An Australian Wedding with Pops of Colour: Asha & Greg

May 4, 2012

I love when weddings with bright pops of colour like Asha & Greg’s brighten up my inbox. They really do make me smile! However I love them even more when the people behind the wedding seem like just the kind of guys I’d like to be friends with…if only they didn’t live in Australia! “We didn’t have a theme as such because we didn’t want to confine our choices,” Asha told me. “We found things we liked, which suited our style, and I suppose a loose theme just organically grew from there. My parents collect a lot of old antique trinkets so we used those as the starting point for our reception decorations and added lots of bright fresh flowers. We also wanted to incorporate some music references because music is what really brought us together.”

The wedding reception was held at Eves on the River in Teneriffe, Brisbane. “Looking through wedding magazines I mostly discovered what I didn’t want to do,” Asha continued. “We didn’t want our wedding to feel too contrived or over-planned – we just wanted to get our friends together and eat and have fun. Since we were on a budget, we picked apsects of the wedding that we really important to us and were willing to spend more money on (like our incredible album cover invites).”

“The things we weren’t fussed about, like fancy wedding cars, were omitted. For transport we decided since both our ceremony and reception venues were on the river and right next to a ferry stop, we should take the citycat (public transport boats). It cost us a couple of dollars each and made for great pictures! Fortunately, we didn’t have to skimp on photos because our fabulous photographer and her husband are good friends of ours and offered to do the photography as a wedding present.”

“We made the pinwheel cake toppers ourselves after realising the amazing topper I ordered from etsy was too big for the cake. We made the pinwheels using double-sided origami paper in contrasting colours. I had planned to do much more DIY for the favours but the week of the wedding I got sick (embarrassingly, on a girly spa day I threw up in the nail salon!) Luckily, my Mum, sisters and bridesmaid rose to the occasion. We made the favours by dipping fortune cookies in white chocolate, then edible glitter and stars. And we all spent days folding chatterboxes!”

YUM! Thank you to Asha & Greg and their awesome photographer’s Pop Photography for sharing with us today.

Supporting Cast:

Photography Credit: Pop Photography
Ceremony Venue: Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, Brisbane
Reception Venue: Eves on the River in Teneriffe, Brisbane
Bride’s Dress: Frida Dressmaking
Bride’s Shoes: Miu Miu
Bride’s Headpiece: Fresh flowers by Bouquet Boutique
Bride’s Jewellery: Mimco
Groom’s Outfit: Jack London
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: BHLDN
Bridesmaid’s Headpiece: Alannah Hill
Bridesmaid’s Shoes: Topshop
Cake: Welsh Lady Cakes
Flowers: Bouquet Boutique
Hair: Anna Felton at Creative Hair Design
Make Up: Gemma Elaine Make Up
Stationery: Guest List