Amy & Vin­cent

THIS GOR­GEOUS GAR­DEN WED­DING COM­BINED THE BEST OF TWO CUL­TURES: CHI­NESE IN­SPIRED RED AND GOLD STYLING AND THE BEAU­TI­FUL AUS­TRALIAN LAND­SCAPE

Cosmopolitan Bride (Australia) - - CONTENTS - DATE 25.02.17 VENUE SUMMERFIELDS COUN­TRY HOUSE, BIT­TERN VIC PHO­TOG­RA­PHY SHOT FROM THE HEART

The gar­den cer­e­mony had nods to the cou­ple’s Chi­nese her­itage, and be­gan with their cel­e­brant read­ing thankyou let­ters the bride and groom had writ­ten to their par­ents while a harpist played in the back­ground. Un­sur­pris­ingly, ev­ery­one was in tears! Be­fore the re­cep­tion, Amy and Vin­cent had a spe­cial Chi­nese tea cer­e­mony where they re­ceived their par­ents’ bless­ings and served tea as per tra­di­tion. Their guests spent time ex­plor­ing the prop­erty, which was filled with olive trees, sun­flower and veg­etable fields... and even a gag­gle of geese!

DATE Fe­bru­ary 25, 2017.

PHO­TOG­RA­PHER Karen and

Ell from Shot From The Heart (shot­fromthe­heart.com). ‘They’re amaz­ing at cap­tur­ing sweet and can­did mo­ments.’

DRESS & VEIL Al­ter­ations and veil by Heather Sel­lick Bri­dal Cou­ture (heathersel­lick.com.au). ‘It was my dream dress and, like my mum said, “Meant to be”. My veil de­signer knew ex­actly how to com­ple­ment the dress.’

HEAD­PIECE, IN­VI­TA­TIONS & FAVOURS Tao Bao (taobao.com). ‘We picked a tem­plate de­sign to match our theme; a red, tra­di­tional, or­nate Chi­nese print with gold foil ac­cents. For favours, we had Chi­nese-style favour boxes filled with Her­shey’s Kisses. It was a crowd­pleaser, and per­fect for a wed­ding!’

JEWELLERY Gold ban­gles worn dur­ing the tea cer­e­mony from Chow Tai Fook (chow­taifook.com). ‘Rel­a­tives gifted us the gold ban­gles, which is a tra­di­tional ges­ture to new­ly­weds.’

BRIDES­MAID DRESSES For­ever New (forevernew.com). ‘The dresses were an el­e­gant style, but the colour made them fresh. They were per­fect for sum­mer.’

STA­TIONERY Sig­nage, menus, place cards by Lau­ren from Just Sayin’ Girl (just­sayin­girl.com), bride and groom place set­tings and all ta­ble num­bers from Let­ters From Belle (let­ters frombelle.com). ‘I loved the clas­sic font Lau­ren used – it matched the glam­our of the retro Chi­nese theme.’

FLOW­ERS Hello Blos­som (face­book. com/hel­loblos­soms). ‘They smelled like they were freshly picked from a rose gar­den and they looked even bet­ter.’

CER­E­MONY, RE­CEP­TION & CATER­ING Summerfields Coun­try House, Bit­tern Vic (sum­mer­field­ses­tate.com.au). ‘I al­ways dreamt of hav­ing an out­door gar­den wed­ding next to a lake.’ EN­TER­TAIN­MENT Cer­e­mony harpist by Harplove (harplove.com.au). CAKE Jes­si­cakes (jes­si­cakes.com.au). ‘Can’t go wrong with a naked cake!’ VIDEOG­RA­PHER Red Pocket (red­pock­et­pic­tures.com.au).

PHOTO BOOTH Uber­snaps (uber­snaps. com.au). ‘We had a mil­lion props. Our guests kept lin­ing up again and again.’ GUESTS 140.

‘The tra­di­tional tea cer­e­mony meant a lot to my par­ents.’ ‘My shoes matched the Chi­nese theme.’

‘It was a loud and crazy fun night.’

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