Alex and Chris get hitched at Braeside Chapel

Alex and Chris are two of the most laid back people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. We met, we talked about their wedding, and that was that. We waited for August to roll around so I could capture their day.

Alex and Chris chose the well-manicured lawn at Braeside Chapel in Merrimac on the Gold Coast (a personal favourite of mine, shout out to John and Judy who are excellent hosts) for their garden wedding at the end of winter, and what a great choice it was!

Details began to come together, and we were excited. I was especially stoked with their transport, a giant red double decker bus from Magic Bus Hire in Byron Bay  . Both bride and groom travelled to Braeside with their bridal party, the boys taking the bottom level (with Chris blindfolded all the way) and the girls on the upper deck.

This day was about fun, love and family and friends. So naturally, I had a blast. Lawn games, beer wagons, converse, and the official #cutestparentsever was a recipe for an amazing day.

I should add here that poor Chris had the worst bout of pneumonia resulting in a stay in hospital the week prior to the wedding, so he was feeling super craptacular, but it didn’t stop him from marrying his bride, and despite the fact we almost had to carry him a couple of times he made it through the day like a champ. I have to point out here also, the messages they sent each other with the lightbox were completely unscripted. No coaxing or hints from me. I was more than a little amazed. These guys were obviously meant for each other.

Here is the wedding of Alex (or if you are their ring-in celebrant, Alexander lol) and Chris…


Dress: Strictly Bridal

Bride’s Shoes (so awesome!): Shoes of Prey custom made – seriously, check out this website!

Hair: Little Hair Parlour

Make-up: Melinda Raco

Flowers: Petals on the Plaza

Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Sung

Suits: Ed Harry

Groom’s Shoes: RM Williams

Venue: Braeside Chapel

Decorator: All About Venues

Lolly Buffet: DIY

Cake: Friend of bride and groom


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  • Mel - Lovely! Great work Wendy, love your workReplyCancel