R O I M A T A & G E R A R D
F R O M S U G A R & S P I C E E V E N T S...
This Hamptons styled wedding was held at Villa Capistrano on the Gold Coast's prestigious Panorama. As guests arrived, they were greeted with a cool glass of bubbly, before decending an elegant staircase to mingle before the formalities began. The ceremony boasted walnut Tiffany chairs, pastel floral arrangements and incredible views. Afterwards, guests were wined and dined around the pool with jam jar cocktails and seafood canapés, while listening to laid back RnB.
The reception was set on the tennis court with sweeping views of the Gold Coast skyline and out to the ocean. Our fairylight frame was decked out with white paper lanterns and white draping. Tables were adorned with white and pastel florals, rattan charger plates and white linen. The clever bride hand poured scented candles for wedding favours with a personalised tag for each guest.
F R O M T H E B R I D E ...
We met at a bar in Brisbane through a mutual friend 🙂
I knew it was love not long after we met to be honest, we definitely had an instant connection when we first met so it wasn't long before we were hanging out like best friends, it did take a while before we became 'official' though, we stayed friends for a few good months!
We got engaged on the 15th of October 2012, it wasn't anything fancy, but we were about to commence our big move from Brisbane to Sydney, driving down I was 7 months pregnant, we stopped at Rainbow Bay on the Gold Coast for a picnic, he played a song we both love and then got down on one knee, it was beautiful because we were overlooking the ocean and about to start our new life together as a family and in our new home, it was the perfect time!
My wedding gown was absolutely gorgeous and made by the amazing Steven Khalil. It was made with beautiful lace and beading for the bodice and tulle for the skirt with a beautiful ruffled train. It was custom made and designed, my inspiration came from pictures of Steven's gowns.
My gorgeous bridesmaids wore a Natasha Milani nude strapless dress.
Our groomsmen wore suits from MJ Bale.
Soft and whimsical, loosely structured poseys in dreamy colours of white, creams, pastels and a hint of pink.
On the Menu...
It was a sumptuous seafood banquet care of Shamar Catering. Menu consisted of:
Green Lip Mussels
Fresh Local Crabs
Hot Dish (2 in 1) Selections - Choice of 3
Slow Cooked Pork Loin with Caramelised Apple and Onion Confit served with Sauteed Potatoes
Chicken Medallions with Creamy Mango Sauce Served with Coconut Rice
Salmon Medallions with Lemon, Lime and Orange Glaze served with Cous Cous with Roasted Sesame and Star Anise
Fillet Steak with Asian Flavours Served with Fried Noodles
Prawns with Honey and Lemon Pepper served with Stir Fried Vegetables
Grain Fed Rib Fillet with Green Pepper Corn Cream served with Jacketed Potatoes
Moreton Bay Bugs in Plum Sauce served with Nasi Goreng Indonesian Fried Rice
Salads - Choice of 4
Avocado, Chicken and Mango Salad
Home Style Coleslaw
Spinach, Cherry Tomato and Bean Sprout Salad with Orange Vinaigrette
Smoked Salmon, Fennel, Orange and Glass Noodle Salad with Citrus Dressing
Creamy Potato Salad with Seeded Mustard
Sun Dried Tomato, Roasted Capsicum and Quinoa
Pumpkin, Pineapple and Sesame
Spinach, Haloumi and Grilled Field Mushrooms with Balsamic Glaze
Wow! There were too many to write, but our first dance was pretty memorable especially once the fireworks went off, it was perfect!
Van Middleton was recommended by our wedding planner and we loved his work. He has an awesome knack for catching those candid, emotion filled moments perfectly, which is what we were looking for.
All of the music was jazz and old school RnB which we both loved! Feature songs included:
- Bridal Procession - Oh how I wish - Knova / Fiji
- Recessional - Can't take my eyes off you - Lauryn Hill
- "Tennis Court" by Lorde - when guests were asked to take their seats for the reception
- Bridal Party grand entrance song - Let's get married - Jagged Edge
- Bride & Groom First Dance - All of me - John Legend
We are yet to honeymoon! My husband plays rugby league so we didn't get much time after our wedding to go somewhere as he had to be back training but there is plenty of time!
We have lots of plans for the future, travel and buying another property, but for the moment just enjoying time as husband and wife and with our beautiful little boy Nixon, and our little girl who is due in July.
Wedding Photography Van Middleton Styling Images Tim Sherriff Photography Ceremony and Reception Venue Villa Capistrano Styling & Décor Sugar & Spice Events Bride's Dress Steven Khalil Bridesmaids' Dresses Natasha Millani Suits MJ Bale Flowers White Ivy Design Cake Deliciously Decadent Catering Shamar Catering