It has been a busy week with Friday still to go (and Saturday and Sunday if you are a wedding photographer!) Time for a little inspiration!
Our brides over the last year have been choosing simple elegant posies for their bouquets with a touch of feminine colour and texture, texture, texture to add a personal touch. I love the variety you can get in such a classic look. Here is some inspiring looks courtesy of our 2013 brides. In recent months I’ve noticed a hint of a return to the tear-drop bouquets of the ’90s. Looking forward to seeing how styles change in the next 12 months. In the meantime, enjoy these beautiful bouquets.
If you were the creator (we don’t know who all the florists were), please write a comment & claim your gorgeous work. After all, I’ve already said how much I love flowers……Marcus might need to know where he can get some (hint hint).
Time I think for a little bit of luxe.
Here is the lush wedding of Daniella & Michael, photographed by Adam at the magnificent Stamford Plaza and St Stephen’s Cathedral in Brisbane. LOVE everything about this wedding! Some weddings don’t need any explanation. They don’t need a written story. The images tell the story. Daniella and Michael’s is a love story captured in every fine detail. Even in their faces.
All I can say is GORGEOUS!
Daniella and Michael, thank you for trusting Studio Impressions to capture the beauty of your wedding day and (as corny as I might sound) the beauty of your love. May you always have this kind of happiness.
It’s Friday! Time for a little inspiration to fuel your weekend wedding dreams. Gorgeous wedding gowns from some of the Studio Impressions brides in 2013.
Exquisite hand-beading by DARB Bridal Couture on Ashton’s couture gown, and Mandana wearing her own design.
The gorgeous Katrina, and Tifani in a Babushka Ballerina gown.
Top centre – Iris’ traditional dress. Bottom: The exquisite detail of Fiona’s Karen Willis Holmes. Jessica rocks understated elegance.
Krystina found her dream gown at Hills in Hollywood.
Dayna’s perfect boho look. Christina, elegant in George Wu.
Delicate details – Fiona ‘s Karen Willis Holmes gown and Katrina’s Bella Donna detailing.
The versatility of DARB Bridal Couture – the diverse and equally beautiful choices of Katrina and Kristine.
Texture and Tulle – Mikki, Michelle (Vera Wang) and Dayna.
Beautiful bodices – Ashton’s DARB dress and Vanessa in a George WU.
Emma (top left) and Rachel (bottom) breathtaking in MXM Couture.
And to finish, just a touch more handiwork from DARB on Kristine’s gown.
What amazing talented designers, such detail in their work.
Hope it has inspired your own selection.
Sometimes the most beautiful things happen during the most challenging times.
Madeline & Matt were married at the stunning Peppers Creek Hunter Valley Resort. A few days before, devastating bushfires had torn through the Blue Mountains & surrounding areas, and left a smoky haze in the air. The smoke played with the light & created colour & softness that was a photographer’s dream. Yet, it was a worrying time for Madeline & Matt – not knowing if their wedding would have to be postponed or if their guests (or their photographer) would be able to make it to their wedding through the road closures and detours in place. On my way from Newcastle airport to their wedding in the Hunter Valley I passed expanses of burnt out vegetation to see some houses still intact and signs along the street thanking the firefighters that had saved those properties. It put everything in perspective. Madeline & Matt’s day was such a celebration. A day to remember.
While I enjoyed the ethereal beauty that the haze brought to this event, the reason it was there, and the tragedy it effected on people who were strangers to us, was not lost on anyone. I think I will always find it baffling how life changing events – a fire and a wedding – can wonderously align – a good thing and a bad thing to balance out the world.
Madeline & Matt’s wedding sure was a very good thing. Madeline & Matt are amazing people. I just loved being around them. They are stylish, they are funny, they are genuine & giving, & they are utterly in love I was completely honored to be their chosen photographer. I know it was a carefully considered selection and I hope I didn’t disappoint.
Madeline & Matt, Thank you for trusting me to be there to capture that moment in a life time that was your wedding day. May the balance of good & bad always fall on the good side in your life.
Sometimes a little one will come through the doors of our studio for their photo session with Karen and I find myself feeling instantly calm. There is, to me, something soothing about a newborn baby, especially one that is sleeping! Secretly I find myself wanting to hold them and rock back and forth, like the 2am meditation that I found myself doing when our boys were little. As tired as I was, I would think of this time as a kind of calming meditation, reminding myself that soon they would be grown so if this quite time cuddling my baby was what I needed to do right now, then it wasn’t so bad. Of course, it wasn’t so easy to think this way when I’d had no sleep and they were screaming! Now and then, when I see a little one, like baby William here, curled up on our blankets I remember those moments and just how special they were.
It is another hot Queensland day here in Brisbane and we are getting ready for another balmy weekend. Makes me want to sit by the pool and drink cocktails. This sticky humid weather reminds me of being in Bali, so I thought I would finish the week with one of my favourite, most memorable Bali weddings.
This was the wedding of Loan & Melvin at the Conrad Bali.
It was a warm day like today and it ended with the type of rain that only steamy days bring. Unfortunately for Loan & Melvin, this meant their impeccably styled outdoor reception had to be moved inside in record time! Kudos to the staff at the Conrad Bali who pulled out all stops to recreate their beautiful oasis inside the grand ballroom. Melvin is a designer of men’s fashion and their friends are in a band, so it was a stylish and rockin’ wedding. (Loan wore Steven Khalil). But for Loan & Melvin, it was all about the people. So when their outdoor venue turned to mud, their were no tears and anguish. The friends and family of Loan & Melvin just added the rain to their story and turned that reception into an all night party.
Let’s just say I enjoyed myself so much, I might have stayed just a little after knock off time.