Today we have the Brisbane wedding of Caitlin and Anthony captured perfectly by Michelle Stewart from Spinning Still Photography. Caitlin says, “Michelle was absolutely amazing! She was so fun and lovely to be around, and I instantly felt comfortable with her. Anthony’s not a big smiler when there is a camera around, so to have so many shots of him smiling is definitely a plus!
Anthony and I met when I started working with him in mid 2008. We always say that it was fate, and that we were supposed to meet- we’re actually pretty sure we’ve seen each other before! When we were younger, we holidayed at the same resort on the Gold Coast. Then, a few years later, Anthony was working in the grocery store my family and I used to go to on a regular basis with my grandmother, and then FINALLY we started working together.”
“One of the most special details to me was when my sister, and also my maid of honour, was painting my nails. I’d had them done the day before, but had smudged almost every one of them, so she redid them when I was getting my hair done.”
Caitlin’s dress was by Henri Josef
“My pearl earrings were from Wallace Bishop, and my gold chain was from my mother with my grandmother’s wedding ring and dress ring on it.”
“Each bridesmaid chose her own dress in black, to show her own personality and so it could be worn again in the future.”
“As part of their bridesmaids’ gift I gave them teacup rings.”
“All the girls, including myself, wore different coloured shoes. My shoes were by Wittner. It was so quirky and fun, and everyone thought it was cute.”
Caitlin recalls, “As the bridesmaids and I piled into the limo and set off, I had a little panic attack. I’d forgotten my throw away bouquet! Luckily, we had an amazing driver, who did a U-turn (which isn’t easy to do in a stretch limo) and went back to the house so my sister-in-law could run in and grab it!”
The boys wore suits from Spurling Formal Wear
“The wedding was September 11th, 2010 at The Greek Orthodox Church in West End, Brisbane. The Church was absolutely beautiful. It was so special to us to be married in the Greek Orthodox Church. My husband was christened there, as well as his sister, and his parents were married there too.”
“I walked down the aisle to a chanter, as in the Greek Orthodox tradition.”
“It was just magical in the Church – all of the colours and murals on the walls are stunning, and with the beautiful chandeliers it came up so beautifully in the photographs. We got so many compliments on how beautiful it was.”
“The boys wore Lego cufflinks in colours to match the bridesmaids shoes. All of the shoe colours were worked into the bouquets, and the buttonholes (apart from hubby’s, which was ivory) were in the colour to match his partner’s shoes.” Flowers by Antionette of Antionette Flowers By Design
“The reception at The Greek Club took my breath away. Even though I picked everything myself, seeing it all put together was so wonderful. It looked like a dream!”
“Another thrill was all the carnations used as part of the day. Carnations were one of my grandmother’s favourite flowers, so they were worked into the bouquets, the flowers for the church, and the centrepieces at the reception. Seeing the beautiful flowers reminded me of my nanna – everywhere I looked, she was there.”
“My mum and I put all the boxes together for the bonbonniere, as well as the favours inside, which were rock candies and white sugared almonds wrapped in tulle. It took us a total of about 10 hours to simply put the bonbonniere together! Our stationery was designed by Spot On Graphic Design”
“Our first dance was to “Brighter Than Sunshine” by Aqualung. Anthony and I spent months trying to figure out a suitable first dance song, since we have such different taste (me good, him bad, although he’d say otherwise), but when I played this song for him, we had it. I laughed most of the way through because Anthony sang all the words he could remember to me as we danced.” Music throughout the night was provided by George Kassos.
“The most special detail of all was the photo we had next to our wedding cake made by Classic Cakes. It was a photo of my grandparents on their wedding day, 56 years ago. As both of my grandparents passed away within the last two years, it meant a lot to me to see their faces there, even if it was only in a photograph.”
“We wanted our reception to have a fun twist, so we booked the Photobooth pretty early on in the planning. The photobooth printed out two lots of photos, so we ordered an album so our guests could stick one of the photos in the book with a little message for us, and keep the other as a momento! The Photobooth People brought along a box of props, masks and wigs for everyone to experiment with, and we all had a blast with it.”
Caitlin’s short dress by City Chic
Ms Polka Dot says: Don’t you just love the gorgeous bright shoes worn by Caitlin and her bridesmaids? And the flowers to match! Congratulations Caitlin and Anthony on your marriage and thank you for sharing your wedding day with us.
Thank you to Michelle Stewart of Spinning Still Photography for today’s images.
Videographer – Emanuel at Mini Luv Weddings (may be contacted through this site).Credits
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