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Priscilla & Brian’s glamorous 1920s-inspired vintage wedding: Part 1


With a whopping 600 guests to the ceremony, and 300 to the reception a day later, the vintage wedding of Priscilla Choi and Brian Tran (channelling 1920s old Hollywood glamour) was a colossal effort – but in the hands of Brisbane wedding planner Beauty & Grace – a total triumph.

“The fact that we pulled off such a big wedding over two days, with so many people, and in only a matter of a few months [the couple were engaged less than five months earlier] was due to a miracle in the form of Grace Phon,” admires Priscilla, 24.

The immaculate wedding photos are by Rachael Muller, with today’s blog covering the ceremony at Albert Street Uniting Church, and a gorgeous – and somewhat kitschy – photo shoot, locations including QLD Parliament House and Bowen Hills train station.

Stay tuned for Part 2 – a traditional Chinese tea ceremony (lots of cashed-up red envelopes) and wedding reception themed ‘Shanghai Tang’, or Shanghai in the 1920s.

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Priscilla and her bridal party were a vision of ivory with splashes of maroon. Her 1920s-inspired gown was a pre-loved Jenny Packham design with graceful lace cap-sleeves and a sheer keyhole back.

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Having first met at church when they were 16 and 21, Priscilla and Brian’s ceremony was a religious one, conducted by Reverend Canon Christoper Allan, who mentored Brian (a minister in training) for two years. “It meant a lot for us to have Chris run the service,” says Priscilla.

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Guests enjoyed refreshment boxes at the church after the ceremony, packed with a cupcake and other snacks and drinks.

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Brian, 29, and his three groomsmen wore custom made suits tailored in China, the tweed pattern of the fabric inspired by a suit worn by actor Joseph Gordon Levitt in a GQ photo shoot.

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Priscilla chose Amy from Particulart Hair & Makeup for her expertise in Asian makeup. “Our complexion and eyes are different and lot of makeup artists get it wrong,” she explains.

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Of photographer Rachael Muller, Priscilla says, “Her photos and style were perfect for us so we didn’t hesitate to ask her to be our wedding photographer.”

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Photos courtesy of Rachael Muller Photography.

Featured Suppliers:

Bomboniere: China / Brides Accessories: Windy Pearl Jewellery, Etsy / Brides Gown: Pre-loved Jenny Packham / Brides Shoes: Nine West / Bridesmaid Shoes: Nine West / Bridesmaids Accessories: Etsy / Bridesmaids Dresses: Hong Kong / Ceremony Music: Own playlist, hymns / Ceremony Venue: Albert Street Uniting Church / Entertainment: Own playlist / Flowers: Etsy, family / Gift Registry: Wishing well / Grooms Attire: China / Groomsmen Attire: China / Hair: Kayla Bridley / Honeymoon: Melbourne / Invitations: Vee Choy, Inkable / Makeup: Particulart Hair & Makeup / Photobooth: DIY / Reception Venue: Landmark Chinese Restaurant / Rings: USA / Transport: Borrowed from friends / Venue Decor: DIY, Elegant Settings / Videographer: Save the Date Cinematography / Wedding Planner: Beauty & Grace Weddings and Events


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