If the thought of a romantic, candlelit reception makes you go weak at the knees, Jeremy and Lea’s elegant burgundy wedding is one not to miss! From the moment Jeremy proposed to Lea by spelling out ‘Will You Marry Me’ with candles, through to their reception in a wonderfully atmospheric dining room, their celebration is the epitome of classic style.
“As the wedding was in Sydney and we’re based in Singapore, we had a good idea of what we liked but needed help to pull it together. That’s where our amazing wedding planner, Lauren from Audrey & Angus came in. She was able to take all our ideas and create a wonderful day for us.”
The courtyard of Gunners’ Barracks was styled with rustic wooden chairs lining the aisle and a magnificent floral spray with trailing greenery, creating a beautiful backdrop for the couple’s vows. “With so many people travelling, we wanted to keep things simple and have the ceremony and reception at the same venue, one after the other.”
Finding The Gown
“I went to a bridal store and tried on all different silhouettes just to get my head around wearing a wedding gown. I left the first shop with the confirmation that I’d want a sheath dress, then started doing more research online and shortlisted some designers I liked. I found a stunning Naeem Khan gown but my budget didn’t allow for it – Jeremy told me to bite the bullet after two months of searching for an alternative. I knew I should have trusted my initial instinct, because it was perfect.”
“As many of our guests were flying in from overseas, we planned a pre-wedding party the night before. We rented a beautiful apartment right on Sydney Harbour next to the Harbour Bridge and invited everyone over so they could meet each other and of course, enjoy the view of Sydney.”
The intimate, luxurious feel of the reception is enhanced by crystal chandeliers and round tables set with centrepieces of burgundy, pink and white blooms. The mirror-backed mantel is filled with flowers and beautifully reflects the soft glow of candlelight for their lovely private dining experience.
1. Wedding planners are amazing. As much as we’d like to do things ourselves, save on cost, etc., sometimes the stress of pulling everything together yourself detracts from what is supposed to be a fun process and a fun day.
2. Ensure from the get-go that you both agree on how the planning is going to happen – sometimes the groom prefers to sit back, sometimes couples want to do everything together and sometimes parents want to get involved. Whatever that is, decide on it early on and set appropriate boundaries with your parents. It’s your day, so you should be comfortable with how it happens.
3. Before your wedding, make sure you pack your emergency kit with essentials like snacks (for when you’re on the go and there’s no food), Band-aids, sewing kit, double-sided tape, flat shoes, scissors, Panadol, safety pins, wet wipes, tissues, tweezers, money, phone charger, paper and pen, comb and a bottle of water. Don’t forget to put the bag in the car to the venue!
Location: New South Wales | Photography: The Beautiful Moment Photography | Venue: Gunners’ Barracks | Wedding Planner: Audrey & Angus | Marriage Officiant: Pastor CS Tang | Flowers: Susan Avery Flowers & Events | Cake: All Things Sweet by Carissa | Gown: Naeem Khan NYC | Hair: Lily Hair Artistry | Makeup: Roxy2Foxy | Transport: Variety Wedding Cars | Entertainment: Funkified Entertainment | Photobooth: Flashback Photobooths