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The Palazzo Versace – Aisling & Tristan 1920’s Vintage Glamour

Wow what an epic wedding to finish the year on !

I had so much fun hanging out with Aisling (Ash),Tristan and all of their friends & families, many who’d travelled from all corners of the globe including a large number from Aislings home country Ireland.

Theme if any: 1920’s Vintage Glamour

Tell us how you met: We met in Fiddlers Green Irish Bar

The proposal – The Castle on Mount Tamborine, Tristan had rose petals and candles leading to a beautiful bottle of Dom Perignon as he leant on bended knee, It was magical.

The Details

Ceremony location: St. Alban’s Chapel, TSS Southport – Reception location: The Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast

Gown: Kathy De Stafford – Wedding bands and engagement rings: Tiffany – Priest: Father Jonathan

Hair: Aleesha Darke – Hair piece: Antique Vintage piece from 1924

Bridal party attire: Tristan wore Will Valor and the groomsmen wore suits from John Forsyth Marina Mirage

Make-up: Alanna Mevissen – Flowers: Karin Bradley – Florist in the Versace – Stationery: The Palazzo Versace

Cake: Deliciously Decadent Cakes – Music: Mick McHugh & Vertigo

Transport: Somerton Limousines

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Honeymoon: 3 weeks trip, Los Cabos Mexico, Los Angeles, The Superbowl in Phoenix Arizona & Las Vegas.

Funniest Moment: Our Groomsman Will “helping” Ben with a shot of us by the pool.

Favourite Wedding Day moment: Walking into the Ballroom and seeing everyones smiling faces.

Special thanks to: Friends and family for making the night unforgettable.  The bands for creating a fantastic atmosphere, Taya for an incredible cake and Ben & Geoff for all of their hard work.

What did you value most about using Ben Clark Photography ?

Ben is fun, easy going and kept us all laughing throughout the day.

You need to stop considering Ben and book him, he was an integral part of our Day and we can’t thank him enough

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It’s all about the details … Or is it ???

Today I wanted to write a post about wedding blogs

Every now and again I’ll send a few weddings off to different real life wedding blogs all over the world, sometimes they get published and sometimes they don’t, it depends very much on the target audience for that particular blog.

When I get a ‘Thanks but … ‘ email,  it’s usually the same , and it goes a little something like this.

“Thanks so much for sending this wedding our way, it’s gorgeous! Right now, we’re looking to share weddings with a bit more focus on details and wedding design than this one.

I greatly appreciate you taking the time to share this wedding with me though! I am always searching for unique weddings where the couple made a lot of the details, or a bride with a unique or vintage dress, etc, so please keep us posted on future features you may have!
Thank you again”

My automatic reply in my head is ‘Oh another wedding blog whose content is heavy on details, IE: many many images of details, details and more details..’

Don’t get me wrong, I photograph details, the dress, flowers, shoes, table settings etc but they will always come second to an emotional image of your brides maids tearing up as you’re getting ready..

I often hear ‘Oh I’m so glad you got that image of my Grandad laughing with my Mum, it’s so precious now that he’s not with us any more’

I’ve yet to hear ‘oh I’m so glad you got that close up of my vintage suitcase that I bought off eBay for 10.00′ ….

It’s funny how images of family and friends become so much more valuable as time goes on ..

I photographed a wedding earlier this year, (this was my second wedding for this particular family in the last 5 years) the mother of both grooms (brothers) had become ill over the last couple of years and sadly passed away only weeks after the second wedding .

One of the images I’d taken of her smiling and looking just beautiful was used at her funeral.

So what’s the point of this post ? What are you getting at I hear you ask .

The point is to remember what and who is most important to you in your life right now, the family and friends you hold closest to your heart.

I can absolutely without a doubt guarantee that in 20 years time when you are looking at your wedding photos it will be the images of your friends and family that will make you smile, laugh and cry …

The details will still get photographed but keep in mind what really matters.

If family, friends, candid moments, emotional images & a lifetime of memories are important to you then give me a call

Below – Remembering Pina 2010

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Wedding reception coverage, do you really need it ?

I thought I’d write a little post on reception coverage, what I actually photograph and why

Let’s face it, we’ve all been at a wedding at some point in time when that pesky photographer has hassled everyone all night and just won’t let up .

He or she cruises the room asking all the guests at each table to stand together so the shot can be taken and all you really want to do is be left alone.

Well that’s exactly what I DON’T do

Sure some guests ask me to take their photo and of course I’m more than happy to do so but for me, photographing your reception is about capturing your family and friends enjoying themselves.

So I’m always listening, waiting to hear that familiar sound of laughter, I’m like a moth to a flame and bam the moment is captured !

Most of the time your guests won’t even know that I’ve just captured that moment of craziness that they thought they got away with !

Then there are the speeches etc and all the tears and emotion that go along with them, more moments that you’ll treasure forever

Once all the formalities are over and it’s time to kick your heels up on the dance floor

I’ll be there to capture your first dance and the craziness that generally follows

So when it’s time for your wedding reception all you have to worry about is having the time of your life because it’s all taken care of

See more weddings please !

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Tattersall’s Club Brisbane Rebecca & Scott

Welcome to another real life wedding !

This week Rebecca & Scott share their beautiful Brisbane Tattersall’s Club wedding with us !

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Wedding Theme – Traditional

Tell us how you met

Scott had just moved to Brisbane (he’s from New Zealand) and we met at a friend’s dinner party.

The proposal

The proposal was on 31 March 2013 (Easter Sunday).

We were holidaying at Coolangatta and on Easter Sunday morning, Scott proposed on bended knee in our hotel room.  It was a surprise (even though we had been dating for 6.5 years at the time).

The Details

Ceremony location: Holy Trinity Church, Fortitude Valley – Reception location: Tattersalls Club, Brisbane City

Gown: Darb Bridal Couture – Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Wedding bands and engagement rings: Handmade by Dimani Jewellery

Priest: Father Trevor, Holy Trinity Church – Wedding Coordinator: Claire Dean (Tattersalls) Decorator: Kate Dawes (Florist) and Styled Events

Hair: The Powder Room – Hair piece: Viktoria Novak – Bridal party attire: Bridesmaids – Anna Campbell.  Groomsmen – Stirling.

Make-up: The Powder Room – Flowers: Kate Dawes  – Cinematographer: Motion Art

Cake: Frosted Indulgence  – Music: Graham Hobson – Transport: Kenz Classics

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Honeymoon

5 weeks in Europe including London, Paris, Nice, Venice and Berlin.

Funniest Moment

Reviewing the guest book at the end of the night and seeing some of the polaroid pictures that people took.

Favourite Wedding Day moment

Seeing each other for the first time at the Church.

Special thanks to

Everyone who helped to make the day very special including our families, bridal party and friends.

What did you value most about using Ben Clark Photography ?

Ben was extremely professional and interacted well with both guests and suppliers. Guests approached us at the end of the night and commented on how respectful Ben was throughout the evening.

We have seen a sneak peak of some pictures on Facebook and the pictures look amazing!

Advice for other brides-to-be

Relax and enjoy the day as the day goes extremely fast.  Make sure you take some time out to spend with each other and to enjoy the moment.

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Rebecca & Scott than you so much for sharing your day with us ! As usual please feel free to leave a comment below !

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