From day one, Joseph and Rachael knew that their wedding would be all about sharing happiness with their family and best friends. Joseph comes from a Taiwanese family while Rachael has Malaysian roots, so the celebration was a mix of their shared Chinese heritage and modern Melburnian culture.
The day started with a Chinese tea ceremony at their parents' place in the morning, followed by a holy matrimony at the Canterbury Presbyterian Church. Rachael looked stunning in a strapless lace gown that flared at the bottom. Her hair was made into a sleek up-do, which really complemented her simple yet elegant look. Joseph also looked his most handsome self in a dapper black suit. Their entourage donned blue-colored attires; powder blue for Rachael's bridesmaids and a darker teal shade for the groomsmen.
What followed was a little photo tour around Melbourne. The bride and groom, along with their bridal party, took some photos in front of Melbourne's Parliament building, a city landmark famous for its neoclassical architecture. They also stopped at the nearby Fitzroy Garden to get some more shots with the winter scene as their backdrop. The crisp winter air didn't stop them, as they had prepared coats and a bottle of champagne to keep them warm.
Finishing the photo session, everyone headed back to Fenix, the restaurant where the reception took place. After a hearty dinner, came the wedding speeches and the newlyweds' first dance. Everything was so beautiful and warm, and we have the photos by fire,wood, & earth to share with you.