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The Wedding of Kasia & Huw
Kasia and Huw held their wedding reception in the Garden Marquee at Victoria Park, with ceremony held at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church nearby in Bowen Hills. Recently Kasia 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!
Huw and I met at a bootcamp session, at which we ended up side by side doing wall sits! Huw was struggling so I laughed at his shaky knees. We started talking and the rest is history. As for the proposal, Huw had told me that he was planning a surprise outing for my birthday. On the night, he put me in the car and made me wear a blindfold so I had no idea where we were going! After what seemed like ages, we stopped driving and I took off the blindfold to see that we were at the Eaton’s Hill Hotel and that the surprise was that Huw had bought us tickets to a 90s throwback concert featuring S Club, B Witched and Atomic Kitten, some of my favourite 90’s bands. During the concert, when Atomic Kitten played my favourite song The Tide is High Huw got down on one knee and proposed.
What (besides the obvious ‘I do’) was your favourite part of your wedding?
We had a great time taking our bridal party photos around the grounds of Victoria Park mainly because we were able to drive around in golf buggies which was a lot of fun. We also loved our first dance, even though everyone was watching us, it just felt like we were in our own little bubble.
Tell us about your decorations and wedding styling – did you incorporate a theme? What did you choose for your wedding entertainment and guest favors?
We didn’t really have a specific theme but we always said that we wanted the wedding to be simple, yet elegant. We stuck to a largely silver and white colour scheme and tried to keep decorations quite minimal. Kate Maree Floral Designs did an amazing job with all of our florals. We had a floral table runner for the bridal table and floral wreaths for each of the guest tables with candles to go in the middle of the wreaths. G&M DJ’s provided excellent entertainment and our guest favors were shot glasses in keeping with my Polish culture.
What’s the best piece of advice you can give other couples starting their wedding planning journey?
Make a detailed do to list and then give yourself plenty of time to do your research and work through it. Go with your gut when making decisions and don’t stress, everything will come together in the end.
Would you recommend Victoria Park to other people getting married?
Definitely! We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect venue.
Please list your photographer, stylist and any other prominent suppliers below for crediting purposes:
- Photographer – Just for Love Photography
- Cake – Zuccherino Cakes
- DJ – G&M Group
- Florals – Kate Maree Floral Designs
- Hair and make-up – Emilia-Maria Make-up & Hair
Find out more about Victoria Park’s wedding venues for 30 to 400 guests.