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The Wedding of Shari & Nick
Real Wedding: Shari & Nick
Shari & Nick held their wedding reception in the Ballroom at Victoria Park with ceremony on-site in the Courtyard. 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!
We first met at Big W, as teenagers doing our part time work after school. Whilst it wasn’t the smoothest of introductions, a friendship gradually blossomed into a relationship after Nick was transferred to another store. Six years later, whilst in a snowing Canada – Nick proposed. In a deserted Botanical Gardens, Nick had a quiet word with our travel companions and ensured they captured the moment! The hardest part was then waiting for an acceptable time back home to ring everyone with our exciting news!
What (besides the obvious ‘I do’) was your favourite part of your wedding?
Our favourite part of the day was being able to share it with those who are most important to us. With our wedding in March 2020, there was a risk that COVID-19 may have impacted our event. However, we were luckily enough to just squeeze our wedding in before restrictions were in place. We had friends and family travel, which made it that more special to share the day.
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?
My parents are florists and were very excited to be responsible for the decorating and styling. We did not have a specific theme, but just a colour scheme to match the bridal party’s attire. G&M events were our DJs – we had a lot of fun working through their portal and selecting a playlist to ensure the dance floor was full all night long! Our guest favours were personalised chocolates – also acting as place cards.
What’s the best piece of advice you can give other brides to be?
The best advice we can give other couples getting married is to steal away 10 minutes together on the night. Whilst it is wonderful to share the night with friends and family, it goes too fast and at the end of the day, it is about the pair of you. Those 10 minutes will end up being the best 10 minutes of the night. Soak in every moment, because before you know it the day is over!
Would you recommend Victoria Park to other people getting married?
Absolutely! The venue is gorgeous with beautiful views of the golf course and the city. The food was delicious. Our event planner, Lauren was fantastic – very responsive to any questions we had. Nothing we asked of Victoria Park was too much trouble.
Below are the fantastic suppliers that helped bring Shari & Nick’s dream day to life:
- Ceremony – Victoria Park Courtyard
- Reception – Victoria Park Ballroom
- Photographer – Lillian Mae Photography
- Videographer – Boutique Wedding Films
- Florals – Ipswich Florist
- Celebrant – Married by Jake
- DJ – G&M Event Group
- Bridal table backdrop – Beautiful Weddings