When Alison Norman set about planning her wedding she had no idea where to start, but she knew her wedding day would be full of love and lots of colour.
Choosing her dress was a highlight of wedding planning for Alison – she went weekend dress shopping with her mother, seeking a gown that was classic, elegant and soft. The Sophia Tolli A-line chiffon gown she chose featured an asymmetrical ruched bodice, lace appliqued front and back draping, a corset bodice, beaded cap sleeves and a chapel-length train.
Given that she had chosen an autumnal theme for the wedding, she insisted her four bridesmaids wore burnt-orange full-length chiffon gowns. She carried a bouquet featuring two kinds of orange roses, dodda vines and green berries tied with ivory ribbon, while her bridesmaids’ carried bouquets of cream roses with dodda vine, and green berries tied with a burnt-orange ribbon.
Alison and Andrew tied the knot in the rose gardens of Kamberra Winery, with their wedding taking place on a beautiful sunny autumn day. Instead of flowers, the flower girl tossed silk autumn leaves down the aisle.
The reception continued the autumnal theme with vases of twisted willow decorating the tables. Silk autumn leaves were scattered around the base of the vases to look as if they had just fallen from the trees. The menus were printed in orange, gold and black, and each of the guests’ chairs had an orange sash. A two-piece cover band kept the dance floor jumping all night.
The couple danced their first dance to a Barry White tune and completed the night by cutting their cupcake tower cake, which was decorated with orange roses.
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