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

The best of 2016!

As 2016 has drawn to a close I took some time to look back on 2016 and all the incredible things I got to be a part of! It got a bad wrap, but for me 2016 was pretty wonderful-  I met so many amazing people, saw beautiful ceremonies and got to travel to some incredible places. Heres some of my favourite moments.  I'm so looking forward to 2017 and everything it brings!

Lydia + Sidney

There was SO much to love about Lydia and Sidney's wedding. Firstly, it was my first Chinese wedding...and Lydia you were right, by the end of the night I was wishing I could have a Chinese wedding myself!

The ceremony was held at Rudeemer Lutheran College (featuring the largest group photo I've ever done-300 people!) with a lunch held at the venue. After some creative shots (including a break for ice-cream at Mister Fitz) we headed to St Margaret's Anglican Girls School in Ascot for an intimate traditional Chinese tea ceremony followed by the reception at the same venue (and my, what an awesome venue this was-check out the view!)

The wedding featured many homemade touches; from the bouquets (made by the bride) to the cake (AMAZING CAKE!) made by the bride's family friends and the wedding styling (done by the couple). I loved that the Bride wore the same dress her mother wore at her wedding tea ceremony. I loved the combination of traditional Chinese culture with the couple's love for rap music (including an epic battle on the dance floor to Eminem with her brother....Lydia won!) I love that the couple bought glow sticks for their guests and made cookies for the tables. I love that the couple's love for their cats was mentioned almost as much as their love for each other. I loved the Father of the Bride's hilarious speech, where he said the groom was okay by him as he liked his Facebook posts. I loved having the awesome Phoebe running the Frankly Booth for me (AstroTurf with purple flowers) and the dance party we got to have at the end of the night.

So much love! Congratulations Lydia & Sidney! xx

 

Suppliers:

Bride Getting Ready Venue: Brides parents' house

Ceremony: Redeemer Lutheran College

Reception: St Margaret's Anglican girls school, Ascot

Pastor: Mun Seet

Dress: A Star is Born

Bridesmaid Gowns: ASOS

Groom's Suit: Van Heusen

Florist: Bride arranged herself

Hairdresser : Nicole LÚren

Makeup Artist: Rita's Makeup Artistry

Musician: Friends of the couple- Wesley Ho, Joanne Auyeung, Caleb Fung

Bride's Shoes: Spur

Cake: Awesome Cakes

Inga + Steve

Inga and Steve were married in Queens Park, Mackay on the 30th April 2016. My absolute favourite moment was when Inga first put on her wedding dress, she squealed and at first I thought something was wrong, until I saw her smile. She was gushing with happiness and said to me 'I have been waiting for this, to wear this dress, forever!'. I have never seen a bride so excited, so calm and so ready to walk down the aisle.  It was a day filled with love, family, homemade touches and cane fields (Steve is a cane farmer so it was special that we got to capture them there) Congratulations Inga and Steve, I see many happy years ahead! xo

Suppliers:

Getting Ready Venue: Lanai Riverside Apartments, Mackay

Ceremony: Queens Park, Mackay

Reception: Paxtons Warehouse, Mackay

Dress: Jill Burstons for Brides

Bridesmaid Dress: Review

Hairdresser & Makeup: Chez Leeza

Flowers: Starcut Flowers

Celebrant: Rod Ballard

Cake: Glenys Steward

Rings: Greg Neill Jewellers

Stubby coolers: Design by Merie Browne; manufactured by Tropical Coolers.

Caterer: Golden Roast