- On July 21, 2015
Toni and Kieran got married at the beautiful Braeside Chapel in Merrimac, Gold Coast on the 26th of June. I have known Toni for quite some time and I knew that her wedding would to be something to behold. Imagine my joy when she asked me to be her wedding photographer!
Toni and the girls got ready at an apartment near the venue, and they were wearing gorgeous matching robes in white and lilac when I got there. They had their makeup done by Prue Conway and Angela Walsh, and hair by Emma Chen. The simple and elegant flower creations were by Opium Flowers; the bridesmaids carried bouquets of baby’s breath, and Toni’s bridal bouquet consisted of stunning white roses. Pinned to Toni’s bouquet was her great grandmother’s 100 year old brooch with a heartfelt message written in it.
Leonard Derecourt designed Toni’s stunning lace gown, and its figure hugging form and intricate detail suited her to a tee. Leonard also made the gorgeous cathedral length veil.
Toni & Kieran chose an elegant white wedding for their theme, and it was both classic and modern at the same time.
At the chapel, Helen Murray conducted the heartfelt and amusing ceremony. There was lots of laughter and some very entertaining personal vows from the couple, a lovely reading and a very special sand ceremony where Toni and Kieran themselves, as well as their mums, poured the different coloured sand into a vase to symbolise how their families were now joined.
After the ceremony was done and dusted and the couple had sealed the deal with a kiss (or two), we took advantage of the stunning grounds of the venue for some photos. The bridal party were easy-going and Toni & Kieran knew what they wanted. They all spent some time having a laugh and a snack before getting ready for the reception.
The reception was a cocktail affair with a lot of thought put into it, and it was obvious that Toni & Kieran really wanted their guests to have a great time! There were comfortable seating scattered around, beautiful white decorations, lots of very happy people, and the pièce de résistance of the event – selfie sticks and photo backdrops for everyone to take advantage of (and they did)! As a result, a lot of the photos I got from the reception was of people taking photos of themselves – and I love it!
I’m sure Kieran promised himself he wouldn’t cry, but he did shed a few tears when talking about his beautiful new wife in his speech.
What a lovely couple they are, and I wish them all the best for the future!
Gold Coast Wedding Photography