You would have to have lived under a rock to not know and be in love with the beautiful dessert creations from Caroline Khoo of Nectar and Stone, Those sweet coloured pyramids have taken the world by storm – along with Caroline’s beautiful cakes, cupcakes and desserts that have to date taken her to amazing places, with amazing collaborations and an Instagram feed that is the perfect place to head when you feel like a virtual sugar hit.
I am so excited today to see how Caroline planned her own wedding and share a glass of bubbles with her!
Tell us about you and your business/blog?
My name is Caroline Khoo, I am a mother to two beautiful boys, Isaiah, 5 and Dimitri, 3. I studied International Relations at University with the intention of working in Politics but ended up working in the Fashion Industry for several years before working as a Medical Product Specialist. The Nectar and Stone concept and business developed whilst I was at home with my kids – my eldest Isaiah being a fussy eater. From there I began designing savoury and sweet creations to appeal to his senses. I then started to develop and refine my ideas into a style that represented my own likes. The business officially launched in 2013 after a little, or should I say, big push from my husband to give it a go. Nectar and Stone is a dessert based business celebrating occasions and events and is well-known for the Pyramid Chocolates.
Tell us about your wedding?
Nick and I were married on the 6th of March 2005. We met in 2000 whilst I was studying Year 12. Our love was instant and we knew that we belonged together. Being young when we married, we didn’t have a lot of money to spend, but we wanted our wedding to celebrate our cultures. It was a small wedding of 60 guests and was a fusion of Greek and Asian cultures uniting.
What was your most memorable moment (or moments!)?
Nick sang me a song at the reception (Eric Benet – ‘Spend My Life With You’) whilst his cousin played the piano.
If you could change one thing, what would it be?
To have celebrated our wedding in a different month with a bit more warmth. Our day was overcast with light rain which was lovely, but I do love the thought of twilight weddings.
Who were your favourite vendors?
Our wedding was very simple, and because I was young, I didn’t really know much about the industry the way I do now with all the baking and events I have done.
Who was your photographer?
My photographer was David Bryant; he is a marine photographer and helped us out with our wedding.
What advice do you have for others planning their wedding?
With having dealt with so many brides, I think the main things are think about what makes you happy and what feel and theme are you wanting to achieve. Plan way ahead of time – and where possible have a wedding planner to assist. They are fabulous for ensuring all the small details are considered and executed.
First photo by Aimee Jones. Additional photos by David Bryant
Thankyou Caroline for sharing your beautiful wedding with us; it was such an intimate day with close friends and family. Your advice on planning way ahead of time and including details that make you happy is so true!!! For more happy thoughts, visit Caroline’s Nectar and Stone; the images are just divine and are guaranteed to make you smile!