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Marcus is in the US at the moment at the WPPI conference for photographers, learning lots from all the brilliant photographers from around the world who attend. I couldn’t wait until his return to share this amazing wedding with you. Actually it is two weddings. Nirija & Nathan had a traditional Nepalese Hindu ceremony and then a week later, a contemporary Catholic wedding – the best of both worlds.
Nirija & Nathan held their Hindu ceremony first, celebrating Nirija’s Nepalese heritage at a community hall here in Brisbane. The next week they were married at All Hallows Chapel and held their reception at Customs House. Nirija is beautiful. Stunningly elegant in both her sari and the Ronald Joyce gown she chose for her All Hallows wedding. Her hair & makeup was done by Smoke and Mirrors beauty (not that you need it Nirija), and Bliss Floral Design provided the flowers. I keep looking at the images from this wedding – because well, there is just so much to look at. I think what strikes me most, is the way they look at each other. Then I notice how their guests look at them and I know they see that deep connection too.
Over the past couple of years, I have been quite touched by the diversity of the weddings we have seen at Studio Impressions. I know that Marcus just loves that he gets to be witness to ceremonies from all over the world. It teaches us so much about different cultures and traditions, and opens us to a world full of life and colour. Some weddings are filled with ceremony and ritual, and some are simple understated gestures. They are all beautiful for they all have in common one thing – the love of two people. This might out me as a tragic 90s romantic, but I can’t help think of that classic line from Notting Hill: “After all, I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.”
You can see that in Nirija & Nathan’s wedding. This is a girl standing in front of a boy, asking her to love him. And he does. Nirija & Nathan from all of us at Studio Impressions, we wish you the best of all the world, always.
Some guys are lucky. Really lucky. Not only do they find a gorgeous girl, but they find one that really gets them. Like Melissa gets Ryan. I mean, what groom gets an original hand crafted balsa wood surfboard as his wedding gift from his bride to be? Only a very lucky one. I’ll admit I was a little jealous of Ryan for the rest of the day.
Melissa is one pretty special lady and this turned out to be one of those weddings where I just had a great time. There were a lot of little touches at this wedding that had so much meaning, not so much because they reflected Melissa & Ryan, but because their whole family played a part in making this a special day.
Melissa has a Sri Lankan heritage & so at the reception they danced the Sri Lankan Baila with family & friends. Melissa’s mum and aunt spent months leading up to the wedding preparing traditional rich fruit cake for all 150 guests and wrapping them individually in lace and ribbon. Wow. That’s pretty special. Their friends traveled from all over the world to be there on their wedding day.
My favourite part of the day was when Melissa’s dad saw her for the first time. There was this tender moment. Funnily enough Melissa later told me that it was a special moment for her because, “when I was growing up, my dad’s health was not stable and there were times I didn’t think he would be there with me on my wedding day. Secondly, because reality finally set in that I would soon be marrying the person that I adore.” Turns out Melissa’s Dad had been sick with the same disease my Mum has so I get why she felt this way.
I just love weddings like this with so much meaning in all the little things. It was great.
I know that you’ll want the details, so the getting ready shots were at the Stamford Plaza, the Ceremony at St John’s Cathedral & Reception at Customs House. Location shots were at New Farm park & surrounds & the cars in the shots were from Continental Limousines. Melissa’s dress was by San Patrick from Spain. The stationery & table details by Urban Weddings.
Thanks Melissa & Ryan for sharing some fun, touching & envy creating moments with me. It meant a lot to be your photographer, and I wish you & your family happiness forever.
TIme for another great wedding by Adam.
We photograph a lot of Brisbane couples getting married on the Sunshine Coast. Chloe & Jonathan did the opposite. They are a Sunshine Coast couple who chose to have their wedding in beautiful Brisbane. Chloe got dressed with a quintessential view of Brisbane from the Stamford Plaza before leaving for their ceremony at St Andrews Uniting Church. They finished the night with another beautiful river view from Moda Events Portside. Chloe wore a Henry Roth dress and carried flowers by A Sculpted Leaf. The Brow Bar helped to make her even more beautiful than she already was.
The best thing about this wedding though was that it was a real family affair. Chloe’s Mum is an event planner and what better event to plan than your own daughter’s wedding? By planning it together, you know that everything had a personal touch. The ceremony too was special. Jonathan’s Dad is a pastor and had the unique opportunity to be the person that declared them husband and wife. How cool would that be? Getting to marry off your son – literally!
Adam caught all of it in the these fantastic images.
Chloe & Jonathan, thanks for letting Studio Impressions be part of your day. We hope these images always remind you of the love and bond your family obviously shares.
Here is another beautiful wedding from the end of 2011 that I’m only now sharing with you. I have to get faster at this, I know! Cheryl & Tim actually had their wedding planned for 2012, so maybe I’m ahead of the game on this one.
You know how sometimes in life things just don’t go according to plan? Well, I’ve always thought that there are two kinds of people. Those that throw their hands up and give it all up when things don’t go the way they expected, and then there are those that just say “Oh well” and then face challenges head on… They not only adapt, but make it even more special. Cheryl & Tim are those kind of people. When life threw their family a curve ball, they didn’t wonder what to do about their wedding. They just decided what was important and changed their plans. The wedding was brought forward and they adjusted whatever they needed to. And voila! …. A day that little girls dream of. Magic just seemed to flow.
Cheryl got ready with a gorgeous view of the River at the Stamford Plaza and then married Tim with an intimate ceremony at Our Lady of Graces. We then got some fantastic shots that just scream Brisbane to me – everything from New Farm Park to the Story Bridge & the Brisbane skyline, to the great little workers cottages that make the history of this city. In keeping with celebrating the beauty of our little hometown, Cheryl & Tim celebrated their newlywed status at the fantastic Watt Restaurant, right on the river at the Brisbane Powerhouse.
I loved this wedding for its timelessness, simplicity & class. Cheryl made an absolutely stunning bride. A photographer’s dream. We’ve been featuring a lot of bigger weddings on this blog lately. It is nice to share a smaller wedding. It also goes to show that weddings come in all different shapes & sizes – just like the people getting married.
Cheryl & Tim, we are so very glad that we got to share this day with you. It was my privilege to be your photographer. We hope that these images bring back some very special memories for you in years to come.
There are some weddings where the images just tell you so much about the people. The love between the couple just oozes off the page, and the expressions of their family and friends tell you all you need to know about what kind of people they are. This is one of those weddings. Add to that the size of their bridal party and a jam-packed dance floor and you just KNOW that Marie & Fabio are great people. Marie and Fabio first met over 12 years ago, but it wasn’t until late 2009 that they started dating. Within 6 months, Fabio knew that Marie was the girl that he wanted to marry. Choosing their favorite breakfast haunt as the perfect intimate venue, Fabio proposed by slipping a diamond engagement ring over the straw of her juice and getting down on one knee to propose. What a simple, romantic way to say – I love this life that we lead together. Have breakfast with me everyday for the rest of our lives. Now I don’t know if he actually said that but you know, actions speak louder and all that… Whatever he said, it worked!
Marie & Fabio ’s service was performed by a close family friend Fr Pat Doran at St Stephen’s Cathedral and celebrated all night with a reception at Moda Events Portside. With the help of the ever lovely Danielle from White + White Weddings & Events, Marie & Fabio had a truly stylish and just perfect wedding day. And Adam was the lucky guy that got to capture it all. Marie’s custom made gown, with a train over 3 metre long designed by Brad Webb from Darb Bridal Couture, was complimented by Giuseppe Zanotti sandals that Marie flew to Melbourne to purchase. The bridesmaids were dressed in Rachel Gilbert dresses encrusted in Swarovski Crystals, with Abigail Johnston and Linda Watt taking care of Hair and Make-up, and making these gorgeous girls look even more so. Fabio, one of Brisbane’s favorite baristas, opened one of his coffee shops between the service and reception, for a very special customer, his new wife, making her and the bridal party’s coffees. No mean feat dressed in a three piece suit. The reception was themed with Tiffany Chairs, brought in especially for the occasion, and it was made extra special with 80cm grand floral centerpieces from Baggaley’s Florist, who also created the beautiful bouquets on the day . That stunning 8 tier cake - Cake & Icing Centre , which was made quite the highlight during its cutting with a fireworks display organized with the help of Spectrum Fireworks. But what really made this wedding so beautiful, was the people, and what they mean to each other.
Marie & Fabio, thanks for choosing Studio Impressions to be part of your magical day. I know that Adam loved every minute of being your photographer – and it shows in these images. We wish for you a lifetime of this kind of love.
I am really looking forward to the weddings I am going to get to photograph this year. The couples I have met so far have some really beautiful plans for their weddings. I realise though that there are still so many great weddings from 2011 that I still haven’t shared on this blog. So I am going to try to post a few more from last year in the coming weeks before I start sharing our 2012 brides with you.
Deanne & Steve’s wedding is one of those that I can’t believe I haven’t posted already. They had such an elegant wedding. It was a classically beautiful wedding for a classically beautiful couple. This wedding also showcases some of the best wedding venues in Brisbane, starting with St Mary’s church at Kangaroo Point, where Deanne & Steve held their very touching ceremony. Their reception was at Customs House , which provides a truly elegant setting right on the river in Brisbane. The room looked amazing. Sometimes you just can’t beat traditional white table settings and white roses. Elegance as it should be. Really if you can’t get the candelabras & silverware out on your wedding day, when can you? Deanne & Steve stuck to a simple colour scheme of white & dusty pink for the reception, flowers & for Deanne’s outfit & it worked a treat. Deanne looked amazing in her Elizabeth de Varga gown.
One of the things I thought was a fantastic touch at this wedding was the car. It was a 1929 Hupmobile. How cool is that? What is even cooler is that it belongs to the Deanne’s Dad. Now that is special. Imagine, arriving at your wedding, seated beside your Dad who is about to walk you down the aisle, in a car that he lovingly restored. I can only imagine how Deanne’s father must have felt on that trip to the church. Here were two works of art – this car and his daughter - that (I’m guessing) have given him years of pleasure and probably years of pain and that his heart and his hands have lovingly moulded into things of beauty. Not that I’m comparing Deanne to a car …..but hopefully you know what I mean.
Deanne & Steve, sorry it has taken me so long to post your gorgeous wedding on our blog. You are two of the loveliest people I have ever met and it was my privilege to capture this important day in your life. I hope your marriage is filled with times you will cherish forever.