Diana and Daniel
I feel like today is one of those weddings that just makes the world a better place. There are pom poms in every corner, garlands of bright and beautiful tassels. There was a traditional English roast dinner for the groom’s heritage, and shots of traditional Colombian spirit Aguardiente instead of champagne for the bride’s. Every little moment was thought out and customised so that Diana and Daniel’s bright fiesta inspired wedding completely and utterly represented the guests of honour. Luckily for us, Emma Nayler was there to capture it in all of its gorgeous colourful glory so we can share every moment with you!
The Orange Blossom worked with Diana and Daniel to create amazing bright floral arrangements, Diana telling “We wanted really bright flowers for that day and to be honest we are both a bit clueless with the names, seasons and anything related to flowers, but Chonnie our beautiful florist proposed some awesome flowers and came out with the brilliant idea to include Colombian roses. That was awesome, not only including a bit of my culture but also because my dad grows flowers back in Colombia, so we knew that would be very meaningful plus they were going to look stunning.”
Diana and Daniel chose Made To Match Events to plan and style their wedding. Diana remarks “I have to say colour was the main word for the styling and theme of the wedding. We are both creative people in different fields so definitely wanted to do something different.
We had an amazing team of vendors, they all worked towards our expectations and achieved what we wanted. Anna from Made to Match Events was Amazing!”
Unable to make it to Australia, the groom’s parents tuned in to a live stream of the wedding, Daniel walking down the aisle together with Diana’s mother.
The couple chose Kath Tilly to officiate proceedings, finishing off the ceremony with a tea and coffee ritual they invited. Diana explains “We wanted to have a relaxed ceremony, no religion involved at all as we both have different religious backgrounds. We wanted to include a ritual symbolising love, so we went for the sand ritual with a twist. Instead of using sand we used Colombian coffee and English tea, it suited us and it’s what we wanted. We read the vows and I had a little part in Spanish as we had Latin guests so just wanted to cherish my roots and language. We live streamed the ceremony as unfortunately, Dan’s parents were unable to come to Australia, so that was pretty special!”
The couple chose the beautiful Maleny venue of Half Moon Hideaway for their celebration, explaining “We chose this place for many reasons: the view, atmosphere, how well it suited the style we wanted, the owner was lovely and very attentive, it was full of beautiful animals and they told us they could be part of the wedding so that was an instant YES as we both love animals. Also, we were able to hire the cute cottage to stay there after the wedding, which made things easier.”
Diana chose a gorgeous relaxed wedding gown from Grace Loves Lace, noting “I’m quite a tiny woman so I just wanted a style that would suit my body and height. The design I went for was the Sally and one of the things I loved about it, was the separate armbands, the dress itself is quite simple and beautiful but with the lace armbands I felt it made a difference plus I loved the combination of French lace, chiffon and tulle. I only went for one visit to their studio in the Gold Coast and pretty much decided on that day I wanted that dress. The bridal assistants at Grace Loves Lace were awesome as they were very honest about what styles suit me and didn’t. Loved the whole experience.”
Of their photographer, Diana raves “Emma Nayler was the ABSOLUTE BEST! I think we will never get over her and the photos she took from us. It was so cool to work with her, making us feel so comfortable and chilled. She knew what we wanted and how to work with the venue including secret spots. The most important things are that we had fun and I think that makes a massive difference, she captured all the key parts, fun moments, the dancing, emotions, colours. We love Emma!!!”
Guests gathered for dinner in a white tipi from Montville Yurts. The feast, catered by Cock & Hen by L&L Co. Events led to one of the bride’s favourite parts of wedding planning – menu tasting! Says Diana “As a chef, Dan had a lot of pressure from his chef friends. They were teasing and bullying him about the food (high expectations) but once the food came out all the chefs went for a second round as it was amazing!! Dan felt pretty proud of his English Food. As it was a winter wedding Dan really wanted to include a traditional English Roast. Our toast was done with a traditional Colombian spirit called Aguardiente instead of champagne.”
Wild Child Cakes created a dessert table filled with bright and bold sweet treats.
The afternoon was filled with Latin dancing against the backdrop of rolling green hills.
Congratulations your marriage Daniel and Diana! Thank you for sharing your beautiful day with us! Thank you also to Emma Nayler for sharing today’s stunning photographs!