Wedding feature thanks to Giant Invitations
Jase surprised Natasa with flowers and a decorated room after she returned from a week-long work trip. He prepared a cute ‘will you marry tick a box’, which reminded Natasa of the cute little notes boys would pass to girls in school with a tick option at the bottom. Jase made sure that this was the last time she ticked yes!
With over 190 guests attending, there is no doubt this wedding was a grand affair. The modern wedding had touches of glam throughout the wedding combining grey and gold beautifully. The couple chose to have two ceremonies, one traditional and the other a church ceremony, where they celebrated Macedonian ceremony elements such as the crowning, ring and wine, and first steps as husband and wife wrapped together with a piece of chiffon.
The couple hired a wedding stylist who went out of his way to source grey table clothes that would work for the grey and gold theme and match the bridesmaids’ dresses. Fitting to the theme, the couple chose a gold brushed 4-tier cake, topped with 2 large white magnolia flowers.
The wedding featured beautiful cream blooms mixed with an abundance of greenery throughout the wedding and reception.
How did you and your partner meet? We met through mutual friends whilst attending a music festival on the Gold Coast.
How did he propose? Jase surprised me when I arrived home from a week-long work trip. He surprised me with flowers and made the room look amazing. He prepared a will you marry me tick a box (I had told him how cute I thought it was in school when boys would pass around notes to ask a girl out and include a tick a box at the bottom) so he made sure I got to tick yes for last time!!
Length of Engagement? 1 year- together 5 years
What do you love most about your partner? He is the most genuinely caring man- sometimes he thinks he covers this up but you can see it in his eyes every day.
What’s your most important piece of advice for creating and maintaining a strong relationship? Talk to each other and be real. Too many people speak to everyone else but their partners about how they feel when that is the person they should go to first.
Tell us about your wedding gown and how you chose it: I loved so many gowns but I was forever drawn to anything with a hint of colour outside the usual whites and ivory. The lace was intricate and detailed and the exposed boning and buttons perfection.
Did you do a ‘first look’ before the ceremony? No, we had so much going on bringing together a traditional wedding with Macedonian cultural wedding. Plus, I wanted Jase to see me for the first time walking down the aisle.
What sort of style did you envision for your wedding day? I wanted a soft romantic style with punches of glam. Charlie for Stylised made this happen to combine Grey and Gold to perfection.
How did you come to choose the location and venue? Coming from a big family I have been to so many weddings in Brisbane and Jase and I wanted ours to be different so we chose a location that not only suited our style but was one that we hadn’t been to before.
Did you have any symbolic gestures during your ceremony i.e. a hand-fasting, candle ceremony, wine ceremony or something else? We had many of these elements in the Macedonian ceremony including; the crowning, ring & wine and first steps as husband and wife wrapped together with a beautiful piece of chiffon.
Did you have a wedding party? My sister Branka Lukic as MOH, Cousin Katrina Bogoevski & Best friend Jessica Millman
Were any of your guests involved in the ceremony in any way? Godparents Brad & Jacinta Ploeg
How did you enter your wedding ceremony? (Accompanied? Together? Solo?) With my stepdad for the traditional ceremony and with Jason for the church ceremony.
What made you choose the type of ceremony that you had? We chose to do both as having a traditional ceremony was important to me and I didn’t want Jase to miss out on a wedding as he knows it.
Describe the cake (including the flavours) and cake topper: The wedding cake was a simply designed 4-tiered cake with brushed gold accents and 2 large white magnolia style flowers. We had 2 different flavours a white chocolate caramel tier and an almond & coconut mud which we served the following day at my parent’s place.
What flowers did you use in the bouquet and at the venue? Cream blooms mixed with abundant greenery
How did you choose your table décor? Grey and gold theme- Charlie went to great lengths to source the table cloths in a beautiful grey that matched the bridesmaids’ dresses.
What were your favourite moments of the day? The super excited feeling of getting ready with my girls and my mum in the morning, reading a letter from Jase in the morning, seeing him as I walked down the aisle and off course partying the night away.
What was the biggest splurge of the day? Wedding Stylist
Where did you go on your honeymoon? Europe- Barcelona, Paris, Rome, Florence & Berlin
Any tips that you can give to future brides? Start planning early!
If you could sum up your wedding in one sentence, how would you describe it? Perfect. We would do it again in a heartbeat!!
Wedding dress: Enzoani Veil: Rosa & Marys |Bridal Makeup: Tanielle Jai |MUA Hair: Evalyn Parsons |Hair Shoes: Stuart Weitzman |Accessories: Mimco |Bridesmaids Dresses: Jadore from White runway |Groom’s Suit: Male Manor |Groomsmen Suit: Male Manor |Cake: Studio Cakes |Food: Moda Events |Flowers & Event Styling: Stylised |Photographer: Pelizzari |Ceremony Venue: Newstead Park & The Macedonian Orthodox Church, Newfarm |Reception Venue: Moda Events Portside |Entertainment: GM Event Group & Macedonian Band Z|Celebrant: Michelle Anderson |Transportation: Mercedes C200 & Chrysler Limos |Wedding Favours: Engraved stemless wine glasses