Marquee weddings are the perfect option for couples wanting to create their ultimate wedding day from scratch. Despite the increased amount of planning and inevitable costs involved with hosting a wedding at home, there is something incredibly intimate about sharing this space with friends and family.
Earlier this year, Dimity married her best friend Matt in a romantic fresh and minimal marquee in her parent’s backyard. The layers of crisp whites worked so beautifully underneath the ceiling of romantic fairy lights, complemented by white dining chairs, table linens and cocktail furniture. Brisbane wedding planner and stylist Alysia Bridger completed the look with fresh white blooms and a hint of green or pastel hues to provide some contrast.
The romance of this soft and romantic marquee wedding was a 2021 highlight for Alysia Bridger, who said:
“Dimity and Matt were an absolute delight to work with. Their wedding was filled with so much love, beautiful family and friends, incredible speeches, dancing, so many gorgeous details and of course scrumptious food. Being able to work on this incredible wedding day with Dimity and Matt was such an honour”.
We sat down with Dimity recently to discuss their wedding catering highlights.
What were you looking for in an event caterer?
“We were looking for a caterer that supplied delicious, no-fuss food, with extensive experience at weddings. Keeping your guests full of delicious food and drinks is such an important part of the day and can really make or break the vibe.
Our wedding planner, Alysia Bridger recommended Wine & Dine’m. Alysia is incredible at planning weddings so we knew her recommendation would be great. Your team really nailed the brief. Oh, and having a dessert wall was also such a special feature which all of the guests loved!”
How did COVID affect your wedding plans?
“We, fortunately, didn’t have to move our date but we had about 20 close family and friends who were overseas and couldn’t come home, particularly my brother who lives in the UK and wasn’t able to get home after three cancelled flights. We put on a zoom video for the duration of the ceremony and reception for all of those guests that couldn’t be there.”
Adopted – married in a church
Adapted – wedding dress
Ditched – band and replaced with a DJ
What were the highlights of the day?
“Getting ready with my family and bridesmaids the night before and on the wedding day. Listening to Matt’s speech and hitting the dance floor with all our friends.”
All the menu details
“All of the food was delicious, but the dessert wall was next level!”
Goats cheesecake, shiraz onion reduction, gingerbread (v/gf)
Lamb shoulder arancini, red wine, tomato, minted jelly (gf)
Pork belly, pineapple gloss, red chilli curls spoon (gf/df)
Cured meats, sharp cheddar, juniper pickled vegetable, tahini chickpeas, bread
Shared Dining (custom mains)
Sous Vide beef tri-tip, red wine jus (gf)
Cornfed chicken, popcorn sorghum, thyme jus (gf)
Baked pumpkin, soft feta, fennel, cucumber yoghurt (v/gf)
Seasonal Roasted root vegetables
Green leaf, heirloom tomato, cucumber pickle, champagne dressing (v/gf/df)
Treat Yourself Wall Dessert Wall
Lemon curd flan, torched Italian meringue (v/gf)
Chocolate hazelnut brownie (gf) – extra crunchy as requested by Matt
Dark chocolate, strawberry marshmallow tart (v/gf)
Berry sponge, ruby cream, cocoa crunch (v)
“If there was one piece of advice I would give to future couples who are planning their day…. Enjoy every moment! Don’t get too caught up if something doesn’t go to plan. There’s no time to waste worrying about it.”
“All our suppliers were amazing! We couldn’t have done it without the incredible support of Alysia and her team.”
Stylist Planner @alysiabridgerevents
Crystal candles @ulightmeupcandles
Carpet runners @beautifulweddingsaustralia
Portable Powder Rooms @portablepowderrooms
For more images, watch this cute little Reel we created on instagram.
~ Special Bridal Offer ~
Get your hands on the recently released ‘Wedding Day Essentials Bridal Box’ by Alysia Bridger Events. A beautiful new bridal box created by Alysia just for brides.
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