Carl and Megan
They say that your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life, and honestly… how can anyone disagree? You have this one day where every person who means something to you and your husband have come to support your decision to marry one another. You are surrounded by only happiness, love, food, laughter, cake and music. I don’t think I have laughed and cried in one day as much as I did on our wedding day.
My bridal party and I checked into Oaks Aurora Apartments the day before the wedding. We had our nails done and relaxed in our hotel room with a few champagnes before a bit of pampering. We started the morning of the wedding rather relaxed and really just watching the clock until hair and make-up arrived. My beautiful girlfriend Vanessa Rotolone who is an extremely talented hairdresser was responsible for the hair styles of the day. Having my original make-up artist pull out one week before the big day, we were so grateful for Elle and Rachel from The Makeup Room to offer their services.
My Pronovias Alcanar gown was purchased about ten months prior to the wedding from Tara at White Lily Couture. It was the second or third dress that I had tried on, and Tara was so lovely in letting me come back into the store another four or so times to re-try the dress on to ensure it was the one I wanted to wear on my wedding day. The veil was my “something borrowed” and my accessories were Samantha Wills “Moonlight Moment” earrings. My shoes were purchased on an overseas holiday in Vegas last December and were Christian Louboutins. Our wedding ceremony was held at Cathedral of St Stephen’s in Brisbane City. Carl had told me several times not to be late to the Church… and it turns out… I was! We left our hotel so early that we were seeing guests on their way to the Church so we had the driver do a few blocks of the city. Just before walking down the aisle, I took a moment to breathe and appreciate how much love was there for us on that day.
Seeing Carl at the end of the aisle is an image I will never forget. He was so nervous, which was surprising as I had been the emotional one in the lead up to the wedding and he had been the emotional stabiliser.
We decided to go to Brisbane Grammar School with our bridal party for photos as we are both private people and didn’t want to be walking amongst people in the city or along the river to get our photos. We wanted to be somewhere we could all relax, have some drinks and enjoy one another. It was also sentimental as this was the place where we met.
Apparently it is good luck for it to rain on your wedding day (although I’m sure people just say that to make bride’s feel better) and turns out… it rained on our day! Thankfully it was only for a short ten minutes, but we were able to get shots that we probably wouldn’t have been able to had it not of rained. There is always a silver lining!
The reception was held at Customs House, somewhere we both fell in love with when choosing a wedding venue. The service was impeccable, and the venue can best be described as classically elegant and romantic. This fit perfectly with our vision for our wedding day. Being able to spread ourselves around to the 140 guests was probably the most challenging aspect of the day.
The Candy Buffet Company provided the Lolly Buffet which also acted as the bonbonniere. The Candy Buffet was a beautiful addition to our wedding. It looked spectacular, tasted delicious and really brought out the inner child in everyone.
Our wedding day was certainly what dreams are made of, there was so much love and happiness in the room that it made us both appreciate how lucky we are to have found each other and share the relationship that we do. We were so humbled by those who travelled from all corners of the world and will hold on to the happy memories of the day for the rest of our lives.
Images by Chris Hall Photography
Ms Gingham says: Megan your gown is divine and the wedding looks like it has come together perfectly! Love the Samantha Wills earrings too! Congratulations.
Megan says: “I am a 24 year old high school teacher in Brisbane. Married in April to a man that makes me laugh every single day.”