Bethany + Adrian

Bethany and Adrian were married on Saturday 21st April 2018 at Stuartholme Chapel in Toowong. Bethany is a past student of Stuartholme, and at the moment only past students and their families are able to be wed in the chapel, making it a pretty special experience....seriously- that stained glass- Woah!

The guys spent the morning at Adrians family home, the girls at Bethany's mums place, coming together with family and friends for the ceremony in Toowong, bridal photos at Mt Coot-tha and the super beautiful reception at The Loft in Westend (I love this venue!) where they partied on with the Nick Trovas Band. It was a super lovely day and such a gorgeous, kind and chilled out couple! Congratulations Bethany & Adrian!

Photographer- Frankly Photography

Ceremony- Stuartholme School, Toowong

Reception Venue- The Loft, Westend

Florist: Lisa Cunningham (family friend)

Cake: Hansel and Gretal Cakes

Hair/Makeup: Harpier Hair & Beauty

Brides Dress: Handmade by family friend

Bridesmaid Dresses: Showpo

Celebrant: Reverend Tiffany

Rings: Tiffany & Co (Adrian) / Micheal Hill + Paddington Antiques (Bethany)

Catering: The Loft, Westend

Band/Dj: Nick Trovas Band

Videographer: Frankly Photography

Photo Booth- The Frankly Booth

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

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!

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

 

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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

Emma + Chris

Emma and Chris were married in the stunning Cedar Creek Estate and Winery at Mount Tambourine. The ceremony (conducted by my fave Erin Woodhall!) was fun and chilled- just like the couple. Emma walked down the aisle to the sweet tunes of Steven Childs and you should have seen Chris' face when he saw her in that dress! There was laughter and happy tears, an awkward moment with the ring, ending in more laughter and happy tears! The reception was held at the Cedar Creek venue as well, where everyone struck a pose in the Frankly Booth! What an awesome day- Congratulations Emma and Chris! xx

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Bride Getting Ready Venue: Bartle House

Ceremony: Cedar Creek Estate Winery

Reception: Cedar Creek Estate Winery

Celebrant: Erin Woodhall

Dress: Marilyn Crystelle Bridal

Bridesmaid Gowns: Maurie & Eve

Grooms Suit: Oxford

Groomsmen Suits: Tarocash

Florist: French Flowers

Hairdresser : Karissa McLaren

Makeup Artist: Billie Weston

Musician: Steven Childs

Brides Shoes: Mimco

 

Family Photos Botanical Gardens

The gardens are such a great spot for family photos! Mum Hayley had warned me it might be difficult to get the boys to smile, but it was smiles all round and tonnes of fun doing this shoot and exploring in the Botanical Gardens! What an awesome team of brothers these two were, I'm sure they're going to have lots of fun and mischief growing up together! x