Timeless elegance, feminine sophistication, iconic beauty – these are the words that come to mind when I think of a DARB Couture wedding dress. Brad Webb, the man behind the couture label is a master. I swear he is a reincarnated 1950’s fashion icon. His dresses are the stuff little girls (& big girls) dream of. Every bead is perfectly placed, every stitch is considered. Delicate lace, feathers, silk, pearls, diamantes, so many different layers of exquisite texture and intricate detail. A DARB dress is like owning a piece of art. Any woman that wears one cannot help but feel beautiful as each dress is made to suit her perfectly. This is probably why so many Studio Impressions brides choose DARB Couture and why we have had the pleasure of getting to know Brad over the years. He truly loves what he does. It shows in his work and the personal touches that he provides to women wearing his clothes. I will never forget the time I first saw Brad there on the wedding day, helping the bride get ready and making sure that her gown was just right. I was blown away with that kind of service, attention to detail and care for his clients. It has made him one of the most sought after wedding designers in Australia. But one of the best things about Brad is that under that softly spoken demeanor is a driving passion to create amazing things, but also a weakness for chocolate, a wicked sense of humour and a totally mischievous laugh. Let’s face it – the man is cool without even trying. I never tire of photographing women in his gowns. It is like they have this timeless, ethereal beauty. Who doesn’t want that on their wedding day?
“Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words” Plautus
And that is just what Renee & Daniel did. Actually Daniel, invested in a particularly special bottle to mark the occasion, saving it to share with Renee and their closest friends (their bridal party) during a bit of downtime as we took some location photos. Daniel must have still been thinking about the sweet words of their wedding ceremony because as he went to open the bottle, he accidently hit Renee in the head with it! No major injuries done, this is a bottle they will never forget for so many reasons.
This is what was so great about this wedding and this couple. Renee and Daniel have style but they also have fun in bucket loads . You can see from the impeccable styling of their wedding they have flair, but also you can see from the little details, like sharing a special drink, that they are thoughtful. They don’t take themselves so seriously that everything has to be perfect. They can laugh at themselves and enjoy the moment for what it is not for what they imagined it to be. They laugh often and when they do, it is contagious. There is a lighter, grounded, genuineness in Renee and Daniel that makes you want to be around them. It was honestly my great pleasure to share those moments with them and get to know two amazing people.
Their wedding was at Spicers Clovelly Estate, with all the added touches by the style team of Lovebird Weddings and Mondo Floral Designs who did all the florals. Renee was a vision in her Bride’s Desire gown and hair and make up by Tasleema Nigh. And when you see the photos below, you’ll probably ask about that cake too – courtesy of The Cake that ate Paris.
Renee & Daniel may your marriage be filled with laughter and light-hearted moments. Thank you for choosing Studio Impressions to share your day.
It is past time to share one of my favourite Brisbane weddings. I spend a lot of time photographing really stunning weddings, and I am frequently asked to comment on the most common bridal trends because we photograph so many of them. I loved this wedding for a different reason. Of course it was beautiful, but more than that, this wedding was timeless. Jess and Bruno chose style over trends. They chose substance and meaning and brought depth to their wedding styling. Timeless elegance was evident in everything from what they wore to where they held their reception. I bet if they ever have a granddaughter she will look at the photos of Jess and think that she is the most beautiful bride at the most beautiful wedding she has ever seen, and that will be decades from now. This is the kind of wedding that will never go out of style.
Jess wore a dream Vera Wang, complimented with hair & make-up by Brush & Blush. Not to be outdone, Bruno was classically dressed by Ermenegildo Zegna. They got ready at the Treasury Casino Hotel before heading to their ceremony in the chapel of St Brigid’s and partying the night at Tattersall’s Club. All these buildings are heritage listed icons of Brisbane, steeped in history, full of tradition, created and built by visionaries – places of unrepeatable grandeur. See what I mean? Timeless. But this doesn’t mean it was traditional and boring. Definitely not. Nicole from Stem Designs created an indoor forest with ferns, trees and foliage that complimented the decor of Tattersall’s and gave a natural, earthy feel to the reception. Their reception was all about their family and friends. Jess and Bruno made sure they surrounded themselves with the people that mean so much to them but foregoing the traditional bridal table at the front of the room for a round table amongst their guests. Then they chose a band that will always be remembered for knowing how to get all their guests on the dancefloor – RUSH.
Doesn’t this all say something about Jess & Bruno? They like things to last. Love is not reflected in superficial prettiness. Love is creating something together that will last long after you are around to see what it becomes.
Jess and Bruno, thank you for inviting us to capture this historic moment in your lives. I feel so very privileged to capture these memories for your future. May your love leave a legacy bigger than you imagined.
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.
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!