Jaclyn + Dan

I knew from Jaclyn's very first inquiry that I was going to love these two! Jac was so genuinely polite, and when she called me a few days later to thank me for being her photographer it was confirmed...I have the.best.couples!

Jac and Dan were married on Friday 25th August 2017 in the Brisbane City Botanical gardens. Everything was elegant and simple in the best possible way! Jac got ready at the Quay West Hotel just across the road, meaning she could literally catch the lift down and walk down the isle. With no bridal party, but a tribe of the cutest flowergirls and page boy the ceremony (conducted by Paul Redfern) went off without a hitch! It was truely a beautiful Friday afternoon in the park! After the formalities Jac and Dan wandered around the gardens for some portraits, with us all being in love with the beautiful big figs in the gardens!

We then headed down the road to Moda restuarant for their reception. They put on the most delicious paella and everyone enjoyed a relaxed dinner and drinks. Check out that cake, made by no other than the Brides mother! (Well done Mum!)

So much love to these two, congratulations Jac & Dan!

xx

Getting Ready Venue- Quay West Brisbane

Ceremony : Brisbane City Botanical Gardens

Reception :  Moda Restaurant

Florist: Flowers by Serena

Cake: Mira  (Grooms mother)

Celebrant: Paul Redfern

Makeup: Dyan Copeman

Catering: Moda Brisbane

Jewelery: Samantha Wills

Photographer: Frankly Photography

Emma + James

I love that all my couples are different,and that my weddings don't fit the cookie cutter mould- white poofy dress scenario. Sometimes couples are low key & sweet, like James and Emma so it's fitting that their wedding was too! I met James and Emma the day before their wedding at Walkabout Creek. This is a bit unusual for me, as normally I have months to get to know and plan a wedding day, but James and Emma had popped over from the UK and decided to get hitched whilst home in Queensland, among family, friends and the gum trees! I loved them instantly and was super excited to be their photographer. They had an intimate mid-morning ceremony by the creek, followed by a lunch at local Ashgrove cafe, The Hub. A wedding doesn't have to be big, OTT or stressful to be beautiful and capture the love of two individuals and James and Emma's love shone through!  What a wonderful whirlwind it was- check out some of the highlights below...

Credits:

Photographer- Frankly Photography

Ceremony: Walkabout Creek

Reception: The Hub, Ashgrove

Bridal Gown- Raishma

Grooms Suit: French Connection

Bridesmaid Gowns: Cooper St

Florist: Gardenbird Flowers

Hair: Amy Perkins Heartfire Collective

Priest: Father Steven Burns

Cake: The Welsh Lady

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

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