The Wedding of Madeleine and Andrew

Madeleine and Andrew held their wedding reception in our Ballroom and sat down to discuss all the details of their wedding at Victoria Park with us.

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

Andrew and I met at work, where we are both engineers. We have mutual friends who introduced us at drinks after work one day, and we quickly discovered that we had a lot in common!

We bonded over our love for almond croissants and country music and the rest is history. Andrew proposed on an early morning hike up at the sunshine coast hinterlands. It was a beautiful day, and we celebrated with lots of champagne and a lovely weekend away.

What does marriage mean to you?

To us, marriage is more than just a legal or religious ceremony. It is a vow to share your life and your heart with the person you cherish the most. It is also a wonderful chance to get everyone you love in the same room to celebrate your love and families coming together.

What, besides the obvious ‘I Do’, was your favourite part of your wedding?

Celebrating with our family and friends, and the dance floor!

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

We ended up having a very traditional wedding, marrying at Albert Street Uniting Church before moving across to Victoria Park for our reception. We had the cake, the bridal party and of course all the speeches! We loved having a traditional day and know it will stay timeless throughout our lifetime.

Tell us about your decorations and wedding styling!

We wanted a modern and elegant theme and chose to add a spot of colour in our flower arrangements and table settings. We wanted to keep the decorations fairly minimal to focus on the flowers and incorporate the amazing view from the Ballroom as an incredible backdrop.

We chose to have a live band to ensure the vibes were high, and the fireworks display was an absolutely magical touch to close out the night.

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

There can be lots of pressure from friends, family and social media on what the perfect wedding looks like! It can be tricky to decide what you want to include, but you just need to remember it’s YOUR day, so make sure you do what makes you happy!

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

Our florist Kate Dawes Flower Designs was incredible, and helped us so much with our overall theme/colour scheme for the wedding. Kate was very accommodating and we couldn’t thank her enough.

Our band “JSB” was amazing and made the night so fun! Really, all our vendors were great! From our photo/videographers at White Leaf Films, my dress from Sphere Bridal Collective, and hair & makeup by Mon and Olivia at Natalie Lucas Bridal. All were fabulous and I would recommend to anyone!

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 an incredible venue for our wedding. The food and drinks were amazing, and the professionalism of the staff was second to none.

We loved that there were lots of options included in the package, and we had a lot of flexibility in terms of room set up and personalisation on the day. The Ballroom was a beautiful space, that didn’t require much decorating to make it an elegant wedding venue.

We loved being able leave at the end of the night and not worry about a thing! Thanks Vic Park!

Below are the fantastic suppliers that helped bring Madeleine and Andrew’s dream day to life:

Plan Your Special Day at Victoria Park

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