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Real Wedding: Ashleigh & Elijah

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‘Chanel’ was the inspiration behind this gorgeous Gold Coast celebration. Ashleigh Foot and Elijah Wilson also took styling cues from the location, where they had spent many birthdays and celebrations since the beginning of their love story as high school sweethearts.

Date: 24 October 2013

The Couple: Elijah WIlson and Ashleigh Foot

Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

No. of Guests: 100

First Dance: If I ain’t got you-  Alicia Keys

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How did you meet? 

The first time we met was at the start of grade 11 at school when Elijah moved down from Cairns. We tip-toed around each other for a few months, then started “going out” in March and haven’t looked back!

Tell us about the proposal …

Work had given me a long weekend off so Eli decided to plan a surprise getaway! I’m not very good with surprises so once he told me, the questions started flowing His replies were varied from skydiving in Byron to motorbike riding on a farm, ending with swimming with the sharks! He drove until we came to a helicopter hanger and told me to wait in the car! Eli then grab me and my bags and lead me towards one of the helicopters. In we hopped and we flew along the  coast line until we got to tangalooma island! At sunset that night Eli walked me out to the end of the jetty where he told me to shut my eyes as be got down on one knee and popped the question! And of course I said yes!

DIY Details

All decor and theming was done by us! (We own the Supplize decor hire).

Key Styling Inspiration

The number one would probably be the location! We often stay at the Sheraton for birthdays and celebrations and even just a get away! We just love it!

Funniest Moment

Funniest moment in the wedding was during the ceremony one of our groomsmen (the only one in the sun) fainted!

 Special Memory

When our bridal party reworded the lyrics to “Yeah” by Usher to make the song about us as a couple and performed it during speeches as a surprise. This was lead by my maid of honour who is also Eli’s sister!

Special thanks

Mandi Turner at Supplize Decor Hire! She was absolutely amazing! Ian at All Time Party Hire, Milque Photography, Salon Nook and Moss n Stone.

What advice do you have for future brides-to-be?

Theming, decor and flowers really change the feel of your day.


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Credits
Ceremony: South Island at the Sheraton Mirage Gold Coast
Reception: Horizons at the Sheraton Mirage
Gown: Vera Wang
Bridesmaid Attire: Bridesmaids Only
Groom's Suit: Elio Moda
Groomsmen Attire: Elio Moda
Flowers: Moss n Stone
Hair: John at Salon Nook
Makeup: Kathy at Salon Noook
Cake: Cake Bitz
Stationery: Invitation Station
Music: Sex and Chocolate
Photographer: Milque Photography and Films
Videographer: Milque Photography and Films
Hens: Tiffany themed high tea at the Mariott and sub penthouse at Oracle
Honeymoon: Mediterranean
Celebrant: Clarah Luxford
Engagement Ring: Casey at Paradise's Facet 58
Bride's Wedding Ring: Casey at Paradise's Facet 58
Groom's Wedding Ring: Casey at Paradise's Facet 58
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