Sonja and Paul wanted to stay true to themselves for their garden conservatory wedding – and their bright personality shines through! From a fun and flirty gown choice, to walking down the aisle together and fireworks during the cake cutting, their intimate celebration was filled with colour and style.
“Our ceremony was intimate with only forty guests, and was held under a 150 year old Himalayan Cedar Tree. A rustic arbour was styled with mixed flowers, and maple leaves were scattered down the sides of the aisle.”
“Getting ready at the Homestead – there was so much laughter that the day wasn’t stressful. And meeting each other at the old gates to walk down the aisle together.”
“The ceremony was at 3pm, and we had our photos on the grounds – guests were served drinks and canapes in the garden, while a guitarist played. They also played lawn games – croquet and giant chess.”
Finding The One
“Basically I looked online until I found a designer I liked, then flew to Sydney with my sister. I had tried on about half a dozen dresses, when my designer said, ‘I know what you need – something that will reflect your personality.’ She then drew me a sketch and made my custom gown that was classy and fun!”
“We had one large table, with us in the centre. Floral hedging and candles ran its whole length. Our cake table was decorated with pillar candles, small posies and our trio of desserts. We had fireworks during the cake cutting – we could see it through the glass roof of the conservatory.”
A decadent trio of lemon and passionfruit cheesecake, flourless chocolate cake and white chocolate and raspberry cake.
1. Choose a photographer, celebrant, etc. that are going to feel like part of your family and friends.
2. Stay true to what you and your partner want. At the end of the day you are celebrating your relationship and your life together.
3. Don’t sweat the small stuff, just focus on what’s important and most importantly, enjoy and cherish every moment!
Location: Toowoomba, Queensland | Photography: Colin Hockey | Venue: Gabbinbar Homestead | Celebrant: Oliver Thomson | Flowers & Props: Green & Bloom | Cakes: Jocelyn’s Provisions | Gown: Corston Couture | Shoes: Alaia | Hair & Makeup: Jessica Murray | Suits: MJ Bale