Connecting the Dots – A Brisbane Bayside Wedding

Blessed by the natural beauty of Brisbane’s seaside suburb of Wynnum, this wedding was made even more beautiful by the efforts made by the Groom, Brad, to create a romantic wedding by the bay for his Bride, Phannawadee.

Standing before his family and friends, Brad bravely spoke some of his vows in Phannawadee’s native Thai language, which, in English translated to ‘You are in my heart forever, I love you.’ But even more impressive than this gesture was the poem below that he wrote especially for the ceremony.

Connecting the Dots’ by Brad Sheriff 

‘A life is made of many points, and these points, like dots connected, can trace out where a life has gone and how it’s been affected.

Regardless how the points may lie or how they came to be, without a point you can’t define what a life will be.

So today two lives will be entwined bound by loving and affection and their points from here and further on will always have connection.

And as more points come to their page through faith or fate or whatever. A stronger resolution’s made per square inch drawn together.’

Spicing It Up in Montville

Spicers Clovelly Estate in Montville is well versed in setting the stage for an elegant and intimate autumn wedding and a romantic garden ceremony in this lush country estate proved the perfect surroundings in which to celebrate the marriage of Oliver and Jessica.

Before exchanging vows, the Bride and Groom invited their Mothers to share their wisdom and experience of marriage. A wonderful way for the Mothers to be involved in the ceremony, this ritual never fails to create some sweet, touching and hilarious moments. The moment that stole the show, however, was the enthusiastic Groom jumping in for the kiss before being invited to do so and the Bride scolding him and insisting we do it again! Oliver got two kisses though, so I think he still came out in front.

As the sun slowly set on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, the newlyweds were serenaded under the candlelit trees by a string quartet and went on to enjoy an evening of fine dining and extra fine dancing well into the wee small hours.

LoVe With A Capital ‘V’

She promised, “To cook and clean for you”. He promised, “To tell you how good you look when you cook and clean”. And such is the amusing and enviable relationship of two of my very best friends, Junior and Leah.

I had the pleasure of making them Mr & Mrs Vassiliou on a shimmering, silver-lined afternoon in beautiful Noosa. It was this shared sense of humour and laid back attitude that turned an otherwise grey, rainy Saturday into a romantic, laughter filled day for their family and friends. They just found some uber cute umbrellas and got on with the show!

Leah floated down the aisle on the arm of her proud father in a Darb Couture dress fit for a princess. A dress that filled her parents’ spare room for months and literally stopped traffic later that evening for their wedding photos. A dress that every little girl dreams she will wear when she marries the love of her life. Just as Leah did.

They say rain on your wedding day is either a bad sign of the tears the bride will cry during the marriage or a sign of good luck and fertility. For this couple I can happily say the signs are all good, as they recently welcomed their deliciously chubby son, Austin, into the world. Yes, this shows that it takes me a while to get blogging, but it also shows that those who always look for silver-linings will find their happily ever after.