Lyndsy + Choy by Emotions and Math

When I realised that every time we picture our future, we are in each other’s picture.

Tell us a little about yourselves, what you do, what you love…

We adore the romantic, minimalist, timeless and elegant look of weddings. Kiama is our favourite town that we have visited so many times. We wanted to share our special moments with our friends and families at the most memorable place.

How/where/when did you meet – and what were your first impressions?

We were junior high school classmates in China. I came to Australia in 2014. We got back in touch with each other when I went back to China during the semester break. Choy came to Australia for me in 2020.

When did you first realise that this was someone you’d like to spend the rest of your life with?

When I realised that every time we picture our future, we are in each other’s picture.

Was there a proposal? Tell us a little about it…

We both want the proposal to be intimate with just two of us. Choy invited me to go hiking, and he proposed to me in nature. It was exactly the proposal that I had dreamed of.

Tell us about the vision you had for the mood or style of your wedding…

I was striving to capture the intimate and important details of my wedding. The day was divine for all the senses. I enjoyed the journey of selecting all the details. The colours that I chose for my wedding mood board were green, white, brown and a little bit of black as the highlight.

The flowers, fruits, candles, vow cards, welcome sign, linen menu, ribbons and ceramics were the key components. The bespoke linen menus with guests’ names really made our guests immersed in the event and created an experience that made our guests feel part of the whole experience. Our vow cards were handmade with my handwritten initials (C&L). All the components were chosen intentionally, and they worked together to contribute to the holistic design of our wedding.

What was one element you were happy to splurge on?

Definitely ribbons! I went to different material stores and searched through all kinds of ribbons and found the black silk ribbons that I thought could add more texture to my wedding. Ribbons can be very versatile. I came up with the idea of using the black ribbons to tie my linen welcome sign on the tree at the ceremony place. I love how the ribbons and the linen welcome sign were suspended from the branches and floated in the wind. Ribbons were also used to tie the vegetables and flowers from the centrepieces on the tabletop. It promoted consistency and brought the whole design together.

Did anything happen on your wedding day that you laugh about in hindsight (even if it was stressful at the time)?

We have two fur kids – Soju and Hana. They attended our wedding too! They both wanted to hide under my gown during photo time, which led to one on top of the other.

Tell us about your main outfits, what was unique, is there a story?

I purchased my wedding gown from Murashka. I loved its timeless and elegant look. The silk was so soft and light, which allowed me to move freely. I loved wearing it, running around on the grass, and enjoying our elopement.

Choy wanted a simple and classic look. We found the sand linen suit from Gibson. The colour was so natural, and it blended into our ceremony place.

CEREMONY + RECEPTION Grey Leigh Kiama, @greyleigh.kiama PHOTOGRAPHER Emotions and Math, @emotionsandmathweddings CELEBRANT Renee Civil Celebrant, @renee_the_celebrant STYLING Calla Styling, @callastyling FLORA Fritillerie, @fritillerie CATERING + BEVERAGES Henry Clive, @henryclivecaravanbar; Mingle Meals, @minglemeals VOW CARDS Zetta Florence, @zettaflorence WELCOME SIGN Paper Paper, LINEN MENU Cloth and Confetti, @clothandconfettievents CERAMICS Emma Lindegaard Studio, @emmalindegaardstudio BRIDAL DRESS Murashka, @murashkaofficial SUIT Gibson Clothing, @gibsonclothing RINGS Chanel, @chanelofficial SHOES By Far, @byfar_official; Jimmy Choo, @jimmychoo VEIL L’eto Bridal, @letobridal HAIR + MAKEUP Lyn 21 Makeup, @lyn21makeup FRAGRANCE Maison Margiela, @maisonmargielafragrances BRIDESMAID DRESS Bec and Bridge, @becandbridge