Ashleigh & Saurav
Oh the romance is palpable in the elegant country wedding of Ashleigh and Saurav. Choosing a country venue that they loved, the couple went forth with planning making sure to include elements from both of their respective cultures (Indian and American). They chose to infuse a sense of the rustic into their desire for a modern wedding style. Emma Holcroft from The Giddy Up Camera Club (along with second shooter Meg) were there to capture the beautiful day.
On how they met, the newlyweds tell. “We met when we were at Uni. I (Ashleigh) use to work in a blockbuster video where Saurav use to get his DVDs from. We were both attracted to each other but it took Saurav a while to ask me out for a date and here we are 9 years later happily married and starting a new chapter of our life together.”
Of her Wendy Makin wedding gown, Ashleigh tells, “It was a beautiful Wendy Makin gown, chosen for its simple yet elegant and timeless look. All of my bridesmaids and Mother visited a number of bridal stores with me before we found the right dress. We had such wonderful service at Wendy Makin from the first visit until the last fitting.”
The couple settled on country venue Yandina Statio for their wedding, remembering, “We visited a number of venues before selecting Yandina Station. After taking a tour of the property we knew that we wanted to be married under the Moreton Bay Fig Tree. It had character, was open and natural and didn’t feel staged.”
Ashleigh walked down the aisle to the acoustic version of The Beatles “Here Comes The Sun”.
Jay Flood of Noosa Style Ceremonies officiated the ceremony, Ashleigh remembering, “Our ceremony took place in the afternoon and we wanted it to be light, fun and relaxed. The most important thing to us was that we were surrounded by our family and friends sharing one of the most important moments of our lives.”
Ashleigh’s bridesmaids wore purple gowns from BHLDN while the groom and groomsmen had their suits tailor made in India.
Of their photographers, Ashleigh remembers, “Emma and Meg were amazing. They captured our day and so many candid moments without us even noticing.”
Brisbane Market Flowers created bright and bold floral arrangements for the wedding, Ashleigh telling, “It was important to bring aspects of both cultures together. We had an assortment of vibrant floral arrangements for the tables to incorporate the lively colours of Indian culture. The dessert table was filled with an assortment of pies and baked goods to bring in the American feel to our wedding.”
The wedding favors doubled as place cards and were made by family, and placed into paper bags with coloured buttons.
“The food and level of service of staff that Yandina Station provided was absolutely superb. We had so many compliments from our guests.”
Of their first dance, Ashleigh remembers, “We danced to Ben Folds Five ‘The Luckiest’.”
“The dance floor was pumping with a mix of Hollywood and Bollywood music which we all enjoyed.”
Congratulations on your marriage Ashleigh & Saurav ! Thank you so much for sharing your stories and a big thank you to The Giddy Up Camera Club for sharing today’s wedding with us!
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- Groom's Attire
- Hand stitched
- Groomsmen Attire
- Hand stitched
- Invitations & Stationery
- Hand-made paper from India
- Arif Khan
- Wedding Rings
- Mr Vo, Brisbane