Moda Portside Wedding Alex + Jess

October 7th, 2015

Moda Portside Wedding

Many, many years ago, when Jason and I got married, my girlfriend gave me a book called the 5 Love Languages. Given I had not been successful at any of my previous relationships (hence being single for so long), and coming from a broken home where I didn’t see my father for most of my life, I felt scared, terrified, at the prospect of marriage. Could I make it work? Would I be able to stay ‘in love’? Would we be together forever? Love had been so elusive in the past, how could I keep it alive? Sounds a little depressing to think that you won’t be madly in love, ripping each other’s clothes off for the next 50 years, but for me, I was worried about making it last. This book, the 5 Languages of Love, really resonated with me. He says love, it’s a choice. You choose to love each other, have each other’s backs, stay faithful, watch the football when you don’t want to, go shopping for shoes when you don’t want to, pick up their socks, empty the trash, make the bed. Some days it’s easy, like breathing or eating melted cheese, other days it’s H-A-R-D. But at the end you choose to love them, for better or worse. When I let that really sink in, it actually made me feel less terrified. Now I’m no stranger to hard work, I run a business for goodness sake, hard work is my motto. When I realised that love was a commitment, a choice, and all I had to do was work at it every day, I relaxed. The funny thing is, the longer you are married, the more you see that it’s not their faults that you have to learn to live with – it’s not watching the football, picking up their socks for the 1000th time, emptying the trash after you have nagged so hard you’ve blown a blood vessel – the longer you are married the more you realise that it is actually your own faults that need work. And when you see how those faults can affect the person you love, the relationship you have, the life you want to lead, you realise that the choice is real, and when you choose to work on your faults the person there to help you is your love. Love, it’s a choice, and a gift. The best and most precious gift.



Hillstone St Lucia wedding Tom + Claire

September 7th, 2015

Hillstone St Lucia Wedding

Hillstone St Lucia has to be one of the most amazing golf club venues to hold a wedding.  Two beautiful rooms, glorious mango tree covered in fairy lights and two fantastic spaces to hold your ceremony.

My mother used to always say, “It doesn’t matter if you are collecting the post or going to the ball, make sure you pull a comb through your hair and put your lipstick on because you never know who you might meet!”  I used to always (quietly) think to myself that if I happened to meet someone walking the 10 metres to the letterbox right outside our home I’m more likely to be thinking “stalker” than potential love match but hey, what do I know, right?  In the case of Claire and Tom, everyone says you will never, EVER meet your husband in a bar, but lo and behold that is EXACTLY what they did!  Mind you it was a bar in beautiful Barcelona, but a bar it was.  Seems young Tom had a few too many bevies (or possibly was lovestruck! I’m going with that and I’ll bet Tom is going with that too!) and even though they talked all night, struggled to remember Claire’s name at the end of the evening.  Doesn’t sound too promising now does it?  But like all good love stories, something like forgetting a name didn’t manage to tear them apart but brought them closer together and so here we are!

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Tom and Claire decided Queensland’s oldest church St Marys Anglican church would be the place to hold their wedding and what a stunning chapel this is.  Overlooking panoramic views of Brisbane city and the river it would have to be one of the best placed sites in Brisbane for a church.ctw027 ctw028 ctw029 ctw030 ctw031 ctw032 ctw033 ctw034 ctw035 ctw036 ctw037 ctw038 ctw039 ctw040 ctw041 ctw042 ctw043

Thats what I call the ultimate selfie but the weddings MC.ctw044 ctw045 ctw046 ctw047 ctw048 ctw049 ctw050 ctw051 ctw052 ctw053 ctw054 ctw055 ctw056 ctw057 ctw058 ctw059 ctw060 ctw061 ctw062 ctw063 ctw064 ctw065 ctw066 ctw067 ctw068 ctw069 ctw070 ctw071 ctw072 ctw073 ctw074 ctw075 ctw076 ctw077 ctw078



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Well known for creative, natural, candid photographs of both local and international weddings, Studio Sixty Photography is capturing now and forever.

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