Clare & Corey chose a beautiful and iconic Brisbane church, St Brigid’s, high on Red Hill for their wedding ceremony. Father Ashley Warbrooke conducted a ceremony that was perfectly personal with just the right amount of fun to make everyone feel relaxed. It’s not everyday that you have the privilege of experiencing a pipe organ! If I wasn’t supposed to be taking photos I can guarantee you I would have sat mesmerised with my eyes closed as the organist Roland Bartkowiak made that beautiful baby sing! It definitely added a ceremonious air to the wedding.
Having chosen their bridal party thoughtfully, both Clare and Corey arrived feeling relaxed and supported. That’s pretty important on your wedding day! And then…..when it was time to for the party that same support crew were ready to change up the mood.
Clare and Corey planned their wedding day together. Spending many hours, thoughtfully preparing. Clare made all their invitations herself, she also created the most beautiful silk flower bouquets. The bridesmaid and groomsmen thank you gifts were perfectly suited to the occasion. With the boys receiving commemorative glasses and hip flask sets, while the girls had a gift bag of treasures that included a beautiful hand written card from the bride. Clare surprised Corey with a gift on the day which had been carefully hidden underneath the groomsmen gifts.
Clare’s Mum and Dad joined in with the girls getting ready at Mantra on the Quay, in Brisbane city. At just the right moment, before leaving for the church Wally and Ann had some special words to share with Clare… who quickly blinked to hold back the tears.
Oh…. and the cars… with Corey being a mechanic you can be sure no stone was unturned the find the perfect wedding day transport for both he and his bride.
The reception was held at Walkabout Creek, where the guests relaxed in the natural surroundings (perfect location for the wedding photos) until it was time to be seated.
The evening was a celebration worthy of a couple who met in Pre-school! With guests who travelled from Melbourne, Perth and Ireland… Clare and Corey were surrounded by the people they loved most.
Their first dance was a surprise for everyone, as they had both taken dancing lessons to perfect their fancy foot work on the the dance floor, and they did a great job.
The bouquet toss was epic… as was the farewell guard of honour.
I love staying right to the end of a wedding day… especially when the party is as good as this one was!
May you both treasure the memories of your special day for many years to come.