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The Wedding of Ellie & Isaac
Ellie and Isaac held their wedding reception in Marquee at Victoria Park. Recently the pair sat down to discuss their big day with the Victoria Park team.
Tell us about your journey together, from how you met, to what the proposal was like!
Isaac and I met 7 years ago and started dating within the first month of knowing each other. We have travelled Europe together, the UK, Honolulu and Maui and many trips domestically. We have a beautiful Rottweiler named Duke, and in the past 2 years we have gotten engaged and rebuilt our home, all while planning a wedding and getting married.
Isaac proposed on our 5th year anniversary completely unplanned at home right before going to dinner. He had planned to propose at Noosa that weekend, but wasn’t able to because of the snap lockdowns in 2021, instead now the 29th of July is extra special. We still did our picnic at Noosa as he planned but now, we have 2 special days to remember. We also got married on the 29th, so you could definitely say 29 is our number!
What (besides the obvious ‘I do’) was your favourite part of your wedding?
Having all our beautiful family and friends together in the same place at the same time. We had guests travel from all over Australia and the Netherlands, so to have them all together celebrating our day felt very special and very surreal at times. We loved having our ceremony in the Greek Church – having that tradition from my family but also loved having our photos taken at sunset on the hills at Victoria Park – was something very special for Isaac. We also loved everyone getting involved into Greek dancing, and being up on the dance floor celebrating our night.
Tell us about your decorations and wedding styling – did you incorporate anything new / a theme? What did you choose for your wedding entertainment and guest favours?
For our styling, we took a few ideas from different places and joined them all together. I’m a colour person, so originally our florals were going to be colourful. However the more photos we saw, the more we liked the idea of a more timeless theme. All our stationery was black and white, including table numbers, menus, welcome sign and seating chart, and guest book. Our guest favours were clear acrylic boxes with our initials printed on the front.
We had our dance floor and elevated bridal table installed by staging creations, which we loved as our bridal party could see all our guests from our table. Our florist and I spoke a lot about incorporating bright, green foliage into our white floral pieces to create a fresh tropical feel at our reception. We love the coast, and beach so wanted to incorporate those themes, as well as the traditional feel of having our ceremony in a church – the feeling of both our families together. We hired lots of candles, made our cake the centrepiece of our dance floor, which was great as the whole cake got eaten and nothing went to waste. For our guest menus we made them double-sided with guest names on one side, and menu on the other- saving on additional name cards and stationery. We loved how our whole room came together!
The black and white theme also carried through with all the boys in black tux, and my bridesmaids wore blush which gave a pop of colour against the white and green flowers.
What’s the best piece of advice you can give other brides to be?
Soak it all up! From the night before and the morning of with your bridal party, parents, and family, to your last song at your reception, enjoy it all. Laugh lots, embrace having all your special people together, and enjoy celebrating the love you both share together.
We made the most of our whole day and appreciated all the little moments. Our photos say it all – we really had the best day and couldn’t keep the smiles off our faces.
Would you recommend Victoria Park to other people getting married?
We would definitely recommend Victoria Park. We knew after attending a charity ball there 2 years prior that it was where we wanted our reception to be. The beautiful green scenery, and city background are great for photos, and we loved how open the inside and outside areas are.
A big tick for both of us was the food, which was what originally drew us to the venue, and being able to place bottle of spirits on each guest table. We booked the Marquee which had its own massive bar, and deck with a stage for our band to play during canapes. The golf buggy’s for our bridal party photos were also very a fun and different thing to do.
Below are the fantastic suppliers that helped bring Ellie & Isaac’s dream day to life:
- Cake from Zoe Clark Cakes
- Dj from Cut a Rug
- Photographer from Two Blushing Pilgrims
- Videographer from Meadow Lane Visuals
- Dance Floor & Bridal Table from Staging Creations
- Florals by Garden Graffiti
- Stationery from KC Times Co
- Chairs from Miss Weddings