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Anne-Marie and Brendan – The Celebration

by | Australia - Queensland, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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I love how fun filled the photos of Anne-Marie and Brenda’s wedding are. Nothing makes me happier than wedding photos with that “wish you were there” feel!

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Anne-Marie wore a dress from Sugar & Spice while her bridesmaids wore gowns from Wayne Cooper. Bouquets of orange roses were put together by a family friend. The groom and his groomsmen wore suits from Roger David with striped ties from TimothyK.

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Anne-Marie says “Our photos were taken at Shorncliffe pier.  This particularly meant a lot to us as it is nearby where we’ve bought our first house that we’ve been renovating for the last year.”

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Anne-Marie and Brendan celebrated with their guests at Glengariff Historic Estate. They couple loved the history of the venue- after operating for over 100 years as a dairy farm, it evolved into a into a beautiful function area, complete with panoramic views and a vineyard.

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With funky wooden cake toppers, the cake had Brendan and Anne-Marie’s names written in calligraphy style  and was made by a family friend. Anne Marie and Brendan made a lot of their own stationery- their engagement invitations, order of service booklets, wishing well cards and thank you notes. They had their wedding invitations made by Tickle Me Invitations.

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Anne-Marie says of their first dance “We danced to “True Companion” by Marc Cohn – it was a very ‘interesting’ first dance as it was non-rehearsed and ended up in the groomsmen doing various break dancing moves”. The music to keep guests dancing on the front lawn was provided by friends.

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Thank you for sharing your gorgeous summer’s wedding day with us Anne-Marie and Brendan and thank you to Feather + Stone Photography for joining us today on Polka Dot Bride!

Photography by Feather + Stone Photography.

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Anne-Marie and Brendan

by | Australia - Queensland, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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Hello Monday! I thought I make this Monday a little easier for those of us at our desks in front of computers by sharing with you a brand new photographer to Polka Dot Bride (one we hope we will see much more of) with a gorgeous Brisbane wedding!

Anne-Marie and Brendan were married on a gorgeous summers day. Anne-Marie tells their story, “We met in February 2005 at a mutual friends’ 21 birthday party (at a lawn bowls club!).  To be honest we think that it was actually a bit of a set up but it all worked out well in the end.”

Today’s photographer is Feather + Stone Photography.

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Anne-Marie & Brendan held their ceremony at Corpus Christi Church in Nundah. It was the same church Anne-Marie attended Sunday School services as a child. It was also where her mother, aunty, sister and Anne-Marie all went to school.

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Anne-Marie walked down the aisle to Pachelbel’s “Canon”.

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Long time family friend Father Rizzo flew from New Zealand to marry the couple.

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Stay tuned this afternoon for more Anne-Marie and Brendan’s fun filled wedding!

Photography by Feather + Stone Photography.

Snapshot Sunday – Smell The Flowers

by | Bride, Photography, Snapshot Sundays

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This photo is from the wedding of Eileen & Matthew (see more here) captured by One Love Photo. I love the childike wonder of children at weddings, and this precious one just captures something really special.

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Photo by One Love Photo.

Allison and Mark Engaged

by | Bride, Engagements

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I have sweet little engagement shoot of Allison and Mark (also a photographer!) with an unexpected proposal mixed in for you today!

Today’s photos are by Pobke Photography

A little background from Allison. “Mark and I found each other just over 4 years ago on an online dating site, met in person at a coffee shop a week later, and quickly fell head over heels for each other.  Over the years we drove across Canada together, visited Europe, and backpacked around South America and into the Amazon rainforest.  When I finished my PhD a year and a half ago, and got a job in Australia, Mark moved too.  We didn’t know what he would do here but it didn’t matter.  All that mattered was that we would be together, discovering life together halfway across the world.  Then this past Christmas, while in Hong Kong, we bought the engagement ring together, before backpacking with it pinned on the inside of our money belt through Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand for the next 2 ½ weeks.

I didn’t know when the big moment would be.   When Mark suggested a couple’s photo shoot to help out his friend with her portfolio, my spidey-senses were on alert, but then again, he’s a wedding photographer, so it wasn’t too far-fetched.  Each time he mentioned it, I gave him a suspicious look, but wasn’t sure it was anything but a photo  shoot.  But then Mark was so casual that day; I went to the gym, we watched the Olympics…  I thought guys are supposed to act nervous and weird beforehand!  So, I let down my guard and didn’t think anything was going to happen.  I was completely surprised, and absolutely delighted with how he asked me. And now we have these amazing pictures to always remember the moment.”

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Photos by Pobke Photography

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