Welcome to another Real Life Wedding !
Well we’re smack bang in the middle of Wedding season at the moment and with 8 weddings in the last 8 days between myself and Lisa it’s just been crazy here !
I wish I could blog every wedding that we shoot as they’ve all been amazing but it’s just impossible with the time required on each post, so I’m restricted to one wedding per week !
Today the spotlight is on Libby & Dan’s beautiful Brisbane Wedding !
Theme: Elegant Romance
Tell us how you met
Libby & Dan met about 7 years ago on a night out at Fridays!
Dan planned a very romantic proposal for Libby. He planted clues around Brisbane and had Libby embark on a scavenger hunt type journey.
Dan’s little brother, Tom, played chaparone to Libby for the day. The last clue led Libby to Stamford Plaza were Dan eventually proposed.
The all important Details
Ceremony location: Cathedral of St Stephens – Reception location: The Landing at Dockside (guests embarked on a 2 hour river cruise between the ceremony and reception which dropped them at the Dockside jetty).
Gown: Hilde Heim (custom design); cathedral length veil – Wedding bands and engagement rings: – Diamonds International
Priest: Fr Joe McGeehan (long time family friend of the McCarthy family) – Decorator: Creatively Bespoke
Hair & Make up: The amazing team at Twidale – Bridesmaids dresses: gorgeous full length blush chiffon gowns
Groom and groomsmen attire: The Black Label – Flower girl dress: an original by Carolyn McCarthy Designs 🙂
Flowers: Jada Flowers – Stationery: Most Inviting – By Kristie – Cake: four-tiered cake (each tier a different flavour) made by Deliberately Delicious
Music: DJ extraordinaire, Anthony from APE Entertainment – Transport: City Coast Limos
Our Honeymoon: USA for a month!
Libby – my 6 year old neice, Zan, who was the flower girl announcing that she “just could not wait for Dan to see her in her dress”… It was a special day for little Zan.
Favourite Wedding Day moment
Libby – arriving at the Cathedral holding my Dad’s arm, and looking down the aisle and seeing Dan with a big beaming smile.
Dan – watching Lib walk down the aisle.
Special thanks to
Big thanks to both of our families and especially Libby’s mum, Caz, who was involved in planning every detail of the wedding. We also received tremendous support from our friends in helping to plan the big event!
A big thank you to our amazing reception MCs, Pete & Alex, and Bronte Orreal for singing Ave Maria at the ceremony and our fathers for both delivering very touching speeches.
What did you value most about using Ben Clark Photography ?
We had such a great experience with Ben! He was so much fun and immediately put everyone at ease – he has a great sense of humour and fun but is always the ultimate professional.
Ben was only too happy to take on additional roles throughout the day including pocket square adjustments, dishing out some choice ironing tips, couriering eskys and fixing buttonholes!
Advice for other brides-to-be
Try to have everything organised and finalised the week before the big day so that you’re not stressing at the last minute. Enjoy the day!
Thanks Libby & Dan for sharing your day here for the world to see !
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