Real Wedding: Laielle & Yahya

We are all familiar with fairy tale stories of love at first sight and unexpected encounters in the most unlikely of locations. However, this real wedding story takes us by surprise as love blossoms amidst the lively energy of a bustling shopping centre. 


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An Intimate Conversation with Laielle & Yahya 


How did you guys meet, and how long have you been together? 

We met at Pitt St Mall. He just approached me in the middle of the shopping centre. We have been together for 2 years since. 


What was your first impression of each other when you first met? 

 Our first impression was, “Is this real? We have so much in common!” 


Can you share a favourite memory from your time together before the wedding? 

It has to be our second date! We went for a walk around the harbour and spent quality time getting to know each other. 


How did the proposal happen? Was it a surprise or something you both planned together? 

We went for casual shopping, and he popped the question at the exact same spot we met at! It was a surprise, but I saw it coming - just not on that day. 


What hobbies or interests do you enjoy doing together as a couple? 

We enjoy trying new restaurants and watching basketball. 


What do you love most about each other?

I love his authenticity and integrity. And he likes my caring nature.  


How would you describe your overall experience with HostCo Sydney? 

HostCo was extremely hospitable and made the process so easy. They gave us so many ideas on how to utilise the space and ensure the day ran smoothly! 


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The Perfect Reception Experience with HostCo 


Join us on a magical journey as we recount the romantic tale of Laielle and Yahya's wedding reception. The special day was celebrated at The Refectory, nestled within the historic Holme Building. HostCo embarked on the mission to transform this grand venue into a reflection of this couple’s love story. 


Wedding sign stand in front of the Holme Building

Elegant wedding dress awaiting the bride in the Chancellor's Room at the Holme Building


The Refectory was decorated with lush floral arrangements, and elegantly set tables were combined to create a romantic atmosphere. 


Beautiful wedding reception set up in the Refectory at the University of Sydney

Groom excitedly lifting the bride's veil at the Chancellor's Room, Holme Building


The evening was filled with laughter, happy tears, and heartfelt toasts to the couple's bright future. As Laielle and Yahya danced their first dance as a married couple, the room was filled with an energy that was truly magical. 


The couple joyfully engaging in a dance with the guests during the wedding reception


With personalised services, attention to detail, and a passion for creating memorable events, the HostCo team was proud to allow the couple and their guests to fully immerse themselves in the joy and romance of the day!


Couple gracefully walking out of the Holme Building during the wedding recessional


For an unforgettable wedding experience tailored just for you, reach out to us at HostCo. We can't wait to add a touch of magic to your special day. 


All the photos featured in this blog were captured by the talented @siempreweddings. 


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