And this week’s spotlight is on the creative duo behind Invitation Station and Cara Marie Designs – sisters Cara & Felicity. That’s Cara on the left (laughing as usual) & Felicity on the right. You don’t get much more creative than these two. They give paper personality. These girls have individuality, flare, gorgeousness in spades (& just a hint of craziness) and it all ends up turned into invitations and paper creations to die for. With Cara and Felicity you will create beautiful bespoke invitations unique to your wedding or event. These are no cookie-cutter- seen-it-all-before type invitations. These are textured treasures to touch, hold and keep – invitations that tantalise you to attend. No wonder so many couples use them. Check out a snippet of their gorgeous creations below. Exceptional quality, consistent delivery and creative flare puts Cara & Felicity squarely on our list of recommended wedding professionals. Like all the people we like to work with these girls are genuine professionals, and most importantly genuinely good people.
Marcus had so much fun on this shoot, so thank you Cara & Felicity for making our jobs enjoyable and for sitting still long enough to have your photo taken.
A Brisbane wedding with a Spanish Columbian twist – this was always going to be an amazing day, with a party that we all wanted to be invited to! The gorgeous Angelica is from Columbia. Her family travelled all the way to Brisbane to see their beautiful girl married to Adam. She showed them some of the best of weddings that Brisbane has to offer, with a ceremony in the grandeur of St Stephen’s Cathedral followed by a reception with one of the best views of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge, at Customs House. It was a stunning celebration of their love set in this beautiful city that we live in. They shared some of the best of Queensland produce for dinner, with a spectacular cake by Julie Whitehead. Not to be outdone, Adam brought a little bit of Angelica’s culture to Brisbane, singing a love song to her in Spanish that brought the entire reception to tears. Fireworks filled the sky, the music started & the dance floor filled to capacity. Aurelie captured the fun and emotion of the whole day just perfectly.
Angelica & Adam, thank you for choosing Studio Impressions to photograph your wedding. May these moments live in your heart forever.
Introducing this week’s Wedding Industry Creative, fashion designer extraordinaire and downright nice guy – George Wu! George Wu Couture creates innovative luxurious bridal gowns with impeccable attention to detail. Seriously girls, I have been up close and personal with George’s gowns and they are exquisite, delicate masterpieces of lace and love. There is something ethereal in a George Wu gown. But not only does he create wedding gowns to die for, George is funny. Really funny, and such great company. That’s why I couldn’t choose which portrait to post of him – the serious craftsman, or the George we know having a good old laugh at himself. If you are in the market for an amazing gown, do check out George and his work, we’ve included a few samples below, but there is so much more.
Joel’s sister has been friends with Francoise since they were little. She always thought Francoise would be a good match for her brother. So who better to be maid of honour when the two students of medicine finally tied the knot? These are the kind of love stories that we love!
Francoise is not French but she has a French name courtesy of her Belgium-born father. She married the man she was meant to be with in Villa Botanica – a tropical Whitsunday paradise owned by a man who spent his childhood in France. She also chose a French photographer – the lovely Aurelie Beeston, right here at Studio Impressions. And what a stunning job Aurelie did of capturing this wedding. You just want to step right into the photos and join in on all the colour, texture and emotion of this gorgeous wedding. It is always a good feeling when the stars of the images bother to write and say things like:
“Joel and I have finally had the chance to look through all of the photos and we are just blown away!! They are absolutely phenomonal! We just can’t believe that Aurelie captured absolutely everything, so quietly and so perfectly. She’s somehow captured every emotion we felt through every moment. We are so very thankful that we chose studio impressions and Aurelie.”
We are thankful you chose us too Joel & Francoise, because it was our absolute pleasure to capture a love story like yours. May you always be filled with that much love.
Recently we had the great pleasure of photographing some of Brisbane’s best wedding creatives. From florists to cake designers, to fashion legends, we have captured some of the amazing talent that Brisbane offers anyone planning a wedding. These people are artisans. They hand craft their quality products with detail and most of all with love. Every piece they produce reflects the a little piece of them and a lot about the people they design it for. These are people we love working with because of their consistent quality and dedication to what they do, and because they show the utmost respect for the brides and grooms that choose them.
Each week we plan to feature one of these wedding maestro’s, starting with Nicole from STEM DESIGNS. Nicole is the owner and creative visionary of floral design studio Stem Designs. Her gorgeous blooms are sought after by brides all over. She does way more than bouquets, Nicole crafts floral masterpieces. Extravaganzas in greenery & colour. Nicole brings personality to your wedding. To top it off, she is one of the loveliest people you will ever meet.
So meet Nicole and some of the amazing work of Stem Designs that have featured in the weddings of our clients. If you are looking for a florist, you can contact Nicole by clicking Here. Tell her Studio Impressions sent you!
Oooh it has been way too long since we put up my favourite Inspiration Post – DRESSES (second place is a tie between shoes & grooms). There have been so many luscious make-me-want-to-get-married-again dresses on our Studio Impressions brides in the last 12 months that I cannot believe I’ve left it this long to share some. My favourite thing about 2014 bridal gowns is the variety. Personality has returned to wedding couture and I love it! Lace and long long veils have made a big showing, but otherwise the gowns have been as distinct as the beautiful woman wearing them. Exactly how it should be. The best dresses fit the woman – her body and her soul. I think that is why when you buy a wedding dress, you just KNOW when you’ve found the right one. It brings out your beauty. For that reason we’ve started the post with one of Marcus’ crazy light ray shots (even I wonder how he always gets this light). Somehow, it just feels right today.
Laura in Vera Wang.
Samarra in Steven Khalil.
Jess in Vera Wang.
Sarah in Monique L’huillier.
Susannah in MXM.
Liz in J’Aton.
Nicole in Bertossi Brides.