HOW DID YOU MEET? WHAT MAKES YOUR MATE A PERFECT MATCH? HOW WAS THE QUESTION POPPED?
We were introduced by a mutual friend of ours and realised we also attended that mutual friend’s wedding a few years ago, where we only briefly met at the time. We love each other's company eating copious amounts of food and spending time exploring the world together when we can.
We were together for about one and a half years when Alex decided to propose to Yue whilst she was a on a tour with friends in Europe. Alex took a flight, unknown to Yue to Europe and did a surprise proposal at Regents Park in London.
HOW LONG WERE YOU ENGAGED? WHO HELPED PLAN? DID YOU HIRE A PLANNER? WHAT PLANNING TOOLS DID YOU USE? DID THE PINK BRIDE ASSIST YOU IN ANY WAY? WHAT TURNED OUT TO BE YOUR BEST DECISION SURROUNDING THE BIG DAY?
We were engaged for roughly one year and a few months before our wedding. We were so lucky we did not have to postpone the wedding during the obvious
challenging times in 2020 due to Covid. All the planning was done by ourselves, with the help of family and friends. Our best decisions include:
- Hiring a fantastic photography and videography team and our last minute decision to extend the hours to cover more of our wedding day.
- Choosing Jaspers Berry as our venue! An amazing team that did our bespoke deco, floral arrangements, beautiful cake, food and helped us organise the day made the whole planning process a lot easier.
- Having cute dressed up Alpacas was so much fun!
PLEASE RECAP YOUR BIG DAY FOR US:
We were extremely lucky with the weather, there was a high chance of rain and thunderstorm during our ceremony, which did not happen. Other than that we both went along with the day and thoroughly enjoyed it, where things ran over time or weather looked like it will turn for the worse, we were just happy we could celebrate our special day together with family and friends.
Our private first reveal in the secret garden was a very memorable moment with the lush greenery, koi pond and water fountain creating such a nice atmosphere. This moment was special and made us both cry. We were both also quite emotional during the Ceremony and speeches.
We also loved that everyone enjoyed exploring the exclusive grounds of Jasper's Berry during the day and night time and they all made a little weekend getaway to Berry because of the wedding. Most of all, it was so heart warming to see our closest family and friends who have all been such a significant part of all our lives.
What about the details?
The venue reminded us of an English and enchanted magical forest/garden filled with fairy lights and greenery, which was also the theme of our reception. The venue owner Rosi helped us immensely to create this vision. When we first walked into the reception room in the morning pre-wedding we were both touched by how beautiful and overwhelming the Orangery was. The fairy lights were also the perfect touch.
What was your wedding day budget？
We saved on stationery with help from family and friends, paperless invites which also saved us a lot of time as well. We splurged on having things that would make the day fun, enjoyed by the guests such as alpacas, live painter & band, as well as a bit on florals and deco.
What's the best advice you can give a couple planning their wedding?
Book main vendors and suppliers as early as possible. Have a handful list of the most important things and focus on those and do not fret over the small details
especially if they are taking up too much of your time. Make sure your run sheet is detailed enough and include some time to yourself so that you can eat all the food and enjoy the day too!
What do you look forward to most as Mr.& Mrs.?
The many adventures and responsibities that will have to be shared together… and also buying a puppy.
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How do you photograph weddings?
We love being by your side to help you before your wedding day. I''ll send you a guide to help you organizing your day, the best moments for the couple photos, the different lights... and it''s really exciting for me to receive photos of your dress, shoes, invits...! On your wedding day, all I want to capture is the feelings, the mood, the emotions, the calm and crazy moments and all the details that make your wedding unique. That''s why I decided to photograph non-traditional and laid-back wedding.
Where are you based and do you travel?
We are Sydney based in Australia and yes we love to travel! If you want us to photograph your story, it will require a travel fee, depending on where it takes place. But no worries, We always try to find the cheapest way to come because we love the way my creativity is quick brown fox jumps developed when we discovert the quick brown fox I don''t want it to be a brake for you.
When will we get our photos?
Your will receive an online gallery link with all your photos within maximum 4 weeks (sometimes less depending on the season I photograph your story). You can download all the photos from the gallery but also share them, choose your favorites, and also order prints!
How many pictures will we receive?
For a 8 hours coverage wedding, you will receive between 800 to 1000 fully edited images. We always choose quality rather than quantity and that's why We choose the best and more significant photos to tell your story.
What wedding couples say about Pepperimage
Rochelle & Adrian
“Thanks Pepper, you were amazing!!!! The quality of photos we have received are outstanding, our clifftop sunset wedding we knew we had to have the best photographer to catch the sunset, the view and all the special moments. I am sooo in love with our photos, also the drone video was magical. Your personality is sooo cool and so easy going but also we loved your direction and leading with the photos. Every photo we have is cherised with such special moments and not the boring head portraits shots, but photos”
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