Planning easy breezy for Jacqueline and Kek’s rustic wedding

Wedding: 25/06/2016

Posted by Anna | 10 August, 2017

A vendor search on Easy Weddings was the first step to planning the rustic wedding of Jacqueline Zhen and Kek Sheng.

The couple married on June 25, 2016 at Marybrooke Manor in Sherbrooke, Victoria. “After a 15-minute search on Easy Weddings, we shortlisted a handful of venues to visit,” explains the bride.

After finding Marybrooke Manor, the planning quickly flowed with a highlight finding Jacqueline’s gown at Fairytales Bridal Boutique. “It was the first gown I tried on and my then-fiance just let out the loudest ‘whoa’ in the boutique – so I knew it was the one!”

The Malaysian couple included a cultural tradition on the day, where families and relatives gathered at the bride and groom’s separate rooms. “My fiance then came down with his groomsmen to my room, where he had to get through my bridesmaids blocking the door asking for an auspicious red packet,” explains Jacqueline. “After that we had a tea ceremony to pay respect to our elders.”

Their wedding ceremony, which the bride describes as “peaceful” and “warm”, followed in the afternoon, with a Buddhist monk conducting their vows under sunny winter skies. “It was the calmest day since our preparation started,” she says.

“We truly feel grateful that we can now call each other husband and wife, not only because of how well we can live and work together, but the wonderful people we are blessed with around us,” smiles the bride.

Photos courtesy of Monkee Photography.

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Monkee Photography captured some classic shots for the couple’s wedding album.

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Walking down the aisle on her father’s “study arm”, Jacqueline recalls, “I could feel the warm atmosphere surrounding me even in the middle of winter.”

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“Although our wedding was not in an easy-to-reach location for most of our guests,” says the bride, “we managed to pull it off with good timing, communication and trusted websites such as Easy Weddings.”

Video by For You Films.

Featured Suppliers:

Bomboniere: Ali Express / Brides Gown: Fairytales Bridal Boutique / Brides Shoes: Novo Shoes / Bridesmaids Accessories: ASOS / Bridesmaids Dresses: ASOS / Cake: A friend / Celebrant: FoGuang Shan Venerable / Entertainment: Marybrooke Manor / Flowers: Queen Street Flower / Gift Registry: Etsy / Grooms Attire: Peter Jackson / Grooms Shoes: Aquila / Hair: Lee Ah Saloon / Invitations: B & Co Theming / Makeup: Lee Ah Saloon / Photographer: Monkee Photography / Rings: Tiffany and Co., Michael Hill Jeweller / Venue: Marybrooke Manor / Venue Decor: B & Co Theming / Videographer: For You Films / Wedding Night Accommodation: Marybrooke Manor

Photos courtesy of Monkee Photography.

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