High school sweethearts Shania and Hayden were looking for a relaxed and stress free local wedding venue and chose Redland Bay Golf Club as their ideal location.
With a handy location, plenty of parking and the ability to have the ceremony and reception at the same location, Redland Bay Golf Club ticked all their boxes. The beautifully maintained lawns and gardens provided the perfect backdrop for their wedding. The couple chose the Gazebo location at Redland Bay Golf Club, one of three ceremony areas to choose from.
With rain showers predicted, guests arrived prepared with clear umbrellas. These also provided some cute photo opportunitues. Chelsea, the bubbly events coordinator at Redland Bay Golf Club, organised golf carts for the bridal part to access scenic photo locations around the golf course and adjoining Redland Bay.
Shania was stunning in a long ivory lace gown, and Hayden was dapper in dark trousers with an oatmeal coloured jacket. The bridesmaids wore a rustic burnt orange shift dress, and the groomsmen picked up the burnt orange colour in their vibrant ties.
Photos by Judy from Iris Faith Photography
After stocking up on jellybeans and setting up the tunes, we headed down the coast early on Friday afternoon to miss the weekender traffic. Upon turning off the freeway at Tweed Heads, the countryside was lush and green after recent rain. We followed the Tweed River inland, passing cane fields and fat dairy cows. Taking into consideration that NSW has daylight savings time, the rehearsal for Amie and Ross was at 5pm. Underneath the huge old fig tree, we made plans for the ceremony layout. Shade was plentiful, and offered shelter for both the bridal party and the wedding guests. We parted ways on Friday afternoon, and I found some accommodation at nearby Murwillumbah.
Guests of Amie and Ross all stayed at Midginbil Hill, where there is a variety of accommodation options. Buffet dinner was served to the guests after they arrived from all over Queensland and NSW. https://www.midginbilhill.com.au/
On Saturday morning, there was time for me to take a trip out to Coolangatta Beach, where the water was clear and calm. If I’d had a net and the inclination, I could have scooped up dozens of fish who were gliding through the waves in the shallows. After a quick lunch, I curled my hair and put on heels and a frock for the drive back out to Midginbil.
A fleet of 4WD vehicles ferried the guests up the hill to the ceremony location. Ross and his groomsmen looked hot in their suits, but found a slight breeze under the shady tree. Amie and her bridesmaids turned up in an old Holden, and walked down the aisle to a Boo Seeka song.
As celebrant, I told the story of Ross and Amie’s first date, where Ross gave Amie his jacket to keep her warm on a cold, winter’s eve. Amie and Ross are both creative people, and took some time to craft the vows they made to each other. They signed their certificates to “You’re my Best Friend,” by Queen.
The newlyweds walked back down the aisle to The Killers cover of Romeo and Juliet, and were congratulated by family and friends.
Photographer, Andrew, from Foy & Co ensured the bridal party were cued for beautiful photos as the sun dipped atop the spectacular mountain. https://foyandco.com.au/photography/
Guests were then transported back down the hill for an evening of feasting and celebrating in the rustic barn at Midginbil Hill. And I headed back home to have a well deserved glass of bubbles.
If you’re looking for a DIY option for a country wedding with majestic views, Midginbil Hill is worth taking a look at.
Zita and David were looking for a contemporary space for their wedding ceremony and reception, and found this blank canvas in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. Previously a smash repair workshop, the industrial past of the building is evident in the painted blockwork walls and polished concrete floors.
The couple chose Lillicreek Florals to transform the space with beauty, colour, and fragrance. The hanging arbour was the backdrop for the ceremony. https://lillicreekflorals.com.au/
As the celebrant, I told the story of David and Zita’s meeting and subsequent romance. We had a few emails back and forth until the tale was just right. https://cherylwedding.com/
Photographer, Julian Beattie captured moments from the ceremony, including the couple’s first kiss as newlyweds. http://julianbeattie.com/
Zita looked absolutely stunning with an elegant bun at the nape of her neck, and a v-neck figure hugging dress. David was dapper in a suit.
Despite the warm day outside, guests were cool in the air conditioning of the venue, and were served appetising canapes after the ceremony.
Are you looking for a venue for your ceremony in Brisbane? Indigiscapes is a collection of native gardens located at Capalaba. Gardens are available to hire for 2 hours for only $140. The formal garden is the most popular garden for wedding ceremonies or baby naming ceremonies. Redland City Council oversees the bookings – email email@example.com to enquire.
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