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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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Sirromet Wedding Jacquii & Alan

Welcome to another real life wedding !

This week Jacquii & Alan share their Sirromet Wedding with us !

Wedding Theme – We hadn’t decided on a theme until I found my wedding dress, without giving away too much at the time to Alan we then decided on having a bit of a vintage feel to our big day.

Tell us how you met

We met at our previous workplace but hadn’t really spoken a great deal until a mutual friends party. It’s hard to remember exactly what it was that drew us together at first (maybe it was the fact that I didn’t laugh when he said he liked the band Coldplay..), either way it was the start of a wonderful relationship.

The proposal

On a weekend away at the Gold Coast. Alan had originally planned to pop the question as we were walking along the beach but it had started to rain.

All was not lost though as he got down on one knee on the balcony later that afternoon. A complete surprise, and I was pretty impressed with his ability to control the weather as a rainbow appeared after I had said yes..

The all important Details

Ceremony location: We didn’t shop around for the wedding location. The Laguna at Sirromet Winery was always the one!

Reception location: The Barrel Hall – Sirromet Winery. We had heard so many positive reviews after deciding on Sirromet as our venue and it definitely lived up to its reputation!

Gown: The Bridal Centre. So in love with my gown, I didn’t want to take it off!

Wedding bands and engagement rings: Alan gets a lot of credit here, he designed my engagement ring with the help of a good friend and the staff at Diamonds International, Carindale.

Very impressed that he had actually been listening all those times I casually pointed out rings.. Wedding bands were also from Diamonds International.

Celebrant: Mike Gordon was our celebrant. Always the professional, you wouldn’t know he had broken his shoulder a month before and had major surgery!

Wedding Coordinator: Yours truly. Although Alan could be quite vocal when it came to the important stuff (For example ensuring there was an adequate beverage selection while out in the vineyards having photos etc..).

Decorator: Sirromet took care of our decorations. Hair: My Aunty is a hairdresser so this was an easy decision!

Hair piece: I wore a headband from Forever New for our Reception.

Bridal party attire: Bridesmaids dresses were from Gossip Gowns, Norman Park. Groomsmen suits from Spurling Formal Wear, Underwood.

Make-up: The lovely Kate Witherington. Professional and such a great sense of humour!

Flowers: The Lush Lilly. I’m sure one of my bridesmaids would tell you her favourite flowers of the day were the throwaway bouquet…now she is waiting patiently for him to put a ring on it!

Stationery: Andrea from Deciduous Press helped to create all of our stationary. For any bride interested in letterpress stationary I strongly recommend this online company as we can not fault them!

Cake: Slices of Heaven by Anita. One word: divine! Find her on Facebook, you will not be disappointed!

Entertainment: Nathan Seiler. Nathan doubled as both a pianist and DJ and we definitely recommend Nathan to any future brides and grooms who appreciate someone who can sing in the style of Michael Buble and Frank Sinatra!

Music: Our favourites from the day are the song I walked down the aisle to, a cover of Bruno Mars’, ‘Just The Way You Are’ and our first dance, a cover of Paramore’s, ‘Still Into You’.

Transport: Brisbane VIP Limosouines, such a fun way to arrive! A surprise to me but we had party music and funky disco lights (oh and can’t forget the champagne!).

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Honeymoon: Two wonderful weeks in Fiji!

Funniest Moment

There were so many..accidentally spraying perfume in my eyes and mouth..a groomsmen forgetting to put the handbrake on the golf buggy, and then all of the bridal party antics!

But the speeches were a favourite funny moment with Alan and Dad telling a lot of cheeky jokes!

Favourite Wedding Day moment

Our first dance, it was as if we were the only people in the room, very special.

Special thanks to

Our parents, our bridal party, Penny, Kayla, and all of our family and friends who helped make our day unforgettable. Love to all!

What did you value most about using Ben Clark Photography ?

Bens expertise in not just photography, but all things weddings, was very valuable to all of us on the day. From pinning buttonholes to tips about my veil, Ben was there to answer our questions and help the day run smoothly.

We also can’t forget to mention our appreciation for Ben’s relaxed and patient nature as it was probably hard at times to get a word in between the bridal party’s jokes and laughs.

Advice for other brides-to-be

Give yourself plenty of time to plan the big day so you can enjoy the journey and avoid the stress. We had a long engagement and would definitely recommend this to future brides!

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Noosa Northshore Wedding – Kate & Pete

Welcome to another real life wedding !

This week Kate and Pete share their special day with us !

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Wedding Theme: Vintage shabby chic

Tell us how you met

Through work – Kate is an emergency nurse and Pete is a paramedic. It was bound to happen!!

The proposal

Pete got down on one knee at Jolly’s Lookout after a romantic afternoon picnic

The  all important Details

Ceremony & Reception location: Marquee reception on the lawn of Beach Road Holiday Homes

Gown: Fiorenza Bridal – Wedding bands and engagement rings: Ewen Ryley – Ryley Jewellery Creations

Pastor: Andrew Mayne – Gateway Baptist Church Pastor  – Wedding Coordinator: Me!!

Decorator: Me, the bridal party, family and friends. It was a DIY wedding and there were many hands on deck. Special mention to Francene and Monique Ridley for ensuring everything was perfect and making the the day run smoothly

Hair: Natalie Miller – Hair piece: Borrowed from my good friend Prue Gillespie

Bridal party attire: Boys – Michael Innis – Westend Brisbane. Girls – Handmade by Carol Costa – Carindale – Make-up: Renee Chambellant

Flowers: Petal Peddlers – Brisbane – Stationery: Handmade by Pete and I

Cake: Sweetness Contained – Noosaville – Entertainment: RUSH Band – absolutely phenomenal.

Music: Pete’s brother and sister – Nathan and Rachel

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Now back to writing that speech!!

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Honeymoon

Centura Grand Resort – Maldives

Funniest Moment

Father of the Bride Speech, ‘Pistol Pete’ joke, the dance floor antics

Favourite Wedding Day moment

The entire day – It would be hard to pick one. Even though it was absolutely huge to do everything ourselves, Pete and I would do it all again in a heart beat. The next morning we woke up and said to each other – lets get married again!

Special thanks to

Francene and Monique Ridley AND if you have built, drawn, packed, baked, sewn or stitched, cooked, played, decorated, driven, organised, printed, folded, spoken or turned up, then thank you!!

Thank you for the part you have played and are playing in celebrating the journey we are about to embark on.

What did you value most about using Ben Clark Photography ?

Ben is unbelievable!! His eye for the ‘good picture’ is impeccable. He made that part of the day so effortless and easy. He is an absolute dude!!

We can not thank you enough Ben

Advice for other brides-to-be

Firstly – Try and find a venue that has no time curfew or a late curfew.

We didn’t have a curfew and partied till 330 in the am. We didn’t want it to end!!

Secondly – If you are willing to take it on, we highly recommend a DIY wedding. You get complete control over everything and can ensure the wedding is totally you.

Beware –  it is a big job though and you need to be organised. Definitely have someone there on the day as a co-ordinator and to ensure everything runs smoothly so you (the bride and groom) are able to relax and enjoy your day.

Thirdly – Get a live band!! A DJ will never create the same atmosphere as a live band and we suggest that you look no further then RUSH. Anyone who sounds like Michael Jackson when they perform is a legend!

Fourthly – you are obviously reading over this as you have either already had Ben photograph your wedding or are looking at him to photograph your wedding. Look no further, you’ll regret it if you do!!

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Thanks Kate & (pistol) Pete for sharing your beautiful day with us !

I had a blast hanging out with you guys !

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Hillstone St Lucia Wedding – Haley & Anthony

Welcome to another real life wedding !

This week Haley & Anthony have shared their awesome day with us !

Theme if any: Romantic

Tell us how you met

Our parents happen to be friends and this lead to Anthony coming over to my parent’s house to do some Electrical work. We hadn’t seen each other for a few years, but this time I suppose the timing was right and we organised a date and that was the start of it.

The proposal

We were at Sunshine Coast on holiday. Anthony asked my father for permission and then organised a picnic on a quiet beach where he proposed.

He got all dressed up which he usually doesn’t do so I thought there was something going on, but didn’t really expect a proposal.

The Details

Ceremony & Reception – Hillstone St Lucia – Gown: Sarah Seven – Wedding bands and engagement rings: Millroy Jewellers and Regency

Celebrant – Paul Vouge – Wedding Coordinator: Susannah Kerridge, Hillstone St Lucia

Hair: LivingDolls – Bridal party attire: Rodger David – Make-up: LivingDolls  Flowers: Bella Bloom Floral Designs

Stationery: The Print Fairy  Cake: Vanillapod  – Music: R3ndition – Transport: Kenzclassic

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Honeymoon: Vanuatu

Funniest Moment: Best Man’s speech

Favourite Wedding Day moment: Seeing each other at the Ceremony for the first time.

What did you value most about using Ben Clark Photography?

We valued Ben’s professionalism and how he was able to capture emotion from a moment.

We liked how Ben helped to put everyone at ease. This made the photos look very natural which is what we wanted.

Advice for other brides-to-be

Try to actually spend some time with each other on the night, instead of worrying about trying to talk to every guest.

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