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One Year On – Mark & Stephanie

Where did the last year go? Does anyone else feel as though time has flown exceptionally fast? As they say ‘Time flies when you are having fun – and when you are with the one you love’.

So let’s slow down and catch up with one of our 2021 Metropolis Couples and continue our ‘One Year On’ – Anniversary Q&A series.

We caught up with love birds, Mark & Stephanie and asked them to shed light on their big day, what their favourite memories were, what they have been up to and what the future holds!

Mark & Stephanie

Mark & Stephanie hosted their dream wedding at Metropolis Events in December 2021, and it was, “incredible” to quote, the happy couple! Simple yet oh-so-elegant was the approach to Mark & Stephanie’s wedding.

The couple decided to not have the bridal table in front of the famous ‘Metropolis view’ to ensure all guests got to experience the view and everyone had more room to show off their dance moves! The florals were elegant with the room dosed in accents of white flowers and fresh vivid greenery. This made for the perfect visual accompaniment to their reception.

One year on, the couples celebrated their first wedding anniversary last month, which was filled with reminiscing on how beautiful the day was and wishing they could relive it all over again. It was only fitting that we reached out and spoke to the happy couple, about how married life is treating them and to find out the foundations of Mark & Stephanie’s love story; so let’s get down to business. 

How did you both meet?

The story depends on who you ask! We have known each other for many years, but we first ‘connected’ when I (Steph) gave Mark a chance at CQ nightclub! Who doesn’t love a love story that begins in a club!

Tell us about the proposal?

We had planned to go to Europe, but lockdown struck us! So instead, we moved into a house we had just spent the last however many months renovating. The next day Mark got down on one knee, and his tears started flowing; the proposal came out eventually!

Why did you choose Metropolis as your venue?

Mark: The name! It’s where Superman lives!

Stephanie: That beautiful skyline view and the grandeur of the event space. The location was also perfect for our guests, and there was nothing the team could not accommodate.

What was your favourite part of planning a wedding?

Mark: Planning our reception entrance, assigning movie theme songs to everybody that made a speech and writing the speech itself.

Stephanie: It is so hard to pick one thing; all aspects were enjoyable! I loved designing the stationary, choosing the food, and choreographing our first dance! I think I was born to plan weddings, I really miss the process. 

One year on, what was the most memorable part of the day?

Mark: Our entrance to ‘The Greatest Show’ from The Greatest Showman. We choreographed a light show to the song and included a firework projection onto the dome at the end! I recommend every couple invests in the fantastic sound system at Metropolis; it will make all the difference to your Wedding.

Stephanie: Looking around and seeing all our loved ones on the dancefloor smiling at one time was a huge highlight.

Looking back, is there anything you would have done differently?

Simultaneously: Nope!

Do you have any advice for other couples?

Try and break the whole planning process up into months, some tasks need to be completed in advance, and others can wait. There are plenty of Wedding planning timelines online, which are super helpful!

The day and night will also fly by, so make sure you take a few minutes to stand at one end of the room together and take it all in.

What is next for you both?

Simultaneously: Get back to travelling!


Happy Anniversary, Steph & Mark! One year down, forever to go! We wish you a lifetime of happiness together.


Do you want to begin your journey as a Metropolis Bride? Get in touch with our team.