Tram and Boranich’s wedding day had it all – traditions (old & new), family (young & old), friends (from near & far), laughter (loud), tears (happy), a change of venues, a change of outfit, a change of pace, heaps of dancing, heaps of applause, and heaps of love!
We met Tram and Boranich early in the morning at their Melbourne home. Tram was having her hair styled whilst elsewhere in the house there was the hustle and bustle of a family feast being prepared! Close family and friends gathered outside to begin a ceremonial procession that signalled the start of the Vietnamese Tea & Candle ceremony. There was a whole roast pig, plenty of tasteful envelopes changing hands, bright colours, fresh fruit and other offerings to the family ancestors. Gifts of jewellery were strung from Tram’s neck and wrists, and valuable wedding advice passed on. Both Tram and Boranich were wearing Ao Dai, the traditional Vietnamese garb. They wore vivid red, and Tram wore a plaited Khan Dong on her head. It was a gorgeous, albeit formal start to their wedding day, and we felt very lucky to be included in this intimate tradition.
After a quick bite of banh-mi, Tram and Boranich began their preparation for their second ceremony. Boranich and his groomsmen wore tailored three piece suits from InStitchu (check out their Instagram for their dapper and on-trend collection). Tram was attended to by her bridesmaids, and took our breath away when she entered in her gown. A sleeveless glam style from designer St Patrick, it featured a gorgeous scoop-back, and intricate textural design (find it on LUV Bridal). Tram was a vision with simple accessories and a gentle up-do. Her bridesmaids wore muted mint, and paired with their bouquets of white orchids, pale pink roses, cream chrysanthemums and sprigs of green blossoms from Foxy Evergreen Flowers, the overall aesthetic was fresh, gentle, and feminine.
Boranich had been waiting nervously oustide for the First Look at his bride-to -be, and as he turned to look at Tram in her gown, we could see that for him, for a moment, the whole world went quiet. After a few kisses and cuddles, it was time to get the show on the road! The bridal party ventured to the wedding venue in style in a classic blue Kombi van from Fisch & Co. in Melbourne – so much fun!
Tram and Boranich’s wedding ceremony and reception was held at Bramleigh Estate in rustic Warrandyte – one of our favourite wedding venues! This luxury venue, set on 10 acres of bushland next to the meandering Yarra River caters for upwards of 100 guests, a brand new timber ceremony deck, a large and light-filled reception space, and a simply delectable fine dining menu for hungry guests!
They were married in the early afternoon, under a clear Summer sky. Their celebrant was Yvonne Wood, whose warm and experienced manner created the perfect backdrop for the happy couple to pledge their love and commitment to each other. We love Yvonne’s infectious smile, and her Instagram features plenty of behind-the-scenes action from happy couples all across Victoria – check it out here!
Formalities completed (but the day far from over), Tram and Boranich approached the mammoth task of meet-and-greets with each and every one of their guests with grace and enthusiasm – we love couples that make time for the people who have shown them so much support!
One of our favourite wedding traditions is cutting the cake – mainly cause wedding cakes look so, so, SO, yum! Tram and Boranich’s was no exception. From Baking Workshop, a two tier buttercream delight iced in elegant storm grey looked stunning in the Bramleigh Estate ballroom. After the knife cut cleanly through, and much cheering and kisses on cheeks and lips, it was time for dancing!
We can safely say that we were amazed at how much energy the newlyweds had left for dancing after their mammoth day – but honestly, they were almost the last to leave the dancefloor! There were some serious singalongs to be had, and toes to be tapped, courtesy of a great DJ set from @immacweddings. All that was left before Tram and Boranich could finally grab some rest, was to be sent down the sparkler tunnel created by their nearest and dearest. Fireworks are always a yes!
Thanks to everyone that we worked with on the day, it was so awesome and we had so much fun sharing their love story with you all.