The Wedding of Rose & Taape

Rose & Taape celebrated their beautiful wedding in the Courtyard and Alabaster at Victoria Park. Recently the pair sat down with the Victoria Park Weddings team to discuss the details of their beautiful big day.

Tell us about your journey together, from how you met, to what the proposal was like!

Our journey started nearly nine years ago when we met in New Zealand. We have been living in Brisbane for some years now and got engaged three years ago on the Gold Coast. I had no idea it was about to happen and it was the most surprised I have ever been!

What does marriage mean to you?

Doing life with your best friend, having a family, and making the most out of every day with the one you love.

Rose & Taape Wedding Ceremony | Victoria Park Weddings

What (besides the obvious “I do” was your favourite part of your wedding?

It was so special to have our families come together from different countries to witness our marriage and celebrate with us!

What traditions, new and old, did you incorporate into your wedding and why?

My Mother in Law, Lusia, made 65 beautiful woven necklaces (Samoan Ula) and each guest was given one as they entered the reception. It was really special to be able to incorporate that.

Rose Walking Down The Aisle

Tell us about your decorations and wedding styling – did you incorporate anything new/ a theme?

We chose a small business, Believents, for our styling. I told them the colour theme, and they really provided the most beautiful table setting decor, flower centrepieces, and wedding favours.

Take us through your planning journey, were there any vendors that were more important than others?

Osmic productions – Belle was our celebrant and MC and we also had our DJ through Osmic. Belle was absolutely amazing in the lead-up to the wedding and on the day! We cannot thank her enough!

Floral Arbour Arch In The Courtyard

What’s the best piece of advice you can give other brides to be?

To really enjoy the planning stage! It is such a special process, deciding on suppliers to create your perfect day! I had so much fun speaking to different suppliers. Also, decide on a budget that’s right for you and stick to it! It is really easy for things to add up quickly! Having a budget and tracking the cost of everything helps.

Parkland Shoot | Victoria Park Weddings

We’re so thankful we were able to be part of your special day!
Why did you choose Victoria Park and would you recommend our venue to other couples getting married?

Victoria Park was the perfect venue! With family arriving from overseas it was important to have the ceremony and reception at the same venue and Victoria Park had great options to choose from! Thanks to the excellent organisation and communication from the Victoria Park weddings team in the lead-up to our wedding we did not have to worry about a thing and could enjoy every minute of our special day. Also, the park provided the perfect location for our photos, and they turned out great!

Rose & Taape at Golden Hour In The Parklands

Below are the fantastic suppliers that helped bring Rose & Taape’s dream day to life:

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