Emil + Bon Wedding Highlights
It was a pleasure to work with Emil and Bonnie to make their dreams a reality for their wedding invitation, and it’s wonderful to see how beautiful their wedding day turned out as well! I asked Bonnie a few questions about the highlights of the special day and her responses blew me away. The culture, food, decorations and photography at this wedding were all spectacular and I loved hearing the story behind it all.
The venue looks absolutely beautiful, where was your wedding located?
Bonnie: At Fig Tree Restaurant in Ewingsdale (Byron Bay Hinterland)
What was your wedding theme?
Bonnie: 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
Looking at the food at your wedding, I’m interested as to what inspired these dishes.
Bonnie: 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!
The cake looks absolutely scrumptious, who was the genius behind this one?
Bonnie: Bayside Brownie Company – a four tiered brownie cake by another Wynnum local brand, yum!
I’m always inspired when I see floral arrangements and I would love to hear who was behind these masterpieces.
Bonnie: 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!
And what were the highlights of your wedding?
Bonnie: 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.