We were invited by Nat and Arthur to Adelaide to tell their wedding story. It was our very first time in South Australia, famous for its wineries and vineyards and of course Adelaide, the home of Penfolds.
We were extremely excited to meet the bride and groom to-be in person. Arthur was a huge fan of Star Wars and both loved Japanese anime. Needless to say, we hit it off immediately, gushing about our favorite characters and movie scenes. What was supposed to be a short catch up turned into a couple of hours of holding our own little comic con at the café. And yes, we were there until the café closed up in the late afternoon!
Their wedding was an intimate affair, with close friends and family flying in from Indonesia, Philippines and every corner of Australia. A traditional Asian tea ceremony was performed in the morning followed by a church ceremony at the majestic St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in downtown Adelaide. Natalia was super hyper from the get go, despite the early morning. Arthur on the other hand, was visibly nervous but very eager to see his bride.
One of the many highlights of the day was Natalia’s wedding dress which was custom made in Indonesia. What made this wedding dress so special was that it was covered from top to bottom with pearls and sequins. It was incredibly beautiful and we cannot help but be awed by the intricate needlework. Equally awe-inspiring was the fact that the wedding dress weighed no less than five kilograms and Natalia pulled it off like a seasoned runway model.
The wedding reception was held at the Hilton, Adelaide where Arthur surprised and wowed everybody present with a magic show. We’ve seen magicians at weddings before but they were never the grooms themselves performing; so it was a genuine treat for everyone. Natalia couldn’t stop cracking up at her husband’s antics and suave moves on stage.
Elements of the bride and groom’s love for anime were incorporated into the wedding. For instance, their wedding cake was decorated with anime figurines and the night ended with a toy throw instead of a bouquet throw where everybody was invited to participate; the children were especially thrilled.
We enjoyed every moment of the wedding and so thankful that Natalia and Arthur invited us to share their wedding with us. We’ve truly fallen in love with Adelaide and its people and we cannot wait to go back there very soon and remember to visit us on Facebook to like our page, facebook.com/bernardlaufilms.
Until next time,
Bernard & Michelle
Videographer – Bernard Lau Films
Photographer – Veasna Chhay
Ceremony – St. Francis Xavier Cathedral
Location Shoot – Adelaide Museum and Art Gallery
Reception – Hilton, Adelaide