Megan and James’ wedding story starts with a light-filled ceremony in a converted church and finishes with a magical reception beneath a canopy of fairy lights! Floral arrangements feature Australian natives, greenery with splashes of gold, pairing beautifully with their bridal party styling in navy and white. The details are stunning, but this couple’s focus was on ensuring all of their loved ones could join them on their special day – and maximising dance floor time!
“I attached two of my grandmother’s necklaces to my bouquet which was special for me as she had passed away prior to our wedding. My sister carried the same necklaces at her wedding.
I was also gifted a handkerchief by James’ aunty which was originally his grandmother’s. It is a family tradition that all the brides are given one to carry on their wedding day.”
“I walked down the aisle to “You’ll Never Walk Alone” by Gerry and the Pacemakers which is also the team song for the English Premier League team Liverpool who we are huge fans of. One of the first presents I ever gave James was tickets to see them play and I’ll never forget the feeling in the stadium when the song was played. It was powerful and felt like the perfect song to walk in to.”
“We wanted a large celebration with all the most important people in our lives, so we looked at venues that could accommodate a larger wedding, had more flexibility with the drinks package and had a later finish to ensure plenty of dance floor time.”
“When choosing the styling for the ceremony, we wanted to make sure any florals or furniture could also be used for the reception. We used our arbour as a wall feature above our cake, and the garlands and florals which lined the aisle as table centrepieces.”
1. If you have a strict budget, don’t cut costs through head count. The people who attend your wedding are what make your day, not the look of it.
2. Find a flexible venue so you can make the day your own. Our venue was more than happy to accommodate any of our requests and didn’t come with a per head additional charge like some of the others we looked at.
3. Enjoy your day as a couple. Although it’s important to try and get around to all of your guests, remember the day should be spent together. A good way to take the pressure off is to hold a wedding recovery the next day. This gives you a less formal setting to catch up with your friends and family, especially the ones who have travelled for the occasion.
Location: Brisbane, Queensland | Photography: Lamont Weddings | Videography: Your Wedding Story | Ceremony: High Church Brisbane | Celebrant: Ben Stanley | Reception: The Joinery West End | Styling & Flowers: Main Event Weddings | Stationery: The Ink Refinery | Lighting: AVIdeas | Cake: Gillian Bell Cake | Dress: Made With Love Bridal | Earrings: Angelina Alvarez | Hair & Makeup: Twidale | Suits: Suit Shop