Bree + Oli

Oh my heart! Not only was it stunningly beautiful, with some of the most touching words spoken and sentimental touches but the bride Bree and I go way back, which always makes it that little bit more special to capture. I had to hide those tears behind the camera often that’s for sure!

Bree and Oli have one of those lovely ‘whoops we did it backwards’ stories, finding out they were pregnant with gorgeous little Arden and then choosing to marry when he was old enough to be part of their day (or steal the show, deciding it was a great idea to hand rocks to Dad during the ceremony!) Their love for each other and their little boy shone so brightly all day.

Bree and her awesome bridal party got ready at in The Garden Burees of Byron Bay, while the groomsmen spent the morning on site at Fig Tree. Oli, being from England had family, including some of his groomsmen fly over for the wedding. His Mum giving him special gifts from relatives at home before the ceremony and explaining their importance was the sweetest.

Bree arrived, Byron style, in a funky forever kombi and was walked down the isle by her two bridesmaids, bridesmale and her Dad. A simple yet stunning ceremony followed by canapes and drinks for the guests while we stuck off to a nearby location for photos and then back to join guests for the party! As the sun went down guests were serenaded by the unbelievably talented Hailey Calvert and then enjoyed a festival style feast, tear-jerking speeches, first dance under the stars (and sparklers) many laughs in the Frankly booth and one heck of a dance off.

Oh what a night! Congratulations Bree & Oli & Arden!

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Credits:

Photographer- Frankly Photography

Bride Getting Ready Venue- Garden Burees of Byron Bay

Ceremony & Reception- Fig Tree , Byron Bay

Florist: Beautiflora

Cake: Homemade Brownie stack made by Brides Mum & Great Aunt Joan

Hair: Brides Mum,Sister in law & Cousin ( all hairdressers)

Makeup: Sabrina Walsh

Brides Dress: Grace Loves Lace

Brides Shoes: Windsor Smith

Grooms Suit: Politix

Celebrant: Caron Wadick (Brides friend)

Kombi: Forever Kombis

Rings: Engagement ring was chinchar Maloney- wedding band is from Stones in Brisbane. Oli’s ring is from an Etsy store called Hotrox

Catering: Fig Tree Restaurant

Band: Hailey Calvert

Videographer: Rabbit and Bear

Photo Booth- The Frankly Booth


Rochelle + Andrew

Rochelle and Andy came down from Mackay to Brisbane for their dream day. Rochelle was so excited to see all her hard planning (often from a screen in Mackay) come together on the day. Both Rochelle and Andy got ready in separate rooms at the Meriton Suites on Adelaide Street, before their emotional ‘first look’. Bridal party, immediate family and Rochelle & Andy then chose to do some portraits at the Powerhouse Museum in New Farm before heading to their ceremony and reception at the stunning industrial warehouse Lightspace. Guests continued the party at Lightspace for the reception enjoying the Frankly Booth, delicious cake by Petal and Peach and getting their dance on to G&M events DJ. Our videographer Hayley was along to capture the day too! (see below) Also check out that awesome donut wall that the couple made themselves! Yhhhuum! Congratulations Rochelle & Andy! x

Rochelle sent us this lovely message- “Omg Sarah!! These are so amazing - and the extra shots of the bridal party are perfection.  It was such a pleasure having you all there - you are all wonderful, kind and happy people - just who you need on your wedding day!” <3

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Credits:

Photographer: Frankly Photography

Ceremony: Lightspace - Fortitude Valley

Getting Ready Location: Meriton Suites

Reception: Lightspace

Celebrant: I do with Drew

Videographer: Frankly Photography (Hayley)

Photobooth: The Frankly Booth

Catering: Winendinem

Lighting: AVideas

Florist : Boutique Bouquets

Cake: Petal and Peach

Hair & Makeup: Blush and Bangs

DJ: G&M Events

Tableware: The Supper Club

Stationary: Webwood and Rose

Bridal Gown: Cocomelody

Bridesmaid Gowns: Made by Erika

Grooms Suit: Johnny Bigg

Jewellery/Rings: Greg Neil & Sons Mackay

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

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

Suppliers:

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