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The Wedding of Laura & Ashley
Tell us about your journey together, from how you met, to what the proposal was like!
We met in Brisbane while working together, however didn’t start dating until over a year later. We moved in together within 6 months and started planning our life together in Brisbane. In 2020 Laura was offered a job in her hometown of Townsville, so we both moved there. Ash proposed at home one night a few months after Laura chose a ring. It was very simple but exactly what Laura wanted.
What (besides the obvious ‘I do’) was your favourite part of your wedding?
Laura – Our first dance to our favourite song “Forever Ago” by Woodlock. They are a small band from Melbourne, and we watched them play live in Brisbane for one of our first dates.
Ash – Seeing Laura walking down the aisle.
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 favors?
We kept our wedding styling quite simple as we thought the venue was pretty much perfect on its own. We loved the greenery and elegant touches of Victoria Park, so only felt the need to add flowers here and there to make it our dream wedding. Our wedding favors were personalized sugar cookies made by a wedding guest, who also made our wedding cakes. For entertainment, Laura had a friend sing in between the ceremony and reception to entertain guests, but at the reception we just had a playlist of party songs that we knew our guests would love.
What’s the best piece of advice you can give other brides to be?
Don’t stress over the small things as you definitely won’t remember them. You can get so caught up focusing on fine details like cutlery, cake flavours and seating charts, but at the end of the day you won’t even notice them. Focus on having an amazing day surrounded by people you love.
Would you recommend Victoria Park to other people getting married?
Absolutely! We planned our wedding while living in Townsville, but still had complete faith in the team at Victoria Park. We had amazing communication the entire time, and our coordinator just understood exactly what we wanted, offering advice when we needed it. We cannot speak highly enough of the staff on the day! Hudson and Georgie were absolutely incredible and managed to make our day even more special.
Below are the fantastic suppliers that helped bring Laura & Ashley dream day to life:
- Photographer & Videographer: Lauren Olivia
- Florist: My Little Flower Shoppe
- Cake: Bella & Tortie
- Hair & Makeup: Haus of Jools & Michelle Wickland
- Celebrant: Married By Zoe
- Dress: Zavana Bridal & Brides of Brisbane
- Suits: M.J. Bale