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Chelsea and Mark – The Celebration

by | Australia - Queensland, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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The couple and their guests wandered along the path to a boardwalk where they caught a ferry to their reception

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Traveling with their guests on the ferry to the reception was magical as the Brisbane city lights lit up.

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While their guests headed into the reception at Alchemy Restaurant, Chelsea and Mark had another surprise in store.

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Paper cranes became the overwhelming theme of the reception. From the minute they got engaged, Chelsea started folding 1001 paper cranes. The pair knew they would have an extended engagement (18 months) and Chelsea wanted to fold the cranes as a symbol of her patience and endurance to Mark. Once she’d finished the cranes, she started creating the other projects- invitations, favors, programs and more!

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Sakura entertained guests while they feasted and drank.

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Meanwhile Chelsea changed into her tea length wedding gown (also created by Leigh Buchanan (website coming soon), with matching headpiece (made by Chelsea).

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Upon rejoining their guests, Chelsea and Mark danced straight into a modern jive to into “I Love It” by Sneaky Sound System  (with a few ‘robot moves’ thrown in for good measure!!)

Months earlier, Chelsea and Mark had attended a Sneaky Sound System concert (one of their favourite bands) and won a back stage pass after asking the “best question” which was “ We are doing our bridal waltz to “I love it”- can you show us your moves?” The couples two very special friends (previous modern jive teachers from Brisbane and London) choreographed the routine for the couple.

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Chelsea’s grandfather sent a video message of congratulations.

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Paper cranes adorned every corner of the room.

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The cake- made by Chelsea!

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Chelsea and Mark set up their own photobooth with props for guests to take happy snaps

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Chelsea’s has this advice for brides to be “Connect yourself to the day…. make sure your fingerprints are all over it!!”

Thank you Chelsea and Mark for allowing me to share your beautiful wedding day on Polka Dot Bride! I wish you all the best for a beautiful life together!

Photos by Renee Brazel

COMMENTS
  • It's A Jaime Thing
    It's A Jaime Thing says:
    July 1, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    HOLY MOLY! That’s a LOT of paper cranes…wow, I give that bride major credit, that’s a lot of work! It turned out to be amazing…thank you so much for sharing, I love it! So much so, that I’ve featured your post on my blog. Cheers and thanks for always sharing such inspirational finds.

    Sincerely,
    Jaime ;)
    P.S. Congratulations to the happy couple!!!

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  • Martha Andrews says:
    July 1, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    I love this, the cranes are amazing. I also think Chelsea has it right, it is so wonderful that she was able to add her handiwork to her wedding day.

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  • Jess
    Jess says:
    July 1, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Love the pics of the gorgeous dress blowing in the wind!

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  • The Perfect Palette says:
    July 2, 2009 at 9:30 am

    whats not to love about this wedding?

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  • Wendy
    Wendy says:
    July 2, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Hi Ms Polka! they are two great dresses and I love the photographer!!

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  • Katee Grace says:
    July 2, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    ok that veil is OUT OF THIS WORLD fantastic!!!

    I love love love photographing veils and the photographer for C + M did an amazing job showing such a beautiful and fun couple!

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  • Lauren
    Lauren says:
    July 8, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    Does anyone know where the photographs of the bride we taken with all the backlit boxes behind her?

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    • Polkadot Bride says:
      September 8, 2010 at 10:25 am

      Lauren I just found out! They’re taken at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane.

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    February 3, 2010 at 3:09 pm

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    Groom Style: Mark | Polka Dot Bride says:
    October 11, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    [...] a handsome figure  at his wedding to Chelsea (see the full event on Polka Dot Bride here and here) in a black Ermenegildo Zegna suit, silver grey striped tie and Aquila shoes. His groomsmen wore [...]

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    February 24, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    [...] With Lindsay 8. Photo by Orange 2 Photography via Hostess With The Mostess Blog 9 Photo from The Celebration of Chelsea & Mark by by Renee Brazel 10. Photo by Beloved via The Loveliest Day 11. Origami wedding favor from A Bird [...]

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    July 11, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    […] have just had a look at the wedding of Chelsea and Mark. It is amazing! I am especially interested in her veil and dress-how it floats as if it is light as […]

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