Wedding season is now in full swing and Adam and I are having a ball photographing some beautiful weddings already this year.

It seems when we haven’t had a wedding to photograph, we’ve been busy helping couples plan their big day at some of the many Bridal Fairs on offer this year.

Just recently we saw a fantastic turnout at the Queensland Brides Wedding Expo, where some stunning gowns were on display.  Prior to that we attended the Your Local Wedding Guide expo at the new location of the Sofitel, which was fantastic.   We’ve also had the pleasure of talking to some lovely couples at the Customs House, Hillstone St Lucia and Old Government House open days.   These are all great venues for a wedding, run by people who really know their stuff.

I must say though, all these expos have made me think how tough it must be for a couple these days to choose their wedding suppliers.   When you see just how many suppliers there are out there, how can you really tell who is good and who is not so good?

Three years ago I was discussing this dilemma with our friends at Gianni’s Events at Portside (who recently changed their name to Moda Events).    We thought, “wouldn’t it be good if we could bring together all the high quality suppliers we know in one location, so that brides could be assured they were getting the best”.    The concept of Cocktails, Carats and Couture was born.

The third annual CCC was held in February and, as usual, was an elegant affair.    Here are some pics from the night.


Cocktails, and goody bags with perfume from Libertine as the gifts.


Glamorous gowns by Wendy Makin Couture starred in this year’s fashion parade.

Some of the other top notch wedding specialists on hand on the night included Divine Flowers; Rush Entertainment, Stephanie’s Spa Retreat, Sipka Media; Essential Experiences and Events; Your Move Fitness; Urban Weddings; Cakestar; Amini Concepts; Blushed by Steph; Kezani Jewellery; Valiant Furniture hire; and Spectrum Fireworks.

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