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The Wedding of Jannie & Aaron
Jannie and Aaron held there wedding reception in the Marquee at Victoria Park, with ceremony held on the Marquee deck with city views. Recently Aaron 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!
Jannie and I met over 8 years ago while I was living in Adelaide and she was visiting for a work conference from Brisbane. We travelled back and forth for over 6 months getting to know each other and showcasing our states best tourist attractions to each other (which made for some awesome first dates!) before I finally decided I wanted to see her every day and subsequently moved to Brisbane to be with her.
I proposed to Jannie while we on holidays in Danang, Vietnam, as travelling is a huge part of our relationship and Jannie’s family are from Vietnam originally. The proposal took place on a beautiful private white sanded beach on a perfect summer evening. The beach was decorated with candles, lanterns and rose petals and the proposal completely took Jannie by surprise as we casually walked to the beach for a look at the night stars and ocean.
Since the wedding we have now left Australia and returned overseas together to live in Mongolia.The wonderful adventures and time together has continued and we are excited for the future, building a family and living a happy and amazing life together as we continue to support and celebrate each other through all of life’s challenges, journeys and achievements.
What (besides the obvious ‘I do’) was your favourite part of your wedding?
Our wedding day was an absolutely flawless day which symbolised our love and commitment to each other in such a perfect way. On the morning of the wedding we conducted a traditional tea ceremony at Jannie’s family home which was a special moment for us to be able to pay tribute to the culture and traditions of Jannie’s family.
Our favourite part was just the amazing situation of having all of our favourite people from all stages of our lives (both separate and together) all in the same room at the same time. The love and support we felt was just overwhelming and was so much fun for us to enjoy the day with all of them.
Tell us about your decorations and wedding styling – did you incorporate a theme? What did you choose for your wedding entertainment and guest favors?
The wedding styling was all white and elegant with glass candelabras and big beautiful flower centerpieces. The all white stage and dancefloor added a classy finish to the Marquee room. We loved our wedding entertainment which included and acoustic guitar singer/performer throughout the ceremony and canapés followed by a DJ at night during the reception. They both just created the atmosphere and set the tone so well with the perfect songs and genres for the moments. We also played a range of video clips projected onto the Grand Marque big screens including a same day edit from our fabulous wedding videographer. The reception also featured lion dancing performances, dance routines, a photo booth and an amazing fireworks display which guests could enjoy conveniently from the outdoor deck!
What’s the best piece of advice you can give other couples starting their wedding planning journey?
Try to slow down and enjoy the day, it goes so fast and the day is so busy that it is easy to get caught up in it all and not actually soak in every moment. Also don’t sweat the small stuff, you will remember the happy vibe and loving feeling of the day a lot more than any little issue that may you may perceive at the time. The biggest advice is to plan your wedding day that on the day you do not need to make any decisions and just enjoy the special time.
Would you recommend Victoria Park to other people getting married?
Absolutely, the beautiful and extravagant setting of the Grand Marquee & Deck combined with the professional service and wonderful location was the perfect wedding environment for us. The venue, the service, the people and the overall vibe of the day was a priceless experience and memory for us and will be forever.
Please list your photographer, stylist and any other prominent suppliers below for crediting purposes:
- Photographer – Feather & Finch Photography – Ryan Teague
- Cinematographer – Mitch Lally Films – Mitch Lally
- Dress – Holly Rose Couture
- Stylist – Elegant Settings
- Make Up – Ginelle Dale and Jessica Peacock
- Hair – Vanise from Glamourous Hair
- DJ – Tristian DJ Twista Twist
- Acoustic Guitar Performer – Adam Kharita
- Cake – Vas Frosted Indulgence
- Photo Booth – In the Booth
- Dance Floor – Regent Staging
- Flowers – Jacqui M Florist Design
- Stages – Regent Staging
- Entertainment – LTL Lion Dancing
- Celebrant – Noelene Owen
Find out more about Victoria Park’s classic venues suitable for weddings for 30 to 400 guests.