Kimberley and Dylan: Shafston House Wedding, Brisbane
One of my favourite parts about blogging wedding photos is interviewing the bride and groom. I’m a bit of a hopeless romantic and I love hearing about how they met and how they became engaged.
But for me, the most interesting part is when I ask them to describe each other in five words. Many couples, unwittingly, will choose the same words to describe one another. This was true of my latest bride and groom, Kimberley and Dylan, who both chose the word ‘supportive’ to describe each other. It was a word that popped up throughout the day – during the ceremony and in many of the speeches. Even the way they held hands during the reception expressed their support and love of each other.
So without further ado, let me introduce you to the happy couple…
How did you meet? At a work dinner
Tell us about your proposal. Dylan took me horseback riding in Bangalow, and then surprised me with a night away in Byron Bay. We went for a walk along the most easterly point of Australia (underneath the Byron lighthouse), and it was here that he proposed. A rainbow even came out for us!
Describe each other in five words
Kimberley: Dylan is – Calming, dashing, romantic, funny, supportive
Dylan: Kimberley is – Understanding, supportive, infuriating (in a good way) loving, protective
What kind of day are you planning? 1920’s Great Gatsby/Jazz
The day began at the Marriott Brisbane where Kimberley was getting ready. Her accessories definitely fit the Great Gatsby theme.
Let me just say that Kimberley’s beautiful dress had one of the longest, most amazing trains ever.
The ceremony was held at historic Shafston House on the Brisbane River. Kimberley has many fond childhood memories of the magnificent property, which is owned by her uncle.
Here’s the handsome groom, Dylan.
The reception was held at the elegant Marriott Brisbane and was the perfect venue for the bride and groom’s Great Gatsby theme.
A three-piece jazz band, the Mal Wood Trio, set the tone for the night.
The speeches were one of the highlights of the night. The bridesmaids’ rendition of ‘Horses’ by Darryl Braithwaite brought the house down.
And had the bride in stitches.
See what I mean about supportive? Love this sneaky pic I took of the bride and groom during the reception.
The 1920s themed photo booth was a big hit with the guests.
Ceremony: Shafston House
Reception: Marriott Brisbane
Officiant: Minister David Fanning
Flowers: Kelly from Bella Bloom Floral Designs
Makeup: Karen Lang
Hair: Gary and Morgen from Zen Hair
Cake: Ideas in Icing
Entertainment: Mal Wood TrioProps: Costume Connections