Southport Yacht Club Wedding | A Real Life Wedding Story

Jenny & Alex | Wedding | Southport Yacht Club | 25th February 2012

Back in February, Priya and I had the privilege of heading down to the Gold Coast to photograph the gorgeous wedding of Jenny & Alex. I had been looking forward to photographing their wedding for quite a while as Jenny is quite crafty and new that all the details she created were going to be handmade and fabulous. And fabulous they were – especially her GORGEOUS bouquet! We had a fabulous day photographing Jenny and Alex’s wedding, even though the weather was less than co-operative (it poured all day until we got back to the reception!) but we made the best out of a yucky weather day and captured some gorgeous photographs for them. So here is Jenny & Alex’s Real Life Wedding Story.

Date of Wedding: 25th February 2012
Number of Guests: 80
Theme:  Whimiscal Birds of a Feather

How did you meet and how long have you known each other?

Jenny: We met in Canberra, where we were living at the time, on a night out with friends and have now been together for 7 years.

How did he propose?

Jenny: Alex proposed on Valentines day in 2011. We went to ’16th on Park’ in Milton for a nice Valentines Dinner and then up to Mt Cooth-tha to have a look at the city lights and that’s where he proposed.


Gown: Henry Roth from White Dove in Canberra, ACT
Gown Aterations: Bridal Edge, Mount Gravatt East Qld
Suits: Male Manor Carindale, Qld
Bridesmaids: Mr K dresses from Hearts Canberra, ACT
Rings: Bride: Wallace & Bishop Chermside, Qld Groom- Xennox Diamond World, Brisbane, QLD
Accessories: Hair accessory was handmade by myself
Hair & Makeup: Kate McKenna Hair & Makeup Gold Coast Qld
Ceremony & Reception: Southport Yacht Club decorated by Dream Designers, Qld
Celebrant: Helen Mill
Entertainment: Nik Nat Entertainment – DJ
Videographer: Dreamlife
Cake: Cakes by Paulie – Paula
Bonbonerie: Handmade biscuits with ribbon from ‘Personalised Ribbons’ in Brisbane
Flowers/Florist: Handmade myself
Transport: Kombi’s from Kombinaetion
Honeymoon: Flight Centre – Thailand

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

Jenny: I found the vendors very pleasant and easy to deal with. Everyone strived to achieve what we had asked for and we wouldnt change a thing.

Do you have any advice for other brides?

Jenny: Just to relax and enjoy the day, it goes so quick and its so much fun.

What made your wedding day so memorable?

Jenny: All the friends and family travelling to help us celebrate our marriage.We moved from Canberra in January 2011 so just about all our guests had to travel to Qld and it was fantasic having them all around as they all mean alot to us.

What was the weather and location like on the day?

Jenny: The location was great, we had our wedding at the Southport Yacht Club at Main Beach in Queensland. The weather was not so great as it poured rain all day and didn’t stop until we were ready to settle into the reception. The Southport Yacht Club were wonderful and had the ceremony set up on their veranda so the rain was no problem. The reception looked stunning with the fairy lights set up and beautiful centre pieces. The food was delicious and the service was great. The functions manager made sure everything was going well and we had an amazing night.

If there was one thing that you would change from the day, what would it be and why?

Jenny: The weather as it rained all day but we got some amazing photos and still had an amazing day so really I dont think we would change anything.

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