Springfield Lakes Wedding Photography | A Real Life Wedding Story…

Hollie & Matthew | Wedding | Springfield Lakes | 18th September 2011

Back in September, on a lovely Sunday afternoon, we photographed the beautiful wedding of Hollie and Matthew. This was the last wedding in my “3 in a row” weekend and it was just beautiful. Even though it was incredibly warm and very very smoky, this gave us some amazing sunlight to work with for the location photographs. The light was this gorgeous gorgeous gold!! Enough about me gushing about the golden light, here is their real life wedding story.

Date of Wedding: 18th September 2011
Number of Guests: 80
Theme: Birds

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

Hollie: Matthew and I met at my cousin’s 18th birthday party in January 2002 and started dating shortly after.

How did he propose?

HollieMatt surprised me by placing the ring on my finger as i was waking up in bed one morning. It was a memorable and shocking surprise to wake up to.


Gown: Brides Desire by Airs and Graces
Suits: Spurling Formal Hire
Bridesmaids: Brides by the Bay
Rings: Michael Hill (Groom) Wallace Bishop (Bridal rings)
Accessories: The Veil House (Chuwar), Suna Shoes
Hair: Judy Barralet
Makeup: Ella Baché Ipswich – Kara Lehmann
Ceremony: Springfield Lakes Parkland
Celebrant: Rosemary Arnold
Wedding & Event Stylists: Wedding Star & Sparkle Brite
Reception: Spring Lake Hotel
Entertainment: DJ Diggler
Cake: Pauline Herrmann
Bonbonerie: Greening Australia Nursery and my mother’s touch (presentation/gift boxes)
Flowers/Florist: Flower Lovers at the Brisbane Flower Markets
Transport: Event Limousines & Golden Gate Limousines
Honeymoon: Tree Houses of Montville

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


Do you have any advice for other brides?

HollieIf your planning your wedding on a limited budget consider Friday or Sunday weddings. Many suppliers (eg. venues, limos, etc.) offer discounts to provide their services on these days.

What made your wedding day so memorable? 

HollieThe people surrounding us on the day that came to give their support and share in our joy.

What was the weather and location like on the day?

HollieThe weather was perfect and the location provided a beautiful backdrop for our outdoor wedding with a wide variety of photo opportunities.

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

HollieWe would have rehearsed the ceremony music sequence and timing to perfection.

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