Chloe and Ashley travelled from regional Queensland with their family members for a city wedding weekend away. Their brief was for a garden party in the city, and chose the beautiful New Farm Park for their ceremony location.
They hired the team at Elope Brisbane to take care of the organising, and booked the Twenty is Plenty package.
Being fans of Bridgerton, the couple also arranged for a string quartet to play for their ceremony, which created a classic ambience. They played a mix of modern songs and classical music, my favourite being Beyonce’s Love on Top for the signing of the certificates.
Wallflower Floral provided beautiful, bright florals for the arbour and bouquet.
Forgoing bridesmaids and groomsmen, Ashley asked his mum to present the wedding rings, and she was honoured to carry out this duty.
The couple chose the poem, The Eternal Song, which I had not heard before, but it was a very sweet choice.
During the ceremony, I told the story of the couple’s engagement. Ashley set about planning the perfect proposal during a trip to Japan in 2020. He was poised to propose at a dinner at a restaurant, but the food was just so awful, that he let the moment slide by. Later, he considered proposing at the top of a ski slope, but Chloe found the peak just too high to climb to. Next, he earmarked the TeamLab Museum, but there were just too many people crowding the area. Finally, the perfect moment was found, at the top of the Palette Town Ferris Wheel in Tokyo. It was one of those pear-shaped moments as the ring box jammed in Ashley’s pocket, and he had to keep Chloe distracted while trying to wriggle it free by pointing to random ships in the harbour in a Mr Beanish pantomime. Luckily, Chloe joyfully accepted the proposal, and their wedding planning commenced.
After some photos at New Farm Park, the group headed to City Winery for a reception dinner.
Ceremony location: New Farm Park rotunda
Coordination: Elope Brisbane
Stylist: Miss Weddings
Florist: Wallflower
Music: Four Strings Brisbane String Quartet
Reception venue: City Winery Brisbane