Emil + Bon // Real Wedding
The wedding was beautiful, it was full of colour, happiness and energy and we wouldn’t change a thing. We received the wedding video the other week and can’t stop watching it. It is amazing how many details we didn’t see on the day that the videographer picked up. Such a treat!
Theme: While we didn’t have a specific theme as such, we wanted to capture the energy and colour of the Indian culture in the gorgeous garden of Fig Tree Restaurant in the hinterland of Byron Bay. Blending two cultures meant we were able to pick and choose the highlights from both our backgrounds and create a day which was unique to us as a couple
Venue: Fig Tree Restaurant in Ewingsdale (Byron Bay Hinterland)
Menu: A blend of modern Australian, Asian and South Indian dishes. My favourite was the house-made chilli paneer, and who can forget the giant charcuterie platter full of all the amazing local cheeses, figs, and cured meats!
Cake: Bayside Brownie Company – a four tiered brownie cake by another Wynnum local brand, yum!
Flowers: Flowers at the Farm pulled together the brightest seasonal blooms from Brisbane and Sydney and created the most gorgeous Indian inspired Arbor, bouquet, cake topper and bridal bouquets we could have ever hoped for. One of my favourite memories of the day was when the flower arrived and the little cottage we were staying in was awash in colour and hope for the day to come!
Other details: The ceremony was one of the most important parts of our day and we spent a lot of time planning which Indian and Australian traditions we would like to incorporate. We had a garden ceremony with a Catholic reading by Emil’s brother Seb, a traditional Indian tradition where Emil’s Aunt from South Africa placed my pink wedding saree over my head, and Emil tied my wedding “thali” around my neck. We also included a bollywood dance as part of the dancing festivities, three outfit changes for the bridal party and a speech in Emil’s mother tongue, Malayalam.