From Russia With Love

Ok….I know this is a corny title…but when two Russian sweethearts get married of course I’m going to go there =)

The wedding of Denis and Natalia was so fun to be a part of, a whirlwind celebration that was organised in just 10 days.  The busy groom has a hectic university schedule and simply did not have the time to organise the big day so they employed our fabulous wedding planning services to get the show on the road.

It was an intimate wedding with 15 of their nearest and dearest present to witness this lovely couple declare their undying love one for another. Natalia was resplendent in a fitted white gown and white fur bolero to keep her dainty shoulders warm in the Gold Coast winter (?) sun, her handsome groom was dapper in a blackn tailored suit.  Throw in some amazing floristry from White Ivy Design, hair and makeup from Belladonna, photography care of Sue Leebeek, scrummy cake from Deliciously Decadent and we have have a party people!

It was fabulous to be involved in a wedding with traditions such as the Russian culture display.  The groom was put through a series of tests known as “redemption” before he was deemed worthy of his bride.  I couldn’t understand all of them, but there was multiple choice perfume, baby pictures, lipstick kisses and some Russian Cossack dancing.  To complete the test, Denis pulled on various coloured ribbons that had their ends hidden behind a door.  He had to guess which ribbon would lead him to his bride.  The first go he pulled on the orange ribbon….and out came a cheese grater!  The next was emerald green and would you believe, Natalia was on the other end, ready for a smooch.

After some stunning Surfers Paradise beach wedding shots, the couple had a simple ceremony at Southport Courthouse.  They were then whisked away in a stretch white limo care of Corporate Limousines to the beautiful Hinterland location, the Natural Arch.

In the mean time, our creative Sugar & Spice styling team were setting a banquet table in the luxurious sub-penthouse of Soul in Surfers Paradise.  Crystal Candelabras towered above the tables and were placed on mirror bases that glittered with candlelight and hundreds of fresh blooms in mis-matched vases.  White Tiffany chairs were embellished with silver satin and diamante buckles, and linen napkins decorated with ribbon, lace and a pearl brooch.  As the sun set on the horizon, the room was washed with soft shades of blue and purple lighting and our fabulous music master care of Gold Coast DJ’s spun some sick tracks for the couple to celebrate with their friends.

It was a day I’m sure these two young lovers will never forget, and we wish them a lifetime of happiness together.

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