No matter what mainstream media will tell you, there is nothing quite like a wedding. It is usually full of intensity and emotions which can be felt from the different parties involved and it is always surprising to see how the day is simply magic. Seeing those pockets of joy from the family members during the ceremony and the speeches of love and utmost appreciation from those involved makes it a day worthwhile all the planning.
Now, we are not a wedding blog. Our idea of a great wedding is where the food is of a high quality and booze is flowing. Obviously, location is everything when it comes to celebrating a marriage. A touch of individuality is a must to ensure a memorable wedding day.
The Church of Bang Bang Boogaloo approaches the union of two people very differently. The low key chapel and formal dining area draws inspiration from Las Vegas, and naturally we were very interested to see the offerings. Elvis isn’t mandatory, but being in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD definitely wins points for individuality.
Leading the charge in the vision and execution of The Church of Bang Bang Boogaloo is the one and only Jerome Borazio (responsible for things like st Jeromes Laneway Festival, 1000 £ Bend and Ponyfish Island, as well as directing the film Get Notorious). Jerome’s vision is to provide a simplified alternative to a chapel and the celebration of all kinds of love.
Less glamour but carrying a stronger rustic feel is key to this venue’s theme. The chapel itself has an undeniable presence with its stripped out interior and exposed ceiling with polished concrete floors. There is a sense of real history with the chapel in its original state since 1000 £ bend was acquired. Whilst once being a hidden landmark of Melbourne, The Church of Bang Bang Boogaloo is ready to celebrate the union of two people.
For more information about The Church of Bang Bang Boogaloo can be found here.
Catering and flower arrangement on the night was composed together by Create Catering.