Real Wedding: Nick & Emily Aslin
After meeting as graduates at the University of Queensland, Nick & Emily took a trip down memory lane as bride and groom.
The team at Schonell Weddings & Events were proud to help plan their special day. We asked the charming young couple to reminisce on their experience.
Wedding Day: 27 September, 2014
Describe your wedding in three words.
Elegant, relaxed and fun
You met one another through mutual friends during your undergraduate studies at the University of Queensland. When it came time to planning your wedding did Schonell Events & Weddings seem like an obvious choice?
We considered many options for where to have our ceremony and reception, but we just kept coming back to the idea of having both at UQ. It was the base of our relationship, and we had both spent so much time there studying and working that it has always felt like a second home.
The Natural Amphitheatre by the Lakes is beautiful. What drew you to this specific location?
The ceremony was held down in the Natural Amphitheatre by the Lakes, which was absolutely perfect. It included a long, slow, winding walk down the stairs for the bridal party, which allowed some beautiful pictures to be taken. We chose to have the guests sitting facing the lakes.
"It included a long, slow, winding walk down the stairs for the bridal party, which allowed some beautiful pictures to be taken"
You held your reception in Innes Room One. How did you make the space work for you?
We liked the idea of allowing everyone to mingle throughout the evening, so we went with a cocktail-style including plenty of canapes and main dishes served in noodle boxes. We had four large tables with chairs, while the rest of the room was set up with dry bars, clusters of chairs, and couches.
We also had a photobooth, a DJ and a large dancefloor. The balcony was also a great space for our guests where had little tables and chairs set.
What was the highlight of the day?
The big highlight for both us and our guests, besides getting married of course, was that we'd inadvertently booked our wedding date as the same day as Riverfire - everyone absolutely loved being able to stand on the balcony eating their main dish out of noodle boxes.
"... we'd inadvertently booked our wedding date as the same day as Riverfire"