Emili and Khoa | A festival of love
A true fusion of culture, this epic Vietnamese, Japanese and Australian wedding was one for the books. With love celebrated in over the top style, it will be hard to top the festival of love that spread across the 60-acre farm.
Emili and Khoa weren’t lying when they said they knew how to host a party. With an electric environment, delicious food truck, free flowing bar and dragon dancers- you won’t want to miss out on all their epic vendors.
Emili and Khoa
Names / Emili & Khoa
Wedding Date / 15/01/2022
Guest Numbers / 100
Theme / Classy Casual Outdoor Festival
Emili and Khoa were previously together, but then apart for a long time prior to reuniting. They know what life is like without each other and have not wasted a single moment together since.
One balmy night in April, Emili and Khoa went to visit their favourite place- the beach- together. The two of them alone on the beach made for an enchanting and romantic environment, only elevated when Khoa dropped to one knee and asked Emili to marry him. She said yes- obviously.
We always had a clear vision of what we wanted our wedding day to look like. Gold Coast Farm House was the first venue we visited, and it immediately stuck out to us. After visiting a few more venues we realised nothing quite compared to it.
We loved the sweeping hills and open space, it just felt so free, calm and simple. The perfect blank canvas for our wedding.
We could go on forever about our amazing vendors. Everyone came together to create our dream wedding and we couldn’t be happier.
Our guests were wined and dined in the best way we knew how with delicious Vietnamese street food by Rolls Pho Mi and American style burgers by Mi Casa Burger Trucks. We loved being able to give guests the opportunity to choose exactly what they wanted to eat.
We couldn’t not mention Vintage Daisy Days, this gorgeous vintage caravan was hosted by some great women who really kept the vibe up. Serving coffee, tea and alcohol, we had compliments all night long about them.
We were so delighted with the way our special day was captured. The incredible Sam Wyper Photography really captured our vision and even staged a hilarious Vogue style bridal party portrait.
We aren’t joking when we say our videographer creates serious works of art in his wedding films. Weddings by Mike is so talented, and his drone shots were second to none.
Our ceremony was hosted by the gorgeous Louisa Playfair. She was exceptional and walked us through every step in all its detail. She kept in touch with us along the way and even went as far as researching different traditions in our culture to incorporate into the ceremony.
Our elegant florals were done by Khoa’s mother, she is amazing and has such a talent for these things.
Call us biased, but we think we had the best DJ in the world. DJ Lorenzo was mixing songs all night, he even brought smoke machines and lights to create the perfect vibe at all stages through the night.
We chose to walk down the aisle to Truly Madly Deeply by Yorke Lore, it is a magical cover of a song that we feel really captures our relationship.
We really pumped up the vibe with Golden Swagger by Dominic Glover as our entrance song and a remix of Dreams by JST FRNDS and Dreams by Fleetwood Mac.
Starting in a gorgeous simple high necked wedding gown from the Bridal Company, Emili completed her look with statement drop earrings and her hair pulled back into a neat low bun.
Accented with a large veil, Emili donned the stunning backless dress with a bow accent for both the ceremony and reception.
Emili wanted to go for a natural makeup look, something to elevate her for the wedding day, whilst still looking like herself. Nina Grace Bridal was the obvious choice for Emili.
Khoa wore a simple suit from Hugo Boss, keeping it simple with a white suit jacket and black pants. He donned a white rose boutonniere which complimented Emili’s bouquet perfectly.
They then changed into traditional Vietnamese red wedding attire for portraits and our reception entrance, creating the perfect meld between their cultures.
If it was possible to call the entire wedding the highlight we would.
There was something so relaxing and freeing about the entire day, after all the stress of planning it was magical to be surrounded by all our friends and family and have everything running exactly as planned.
We wanted our wedding to be one huge celebration full of soul and warmth followed by a raging party, and that is exactly what you got.
Incorporating our culture and entering the reception in traditional dress with the drums and the epic dragon dancers from Mantis King Fu Academy was a moment for the history books.
After hosting the wedding of our dreams, there are a few things we would recommend to any couple planning their wedding. Firstly pick your bridal party carefully, having a big rowdy bridal party is the best as they set the vibe for the rest of your wedding and will keep you having fun all day.
Incorporating your culture into your wedding is something you will never regret, all the guests will love it and it makes you feel right at home.
Mostly, keep it casual, we wanted our family and friends to mingle and get to know each other, so having everyone be able to use the space freely really allowed our guests to let loose, mingle and party.
We tried to imagine our day over and over again so we could get a real grasp on all the small details we wanted and the vibe we wanted to capture. This really helped us with all the details that made our day perfect.
Lastly, we recommend finding vendors who love and are passionate about what they do, having a great team of people really helps your day run smoothly.
Venue | Gold Coast Farm House
Tipi | Gold Coast Tipis
Portable Toilets | Portable Powder Rooms
Drink | Vintage Daisy Days
Bridal Dress | The Bridal Company
Suits | Hugo Boss
Photographer | Sam Wyper
Videographer | Weddings By Mike
Flowers | DIY
Celebrant | Luisa Playfair
Music | DJ Lorenzo
Hair and Makeup | Nina Grace Bridal
Dragon Dancers | Mantis Kung Fu Academy