Friday, September 20, 2013

A Real Life Wedding in the City : Megan & Carl


This week is all about city weddings, so of course we would share a stunning city-based real life wedding with you. 

Meet Carl Marshall and Megan McGarry who were married earlier this year in Brisbane's CBD. Their classically elegant wedding has us swooning! 


The Couple
Carl Marshall and Megan McGarry 

Date: 
Saturday, 6 April, 2013 
No. of Guests: 
140 
First Dance Song: 
Adele - One and Only 
Theme: 
Classically Elegant & Modern Traditionalist 
Hen's & Buck's: 
Weekend at Q1, Gold Coast and Bridal Shower at Alfred and Constance 
Honeymoon: 
Phuket, Thailand


How Carl and Megan Met 
We met while both working at Brisbane Grammar School. Carl noticed me on my first day, however took a few weeks to figure out how to be introduced to me. I was immediately impressed by his humour as I love people who make me laugh. We struck up a friendship immediately and after several emails and flirty looks as we passed by each other, Carl asked me out. Our first date was not your typical date as it was held in the school gym. Carl set up three stations and laid out the rules that the loser had to buy dinner. Having taken the lead in the rugby throwing game I was confident I was going to get a free dinner. Unfortunately, I was taken out in the badminton and basketball game and ended up paying for our first meal. 

Proposal 
On our first night together in New York City, we celebrated by going to a fancy restaurant followed by the Observation deck at the Rockefeller Centre. While admiring the amazing view of the city that never sleeps, I turned around to find Carl on one knee holding out a ring. He asked me to marry me and I screamed and jumped up and down with excitement. We then spent the next three weeks travelling through Europe and Asia on an engagement-moon. 

What Made the Wedding Uniquely 'Ours' 
A unique combination of class and elegance which was provided by the venue along with the candy buffet which bought out the inner-child in everyone. 

D.I.Y. 
With the help of the wonderful women at work, we made all the stationary ourselves. Having realised how quickly costs were adding up, we wanted to do as many things as we could to bring costs down. We also ordered green apple candles from America which we pinned with our guests names that served as the place cards. 

Advice
Don't compare your wedding to someone else's. Do what makes you both happy and make time for each other during the ceremony. 

Special Thanks 
The staff at Customs House, our parents, friends and family.

 
 
 
 
















// Ceremony: Cathedral of St Stephen's // Reception: Customs House // Wedding Gown: Pronovias, White Lily // Bridemaid's Dresses: Truese gowns, Eve Boutique // Groom's Suit: Bespoke tailored suit from John Harris Menswear // Groomsmen's Suits: Tailored suits from John Harris Menswear // Coordinator: Melanie Leach // Makeup: The Makeup Room // Cake: Allmixedup Cakes // Transport: Royale Limosuines // Music & Entertainment: BrisCity DJ's // Photographer: Chris Hall, Wanderkin Photography // Videographer: One Day In Mind // Celebrant: Father Anthony Mellor // Wedding Rings: Stones // Engagement Ring: Stones //

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