Sam & Michael
This beautiful classic Brisbane wedding is a beautiful way to spend a day. The couple wanted timeless elements to their day, but added touches of difference with beautiful bouquets of herbs and greenery, personal touches like family photos and their favourite readings. I love when a couple stays true to who they are on their day. All beautifully captured by Just For Love Photography.
Oh how they met, Sam remembers, “We are true high school sweethearts, having been together for almost ten years, we know each other back to front. Neither of us can actually remember our first date, being that we were so young, but we admit that it probably had to do with a movie, some ice-cream and lots of giggling… from me of course!”
Pepper and Archie created a simply elegant stationery suite to kick off the festivities.
Stem Designs created the floral arrangements for the day, using plenty of greenery (including herbs) and white flowers to create trailing arrangements.
Sam chose an elegant gown from Wendy Makin Bridal, noting, “I chose a beautiful classic long sleeve lace dress designed and made by the talented Wendy Makin. I wanted the dress to be a timeless classic and Wendy didn’t disappoint, making the process such an enjoyable experience!” Sam’s bridesmaids wore sage green gowns by Sheike.
There ceremony was held at Our Lady of Victories, Sam noting, “We were married in Our Lady of Victories, Bowen Hills and wanted to have a traditional church ceremony that felt warm and welcoming to our guests.”
Sam remembers, “We had one reading, a reading from the Letter of St Paul to the Corinthians as it has always been one of our favourite wedding readings!”
“We received a phone call on the morning of the wedding to let us know that the Priest that we had done the rehearsal with the previous night had been in an accident while he was riding his motorcycle. He had ended up with a broken leg and was still in hospital, with only hours until our ceremony. Luckily the church had found us a replacement, funnily enough, the new Priest was a little hard to understand being that the church is also a Polish Pastoral Centre. Looking back on it the entire turn of events, we cannot help but laugh!”
Of their photographer, Sam remarks, “Our photographer Kylie from Just for Love Photography is amazing! We can’t say enough good things about her! She is professional, super talented and just an all round lovely person, who goes above and beyond for her clients. We are so glad we found her!”
Sam tells, “We had our bridal party portraits taken around the stunning Kangaroo Point Cliffs and even some up on the iconic Brisbane Storey Bridge at dusk. It was such perfect Brisbane weather too!”
Sam and Michael chose The Landing at Dockside for their reception. She tells, “I was the luckiest bride with a handful of wonderful vendors! A few standouts are, Just for Love Photography, Stem Design, Wendy Makin, Pepper & Archie, and The Foundation. My favourite part of wedding planning was meeting all the lovely people in the industry who love what they do!”
Family photos decorated a corner of the reception, including, of course, a photo of the newlyweds in their high school years.
Guests each received a special handmade favor, the bride remarking, “A special detail that we wanted to include in the wedding was home made mango chutney as bomboniere. The 13 litres of chutney was made by the bride’s mother with mangoes from the my parent’s cattle property in north Queensland.”
Of their day’s style, Sam says, “We wanted it to be classic yet relaxed. This was achieved by white, gold & green in the colour scheme, whilst still allowing some elements to be more relaxed, like the unstructured nature of the bouquets.”
Of the first dance, Sam remembers, “Our first dance was to “Space They Cannot Touch” by Kate Miller-Heidke. It is a song we have both loved for many years and will now cherish forever.”
Congratulations Sam and Michael! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you to Just For Love Photography for sharing today’s wedding with us.