Real Weddings | Mr + Mrs Howland

Renee Hall & Brad Howland were married October 1st, 2016 amongst the beautiful gardens at the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens. The reception followed, under the clear night sky, at The Rockhampton Golf Course, only a short stroll down the way.

Relive their beautiful day, below. All photos, credit to, Orin Lucke, Blink Photography.

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Dream Team

Photography | Orin Lucke, Blink Photography Florals | Shannon Hawkes Artisan Florals  Food & Beverage | The Rockhampton Golf Club  Celebrant | Peter Van Gestel  Cake | Nicky Svensen  Videographer | Mad Dog Productions  Marquee, lighting & additional hire items | CQ Party Hire  Styling\Set Up | The Wedding Mill

Real Weddings | Mr + Mrs Coonan

It helps for a beautiful, intimate wedding when you have an amazing private property to work with. Kim McMurtrie and Pete Coonan were wed 17 September, 2016 at St Luke’s and shared a lovely, private reception at a family property in Corberry St, Rockhampton.

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Dream Team

Ceremony – St Luke’s | Reception – Private Property, Rockhampton | Photographer – Orin Lucke | Florist – Simplicity Market Fresh Flowers | Hair – Celeste Hair | Makeup –Jodie’s Powder Room | Caterer – Olive Catering | Hire – CQ Party Hire, Stage & Audio | Set up, styling, prop hire – The Wedding Mill | Cake – family friend

Real Weddings | Mr + Mrs Coonan

It helps for a beautiful, intimate wedding when you have an amazing private property to work with. Kim McMurtrie and Pete Coonan were wed 17 September, 2016 at St Luke’s and shared a lovely, private reception at a family property in Corberry St, Rockhampton.

Happy days with happy people.

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Dream Team

Ceremony – St Luke’s | Reception – Private Property, Rockhampton | Photographer – Orin Lucke | Florist – Simplicity Market Fresh Flowers | Hair – Terri Williams | Makeup – Jodie’s Powder Room | Caterer – Olive Catering | Hire – CQ Party Hire, Stage & Audio | Set up, styling, prop hire – The Wedding Mill | Cake – family friend

Real Weddings | Mr + Mrs Morris

I am lucky enough to, finally, share with you my beautiful, best friend’s wedding. This wedding was held on August 21st, 2016 and was pulled together within a matter of months. I absolutely love that this couple chose to utilise the fun and unique location that is, The Workshop in Rockhampton and they created a lot of their own decor for the day.

Needless to say, I love everything about this wedding and my only apology is taking this long to share it. Enjoy these gorgeous images, courtesy of White Ash Photography.

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Photography | White Ash Photography  Venue | The Workshop Florals | Jess Mauger Floral Designs  Celebrant | Married by Zac  Hair & Make up | Metro Vision Hair & Beauty   Dress | White Lily Couture  Suits | Stewarts Rockhampton  Cake | Cake Crafters  Catering | Tall Poppy Catering

Real Weddings | Mr + Mrs O’Hanlon

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Verity and Doogan O’Hanlon were married, September last year, at their place of work and residency, Restaurant 98 on the riverbank in Rockhampton. We were lucky enough to transform this blank canvas, with the always enchanting Jess from Jess Mauger Floral Design, and the end result was an ocean of blooms and greenery drenched in soft lighting. Take a look inside this delightful wedding, perfectly captured by Ash from White Ash Photography.

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PHOTOGRAPHY | White Ash Photography FLORISTRY | Jess Mauger Floral Design BALLOONS/TASSELS | Tassels

 

 

 

 

Real Weddings | Mr + Mrs Skillen

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It’s nearly Christmas and the end of 2015. With 2016 just around the corner, let’s take a look back at one more beautiful and intimate wedding from earlier in the year that took our breath away.

Emma and Matt were married at the Capricorn Cruising Yacht Club on August 7th, 2015. This lovely couple shared an intimate ceremony with 50 of their nearest and dearest family and friends. In keeping things intimate, the couple did not have a bridal party on the day, instead opting to focus on one another.

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The couple were married by Deb from Cloud Nine Celebrancy Services with stunning photography captured by Chantelle from Chantelle Stagg Photography.

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The Bride found her stunning gown from Event Time in Yeppoon while the groom was dressed by Swarv Menswear, Rockhampton.  Emma and Matt share a love of the ocean and with the coast being a place that brings them both close to their families, it seemed only right to have their wedding somewhere close to the sea.

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The newlyweds loved their decision to hire Ruby Caravan, a vintage caravan that services the local area with hot coffee and tea daily. Ruby Caravan also tempts customers with an array of delicious, man-sized sweet treats to make any mouth water. The couple opted for a wedding ‘cheesecake’ that was beautifully created by Flour in Yeppoon.

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Ben Beasley kept the guests entertained throughout the evening and the couple danced their first dance as Mr and Mrs to Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud”.

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We thank Emma and Matt for trusting us with creating their perfect day. We wish them a lifetime filled with love and happiness.

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Dream Team | Venue – Capricorn Cruising Yacht Club, Keppel Bay Marina, Yeppoon | Celebrant – Deb, Cloud Nine Celebrancy Services | Photographer – Chantelle Stagg Photography | Bride’s dress – Event Time | Groom’s attire – Swarv Menswear | Hair – Bride’s friend | Makeup – Katie Kona Makeup | Cake – Flour | Floristry – Bride | Music – Ben Beasley | Stylist – The Wedding Mill | Additional hire items – Stylish Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

CQ Wedding Showcase | November 2015

1 November, 2015 saw the very first CQ Wedding Showcase at the Empire Rockhampton. It was a stunning, boutique event featuring some of the regions best wedding vendors, setting a new benchmark for on-trend weddings in Central Queensland.

The new event saw guests experience a live ‘faux’ wedding ceremony performed by Married by Zac, where the Bride wore a stunning gown from Brides in Style and the Groom was dressed by Swarv Menswear. Guests were wowed by Scott from Jewellery Designs by Scott Jones with a live ring sketching, as well tastings from local catering company Lickity Fingers and cake designer Coco Jo. They were treated to live floral demonstrations from Tall Pines Florist and shared in some tips of the trade from Bloom Nail and Makeup. Alyssa B Photography captured the whole day and we were lucky enough to style the event along with CQ Party Hire.

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Vendors

Hair and Makeup | Bloom Nail and Makeup

Bridal Gown | Brides in Style

Custom Suit | Swarv Menswear

Celebrant | Married by Zac

Jeweller | Jewellery Designs by Scott Jones

Prop Hire | CQ Party Hire

Florist | Tall Pines Florist

Caterer | Lickity Fingers Catering

Cake | Coco Jo

Photographer | Alyssa B Photography

Venue | Empire Rockhampton

Stylist and Prop Hire | The Wedding Mill

 

all photographs courtesy of Alyssa B Photography

 

 

 

 

Real Weddings | Mr + Mrs Hilcher

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I’m excited to be able to share with you, moments from a beautiful Rockhampton wedding that we styled earlier in the year. The Bride and her bevy of helpers made and sourced everything for the ceremony and reception, we were simply there to put it all together.

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The lovely couple, Meghan Dillon and Allan Hilcher, were married August First, 2015 by Courtney Abell, with the ceremony commencing in the Rockhampton Botanical Gardens under the Tamarind Trees.

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Meghan shared with us “We have lost some very special people in our lives so we had a balloon release at our ceremony which our nieces and nephews did.  It was a special moment and bought a tear to the eyes.”

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Meghan’s beautiful gown was found at Brides in Style and was by Madison James, while the Bridesmaids dresses were from Forever New. The gentlemen were, again, looked after by the team at Stewart’s in Rockhampton.

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A soft colour palette of pastel pinks and whites were highlighted with gold later for the reception. Michelle at Simplicity Market Fresh Flowers put together the beautiful blooms for throughout the ceremony and reception. A&M_0596

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Allan and Meghan enjoyed an elegant marquee reception, by sunset, at the Rockhampton Golf Club. As you’ll see, the venue provided some beautiful photo opportunities, all captured by the wonderful Orin from Blink Photography.

When asked how the couple decided on this venue, Meghan explained “I always wanted a marquee reception so the Rockhampton Golf Club was the perfect venue.  Karen from the Golf Club was amazing to deal with and really took the stress out of the planning and on the day.  They went above and beyond to ensure everything was just perfect.”

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The soft colour palette was beautifully highlighted with gold through the reception. Everything from chevron, sequin table runners to giant gold balloons were set up to wow guests. The Bride and her team did a beautiful job, ensuring that everything worked together by keeping other items clean and minimalistic, letting the gold ‘hero’ items sing.

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With gold featuring so prominently through the couple’s reception, it was fitting that their impressive cake featured a gold iced, centre tier, created by All That Cake.

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We quizzed Meghan on what was her favourite moment from throughout the whole day “There’s lots of favourite moments, but we have a great group of friends and share a lot of special occasions together so if we could relive the last hour of our wedding over and over again we would.  When all the formalities are over and you can dance the night away.” Her final piece of advice for other engaged couples is “my advice to other brides is to believe it when people say that the day goes so quick so enjoy it!”

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We thank Meghan and Allan for trusting us with their vision for their perfect day. We wish them a lifetime filled with love and happiness together.

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Dream Team | Venue – Rockhampton Botanical Gardens (ceremony) Rockhampton Golf Club (reception) | Celebrant – Courtney Abell from Ceremonies for Momentous Occasions | Photographer – Orin from Blink Photography | Bride’s dress – Madison James from Brides in Style | Groom’s suit – Stewart’s Menswear Rockhampton | Bridemaid’s dress – Forever New | Groomsmen’s suit – Stewart’s Menswear Rockhampton | Hair – Wink For Hair | Makeup – Flawless Beauty | Cake – All That Cake | Floristry – Simplicity Market Fresh Flowers | Music – Aaron Hamilton and Kassie Lee | Stylist – The Wedding Mill