Art comes in all shapes and forms. I am a firm believer that it doesn’t have to be in a gallery to be art. When someone puts love, passion and creativity in what they do and they do it exceptionally well, making a statement along the way – surely that is a form of art. Meet Greg Cleary – artist and owner of Sweetums.http://www.sweetums.com.au/ Sure his art happens to be edible, but there is no denying it is amazing. Actually being edible makes it more amazing. Brisbane is the home of some of the BEST wedding cake designers in the country. Greg is on that list and puts him on our list of creatives that you need to know. Thanks Greg for making my job of taking a stellar cake cutting photo that little bit easier and thanks for letting us capture the genuinely nice guy that you are.
You know some weddings are going to be fun before you even arrive on the day. Hamey & Dan’s wedding was one of those. It might be because we know some of Hamey’s aunts and have seen how these ladies can party, or it might be because the couple themselves are so down to earth, relaxed and good humoured that you know there is no way this could be a stuffy affair.
Dan is a farmer and Hamey is a city girl who now runs a successful personal training business in Dan’s home town of Dalby. They are honestly the most wonderful people. Hamey used to be a nanny with a special knack for looking after twins and some of the families she worked for made a special trip to be at the wedding. It shows how loved Hamey & Dan are by the people that meet them. It was an absolute pleasure for Studio Impressions to be invited to capture their day. Hamey got ready at the Royal Albert Hotel in Brisbane and they were married at the Stuartholme Chapel before partying the night away in the ballroom of Victoria Park Golf Course. You will see from the photos that it was quite a party (although we did expect to see more dancing on tables from some of the guests – they will know who they are).
Hamey & Dan, may your love always be as genuine and grounded as each of you are as individuals. We wish you a life filled with happiness, laughter and crazy people dancing on tables.
Spicers Clovelly is one of those amazing venues that when you see it in pictures you just want to go there. Now. Then, when you get there, it is even more beautiful than you imagined. I wouldn’t have thought it possible but Lucinda & Angus injected even more life into this gorgeous place. Their wedding was nothing short of stunning. With styling by Lovebird Weddings, and flowers by Mondo Floral Designs, this wedding was the epitome of romantic country elegance. Lucinda was glowing in a Vera Wang with the perfect softly romantic updo by Evalyn Parsons. Every time I look at these images I seem to sigh a deep sigh and a little smile appears across my face. Lucinda & Angus, thank you for choosing Studio Impressions to capture the heart and soul of your wedding. It was our pleasure to glimpse into the life you share and for one day, get to feel the love & laughter that fills your world.
I should have shared this wedding months ago. A quintessential Brisbane wedding at St Stephen’s Cathedral and the Stamford Plaza, with a great location shoot around the State Library and GOMA captured perfectly by Aurelie. I love how Brisbane has grown. It can be fun and sophisticated, natural and contemporary, relaxed and yet a little edgy. Kind of like the wedding of Kristen and James. This couple created a wedding that was every bit glamorous but not even a tiny bit pretentious. They were relaxed, fun, and well downright fantastic people. Kristen wore a DARB Couture gown with elegance, and their reception couldn’t have had a better view of the Brisbane river. Top it off with a Julie Whitehead masterpiece for your wedding cake and style it all in white and crystals, and you have a wedding to dream about. But again, as you’ll see from the photos, this wedding was really about the people. There was plenty of laughter and just a few (happy) tears, and so much love and affection that you can feel the warmth in every image that Aurelie has taken. Kristin and James, thanks for choosing Studio Impressions to capture your wedding day. May your life together always be this effortless.
To publicly pledge your commitment to each other, to promise to love and stand by each other whatever life brings, to sign a contract agreeing to share your life going forward – that’s what this whole wedding this is about. It is a BIG deal. I don’t care what anyone says, it takes courage. And that is why when the ceremony is finally over you feel this crazy mixture of joy and relief – like you were just presented with something big and you faced it. That is why I don’t think decorating your a wedding ceremony is a frivolous thing. The way things look, heighten the way they feel and the way we remember them. Your wedding ceremony is something very special and everyone there sharing it with you should feel how special it is from the moment they walk in. So if you want to spend ages choosing just the right candle to light during the ceremony and if you want to go crazy with flowers that smell like the perfume you wore on your very first date – go for it. Make a statement about your love. Mark the importance of this moment in your life any way you want. We have seen some truly beautiful ceremonies over the last 12 months. Here are a few for inspiration.
The Sunshine Coast really is one of our favourite destinations to photograph, and not too far from our home either. There is just such diversity and beauty in the landscape. There are also so many fantastic places for ceremonies and receptions. But most of all, weddings on the Sunshine Coast just seem to be that little bit more relaxed. It must be the coastal vibe, but the guests always seem to have a great time and the bride and groom always seem to relax into the day – almost like they’ve started their honeymoon already.
Rebecca & Aiden’s wedding had that feel. It was a totally stunning wedding, well-thought out, with all the details considered, yet it felt like planning a wedding takes no effort at all. On the day, Rebecca & Aiden weren’t fixated on everything running to perfection, they were too busy fixated on each other. I love that – when the wedding day is actually about getting married. Now this could have been because Rebecca & Aiden had the forethought to entrust a some pretty amazing wedding professionals with making their day run smoothly, but I also think it is because Rebecca & Aiden are the kind of people that know that when it is all said and done, the most important thing at their wedding was their commitment to each other.
The dream team they pulled together to create their special day, included Trudy, wedding planner extraordinaire from Lovebird Weddings, Mondo Floral for some floral magic, and a yummy cake by Sweetness Contained. Rebecca’s look was created by Trish Falzon for makeup and Evelyn Parsons for hair, with a stunning gown by Bertossi Brides. Their reception was held at Sails which never fails to provide the perfect atmosphere for a relaxed coastal wedding and food that makes you want to come back for more and more and more. All this in a place where the sun meets the sea, and you can’t fail to have the perfect start to your wedding. Still, for me, the best thing about this day was watching Rebecca and Aiden – nothing is more beautiful than two people who are truly and honestly in love.
Rebecca & Aiden, thank you letting me be the one to capture that easy connection that you have. I can’t describe it, but I can see it, and I feel privileged to put it into pictures. I wish you happiness always.