Welcome to another real life wedding !
This week Kate and Pete share their special day with us !
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!!
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
Now back to writing that speech!!
Centura Grand Resort – Maldives
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!!
Thanks Kate & (pistol) Pete for sharing your beautiful day with us !
I had a blast hanging out with you guys !