"Another highlight of the wedding was our cake which was a 3-tiered chocolate and whisky mud cake with chocolate ganache and white buttercream frosting. Peony buds, blooms and foliage sprigs were used to adorn the top and bottom tiers giving the cake a simple but classic look. Oh boy did it taste great!"
"It was also a delightful surprise to find out that that our chosen wedding date was right in the midst of the peony season. Knowing this, there was naturally no other choice! With their soft petals it's easy to see why peonies are a classic wedding flower. We elected for white peony buds and blooms to be featured throughout the wedding reception including in the entrance, in copper bud vases placed in between the table runners of foliage, flanking the edges of the natural timber mirror and in massed groups cascading over the edge of the bridal table. Peonies were also used in the bridal bouquets with apricot and soft pink roses and freesias."
A worldly celebration
"As Nick and I are from diverse backgrounds it was important to us that the wedding was representative of both of us and be inclusive of all our guests travelling from abroad. For some of our guests our wedding would be one of their only visits to Australia so we included with our invitations, information about obtaining travel visas as well as our top picks of things to see and do. We wanted everyone to feel comfortable and well taken care of. "
"Our menu was a fusion of quintessential Trinidadian and Australian flavours. We worked closely with our caterer to create the custom menu which included eggplant choka tostada, roasted Harvey Bay scallops, beef and shiraz pies and pasture fed chicken wontons. Celebrity chef Alastair McLeod of Al’FreshCo. Catering made a surprise appearance during dinner to give our guests an overview of the various elements of the menu and the ingredients which went into creating the main course."
"The music at our reception was a blend of modern sounds with Latin influences as well as the groovy sounds of calypso and high octane soca (native Trinidadian music) which created a carnival-like atmosphere that had everyone on the dance floor!"