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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Matt + Dimity

September 16th, 2014

Well hello there.  So nice to see you again.  I’m sorry for my absence, but you know, some things get real and some things take time.  Enough said?  I’m back now and raring to go with a wedding that will knock your socks off.  One of the most asked questions I get is “what happens if it rains?”  Most couples are terrified of  rain on their wedding day because they think it will ruin the day, the photos, your dress, your hair…the list, man, is endless.  But I’m here to tell you (and to show you) that a little adjustment in your attitude to the rain can make for the BEST. WEDDING. EVER.  Remember your dress, hair and makeup are all really just for this one day so stop worrying about it.  Those professionals you employed know all the tricks to make mascara not run, your hair not fall out and your dress not crease.  Trust in them and relax.  Smile guys, you’re getting married!!!  You may want to rethink your footwear for a portion of the day (high heels in muddy grass, not so cool) but other than that nothing you have planned has to change.  The thing about rain is that it brings the clouds a little lower and diffuses the light to a lovely soft glow.  No one looks bad in rainy light, just ask the Parisians who bask in that rain looking all chic and stylish and so bloody Frenchy!  It is like a massive diffuser for the sun and that is like the world’s best beauty lamp.  Not to mention those dramatic clouds!!!  Man oh man, don’t get me started!  So with this in mind I give you Matt and Dimity – a wedding in the rain that didn’t let it ruin on their parade!

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The stunning flowers for the day were by the always amazing Green and Bloom.  Roberta does the most spectacular floral arrangements I’ve ever seen.


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See what I mean about Green and Bloom?  These are stunning – so lush and fresh.  Wait till you see the hanging canopy over the bridal table – stunning!!!

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Dimity used Lydia from Peacocks and Lilies Image Styling for her makeup and Erin from Sugar Hair for her hair.  As you can see these professionals know exactly how to deal with rainy weather – Dimity looked stunning all day!  Her beautiful wedding dress was by local designers Bertossi Brides at Paddington Weddings.

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Situated in the heart of Mount Pleasant is this lovely little stone church, Henzell’s Chapel.  It’s like something out of a fairytale isn’t it?

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Each of the bridesmaids’ dresses were made with a different floral fabric and complimented the stunning springtime feel of the day.  They were designed and created by Ann Coy in fabric from the Fabric Collection.

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I love the quirkiness of Nina’s work from Blackboard Artworx.  She is such a pleasure to work with and really does such an amazing job.  All of the blackboards are hand drawn by her and bespoke for every occasion.


An amazing cloud of spring flowers over the bridal table.

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The catering was done by Dalton Hospitality who also supplied the trestle tables.  The on the day styling was by Jodie and Alon from Maximilian and Jake Events.

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Dimity and Matt’s reception was held at Samsonvale Hall.  The beauty of a venue like this is you can create anything you want in the space and you can hire your own caterers and bring your own wine!

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The music that got this party started (and cranking) well into the night was Cut-a-rug!

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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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