Stephen + Naomi

December 3rd, 2014

Why are there so many songs that talk about love and weather?  Songs like Stormy Weather, Here Comes the Sun, the ever-classic November Rain and a personal favourite, It’s Raining Men, entwine age old themes of love and weather.  I’m sure this list could go on and on.  When I think about it, I guess songwriters use the weather as a metaphor for life – if your love can withstand all those forces of nature, the sun, the rain, the hail and wind – it is a true love, a lasting and strong love.  For Stephen and Naomi, who experienced sun, rain, hail and wind on their wedding day, it can only mean that their love is SUPER strong.  I had such a hard time choosing the photographs for this post because their love and that weather made an amazing combination.  Held at the spectacular Spicers Peak Lodge, Stephen and Naomi gathered their nearest and dearest to witness their marriage.  It was a truly special day – and to only add to the magic, there were a couple of cow photo bombers.  His name was Hamish.

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Stephen’s dapper suit was by Herringbone and his shirt and bowtie was by those gents at The Cloakroom.

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Naomi’s beautiful outfit was a simple silk shirt and flowing skirt from the master Johanna Johnson.  Give me a dress with pockets and I’m a happy girl!  Too cool.

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Hair and makeup by the ever professional and super awesome girls from The Powder Room.  Natural, lasting, perfection!

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That little something borrowed and something blue!

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All the flowers (and there were flowers, flowers everywhere) were done by the absolutely fabulous Green and Bloom. Oh my goodness – simply stunning!

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The amazing celebrant, Nicole Evans, managed to cope with the changing weather spectacularly.  As the heavens opened up, and the guests ran for cover, Spicers’ staff were handing out umbrellas and guiding guests inside.  Professional, exceptional service.

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See what I mean about the flowers?  Ah-Maze-Ing!  Tables were hired from Hodgepodge Hire and the Chairs were from AVIdeas.  So beautiful!

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They had a caricature artist at the reception – what a brilliant idea!

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Cow photo bomber!!!!

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Spicers Peak Lodge pride themselves on using local and sustainable produce.  It is lovingly prepared and spectacular.  For the food living bride and groom, Spicers Peak Lodge is the perfect place to get married.  Just look at this delicious bounty.

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This is Hamish.  The best looking cow I’ve ever seen.



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A family friend, Julie Trappel, made their wedding cake.  Delicious!

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A double rainbow equals double happiness!

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Botanica Real Food

February 19th, 2014

Hands up anyone still trying to lose that Christmas weight?  I see a few of you, and absolutely me, raising your hands.  (I keep asking myself, how did I get here???)  Now, as a way to try and lose that Christmas weight, hands up who is trying to eat more vegetables this year?  As part of their new year’s resolutions?  I see a few more of you, and totally me, too!  I don’t know about you but I’m having a terribly hard time making that 3 serves a day.  And I’m  VEGETARIAN!!!!  Crazy?  You bet!  But don’t let that vegetarian tag fool you, us vegetarians, we love bread, pasta and cheese, separately or altogether, just as much as you carnivores!  So I’ve been trudging through a bowl of steamed veggies a night trying to hit that mark but man-oh-man it gets boring.  I read the other day that raw vegetables are even better for you with more insoluble fibre and intact nutrients so maybe my steamed boring vegetables aren’t so good for me after all.  Which brings me to salad!  Glorious, colourful, made-by-someone-else, salad!  I’m sure you have heard about this most amazing little store in Red Hill, Botanica Real Food, that specialises in gluten free, vegetarian, sometimes vegan,oh-so-healthy-but ridiculously-tasty salads, breads and cakes (Yes – CAKE – you can’t just live on salad alone, am I right people?).  If you haven’t been to Botanica Real Food you need to get there FAST.  We were lucky enough to be hooked up by our favourite publicist The Press Garage to take some beautiful photographs of these beautiful salads (and CAKE, cake people).  Their broccoli salad is one of the most amazing things I have ever tasted.  I didn’t know it was possible to wake up with cravings for raw broccoli but it’s true.  Botanica Real Food is all takeaway, in the cutest little boxes, and perfect for a healthy lunch or quick pick up for dinner.  Their menu is ever changing and seasonal so you won’t be starved for choice – it makes getting your three serves an absolutely mind-blowing, foodie-style, pleasure.  So that is one of the new year’s resolutions taken care of, now for those pesky three kilos, maybe I just need to walk to Botanica every day, that outta do it!

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Studio Sixty Photography is Brisbane wedding photographer Jason Starr, and studio manager Sally Ogilvie.

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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