An Island Hideaway wedding – Tamara & Robbie

An Island Hideaway Wedding – Tamara & Robbie

Photographed by

Brisbane Wedding Photographer Ben Clark

Date: 30th October 2015

Theme: Beach

Tell us how you met

In 2009, one of Tamara’s best friends, Mason Edwards, was killed in an army training accident. Robbie, who served 23 years in the Army, was sent to the family as Mason’s senior officer, for support.

Tamara and Robbie built up a strong friendship over the following years, which then created a strong foundation for their relationship.

Mason had always told Tamara he would help her find ‘the one’ and he didn’t let her down.

The proposal

Whilst holidaying in Spain in 2014, Robbie surprised Tamara by taking her parasailing off the coast of Ibiza. 1000 feet in the air, Robbie proposed with a big plastic ring to which Tamara said ‘Of course!’

The Details

Ceremony location: An Island Hideaway, South Stradbroke Island – Reception location: An Island Hideaway, South Stradbroke Island

Gown: Custom made to measure hand beaded two piece gown by Joanne Borgatti – SewBespoke

Shoes: Calvin Klein – Celebrant: Gary Taylor – Wedding Coordinator: Rainbow from An Island Hideaway

Decorator: Flowers by Richard Go – Hair: Bella Brides – Hair piece: Hair clip by Lovisa, Veil by Joanne Borgatti

Make-up: Bella Brides – Flowers: Richard Go – Stationery: Handmade

Cake: Deliciously Decadent Cake Design Gold Coast – Entertainment: DJ from NikNat Entertainment

Music: Acoustic by Nik from NikNat Entertainment

Walked down the aisle to:Wasn’t Expecting That by Jamie Lawson followed by Sugarpie Honeybunch as a surprise to Robbie as he used to sing that to Tamara on the phone when he was overseas.

First Dance: Firestone by Kygo – Last Dance: For All Time by Aly and Fila feat Jaren

Transport: Seaplane by Cloud9 – Videography: Trending Media Australia

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Honeymoon: Mid 2016 to USA and Mexico and hopefully Canada

Funniest Moment: The bridal parties speeches – or Robbie shaking and spraying champagne during the bridal party photos. The vows were funny too.

Favourite Wedding Day moment: The vows, arriving by seaplane and our last dance with all of the guests.

Special thanks to: Rainbow from An Island Hideaway, nothing was too much trouble and she was attentive and friendly to all guests – the guests all raved about her the next day.

In saying that, all of the chosen vendors were amazing!!

What did you value most about using Ben Clark Photography ?

The quality of Ben’s photos and his experience gave us confidence we had made the right choice.

There is no way I would choose someone who is inexperienced or unqualified to capture our memories – you only get one shot to capture the day.

I would be devastated if my photos were damaged or wiped, yet Ben made us feel confident with his back up processes, proving that he knows what he is doing and is a true professional.

The style of Ben’s work is what we love – the stuff you can enlarge on your wall that looks like a piece of artwork – only its you in there! Worth every cent!

Advice for other brides-to-be

Don’t scrimp on your photography, your food, or your entertainment. These are the things you and your guests will remember and the memories that will last forever.

I also recommend having a videographer as its true what they say – it goes so fast – and it will be great to look back on vows, speeches, first dance and other special moments together.

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Tamara & Robbie thank you for sharing your wedding day !

Photographed by

Brisbane Wedding Photographer Ben Clark