Effie Kats has walked down the aisle with her finance broker fiancé James Cerolini in Melbourne.
The designer was married at a lavish ceremony at St Patrick’s Cathedral on Saturday, and held her opulent reception at State Library Victoria.
The 32-year-old stunned in an elaborate, semi-sheer lace gown by Zuhair Murad, which she acquired after making trips to Paris for fittings.
Effie later changed into a second dress for her reception, this time from local designer Alin Le’kal.
It was no small affair, with 260 in attendance on the star-studded guest list, including Nadia Bartel, Bec Judd, Khanh Ong, Jessie Murphy and Lana Wilkinson.
Women were asked to wear black or gold to what was described as an elegant affair.
The founder of the Effie Kats and Bayse brands said the wedding, ‘exceeded every expectation I had’.
She told the Herald Sun: ‘Every part of it just blew my mind. It was great. I had a wedding planner, Valentina, I could not have done it without her.
‘There were small hiccups along the way, but it was the perfect day.’
The society couple became engaged in 2021 during lockdown, giving Effie lots of time to plan her big day.
‘I’ve attended so many events and we want to create something spectacular for our guests,’ she told Confidential earlier this year.
‘It’s on Stakes Day and Remembrance Day so it’ll add to an already insane schedule.’
Effie had at first decided to organise the event herself without the help of a wedding planner, but later changed her mind.
Around the time of their engagement, Effie and James purchased a home in Melbourne’s Malvern.
The ‘rundown’ three bedroom property, which cost $1.65 million, is a fixer-upper project for the pair.
‘We wanted a house in the right location with some character, that needed a lot of love’ Effie told news.com.au.
Effie is a beloved Australian designer whose clothing has been seen on A-list clients like Dannii Minogue, Kelly Rowland, Carrie Bickmore and DJ Havana Brown.