Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Vintage Elegance : Louise & John's Toowoomba Wedding

It was love at first sight when we saw the gorgeous images from Louise McCorley and John Hallo’s Toowoomba wedding. From the bridesmaids’ soft pink tea dresses to the dramatic bespoke chandelier which hung in the marquee, this couple had a clear vision and they knew how to make it work!

A consistent colour palette of pale pink, brown, and cream was carried beautifully throughout together with an emphasis on clean lines; while vintage touches like the bride’s faux fur shrug added a touch of individuality and glamour.

Special Memory 
Getting to the top of aisle. All the nerves and excitement transformed into absolute happiness when we were able to stand together in front of all our friends and family and share the moment with them.   

Our Order of Events 
We tried to create a style and a feel for the wedding that was about everyone being together in one place ... each event was seamless and lead from one to the other without people wondering what was happening next or when dinner would be served. We wanted 160 guests to feel like 40 and this was done by making sure people couldn’t spread out across different rooms too much. We had a very strict timetable that the restaurant followed to ensure we were always on schedule and the formal proceedings didn’t drag on.

Our Colour Notes
As much as a colour theme seems a little old school, it really helps tie everything together and carries the experience for the guests through from the invitation to the thankyou cards. Being confident in your style makes it a lot easier to make decisions between certain elements, even down to the chair you choose or the candle holder.

Hen’s Night 
My beautiful bridesmaids organised a long lunch in Brisbane at The Chelsea. They arranged for everyone to take polaroids on the day and post them in a book with a note – a very special souvenir. 

Funniest Moment 
You feel like a complete try-hard posing in the photos but because we just laughed at ourselves the whole time (which I think was Darren’s goal) the photos turned out so well and everyone just looks like they are having a brilliant day!

date : 09 June 2012
number of guests : 160
ceremony : St James Anglican Church
reception : Gips Restaurant
gown : Karen Willis Holmes, Brisbane
flowers : Deane’s Roses, Highfields
decorator : Bride with support from Aaron Bourne from Harolds Finishing Touches, Toowoomba
photography : Darren from CkMetroPhotos

John and Louise's vintage elegance wedding is featured in the Summer 2012 edition of Queensland Brides on page 247 - grab the print or digital edition of the Summer issue online

If you need another hit of real wedding inspiration check out our real life wedding gallery online (while you are there you can submit your own wedding too!) or head to our image gallery, explore our pinterest page or try your luck with one of our many competitions we have running at the moment:

WIN 1 of 5  double passes to Love Is All You Need

WIN 1 of 10 special preview double passes to Quartet

WIN 1 of 5  double passes to This is 40

WIN a Heritage Splendour Wedding at The Grand View Hotel worth $4000

Good luck, happy wedding planning and see you next week.

 QB x

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