Malaysia to Melbourne – A Romantic Vineyard Destination Wedding

Leann and Kar Wai met at work in 2014, Kar Wai claims it was love at first sight. Proposing at St Regis on Kar Wai’s birthday made the perfect excuse to avoid suspicion from Leann, making it a successful romantic surprise.

Being very petite, the bride had her dress custom made with full lace, just how she wanted it to be. She also wanted to make sure that the dress was light enough to travel from Malaysia to Melbourne and suit their outdoor ceremony at the incredible Lindenderry at Red Hill with it’s manicured gardens and picturesque vineyard. The second dress was a fun, feminine, flowy and fluffy dress that Leann envisioned dancing the night away in. The couple chose Melbourne for their wedding as whenever they are there for a holiday, good things happen! It has a special place in their hearts. Kar Wai also wanted somewhere with a cold climate to avoid the heat back home. The destination was to be a mega holiday celebration and escape with family and friends. The stunning wedding had an intimate theme with a moody palette that would remind you of the warmth, love and intimacy of Christmas.

What was your favorite moment from the day? When I was walking down the aisle with my Dad and as I got closer, it hit me really hard that Kar Wai was crying. He rarely cries.  It was then the emotions kicked in. 

Any tips that you can give to future brides? While its important to make sure your guests are taken care of, remember that its your wedding day. You and your partner need to let go and enjoy the moment – when the day is over, when the photos fade, you want to remember the REAL moments, moments that fills your heart – ugly-crying, tripping over your dress, and hugging one too many people you love!

Our favorite detail? The ceremony florals by Poppy Culture! Pampas grass, blush king proteas and pretty orchids made the already stunning space even more beautiful!! We also loved the bride and groom’s simple and modern seating arrangement sign and how they mixed pretty florals with dramatic black candlesticks for an elegant and unique tablescape! Black is making a more frequent appearance as a wedding color and we love it!

Congratulations Leann and Kar Wai!! Welcome to Married Life.

Photographer. Rick Liston
Venue. Lindenderry at Red Hill
Flowers. Poppy Culture
Dress. Wedding Isle and 7th Heaven
Beauty. Miss Aimmey
Shoes. Custom made by Rhea Benson
Wedding Rings. Chopard
Groom’s Suit. Sacoor Brothers
Cake. Rosemarie’s Cakes
Band. The White Tree
Videographer. Duuet Weddings
Feature Thanks To B Wedding Invitations

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