Wedding at Bullocky Rest, Joyner
Bullocky Rest is a beautiful picnic area on Lake Samsonvale. The area is managed by SEQ Water, so bookings for weddings can be made on their web site. Unfortunately for this wedding, when we arrived to set up, there was another wedding underway. I’m not sure if SEQ Water double booked, but this was disappointing for our couple.
Nevertheless, the area was spacious enough to find another location by the lake, and sylist Deb from Miss Weddings set up white Americana chairs, a white aisle runner carpet, a signing table, and an arbour with white fabric draping.
As the guests started to arrive, they marvelled at the tranquil setting, with blue Spring skies and the lake a shimmery blue. In a nearby Gum Tree, a mother koala nestled with a joey on her back.
Despite saying they would never marry again, once they found each other, Darren and Christine decided they never wanted to part. Darren waited at the ceremony with his groomsmen all in suits, as Christine arrived in a red sports car. She was walked down the aisle by her twin 2 year old grandsons. Well – that was the plan, but she ended up carrying one grandson and her beautiful daughter, Katie, dressed in navy, carried the other. Flower girl, Skylah was adorable in white.
Christine and Darren promised to grow old disgracefully together in a relaxed and fitting ceremony delivered by Brisbane marriage celebrant Cheryl Landsberry. Photographer Dee captured photos of the ceremony, the couple, and all their guests against the backdrop of Lake Samsonvale.
After the ceremony, the guests headed off to Pine Rivers Bowls Club for their reception.