Ever imagined how a traditional Macedonian wedding will be like? Natasa & Jason had a sweet and traditional wedding at Newstead Park & The Macedonian Orhodox Church, read on to find out more!
About The Couple
Natasa and Jason had been together for 5 years before their marriage. The sweet couple met at a music festival on the Gold Coast 5 years ago through mutual friends. Fast forward to years later, Natasa still loves Jason because she thinks that he is the most genuinely caring man she’s ever known. Jason surprised her with a proposal one day after she arrived home from a week-long work trip. He prepared a tick-a-box poster that says “Will you marry me?” because he knew that was what Natasa would love, it was a sweet and private moment for the two love birds.
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.”
My dress was from Enzoani. I was drawn to anything with a hint of colour outside the usual white and ivory. The lace was intricate and details of the dress add together to form a perfect dream dress.”
The Wedding Reception
Natasa and Jason’s wedding was a soft romantic style which mixes gold and grey to perfection. After attending multiple weddings, the couple wanted a venue that was unexplored by others. Moda Events Portside was chosen because it was somewhere the couple had not been to before. With styling by Charlie from Stylised, the mystery and difference of the venue made everything more unique.
The Macedonian Ceremony
Natasa & Jason did not do a ‘first look’ before the ceremony as they wanted to follow strictly to the traditional Macedonian wedding traditions. Apart from that, Natasa also wanted Jason to see her for the first time walking down the aisle along with her stepdad. The couple held their wedding ceremony at Newstead Park & The Macedonian Orhodox Church, with the vows written on their own and a crowning session that is one of the famous elements of a Macedonian wedding.
The bride and groom are crowned in grand gold crowns, which symbolises the beginning of a new kingdom and the glory and honour that God is bestowing upon them. The tethered crowns using a ribbon symbolises the eternal commitment that the couple is making to one another.
The Wedding Reception Details
Natasa’s hand bouquet, as well as the venue styling, made use of cream blooms mixed with an abundance of greenery. The colour scheme of gold and grey was in unison throughout the whole wedding, from the bridesmaids’ dresses to table cloths. Charlie the event stylist went to great lengths to source the table cloths that would match the grey dresses.
The wedding cake stood out in the theme of gold and grey with a simple white 4-tiered cake with brushed gold accents and two large white magnolia style flowers.
The beautiful space gives access to stunning modern décor, floor-to-ceiling glass windows and sweeping, panoramic views of the river and city skyline – creating a picture-perfect backdrop for your moments of celebration.” – Moda Events Portside
Special thanks to the team:
Stationery: Giant Invitations
Veil: Rosa & Marys Bridal
Makeup: Tanielle Jai MUA
Hair: Evalyn Parsons Hair
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
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
Ceremony Venue: Newstead Park & The Macedonian Orhodox Church, Newfarm
Reception Venue: Moda Events Portside
Entertainment: GM Events & Macedonian Band
Celebrant: Michelle Anderson
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