Archive for August, 2012
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If you have ever been to our studio, you will have been served a coffee from our favourite place Tognini’s Bistro Cafe Deli, which lucky for us, is also just upstairs from Studio Impressions. We figure, why try & brew our own when the experts are right above our front door. The Tognini family is a very talented one and well known in Brisbane. Mark runs the Tognini’s Bistros and his brother Benni runs the award winning salon Tognini’s Hair Skin & Body in New Farm. Benni & his team are responsible for some of the best hair in Brisbane. And also for mine. So, I couldn’t have been happier to be their chosen photographer when Benni’s son Kristian (also an amazing hairdresser), got married recently. These are creative people and to trust me with their photography, well that’s pretty humbling and just a little daunting. Moira & Kristian are such warm people and their wedding was just brilliant. They are all about family and this wedding was, for me, like being with family.
They got married at St Francis of Assisi in West End and had their reception in a suitably artistic place - Goma. It was a fantastic day with great food and lots of love and laughter. Moira looked amazing in a Karen Willis Holmes dress with flowers by Mardi Dodwell at Fleurus. Of course, her hair was done by Tognini’s Hair Skin & Body with makeup by Lauri Zabell. The food was a feature at this wedding with a cake by Couture Cupcakes and Della Mano Brownies as bonbonnieres. The whole Studio loves Della Mano Brownies and we often give them as gifts to people that we want to thank. If you haven’t tasted one of these brownies, you haven’t lived yet. One of the other things that was great about this wedding was that everything there was not only of the highest quality, almost all of it was produced here in Brisbane. It just shows how much of an amazing creative talent there is across a broad range of industries right here in my home town.
Moira & Kristian, thank you so much for inviting me to be part of such a great night. From me, Penny, Adam & all the team at Studio Impressions, we wish you many many years filled with love and family feasts.
I think it must be time for a little more wedding inspiration……..
Chocolate, fruit, almond, orange, sponge………nothing beats cake to celebrate a special occassion! Here are some delectable choices we saw at weddings this last year. Suddenly, I feel very peckish.
Looking for someone to create a delicious masterpiece for you? Here are some chosen by Studio Impressions’ brides:
Some weddings just leave you feeling fantastic.
I know this wedding was like that. Adam was the photographer at Gina & Chris’ wedding and he just keeps talking about it. A sure sign that being there made him feel, well, awesome.
It is pretty obvious that Chris & Gina are really loving, energetic, happy people. Genuinely in love. Everyone here in Studio Impressions that has had the pleasure to deal with them personally has said it, and you can just see it in their photos. You can tell they wanted their guests to have fun. Their reception in the Ballroom of Victoria Park was a total party atmosphere. They had so much to keep their guests entertained, a dessert bar and coffee cart complete with Vespa for a great photo op, fireworks, African Drummers and an ABBA tribute band that kept the guests dancing all night long. Jodie from Wedding & Co helped create this party atmosphere while Jason Peppler (of Isis Restaurant and Confit Bistro fame) ensured that the guests were treated to a truly memorable meal. It was finished off with a classically simple wedding cake by Renee Peppler from Confit Bistro. And you can tell their guests loved it.
This is the kind of people Gina & Chris are. They take a day that is supposed to be all about them and focus on giving their guests something special. No wonder they are so obviously loved.
Gina wore a Karen Willis Holmes dress and prepped for her big day at Stamford Plaza. They were married at All Hallows’ chapel and then Adam got some great location shots in an around All Hallows, including some great shots using those Jags from Kenz Classics .
Gina & Chris, from Adam & the rest of us here at Studio Impressions, thanks for choosing to share your celebration with us and may you have so much more to celebrate throughout your married life.