Welcome to our Real Life Weddings page !
This is where the spotlight shines on all of the amazing weddings that we shoot !
Today the spotlight is on Chase & Chris’s beautiful Brisbane Polo Club Wedding !
Theme: Colour theme – black, white & silver.
General theme for the reception was travel – we had just returned from an 18-month working holiday (living in London) so we named all our tables after places we visited in the past 18 months. The bonbonnieres were silver luggage tags.
October 2010 (a long time ago now) in Dalby (our former home). It was a Friday night and I had just returned from a week-long work trip and was quite exhausted. I had changed into my daggiest grey tracksuit (complete with Snoopy jumper) and was sitting on the couch when Chris proposed – on bended knee with the ring and a bunch of flowers. About 20 minutes later, while we were ringing our families, there was a knock on the door. To my absolute shock (and delight), 5 of my closest friends were standing there – Chris has asked them to travel out to Dalby (2 of whom flew up from Sydney) to join a surprise dinner – he had everything organised and ready to go in the garage. So we had a small engagement party with about 10 people in total – and it turned into quite a raucous night.
Ceremony location: Cathedral of St Stephen, Brisbane, Reception location: Brisbane Polo Club, Gown: Justin Alexander – bought in St Albans, just north of London
Wedding bands and engagement rings: Chase’s engagement ring & wedding band – Hardy Brothers. Ring was custom designed. Chris’ wedding band – Wallace Bishop.
Priest: Father Frank Lourigan, St William’s Parish Grovely.
Decorator: Brisbane Polo Club Hair & Make-Up: Bounce Hair Body Beauty, Highgate Hill (long time hairstylists for me, so it just felt like we had more friends in the room!)
Bridal party attire: Twobirds Bridesmaid for the ladies (purchased at Babushka Ballerina in the Valley); Tony Barlow for the men.
Flowers: Devine Flowers, Newmarket – Stationery: Ceremony booklets printed by Lea Printing, Michelton, invites by the Invite Boutique (London)
Cake: Cakes by Simone – Music: Strings at Hand string quartet for the ceremony; Briscity DJs for the reception
Transport: White jaguar from Kenz Classics, and the London taxi from A Golden Roller
Buddymoon with 18 friends (some of whom had travelled from overseas for the wedding) at Fraser Island.
When Chris got confused on which hand to put my wedding band! The engagement ring being on the right hand instead of the left threw him!
Favourite Wedding Day moment:
All of it!
Special thanks to:
Alex Mobbs, who gave up his Saturday to drive an old London Taxi around Brisbane!
In your experience what did you value most about using Ben Clark Photography?
His casual, easygoing attitude and sense of humor. We really enjoyed hanging out with him!
Advice for other brides-to-be:
It’s as stressful (or as stressfree) as you make it!
Chris and Chase I’m sure you’re having a lovely time on Fraser Island and I look forward to catching up when you get back.
Please feel free to leave a comment for Chris & Chase below.