Ashleigh & Saurav’s Elegant Country Wedding

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Emma Holcroft for Giddy Up Camera Club

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.”

purple and black check ties
groom getting ready
groom with father
bride having hair styled
getting ready for wedding
bride in wendy makin dress

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.”

wedding ceremony setup at yandina station

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.”

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bride walking down aisle yandina station

Ashleigh walked down the aisle to the acoustic version of The Beatles “Here Comes The Sun”.

groom laughing as he sees his bride
yandina station summer wedding
jay flood marriage celebrant

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.”

wedding ceremony under tree
ceremony at yandina
first kiss at yandina station
newlyweds at yandina station
newlyweds at yandina station
Emma Holcroft for Giddy Up Camera Club bride photo
yandina station
outdoor wedding at yandina station
Giddy Up Camera Club wedding photo
BHLDN Annabella Dress

Ashleigh’s bridesmaids wore purple gowns from BHLDN while the groom and groomsmen had their suits tailor made in India.

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bride with crystal birdcage veil
bride with modern birdcage veil

Of their photographers, Ashleigh remembers, “Emma and Meg were amazing. They captured our day and so many candid moments without us even noticing.”

Giddy Up Camera Club
Emma Holcroft for Giddy Up Camera Club wedding phot
Emma Holcroft for Giddy Up Camera Club black and white
Emma Holcroft wedding photographer
sunset photo at yandina station
outdoor at yandina station
country wedding flowers
favor bags with purple buttons
white wedding cake with pink flowers
wedding pie
cake buffet

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.”

yandina station wedding
colourful flowers at yandina station
paper bag wedding favors

The wedding favors doubled as place cards and were made by family, and placed into paper bags with coloured buttons.

reception at yandina station
queensland wedding venue
handmade dessert at wedding
barn wedding with fairy lights

“The food and level of service of staff that Yandina Station provided was absolutely superb. We had so many compliments from our guests.”

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wedding speech
wedding after dark yandina station
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Of their first dance, Ashleigh remembers, “We danced to Ben Folds Five ‘The Luckiest’.”

country wedding first dance
wedding dance floor

“The dance floor was pumping with a mix of Hollywood and Bollywood music which we all enjoyed.”

dancing photo from wedding
yandina station at night
bride and groom under tree at night
bride and groom with sparklers

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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