Gladstone Wedding – Jordan & Monique by Roy Byrne

For anyone planning a wedding in Gladstone I think today’s feature wedding highlights what a stunning backdrop and location the Botanical Gardens are. It certainly suited the bride’s theme of a relaxed garden party and bohemian style! Thank you to Roy Byrne for sharing these incredible images with us!
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Wise words from the beautiful bride to future brides: Remember it’s just a day and not everything has to be perfect. You don’t need to have the best of everything or have the styling to a ‘t’. What matters on the day is marrying the love of your life, and your loved ones being there to support you.

Photographer: Roy Byrne | Ceremony: Gladstone Tondoon Botanical Gardens | Reception: 
Savour the Flavour Cafe at the Gardens | Wedding Gown: 
Alfred Angelo Dress | Bridesmaid Attire: 
Sourced from Esty | Groom’s Suit: YD and tie from Propaganda | Groomsmen Attire: Same as the Groom | Decorator: 
Bride and Mother of the Bride | Flowers: 
Bride’s bouquet and groom bottonhole were by Little Bloom Room, the rest were made by the bride, bride’s mother, grandmother and bridal party | Hair & Makeup: 
Bride | Hens: Empire in Rockhampton | Bucks: 
 Mantra on Edward in Brisbane | Honeymoon: Heron Island Resort |Celebrant: 
 Auntry Chris | Engagement Ring: 
 Patrick Jewellers Gladstone

Capella Wedding

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On the 13th of June 2014 Dale popped the question. There was no fancy dinner or romantic down on one knee, it all happened in our shed! Together we spend a lot of time in the shed creating things (breaking things) and fixing things, so this was very fitting for us.
I believe that I was in search of a screwdriver and I had asked Dale where one was, but to my surprise I was told, “I think you need this more,” and I turned around to see him holding a wooden box with a beautiful diamond ring inside.

The dress:
Finding my dress took quite a while. I had been to all of the bridal stores in Rockhampton and picked out what I liked based on the style that I loved, then I took my mum and bridesmaids with me to try them all on again. In the end, the dress I chose was not my original style that I had in mind and it was something that I never thought that I would ever choose let alone wear, but it was just perfect!

Our favourite detail of the wedding was:
I think that our favourite detail would have to have been the shed where the reception was. Even though we set everything up the day before, it wasn’t until we walked in together that we could truly see the beauty and appreciate all of the effort that had been put into the decorating.

How many friends, family members, and loved ones attended your wedding?
We had a very small wedding, in total we only had 90 guests, and this was perfect. We were able to go and talk to everyone and we didn’t feel rushed to see everyone.

If you feel comfortable sharing what budget did your wedding fall into:
$0 – $15,000

Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line?
We didn’t write our own vows, but we did extend on our vows with the traditional “tying of the knot”, this is where three ribbons were woven together. The pink ribbon represented me, the blue represented Dale and the green was for the life and growth of our marriage threaded through by our celebrant.

What readings did you have at your ceremony?
My little sister did a reading for us. This is the reading that she did for us. It was just beautiful.
Corinthians- Chapter 13
‘Love is patient, love is kind.
It is not jealous,
Love is not pompous, it is not inflated,
It is not rude, it does not seek its own interests,
It is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury,
It does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth.
It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails.’

What advice do you have for couples currently planning a wedding?
Choose what you and your partner love and put your own personality into because it will mean more and reflect who you are as a couple.

Suppliers: Photographer: A FrozenMoment Photography | Wedding dress and accessories: Brides in Style- Rockhampton | Bridesmaid dresses: Brides in Style – Rockhampton | Location: The Capella Pioneer Village- Capella Queensland | Cake: Bella Capella Culinary Delights – Capella | Bouquets: Hand-made fabric bouquets Made by “My Vintage Wedding”- Townsville | Celebrant: Alan Guilfoyle- Clermont | Decoration hire: Just Married Mobile Wedding Hire – Emerald | Catering: Capella Cultural Centre | Beverages: Capella Hotel | Transport: Vintage cars for hire- Emerald

Special Thanks:
We would love to specially thank our very close friend, Dee for allowing us to borrow her stunning chandeliers for the evening. They just set the whole mood and were a very big feature of our reception decorations.

A huge thank you needs to go to my Pop, for the beautiful job he did on making the guestbook and the timber candleholder centerpieces. He not only made them, but he also lumbered the timber himself.

Lastly a special thank you to Val for all of the beautiful fresh flower arrangements that were scattered all around the Village.

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Blackall Wedding by Edwina Robertson

Having admired the work of Edwina Robertson for quite some time, I was thrilled to see one of her recent weddings was shot in our local town of Blackall.  Ross and Ingrid’s day is truly one of the most beautiful weddings capturing the heart and essence of the Australian outback. Within just a few hours Eddy’s post was to be an international sensation.  It wasn’t just the beauty of the photos that would set this wedding apart however, it was the story behind the photos.

In the same week of the wedding, Ingrid’s family destocked (sold all of their cattle) on their property. It was a hard and heart wrenching decision to make based on the brutal realities of financial hardship with feeding their stock and the uncertainty of when a change in season was to come. Such a huge down, in a week of huge highs. With Edwina’s strong connections to the land, she was deeply touched by the landscape and stories of rural Queensland. In Edwina’s words: “I am only an individual and I only, can’t do much. But I can do a little.”  Edwina pledged to donate $3 for every share of her wedding post on social media and within 24 hrs this figure had reached $14,922. The post has now been shared over 8 thousand times and $36,000 of the $50,000 goal has been raised for the Tie Up The Black Dog committee.

A team of three extraordinary rural women started this committee to raise awareness about Depression and Mental Illness in 2007 as a response to the prolonged and devastating drought. They have no overheads, no staff and no one takes home a salary. Every forum and event is organised on donated time by these magnificent ladies; a truly selfless group who give so much.  You can take a look at their great work here.

Since so many of us in Central Queensland have strong connections with not only Blackall but the farming and rural communities doing it tough, we would love for as many as possible to donate your own $3.  You can donate here.  To see the full feature of Ross and Ingrid’s day follow the link at the end of the post.

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See the full wedding photos at Eddy’s gorgeous site here. Donations can be made here.

Suppliers: Wedding Photographer: Edwina Robertson | Wedding Dress: Jennifer Gifford Designs | Florist: Happiness is a Garden | Shoes: Midas | Hair and Makeup: Stephane Robinson | Venue: Blackall Showground