Original designer for The West End Magazine, Keisha Leon now Thomason met her future husband Jeremy during a night out seeing PNAU at Fortitude Valley’s The Met. Jeremy proposed to Keisha during a Mediterranean holiday, presenting her with a one-of-a-kind engagement ring. The pair married at a fabulous Fig Tree Pocket family property late last year. “In June 2015, we went overseas to Italy to travel on the Amalfi Coast on Jeremy’s father’s sailing boat with his father Ian and stepmother Shelley. One week into the trip on the island of Gigglio, Jeremy popped the question and the rest is history.” Jeremy even proposed with a ring he designed himself, with the assistance of friend Ingrid, who is a jewellery designer.
The couple’s engagement spanned two years, which Keisha loved because it allowed so much time to plan. “I organised everything, and also did my own stationery, styling and flowers. The planning went extremely smoothly considering we had to hire everything with the wedding being held on a private property. All my vendors were absolutely amazing, and really took the stress out of the process.” Keisha and Jeremy were grateful to host their wedding at a member of Jeremy’s family’s property at Fig Tree Pocket, owned by Paul White and Lynne Porcsin. Over the year and a half prior to the wedding day, they dedicated special attention to landscaping to prepare the property for the big day.
Opting for a theme with “simple, classic, muted native colours and flowers”, Keisha says. “I just kept it simple and focused on what Jeremy and I valued most: friends, family, food and wine, and fun times!” On the Wednesday before the big day, Keisha, along with her maid of honour, mother and mother-in-law, arranged all the flowers, including bouquets, buttonholes, table arrangements, and the ceremony archway. With no plan, a $500 budget, and some luck, Brisbane Flower Markets were able to provide them with the perfect number and style of flowers.
When the big day arrived, Keisha and her bridesmaids got ready at the Fig Tree Pocket house. Keisha was dressed in a Rachel Gilbert gown, and her bridesmaids wore dresses by one of her favourite brands, Reformation. Arriving on a boat from the city, Jeremy and his groomsmen were dressed in tailor made suits. Joined by 132 guests, Jeremy and Keisha exchanged their vows in the property’s front garden. After the ceremony, guests were treated to an oyster bar, canapés, wine and Aperol Spritz on arrival at the back deck and lawn area. Across the road, Keisha and her bridesmaids took their photos at a “stunning” property where they were joined by chickens, dogs and horses.
The reception was hosted in a transparent marquee by the river. Keisha loved the idea of spreading their day across the property, as it allowed guests to enjoy everything the truly spectacular venue had to offer. A month before their wedding day, Keisha and Jeremy took their hen’s and buck’s parties to Bali, so they opted for a low-key trip following their wedding — they spent a relaxing week at Moreton Island. The newlyweds plan to have a larger trip to celebrate in the coming year.
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