Harriet & James’s Elegant Brisbane Hotel Wedding

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Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/

Harriet & James

If classic glamour is for you, then I know, hand on heart that today’s beautifully elegant Brisbane hotel wedding will take your breath away. Every detail was beautifully curated to the style of the day – from the bride’s beaded gown, the champagne tower to the intimate moments captured by  Stewart Ross. This is a celebration worthy of nothing less than a glass of your favourite bubbles.

The groom fills us in on how the happy couple came to meet. “We met at the Port Office Hotel eight years ago whilst celebrating with friends. We struggled to convince Harriet that both my friend and I were named ‘James.’”

Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/

The bride wore a delicately beaded long sleeve chiffon gown created by Darb Bridal Couture.

Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/

Harriet and James chose St Stephens Cathedral for their ceremony.

Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/

The bride walked down the aisle to Pachelbel’s Canon In D.

Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/

Of their ceremony, Harriet and James note “The ceremony was kept relatively traditional, with readings selected by us to reflect our values of commitment, love, and humour.”

Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/

Of their photographer, Harriet and James rave “Stewart Ross was fantastic. From our first meeting, we knew he was our guy as he understood what we were looking for with regards to capturing the special day.”

Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/

A formal reception followed the ceremony at the majestic Stamford Plaza, the couple working with white+white weddings and events  who planned and styled the stunning decor and details of the day.

Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/

Each guest received a handmade favor, Harriet and James explaining “We made strawberry and vanilla jam for all of their guests to take home. We become masters in managing a ‘production line’ and learnt how to tie bows so that they sat ‘just right.’ We have to thank Laura Towers, Maid of Honour, for her expert advice in this area.”

Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/

Guests were welcomed by the site of a grand tree, from it, guests names hung on cards, directing them to their seat.

Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/

“We both love champagne, so a special effort was made to create a champagne tower to celebrate our arrival at the wedding reception.”

Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/

Of their first dance, the newlyweds remember “We decided to choreograph our first dance to Regina Spektor’s cover of John Lennon’s “Real Love”. In the weeks leading up to the big day, we took lessons from the fantastic and very patient Rebecca from Orchard’s Dance Studio in Fortitude Valley.”

Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/
Brisbane Hotel Wedding | Photo by Steven Ross http://stewartross.com.au/

Matt Barwick Films worked with Harriet and James to capture this stunning film of their day, the couple noting “Matt was able to capture our day in a way we never imagined. The video cuts we viewed after the wedding day instantly brought the feelings experienced on the day itself.”

Congratulations Harriet and James! Thank you for sharing the stories of your day with us! Thank you also to Stewart Ross and white+white weddings and events  for sharing this Brisbane wedding with us!

Photographer: Stewart Ross / Cinematographer: Matt Barwick Films / Wedding Planner: White + White / Styling: White + White / Bride's Dress: Darb Bridal Couture / Groom's Attire: Wil Valor / Hairstylist: Twidale Hair + Makeup / Makeup Artist: Twidale Hair + Makeup / Invitations & Stationery: Invitation Station / Flowers: Bouquet Boutique / Ceremony Venue: St Stephen's Cathedral / Reception Venue: Stamford Plaza Brisbane / Rental Furniture: Amini Concepts / Rental Furniture: Epic Empire Furniture / Rental Furniture: Excel Hire / Rental Furniture: Hampton Event Hire / Lighting: Wedding Lighting / Champagne Tower: Main Event Weddings / Wedding Cake: Cakes Actually / Band: Nathan Seiler / Transportation: LIMOSO

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COMMENTS
  • Lucas Kraus says:
    December 12, 2016 at 9:19 am

    looks like an awsome wedding

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  • Brisbane Wedding Videos says:
    May 1, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Thanks for this feature Ms Polka. Harriet + James’ day will stay with me for quite some time 🙂

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