Meg & Tim
Oh Brisbane, you really do put on a romantic garden wedding beautifully don’t you? Everything about Meg and Tim’s day is romantic, dreamy and beautifully theirs.
As for how they met, Meg and Tim kick the story off together. “Tim and Meg met in a bar in London at the party of a mutual friend. Meg had caught Tim’s eye but only when his flat mate helped him out did he get talking to her. A few days later Tim and Meg had their first date in Camden, where Meg was living, and they have been together ever since.
Tim wrote a poem about how they met to enter into a competition for a wedding video that they both really wanted but did not know if they could afford. They were lucky enough to win the contest and an amazing wedding day video from the very talented Matt Barwick.
The winning poem went like this:
One chilly winters’ evening at a lonely London bar, a boy and girl’s fates intertwined under the watchful stars.
The girl sat in a corner and little did she know, the boy had seen her from afar and thought she stole the show.
The boy sat there dumbfounded and could do naught but stare, he caught her eye a time or two approach he didn’t dare.
And then the boy received a nudge from a helpful friend, the boy and girl got talking that night would never end.
Five years have passed by quickly their love has grown strong, the boy and girl will tie the knot and make this special bond.
The boy and girl stand here today and ask your blessing in this, as vows are spoken, promises made and love is sealed with a kiss.
On the day Tim surprised Meg by changing the last verse.
Tim and Meg got engaged at Sirromet Winery in Brisbane. We had shared a few lovely afternoons there in the past and had always said we should come for dinner one day but never got around to it. Until one day – while Meg’s dad was visiting, Tim called Meg up to tell her he had booked a special dinner and had to cancel her concert tickets and he promised it would be worthwhile. Meg had absolutely no idea. She figured out on their way out that they were going to Sirromet for dinner – but still completely unaware Tim was going to propose.
We arrived at Sirromet and according to Tim a little too early for his reservation, so suggested to go for a walk. Around the corner was a single table set for two under a canopy of fairy lights. Meg still had no idea – and was so worried she was intruding on someone else ‘romantic dinner’ and was trying to persuade Tim that we should turn around so as to not interrupt. Tim played along with it, until they reached the table and he got down on one knee and surprised Meg with a heart felt proposal and a family ring. A very surprised and ecstatic Meg said yes!”
The bright, beautiful photography today is by Anna Cunningham from Sweet Hope Photgraphy.
A local florist styled the bridal party flowers using Meg’s succulents.
Meg recalls, ” Everything was a labour of love! I made the save the dates (using a couple of caricatures that Tim had drawn) and magnets, letter pressed and sewn pocket invitations.”
Meg designed a gown and had it made by Catch The Bouquet.
Meg and Tim met before the ceremony for a “first look”.
Of their photographer, the couple tell, “Anna Cunningham from Sweet Hope Photography was chosen after we saw some of her work on Polka Dot Bride. After meeting her in Roma St Parklands and scouting for good photo spots they knew she was the right choice.”
Meg and Tim were married at Roma St Parklands. They tell, ” We decided on the picturesque Roma Street Parklands for the wedding ceremony, and Melange Cafe for the reception because they are both such beautiful venues. They are also centrally located in the heart of Brisbane which made them a great location for our many out of town guests!”
“We made a lot of the ceremony decorations like the wedding arch, the program bags!”
“As happens at any wedding there were a couple of hiccups on the day. Moments before Meg was to walk down the aisle the wind picked up and the arch blew over! Luckily her two cousins stepped in to hold the arch in place and did such a beautiful job that everyone thought they were supposed to be there! ”
” As we met in London they felt it fitting that Meg should arrive in a London Taxi (hired from Golden Rollers Brisbane ). Meg’s brother kindly offered to drive. The car was perfect and added a touch of Britain to the Brisbane event.” Meg’s Dad escorted her down the aisle to ‘Northern Wind’ by City and Colour.
“Tim’s video winning poem was read out during the ceremony by Tim’s sister Sally. The night before Tim had added in an extra verse which Meg had never heard before. She picked it up right away and loved the addition!”
Afternoon tea was served in the sunshine! The couple recalling, “We had lots of help setting up on the day. One of Meg’s girlfriends baked some lovely fresh scones to serve after the ceremony to go with her Nana’s special punch recipe and some homemade Pimms! The scones went down a treat, so fast in fact that by the time the groom went to try one they were all gone!”
“Meg’s Nana and Aunty had the wedding cake made specially (decorated by a family connection, Leta Robey) and baked some amazing extra special family favourites. Everyone loved the home made goodies which made up part of the ‘sweeties table!'” The couple hosted their reception within the parkland at Melange Cafe.
Meg grew and potted succulents for guests to take home.
For their first dance, Meg and Tim recall, “Tim insisted that we took dancing lessons. It was a lot of fun and something we both really enjoyed. We had our first dance to Neil Young’s ‘Harvest Moon’. It was slow and romantic and gave Tim and Meg a chance to try out some of their new moves.”
Congratulations on your marriage Meg and Tim! Thank you so much for sharing your story with us! Thank you to Anna Cunningham from Sweet Hope Photgraphy for sharing today’s images with us!
Stay tuned – that award winning film result is coming up soon!