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Nicola and Ralph

by | Australia - Queensland, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


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Nicola and Ralph

I have our scheduled wedding coming up later, but wanted to slip in Nicola and Ralph’s wedding day early on this morning!

Nicola was one of our Pink Frosting competition winners we ran back in June. I am always so thrilled when one of our winners gets in touch again with wedding photos!

Nicola and Ralph tied the knot after six years of friendship and laughter at each other’s jokes made them realise they were meant for each other.

Nicola says “I am a huge fan of the show “Bridezilla” and anticipated the day that I could be super diva. In fact much to my disappointment I failed at being a diva; there was no throwing of cakes, demoting of bridesmaids or tears.  It was no fuss – wedding planning is hard as you want to make it. I am originally from Brisbane but for the last few years have migrated to the west side (WA) to study so all planning was done in a very speedy two week Easter holiday back home in QLD.”

Nicola and Ralph’s wedding photos are by Ange Photography and Nicola’s father.

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The ceremony & reception were held at Oceanview Estate Vineyard & Winery. Flowers were by Nicola’s local florist Redcliffe City Florist.

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Posing for Nicola’s father- a self appointed photographer for his daughter’s wedding day. “My dad who has recently decided that he has an inner photographer inside of him – in fact he made us do many poses a la vouge mid ceremony – until mum yelled at him!”

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Horrified with many of the traditional wedding gowns she saw, Nicola bought the first simple gown she tried on with a champagne sash by Lisa Ho. She wore a pair of Lisa Ho earrings given to her by her grandmother many years ago.

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Nocturne Strings played throughout the ceremony, including Pachelbel’s Canon in D as Nicola walked down the aisle.

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Nicola says “My dad being Greek likes a good bargain – and was hoping to use some expired rice he found in the cupboard as confetti but lucky we went with a more traditional route of rose petals prepared by the florist.”

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The table arrangements were made by Nicola’s mother with a selection of flowers from the local florist. Nicola’s father grew lavender and a sprig was placed on each place setting.

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Nicola used her winning voucher to buy noodle boxes and personalised labels for the wedding favors from Pink Frosting. Nicola and her grandmother spent the days before the wedding filling them with chocolates.

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Nicola’s grandmother made a traditional fruit cake which was iced by Also Heaven who also made miniature cupcakes decorated with sugar flowers matching Nicola’s bouquet.

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Nicola says of their first dance “Ralph and I have no groove and both avoid dancing. We did attempt to teach ourselves off You Tube the week before, after many “Expert Village 101 Waltz tutes” we decided we were beyond help and winged it on the day.  I am impressed to report post dance neither of us sustained serious injury.”

Congratulations on your marriage Nicola & Ralph and thank you for sharing your story and photos with us today!

Photos by Ange Photography and Nicola’s father.

  • Stephanie
    Stephanie says:
    October 28, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    The noodle boxes are great and the stickers on them are just perfect. But what about that sky? What a beautiful backdrop.

  • cedar chest
    cedar chest says:
    October 28, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    The photos are great! They all look good and very beautiful! The photos themselves are like telling a story.

  • Pipa
    Pipa says:
    November 1, 2009 at 7:23 am

    Where are the bridesmaid dresses from? they’re amazing!



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