Leanne & Chris

I absolutely love shooting in new locations- it's exciting, refreshing and inspiring! I was really excited to shoot at Old Petrie Town, where Leanne and Chris held their intimate ceremony on a Friday in May. (Can I also say, I do love a Friday wedding!) Old Petrie Town had been on my list for a while, and Mirra in Fortitude Valleywhere their reception was held was also a new venue for me, it was a good day! 

For those that don't know, Old Petrie Town is a restored historic village replicating life pre 1930's, located about 30 mins from Brisbane and surrounded by bush. It has the cutest little old stores and buildings but it's the 300+ year old Morton Bay Figs that stole Leanne and Chris's hearts....and mine to be honest.

Opting for a low key, DIY wedding (and pulling it off!) Leanne got ready at home, made a lot of the little touches and crafted her own bouquet like a boss! (Seriously, I was so impressed) The bridal party arrived via Kombi (VW Love Bus) and just snuck their ceremony in around the rain! The incredibly lovely Carly Slade delivered a beautiful ceremony, filled with the cutest touches, a highlight being quotes from children on love. They followed the ceremony with their wedding cake (another new idea to me!) so guests could enjoy it as afternoon tea and then we explored the town for couple photos.

It was then onto Mirra for the party, and my gosh Mirra was impressive! I've spent a lot of time in function venues (due to weddings and previous jobs) and can say that the staff at Mirra were excellent- top notch customer service! I take my hat off to any venue that manages to run a smooth reception, feed all the guests delicious food and keep them happy as well as properly look after the vendors! Phoebe was there running the Frankly Booth for me and we had an awesome time partying with the guests!

Congratulations Leanne and Chris! What an amazing day!

Here's a glimpse of what the day looked like:

Credits:

Photographer- Frankly Photography

Ceremony: Old Petrie Town

Reception: Mirra- Fortitude Valley

Bridal Gown- The Bridal Company

Florist: The Bride DIY

Hair/Makeup: Sarah Harrington from Harpier

Celebrant: Carly Slade

Cake: Jocelyn's Provisions

DJ: Party Sound Mobile DJ – Craig Richie

Rings: Stones Diamonds

Brides Shoes: Jo Mercer

Kombi Van- VW Love Bus

Photo booth and Photography: Frankly Photography

The Brides Market Babalou Shoot

Flashback to the time I got to be involved in this wonderful styled collaborative shoot at Babalou in Kingscliff for The Brides Market. This shoot was featured on the wonderful White Magazines Blog (click here to see it) It really is such a pleasure to get to work with such talented ladies in business (and a few rad guys too!) I would recommend any of these vendors and their stunning work!

Kristy + Ryan

Kristy and Ryans' country wedding was nothing short of adorable! Set in the stunning Samford- the wedding and reception were both held at Samford Lakes Accommodation. The wedding, including a bridal party of 14, page boys and flower girl plus a 9 month pregnant bridesmaid (who looked totally incredible by the way) went off without a hitch- largely due to the amazing team (see below for credits but cue plug for Danielle from Him & Her events) but also because of the chilled nature of Kristy and Ryan! A beautiful ceremony by the lake (which takes the cake for making me both laugh and cry the most so far-thanks Ryan!) followed by one hell of a party in the barn! Congratulations Kristy and Ryan (and Leo!) All the best for your next adventure! xo

Credits:

Photographer: Frankly Photography

Venue: Samford Lakes Accomodation

Celebrant and MC: Shane Vincent

Event Planner: Him & Her Events

Florist: The Bloom Collective

Cake: Hansel & Gretel Cakes

Bridal Gown: Made with Love Bridal

Grooms Suit: Politix

Makeup Artist: Dollface MUA

Hairstylist: Hannah Willis from Kidmans Hair Studio and Jess McCarthy

Musician: Kevin Maund

Videographer: Marc Media

DJ: Mick Danby

Catering: Spanish Paella

Furniture: Complete Party Hire