Wedding Date: 14/11/2009
Location: Taringa, Qld
We met whilst studying together at University. I happened to sit next to him at a lecture when he introduced himself to me.
The proposal was perfect! We went out to dinner at this very cosy little Italian restaurant. He then took me on a ferris wheel ride and proposed whilst we had the beautiful view of the city.
My wedding dress was a bright pink chiffon Indian style Lahenga, comprised of intricate white gold sequins and patterns throughout.
My accessories were an array of gold necklaces and a vintage pearl and gold tikka worn on my forehead.
and Groomsmen's Attire
The groom wore a black Dolche and Gabbana striped suit with a white cotton Matteo Di Rota shirt and silver cuff links.
Dresses & Accessories:
The bridesmaids wore a range of silk and chiffon sari's decorated with golden coloured work. Each Sari was a different bright colour and they wore matching glass bangles and necklaces.
My bouquet was made up of 20 roses, comprising of hot pink, and white roses with a hint of pink. My bridesmaids bouquet's were made up of a dozen cream coloured roses.
Theme & Colours:
The ceremony and reception room were decorated with seats wrapped in white cotton covers and crimson organza sashes. The reception centrepieces were made up of tall red gladioli’s to match and give the room height. The main colours of the wedding invites were gold and red, with a henna and fractal patterned theme.
Venue & Details:
The ceremony was held in the Marriott Hotel Queen Adelaide room with a beautiful view of the city. Our celebrant Jamie helped us put together our personalised ceremony and vows. There were many funny moments in the ceremony too, like when I couldn't get the wedding ring to fit on my husband's finger...we and the audience burst into laughter and he ended up having to put the ring on himself.
Venue & Details:
The reception was held in the grand ball room of the Marriott Hotel. The ball room was softly lit and stylishly decorated, allowing in views of the city nightline via the large glass windows. It was very easy to unwind and enjoy ourselves with great company and delicious food. The best part was when the staff gave all the women a pair of comfy slippers to wear – this was such a nice surprise after hours of wearing heels!
As the ceremony and reception were located in the same hotel we did not require a wedding car.
We did not have bonbonniere's however at the end of the night many of the guests were given the beautiful gladioli centre pieces.
The cake was a beautiful four tier chocolate, hazelnut cake decorated with white flowers and a touch of gold and red patterns. The cake matched our wedding invites.
We were entertained throughout the night with our DJ who played a collection of music, such as bollywood themed songs, which got everyone dancing and classic 80's and 90's and contemporary tunes.
Our honeymoon was absolutely stunning! We cruised off to Vanuatu for a week and stayed at a lovely beach resort. Every night we would have dinner by the beach and watch the sunset, whilst the local band entertained us. The food and wine were amazing.
Our first dance was special. We were initially nervous but once our song came on we were in our own little world. The other most memorable moment for us was during my our family's and friend's heartfelt speeches which brought tears to my eyes.
Brides to Be:
Plan things in advance...the last few weeks will be very hectic. Don't be too nervous about being in front of a large crowd - everyone who is attending is there to love and support. Also, you might want to practice walking down the isle in heels, as I tripped seconds before entering the ceremony room! Remember it is your and your groom's big day. Include the special things in the program which are meaningful for you and your family. Even if things don't go exactly to plan you will find that it really doesn't matter on the day. All that matters is that you are celebrating a beautiful event with your loved ones.