Back in May I had the absolute pleasure of being asked to photograph the beautiful wedding day of Brendan & Jacquie. It was such a beautiful autumn day (even with the crazy westerly winds). We had the most beautiful blue skies and gorgeous afternoon sunlight to work with. After the wedding is done and dusted, I absolutely love hearing all about their day and their experience. So here is their real life wedding story as told by Jacquie.
Bride’s Name: Jacquie
Groom’s Name: Brendan
Date of Wedding: 28/5/16
Number of Guests: 420
How did you meet?
At a friends 21st
How long did you date?
Almost 2 years before proposing (just over 3 at time of wedding)
How did he propose?
Took me on a surprise date + had used ‘hire a ninja’ to set up tent and candles at top of lookout over the beach
What was your wedding date?
28th may 2016
Why did you choose this date? Any special reason?
No reason, just not too cold
Where did you have your wedding?
Apostolic Cathedral, Hattonvale
Was there any special touches, vows, traditions or tributes that you included into your ceremony?
Just a traditional Apostolic Church ceremony
If you could pick one special moment from the day to remember what would it be?
Walking out of the church as a married couple.
Who designed your gown?
I would need to check the label haha
Where was it purchased?
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 only went to 1 store and tried on 7 dresses- it was the last + perfect. The experience was great- very helpful.
Where there any special details you included in your day? Did you borrow a piece of jewellery etc?
I borrowed a brooch from my Mum
What was your something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue?
Old & Borrowed- brooch from mum.
New- My dress.
Blue- A ring with a blue stone that Brendan gave me for my 21st bday
Did you have any DIY elements to your day?
Catering done by church ladies
If you could describe the overall theme of your wedding day what would it be?
Gown: Luv Bridal Logan
Suits: Rodger David
Rings: Prouds/ Michael Hill
Accessories: Vons Gowns + Etsy
Hair: Maddison Hamilton (hairdresser friend)
Makeup: Tyneale Hahn
Ceremony: Apostolic Church
Reception: Apostolic Church
Entertainment: Family friends
Cake: Sharon Muller (Aunty)
Flowers/Florist: Nina May Bouquets
Transport: Mum + Dads old classic cars, as well as family friends.
How did you find your overall experience with the above vendors?
Fantastic- didn’t have any dramas with anything
Do you have any advice for other brides? Be organised! As soon as you decide your date- number 1-location number 2-hair + makeup!
What made your wedding day so memorable?being able to celebrate the day with all family + friends
What was the funniest memory from your wedding day? Being so relieved when the ceremony was over- the fun could begin!
What was the weather and location like on the day?Perfect weather, but windy + cold in shade
If there was one thing that you would change from the day, what would it be and why?Nothing! all great
Where did you go on your honeymoon? Hamilton Island, Whitsundays.
And a little testimonial from this gorgeous couple…