds said “I do” on Halloween, but despite the date, they opted for an elegant meets vintage affair. Keep reading to discover more about this adorable couple and their special day.


Monique wearing earring

Monique getting ready

Monique wearing wedding dress

Monique & bridesmaid

Yossef with groomsmen

Youssef & groomsmen


About Monique & Youssef

Monique met Youssef through his sister, as the two women had worked together in a cabin crew leaving from Dubai. It was when Monique returned to Sydney, where she was living at the time, that she first met Youssef. Not too long after, Youssef was planning the proposal of a lifetime.

Youssef’s daring proposal happened while the adventure-loving pair was skydiving in St Kilda, Melbourne. Of course, Monique said yes without hesitation, and the rest is history!


Monique & Youssef holding hands

Wedding ceremony of Monique & Youssef


The key is to be truthful and real to each other.”


Monique & Youssef wedding

Monique & Youssef exchanging ring


The Gown

In line with the elegant, vintage theme of the day, Monique opted for a breathtaking gown covered in French lace from designer Mariana Hardwick. It featured lace sleeves, a two-metre-long lace train, a form-fitting silhouette, and a sweetheart neckline. When it came to her hair and makeup, Monique looked as glamorous as can be, with voluminous curls, a sparkly hair clip, a nude lip, and a smokey eye. Hairstyling was by Khamile Salon and makeup application was by makeup artist Christina Sikalias.


Monique & Youssef kissing

Monique & Youssef hugging

Monique & Youssef hugging


There’s no need to stress, the day will turn out to be a breathtaking day.”


Monique & Youssef looking at each other holding hands


Monique & Youssef holding hands

wedding cake

wedding reception


Elegant and Vintage Reception

The most memorable part of the day for Monique was the exchange of vows during the ceremony. After the traditional ceremony at Our Lady of Lebanon Church, the newlyweds, along with their guests, made their way to the reception venue, Lakeside Banquet & Convention Centre. The theme of the reception was “elegant and vintage,” shares the bride. Guests were wowed by the floral and decor, which consisted of regal candelabras and bouquets of fresh cream flowers. Furthermore, the head table was a sight to behold with its ruched draping down the front, abundance of flowers, and the two crystal candelabras that flanked either end.



Monique & Youssef dancing

cake cutting

Monique & Youssef hugging


Advice for Couples

Monique’s main advice to all brides and grooms-to-be is to relax. She urges all couples getting married to not stress and just trust that the day will turn out perfectly. Further, when it comes to your relationship, Monique advises couples to always be truthful and real with one another.


Special thanks to the team:

Feature thanks to Giant Invitations

Dress: Mariana Hardwick

Makeup: Christina Sikalias

Hair: Khamile Salon

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Bridesmaids Dresses: White Runway

Grooms Suit: Gucci

Photographer: Dreamlife

Cake: French Lettuce

Flowers: Abracadabra Events

Ceremony Venue: Our Lady of Lebanon

Reception Venue: Taylor’s Lakeside Banquet Centre


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