We are in for a special Monday afternoon treat today, Dotties. Our friends at Brisbane City Celebrants have submitted this gorgeous tale of a groom wearing his heart on his sleeve on his wedding day. Enjoy the heartwarming read… 

The groom Ashley is known by his friends and family for wearing his heart on his sleeve, so it came as no surprise to them that bursting with love, he teared up the moment his beautiful bride Alysha began walking down the aisle towards him.

In this series of images you can see Ashley gasping and holding his chest as he first sees his flower girl daughters make their way down the aisle. With his Best Man by his side, with his supportive hand on his back, he fights back the tears for a moment, until his gorgeous bride comes into sight then his eyes well up and he wipes the tears away as he locks eyes with his wife to be.


Such a magical moment for all their loved ones to witness and be a part of.

Their love story together began seven years ago, and the love Ashley has for his 2 daughters Aaliyah and Avery and his gorgeous wife is simply undeniable.

As they took each other’s hands, and the ceremony commenced, the happy couple locked eyes and glowed with love as they enjoyed a meaningful, heartfelt and happy ceremony.


When they were pronounced as husband and wife, Ashley fist pumped the air in celebration and couldn’t have been happier!

It was so important for Alysha and Ashley to involve their 2 sweet daughters as much as possible throughout the day, as for them, their marriage not only was a recognition of their love for each other, but also of their love for their children, so they presented the bride and groom with their wedding bands during the ceremony, and even assisted with the cutting of the cake.


Such a love filled wedding for a couple that are so clearly meant to be together.

Ms Zigzag says: There is so much love bouncing off each of these incredible photos. I’m so glad Ashley and Alysha found each other. 

Story by Brisbane City Celebrants: Brisbane’s most highly recommended Marriage Celebrant duo specialising in modern, simple and meaningful, sweet happy weddings. With a choice of an experienced and passionate female or male Celebrant, our couples describe us as warm, friendly and calming. You can find Brisbane City Celebrants on the Polka Dot Bride director here.

Photographer: Little Love Bug Photography / Ceremony Officiant: Brisbane City Celebrants / Bride's Dress: When Freddie Met Lilly / Hairstylist: Gloss and Shine Hair Design / Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Tony Barlow / Ceremony Venue: Pacific Golf Course

While the majority of grooms say that watching their gorgeous bride walk down the aisle is their favourite part of the wedding day (and rightly so!), we do love it when a groom has a unique memorable moment to share, something we’ve never heard of before.

Josh, the groom of this modern, elegant Sydney wedding says, “I was actually the wedding planner and it ended up being really enjoyable planning a wedding in Sydney while we both live in Hong Kong. Jade’s friends and family jokingly called me “Groomzilla”, but I knew that if I could organise the vendors smoothly in advance we would both be far more relaxed in the week before and enjoy our holiday in Sydney. Jade also surprised me with a new watch in the middle of the ceremony! It’s a classic that I’ve not-so-secretly wanted for years. While I enjoy wearing it everyday, it was especially great to have it on my wedding day and seeing it in our wedding photos!”

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Photographer: Towards The Moon
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Steph and Justin’s romantic Stillwater At Crittenden Estate wedding was such a beautiful occasion. The venue, with its rows of vines, shimmering lake and wide open spaces is the most idyllic backdrop for a wedding day and Perla Photography captured it in all of its beauty.

Steph loved what her groom wore, saying, “Justin chose a slim fit, mid-tone grey suit from Peter Jackson, and, my, did he look handsome. He went with both a vest and a jacket and a black skinny tie.”

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Photographer: Perla Photography