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