Real Weddings: Nathan and Koscina

Surrounded by 100 of their closest family and friends, Nathan and Koscina Green tied the knot at Duddell’s restaurant last year.

Why did you choose Duddell’s?

NG: Duddell’s offered everything we wanted, all in one space, and fantastic food that both our western and local guests could enjoy. The layout is perfect and allowed us to have our reception on the terrace followed by dinner downstairs, then back up to the terrace for evening drinks.

Why did you choose an intimate wedding, rather than a big banquet?

NG: We wanted to keep the wedding small and simple, so we only invited our close friends and immediate family. We have never liked the notion that this should be the happiest day of our lives – we always thought that was a sad idea. We just wanted everyone to have fun.

How else did you save some cash?

NG: We invited a limited number of our nearest and dearest for the ceremony and dinner, then we invited everyone else for drinks in the evening. My suit cost about $3,000. Kos chose a beautiful simple dress which only cost $2,500.

How did the wedding details reflect your personalities?

NG: We are both tattooed and have a great passion for tattoos. One of our very good friends Jennifer is the owner and cake designer of Cake It Studio. She designed our wedding cake, inspired by our tattoo-themed invitation. She even put our dogs Trixie and Lollie on the cake, as they couldn’t join our wedding.

Kos, you were pregnant, right? Where did you get your dress?

Kos: In the beginning, I chose a simple wedding dress from Shopbop. However, I was five months’ pregnant before our big day. My original dress couldn’t fit my baby belly, so I had to look for a maternity wedding dress. In the end, I found it online at tiffanyrose.com.

In hindsight…

Glad I spent on: The food. The guests loved all the dishes.

Glad I saved on: Decorations – you don’t have to spend loads to have a beautiful wedding.

Who helped us:

Suit: Empire Taylors, www.empiretailors.com

Venue: Duddell’s, duddells.co.

Bride’s hair and makeup: Karen Lam, delicateface.co.

Groom’s hair: Kelvin Yu, Hair House Barbershop by Adam Chen, www.facebook.com/hairhousebyadamchan.

Flowers: Bloomy Villa, www.bloomyvilla.com.

Photographer: One Light Photographer, tinyurl.com/onelightphotography
Cake: Cake It Studio, www.facebook.com/cakeitstudio.

Wedding Dress: Tiffany Rose, www.tiffanyrose.com.

Celebrant: Margaret Ma Wai-lam, Civil Celebrant of Marriages.

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