The verdict is in: Brisbane is a pretty amazing place to get married! We’ve asked top local vendors what makes the city such a great wedding location, and the ideas they’d love to see brides include in their big day.
Charlie of Stylised
Brisbane is great for weddings because…it sets a beautiful stage for the big day. There are so many new venues popping up which keeps the selection fresh.
I would love to see brides…pick that one fabulous piece whether it is a phenomenal overhead floral or bridal table design. It is one of the best styling tricks in the book! It is always more cost-effective to distract guests with an amazing piece than it is to try to ‘hide’ something.
Jen of Gathering Events
Brisbane is great for weddings because…it has a burgeoning foodie scene. From off-site catering and fine dining through to food trucks and pop-up stations, couples really can choose a menu that reflects them, without compromising on taste!
I would love to see brides…get creative with their beverage menu. Creating signature cocktails or custom drinks conjure up memories and make the experience personal. Beverages are one element guests will be enjoying all night – have fun with it!
Eva of Foreva Events
Brisbane is great for weddings because…as a big city, it offers brides and grooms a great range of vendors to match their style and personality.
I would love to see brides…consider an on-the-day coordinator, to take the stress off their hands in the last month leading up. Another great idea one of our couples did last year was to write a personalised note to every guest, placed inside their napkins. As each of the guests sat down you could just see their faces light up!
Megan of Hansel & Gretel Cakes
Brisbane is great for weddings because…it caters to a variety of wedding styles. You could have an industrial wedding at Lightspace or a more traditional wedding at Customs House, both within 15 minutes of each other!
I would love to see brides…incorporate fresh flowers in their cakes. They can have such an incredible impact, offering an elegant and timeless feel to your cake and complementing your venue decor.
Vicki of Ella Baché Paddington
Brisbane is great for weddings because…of our beautiful weather! I think spring and autumn weddings in Brisbane are divine.
I would love to see brides…work with their beauty therapist to develop a skincare plan in the months before their big day. This should include regular facials and a personally designed at-home regime. Great skin is one of the most important elements for beautiful makeup and fantastic photos.
Brian of When Elephant Met Zebra
Brisbane is great for weddings because…of the diverse range of locations for ceremonies and receptions, which keeps the creative juices flowing for us photographers.
I would love to see brides…get creative with their bridal portraits! We suggest allowing a little extra time and looking at a specific location which we can drive to from the ceremony. It’s a fun time for you to hang out as newlyweds with your closest friends, all while we take great pictures of you.
Katina of Blush and Bangs Beauty
Brisbane is great for weddings because…of all the amazing local vendors. You have so much variety to choose from to suit all weddings from modern, to vintage, to boho.
I would love to see brides…explore the modern minimalistic look with a pop of colour. This style has taken off this year, with bridesmaids in short laser cut or lace dresses paired with simple greenery. It’s a trend that I would personally love to see teamed with a bold pink or red lip and a simple textured up do!
Laura of Laura Brain Videography
Brisbane is great for weddings because…it’s never too cold for an outdoor wedding and there are so many different landscapes within an hour or so – beaches, rainforests, rolling green hills, country barns and bushland. Plus, there are a lot of brilliant urban venues that highlight some unique architecture.
I would love to see brides…plan a well-choreographed first dance, especially if it’s a surprise for your guests. It’s something they will talk about as a highlight of your day and it looks amazing on film! It’s also a great way to spend time together, learning the dance moves in the lead up to your wedding.
Thanks to all of these talented vendors for their fantastic insights!
Photography: When Elephant Met Zebra