And the bride wore…her favourite Australian designer.
Karl Stefanovic’s three children were not invited to their uncle Peter Stefanovic’s wedding to Jeffreys.
Today star Sylvia Jeffreys wore a custom-made wedding dress by Rebecca Vallance for her wedding to 60 Minutes reporter Peter Stefanovic on Saturday, at the exclusive Ooralba Estate in the Kangaroo Valley, which can be reserved for $6500 a night.
Jeffreys has had a long association and appreciation for the Sydney-based designer, opting to wear her gowns previously to the 2015 and 2016 Logies. The news presenter was also front row at Vallance’s first ever Fashion Week show last year.
Sylvia Jeffreys and Peter Stefanovic wed in intimate ceremony
Vallance, who gave birth to her second son just four weeks ago, described the project as “such an honour and pleasure”.
Despite not being known for her bridal wear, Vallance’s ultra-feminine, dramatic aesthetic was on show at the intimate wedding. Jeffreys’ beaded, white dress boasted a full-tiered skirt and Princess Diana-style sweeping train and cathedral veil.
The bride was accompanied by four bridesmaids, her sister Claire Going, Jenna Stefanovic, former David Jones publicist and wife of Stefanovic’s brother Tom, SBS editor Meggie Palmer and Nine News Brisbane presenter Alison Ariotti.
All attendants were also dressed by Vallance and wore blush, off-the-shoulder floor length gowns.
The man of the hour – or the paparazzi’s preferred target Karl Stefanovic – was on hand serving as a groomsman alongside his younger brother Tom, The Delta Riggs bassist Michael Tramonte and Nick Atkins. The groom was resplendent in an Armani suit.
Speaking to Fairfax Media on Sunday one guest said it was a “fantastic [nondenominational] ceremony.”
“There whole crowd sang a couple of songs they provided.”
“[There] was so much love in the marquee, tears everywhere.”
The speeches were reportedly “hilarious” and included lots of stories of how the couple met in the Channel Nine carpack back in 2014 before they “took it from there”.
“I’ve never seen a more beautiful bride, or a prouder groom,” another friend of the couple said. “It was a gorgeous day from start to finish. So much love, so many laughs. They couldn’t have wished for a happier start to married life.”
Jeffreys co-stars Lisa Wilkinson and Richard Wilkins as well as a stable of Nine personalities were on hand to celebrate the nuptials.
Guests and the wedding party converged on The General Cafe on Friday, a small, intimate eatery in Kangaroo Valley, to toast the happy couple. Celebrated chef, who only wanted to be referred to as “Tony”, cooked up “a feast”.
Matt Moran’s Aria, which received two hats in the 2017 Good Food Guide, provided the catering for Saturday’s reception. The party then kicked on into the early hours.