The One: A Dream Wedding Now A Happy Reality For All Couples


Taylor Fielding - Matt Joudo - Same-Sex Wedding Editorial

Iconic Brisbane venue Customs House went all out to secure the very latest in styling, design and emerging trends for their annual wedding showcase.


With a dream wedding now a happy reality for all couples, iconic Brisbane venue Customs House went all out to secure the very latest in styling, design and emerging trends for their annual wedding showcase proudly entitled, ‘The One’.

Muted jewel tones of plum, soft greys and champagne were triumphantly displayed throughout the historic venue, with soft burnished gold a luxurious and elegant highlight.

“We wanted to showcase style and sophistication so that all our prospective couples could see the future of weddings for 2018 and beyond,” says Customs House Director, Brian Roberts. 

“Weddings are a memorable affair, with our focus on ensuring each and every couple can enjoy the flexibility and ability to be selective with a wide range of opportunities and decisions open to them.” 

While the fresh greenery of 2017 has made way for these more romantic, luxe tones, another emerging trend has seen couples opting to invite fewer guests and spend those extra dollars on more personal touches and unique experiences for a more intimate group.

The annual ‘The One’ showcase certainly supported this trend, with the refreshing alternative to the traditional wedding expo, showcasing a handpicked collection of sought-after vendors.

Athena Amarandos from Celebrating in Style and Geraldine Hore from Bouquet Boutique were key figures in the event’s creation, bringing together many of the main elements as well as masterminding the look and feel.

“It was amazing to see the vision come to life and then watch so many couples in awe of the style and luxury. Much of the beauty was in the minute attention to detail, from the polished stone name cards, to the table chart that enjoyed its own custom installation,” said, Ms Amarandos.

Florals were also key, emulating the overall style with soft, romantic florals cascading from the ceiling to more relaxed bouquets with roses in full bloom.

The ‘faces’ of the event were real life couple and social media influencers Taylor Fielding and Matt Joudo, who were proudly dressed by bespoke men’s tailor Wil Valor.

Working in perfectly with the theme of the night, both men were suited in soft plum tones that displayed the colours and sharp cut expected to be seen more often throughout the year to come. The evening was captured by internationally awarded photographer Marcus Bell from Studio Impressions.

“Overall we were so pleased with how the entire event turned out,” says Mr Roberts.
“All our suppliers took such care and showed so much dedication to this event it really made me so proud to be part of the wedding industry at this time.”

Customs House is now taking bookings for weddings, events and other special occasions, with their dedicated team all on-hand to make sure each and every celebration is a perfect representation of every happy couple.


Words PDPR  |  Photography Studio Impressions


Venue: Customs House
Floral Designer: Bouquet Boutique
Styling and Ceremony Carpet: Celebrating in Style
Photography: Studio Impressions
Suits: Wil Valor
Reception and Ceremony Chairs, Charger Plates and Rigging: Av Ideas
Table List Display: Styled Events
Ceremony and Dance Floor: Staging Creations
Cutlery: The Supper Club
Cake: A Little Cake Place
Menus and Placecards: Pixie Dust Calligraphy
Lounge Furniture and Bar: Valiant Hire
Mens Jewellery: Canturi
Media: PDPR Marketing and Creative

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