Gatton Wedding Photographer | A Real Life Wedding Story – Jon & Nakita

Last year I had the pleasure of capturing the beautiful wedding day of Jon & Nakita out at Hatton Vale & Lake Apex Gatton! It was such a beautiful day to be part of! We had so much fun capturing some gorgeous photos that represent their beautiful love. Here is their wedding experience as told by Nakita.

Bride’s Name: Nakita
Groom’s Name: Jon
Date of Wedding: 9th September 2017
Number of Guests:  80

The History….

How did you meet?
We met through online dating.

How long did you date?
We were together 2 and a half years before we got married.

How did he propose?
On the boardwalk overlooking the beach at Surfer’s Paradise

The Wedding….

What was your wedding date?
9th September 2017

Why did you choose this date? Any special reason? 
We wanted September or April and we like the number combination of 9/9.

Where did you have your wedding?
Hatton Vale & Gatton

If you could pick one special moment from the day to remember what would it be?
When we kissed outside the church for the first time as husband and wife.

The Gown….

Who designed your gown?

Where was it purchased?
Bought it from Wedding World Toowoomba and had a few alterations done by a local dressmaker.

What was your gown shopping experience like? Was this dress the first one you tried on? Did you try on hundreds, loved it, hated it?
I tried on about 5 dresses and kept coming back to this one.

Where there any special details you included in your day? Did you borrow a piece of jewellery etc?
We had a remembrance table for our loved ones who have passed.

Did you have any DIY elements to your day?
The table numbers were personalised, so they reflected numbers that mean something to us.

If you could describe the overall theme of your wedding day what would it be?
Romantic elegance


Gown: Wedding World Toowoomba
Suits: Ferrari Toowoomba
Bridesmaids: Gowns of Elegance Brisbane
Rings: Michael Hill Jewellers
Accessories: Bridesmaids jewellery- Prouds; Bride’s earrings- The Silver Shop
Hair: Soul to Sole by Kylie Bauer & Tennille Gallaway
Makeup: Tyneale Hahn Makeup Artist
Ceremony: Apostolic Church of QLD HattonVale
Reception: Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre
Entertainment: First Dance Wedding Entertainment
Videographer: Trending Media Australia
Lolly Bar: Bride & Groom organised
Cake: Sweet Valley Cakes
Bonbonerie: Lily’s Soy Candles
Flowers/Florist: Gatton Florist
Transport: Gatton Auto (Micheal Woolacott), Wayne Bell, Mark Pennycuick
Stationery: Crackerprint Toowoomba

How did you find your overall experience with the above vendors?


Do you have any advice for other brides?
Don’t stress about the small things. At the end of the day, you will marry the man of your dreams and that’s all that matters.

What made your wedding day so memorable?
All of our families, all together having a wonderful time.

What was the funniest memory from your wedding day?
During the speeches

What was the weather and location like on the day?
Fine with a slight wind in the morning

If there was one thing that you would change from the day, what would it be and why?
Nothing, everything went perfectly

Where did you go on your honeymoon?
Hawaii, Tahiti and New Zealand

And here are some kind words from Nakita & Jon about their wedding photography experience:

Nicole Barralet Photography captured our special day perfectly. Nicole is friendly, professional and enthusiastic. She made us feel relaxed and had plenty of ideas for spectacular photos. We had some props that we wanted to include in our photos and Nicole was very accommodating to our wishes. We can’t thank Nicole enough for the gorgeous photos we have. We will treasure them forever and always look back on our special day with the fondest of memories.

Thank you again for asking me to be part of your wedding day. It was an absolute privilege to be involved and capture some beautiful memories for you.

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