Mirra – Roanna & Matt – We laughed and laughed, and then we laughed some more …

Welcome to our Real Life Weddings page !

This is where the spotlight shines on the amazing weddings that we photograph !

Today the spotlight is on Roanna & Matt’s beautiful Brisbane City Wedding !

What can I say about about Ro and Matt, doing what I do I literally meet thousands of people every year, and we have a lot of friends who started out as clients. When I first met these guys we clicked straight away and I just knew that their wedding day would be something really special. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE all the weddings that I photograph and I love to become a part of the family if only for a day.

We really did laugh all day long, in fact I could have called this post “the many faces of Ro” and I would have loved every image !

In my 12 years of shooting weddings I’ve never had a couple play a song just for me when I was leaving, and not just play the song but stop everyone dancing, grab the mic and thank me for sharing their day. It was a lovely thing to do and I’ll have fond memories of you both whenever I hear Michael Jackson’s ‘Ben’ .

Anyhoo enough yabble and let’s get to the good stuff !

Theme: Us – Quirky & Classic

The proposal

At the wharf at Southbank, were we had our first date.


Ceremony location: St Patrick’s Church, Fortitude Valley – Reception location: Mirra Private Dining and Events –

Gown: Not really sure, it was an Ivory taffeta dress from Luv Bridal that I could do a cartwheel in.

Wedding bands and engagement rings: Angus and Coote – priest: Fr Ashley  – Wedding Coordinator: Me! (Ro)

Decorator- Me! 🙂 Hair: Linda Watts – Veil: My mum’s cathedral veil that I altered myself into a two tier veil, and some flowers in the hair

Bridal party attire: Groomsmen- Tarrocash, Bridesmaids- Sunnygirl. And Matty had a tailor made suit.

Make-up: Me again!

Flowers: Bought some fake calla lilies from Earthborn and put together the bouquet with butterflies and berries shoots.

Stationery: I made all the stationary myself.

Cake: Our multi talented friend Dion Clark made the cake that was topped by a hand painted “QLD Maroon’s Bride” tackling the “NSW Blue’s Groom”

Music: Diamonds Wedding and Reception Entertainment  – Transport: Gateway Limousines

Photography: The Very talented and awesome Mr. Ben Clark!!!

Videography: Didn’t need one, Ben was too awesome to share a spotlight!

Honeymoon: We should be off to Europe by mid 2013

Funniest Moment

When my dad handed me over to Matt and Matt said “Ill take care of her”, my dad turned around and said “You better!” Gold!

Favourite Wedding Day moment

After my nerves settled, every minute after I saw Matty at the Church.

Special thanks to

Dave Dunbar, Ben Clark, Brian from Gateway Limousines, Our awesome family and all the amazing people that traveled so far and wide to be part of our day!

In your experience what did you value most about using Ben Clark Photography ?

He is a bloody legend! He is original, comfortable to work with and a cracker. He has to be credited for getting to know the people he is working with and bringing out what makes them… ‘Them’.

Advice for other brides-to-be

Don’t over think it, enjoy the ride and embrace what you are feeling when you’re feeling it. If things don’t go to plan, its ok…. something even more amazing could happen!

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