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.
A few years ago I met a wonderful family when I photographed the wedding of one of their daughters Athena. A few months ago, in the ultimate compliment, I had the absolute honor of being invited to photograph the wedding of Athena’s sister, Elizabeth. I think I would have moved earth to photograph this wedding, not because everything about it was spectacular, but because these are truly genuine, honest, loving people. The kind of people that make you want to be a better person just by being near them. You will see what I mean when you look at these photos. Both Elizabeth & Anthony’s families know how to live life filled with feeling. They laugh easily, cry openly, hold each other tightly and dance with abandon. That people, right there, is what life is about, and is why I love weddings.
Elizabeth and Anthony were married at the Greek Orthodox Community of St George and their reception was at The Greek Club, and it looked amazing! After planning her own breathtaking wedding, Elizabeth’s sister Athena has followed her passion (one of the smartest & bravest things a person can do) and is now styling weddings for others through her company Celebrating in Style. Of course there was no-one that could create a wedding more Elizabeth and Anthony, than Athena & she really did an amazing job. Always Fabulous Flowers added to the feel with stunning floral arrangements and Sweetums created that fabulous cake. One of my favourite moments of the day was watching Anthony totally blown away as Liz entered the room. Her dress was J’Aton Couture. He could not take his eyes off her & you could see him visibly relax, like the missing part of him had finally arrived.
Elizabeth & Anthony, thank you so much for inviting me to share these special moments with you. May every day of your life together be filled with the love of your family and friends, and may every moment together feel like that is exactly how it is meant to be.
Hitting the shelves this week is the new edition of Brisbane Bride magazine and we are very excited to say that one of our gorgeous brides is on the front cover!
Susannah married David at St John’s Cathedral in Brisbane. She was breathtaking in her MXM Couture gown, made perfectly for her. Their reception at Customs House was impeccable. A perfect Brisbane night overlooking the Brisbane River. This was a wedding filled with the colour, movement, and emotion of true love. It was a fantastic day with a couple that are seriously good fun. You can read the full story for yourself in Brisbane Bride, and get to see a few more fabulous weddings we photographed last year, but here are some of my favourite images from Susannah & David’s day.
Susannah & David, thanks so much for choosing Studio Impressions to photograph your wedding. I have loved every moment working with you and getting to know what great people you are. May it always feel like you are floating on clouds.
I almost wish we were butterflies and lived but three summer days..
three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.
There were so many gorgeous flowers at Kristy & Trent’s Sunshine Coast Hinterland wedding that I’m surprised the butterflies weren’t everywhere. The talents of the fabulous Terrianne from Mondo Florists and Trudy from Lovebird Weddings came together to style this very special wedding at Spicers Clovelly Estate. Dreamy. Just dreamy. And the best thing about it is how much in love Kristy & Trent so obviously are. So much romance in the air…and so much fun. No wonder Marcus was in such a good mood after he photographed this wedding – it had to be contagious.
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”. – Leonardo da Vinci
Perhaps that was Meagan & James’ motto as they planned their glorious Spicer’s Peak wedding earlier this year. For it was a simple, sophisticated affair. Weddings like this truly warm my heart. Meagan & James live in Sydney but chose to marry in the beautiful Spicers Peak Lodge with just a few close friends and family in attendance. Instead of filling their wedding with details and kitsch things that say funny things about them, they did the opposite. They paired back the styling and filled the day with what they love, the landscape, the people attending, and each other. The style of this wedding, helped along by Main Event Weddings, was glorious in its restraint. By not filling the landscape with lots of ribbons and bows and carpets and chairs and signs and baskets and coloured straws, Meagan & James brought focus to the wonder and beauty of nature in its purest form, their love. And nature sure did its part – clear blue skies, and soft sunshine to bring that perfect yellow green tinge to the land that happens only in this wonderful Australian countryside. Don’t get me wrong, I love all the detail and the cute ways that you can now bring something distinctive to your wedding. I do my fair share of drooling over wedding details. I just think that sometimes, less is more. When I look at the connection between Meagan & James & their friends and family, it is obvious that this was their perfect wedding. And when I asked Marcus about how the day went, he couldn’t stop talking about all the touching moments and how much he enjoyed the day. So I know this wedding really was as good as it looks. Oh yes, and Meagan’s dress was a gorgeous Rhonda Hemmingway. Thanks Meagan & James for choosing Studio Impressions to photograph your wedding, we hope we did justice to the very special bond you so obviously have.