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Megan and Steve’s Romantic Brisbane River Wedding

So I have been a bit busy of late, what with trying to renovate a house and clean it up for sale whilst working full time, chasing after 3 kids and playing taxi driver. It’s been hectic and I’m sorry, but hey it’s better late than never right?

I shot this fantastic, romantic and utterly brilliant Brisbane River wedding in November (where the hell did that 7 months just go!). Megan and Steve are lovely, laid back people who just wanted to get married down by the river and hang with their friends and family. So, they did just that. I was so chuffed to be able to capture this special day for them, and my god the locations down at Riverlife Kangaroo Point are awesome! Brisbane city skyline against dramatic rock faces, lush trees and the beautiful Brisbane River. What’s not to love!?

Megan wore the most amazing Theia dress covered in sequins, just stunning with a touch of vintage. #perfect I loved the little organic touches throughout the day too, with native flowers, kraft invites, and timber additions to the old boathouse reception setting. This wedding was my kind of shindig. The sort of celebration that makes me want to do my own wedding all over again so I can get dressed up and not have a satin dress or roses (yep, that’s what was trending 10 years ago), and for god’s sake not shoot on the beach with a cranky and rather underwhelming photographer! Anywho, here is the Brisbane River Wedding of Megan and Steve….

Dress: ‘Lilia’ by Theia Couture

Flowers: Flowers on the Park in Bulimba

Bride’s Shoes: Forever Soles

Hair: B Hair Bulimba

Make-up: Latonas Makeup

Groom’s Suit: Calvin Klein

Groom’s Shoes: Windsor Smith

Venue: Riverlife Kangaroo Point

Celebrant: Jamie Eastlake – Brisbane City Celebrants

Bridesmaid’s Dress: Cue

 

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Eagle Farm Wedding – The Spring Shindig of Lauren and Michael

I was super excited to be shooting my first Eagle Farm Wedding at Brisbane Racing Club for the awesome Lauren and Michael. These guys know how to have fun, so being the slightly quirky fun-loving gal I am we hit it off right away!

The preparations began at the Brisbane Marriott Hotel, before we made our way to Eagle Farm Racecourse for the ceremony and shindig that followed into the evening. Lauren and Michael wanted a relaxed day with a great vibe. There were a few important things added into the mix for their wedding, so naturally we made those happen too.

Lauren and Michael are car lovers from way back (way, way back to matchbox car days, love it), so it was a given that their newly purchased Holden Kingswood took pride of place in escorting Lauren to the ceremony. Nice touch. It got better.Lauren and Michael met over a feisty game of handball, followed by some serious totem tennis. It would have been irresponsible of me to leave that fact out, so we had some fun with it. I love shaking things up a little, so those photos are a great creative way to keep me on my toes, and Lauren and Michael get some excellent mementos of their day also. Everybody wins! The third must was for their guests to have fun. That was thoroughly taken care of by the always rad Benjamin Carlyle Celebrant, who injected the good vibes into the ceremony, and it was kept rolling by McGee Entertainment and one very delicious gelati cart, which was actually a pretty awesome combination.

Hats off to the Brisbane Racing Club staff, we were granted access to (almost) all areas, and their hospitality and yummy food was to die for. Great fun was had into the night and there were definitely some dusty partygoers as I made my way home!

Here is the Eagle Farm Wedding of Lauren and Michael:

Vendor Love:

Bride and Groom Prep: Brisbane Marriott Hotel

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Brisbane Racing Club

Bride’s Dress: Jennifer Gifford Designs

Flowers: Bliss Floral Designs

Bride’s Shoes: Nine West

Hair and Make-up: The Beauty Case

Groom’s Suit:  Michael Innes Menswear

Celebrant: Benjamin Carlyle

Cake: A Sweet Design- Cakes by Krystal

Rings: Diamonds International

Gelati Cart: Gelato Bar 

Band: McGee Entertainment

 

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Green and Gold Beauty – O’Reilly’s Hinterland Wedding

It’s completely true that when I met Rosie at a Brisbane Bridal Expo in 2014 and she told me her wedding would be an O’Reilly’s Hinterland Wedding I told her I was going to shoot it for her. I love O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat. The views, the sunsets, the green and gold beauty. Ah-maz-ing! So I was stoked when Rosie and her fiance Pat decided I was the photographer for them.

Rosie and Pat are a cool couple. Laid back, slightly disorganised and into food. My kind of people. They also own a vintage car. Win!

So when it came to their wedding in October I was expecting cruisy, fun, colourful and a nice touch of DIY. I wasn’t disappointed. The day was perfect. The people, the laughs, the dress getting stuck in the brambles. All awesome. Then the sun set and I lost my mind. I mean, you could not have orchestrated this kind of beauty if you tried. Absolutely STUNNING!

Awesome Vendors that made this happen:

Ceremony Venue: O’Reilly’s Chapel http://www.oreillys.com.au/

Reception Venue: O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat

Bride’s Dress: Wendy Makin http://www.wendymakin.com/

Flowers: Bella Bloom Floral Design http://www.bellabloomfloraldesigns.com/

Hair and Make-up: The Beauty Case http://www.thebeautycase.com.au/

Bride’s Shoes: Irregular Choice http://www.irregularchoice.com/shop/

Bridesmaid’s Dress: For Her and For Him http://www.forherandforhim.com/

Groom’s suit: Mitchell Olgivie http://mitchellogilvie.com/

Minister: Father John Maher

Wedding Planner: Carla Ventura of O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat

Wedding Rings: Dimani Jewellery http://www.dimanijewellery.com.au/

Engagement Ring: Canturi http://www.canturi.com/

Cake: Gillian Bell Cakes http://www.gillianbellcake.com.au/

 

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To book me for your O’Reilly’s Hinterland Wedding, email me here or hit the enquiry form above! I’d love to chat about your plans and help you capture your day.

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Tropical Beach Wedding in beautiful Pottsville

This Tropical Beach Wedding is quite special to me. I have known Solua since primary school and Duncan since they met over 10 years ago so I was really looking forward to capturing this special day for them. Solua and Duncan decided to get married in their hometown of Pottsville, nothern NSW in a tropical themed beach ceremony, incorporating Solua’s Torres Straight Islander heritage. They are also brand new parents, with little Finlay being born (after years of trying) just 5 weeks before the wedding!

So in planning, I was super excited when Solua suggested we incorporate Duncan’s love of football (Duncan is English, so when I say football, I mean soccer) into the location photos. Solua is the most bubbly, outgoing person that I know, so I knew it would be awesome. AND awesome it was! Complete with ball, Adidas tropical sneakers and a willing bridal party full of friends and family, we had well, a ball!

Another little touch I loved was that Solua organised to have an usher hand out flowers to her guests before the ceremony so that she could take her time walking down the aisle and collect the flowers for her bouquet from her family and friends. It was lovely and more people should do it.

A trip to the local canefields was also in order, as Duncan works for the local mill (plus they are gorgeous to shoot). The light we were presented with that afternoon was nothing short of spectacular. The soft dreamy tones and grey cloud formations were to die for, and naturally I loved every moment!

The reception, held at the local community hall and styled perfectly by Meherarti, kept with the tropical theme and really nailed Solua and Duncan’s personalities and love of some good light-hearted fun. At the end of the day though, the absolute BEST part of the day and something that touched the soul of every single person in that room was the performance of Solua’s islander family in tribute to Duncan and Solua’s union. Now I have seen cultural dances before, but this was something else. Every word, every move was special, and a celebration, not just a ‘going-through-the-motions’ style activity. I was an emotional mess, so I can’t even imagine how proud and joyous Solua felt witnessing that outpouring of love. BEST NIGHT EVER!

Congratulations Solua, Duncan and Finlay. Love you guys x

Vendors:

Wedding rings: Fine Lines Jewellers

Styling: Meherarti

 

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  • Solua - Thank you Wendy for capturing our day so beautifully and working with us to express through photos our personalities, style and family & friends. And thank you in those moments of stress just remaining calm and not pressuring me. I wasn’t planning on having a wedding photographer but am so glad I chose to because I will definitely treasure all the images for a lifetime.
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A Spring Wedding in New Farm = Gorgeous

So Ainslie and Justin got married this spring in New Farm. It was a beautiful day, and I just loved the gorgeous Jacaranda trees that were blooming across Brisbane in October.

The purple and green theme worked perfectly with the natural setting, and the wonderful personal touches that Ainslie and Justin added to their wedding really made the day special for their bridal party, family and friends. Justin’s dad presided over their ceremony, and Ainslie had a photograph of her late Aunt on her gorgeous flower bouquet, which was specially made from her favourite Jane Austin novels (I love a good romantic!). The boys wore their superhero socks, the girls wore their custom made bracelets given to them by the bride, and the cake was adorned with touches of the sports that Justin loves so dearly. How cute is that!

Just when I thought it couldn’t get any more romantic, we finished the evening with an outdoor shoot under the Jacaranda trees. Awwwwww!

Here is the wedding of Ainslie and Justin.

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