Sacha and Richy: Coolibah Downs Wedding
Photographic Art: Gold Coast Wedding Photography
Proposal: It happened at our home on the weekend of our 4 year anniversary. Richy had written a book with chapters of major events in our life together and gave it to me to read. When I got to the second half of the book the pages were glued together and he had then cut out a small square where the ring was sitting flat. So I turned the page and there it was!
Wedding Ceremony: Our Ceremony was held at Coolibah downs Chapel. Originally we wanted an outdoor wedding but we didn’t want to have to worry about the weather on the day. As soon as we saw Coolibah Downs beautiful chapel we knew we had found our venue as it had a real outdoor/ garden feel to it. The glass window backdrop with the lake and fountain made it perfect.
Wedding Celebrant: We chose Rosemary Logan because we felt immediately comfortable upon first meeting her. She was great at helping us choose our vows. She was so helpful and organized on the day, and kept the ceremony relaxed and humorous so we all felt at ease.
Wedding Reception: Our reception was also held at Coolibah downs. It was a beautiful marquee venue and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. They provided an affordable package, fantastic décor, a great DJ, and a helpful wedding planner. Our guests still talk about how delicious the food was and the friendly waiters and bar staff.
Wedding Flowers: Our beautiful bouquets were lovingly designed and arranged by Richys Aunty, Janece Chant, as our wedding gift from their family.
Wedding Cake: From the Cheesecake Shop in Southport. Chocolate and caramel mud cake with white chocolate ganache icing. We provided the ribbon and the brooch and Suzie did a great job decorating it. It was very affordable compared to other cake designers and everyone raved about how delicious it was.
Wedding Dress: My beautiful dress was made by Gold Coast dress designer, Helena Couture Designs. After trying on many dresses in Brisbane and coming home disappointed, I decided to consider getting my dress made. Helena was recommended to me by my future sister in law, and I’m so glad she was as she did a fantastic job. The design we came up with really flattered my body shape and I felt so beautiful and elegant. Helena also managed to incorporate the delicate lace from my mother’s veil as detail on my dress, and also created the perfect headpiece which was a great feature on the day.
Wedding Hair and Makeup: I first met Gold oast makeup artist Kate Mckenna when was a bridesmaid in another wedding. She was so friendly and talented, and I was so impressed with her that she was the first person I thought of to do my own wedding. I was so pleased with both my hair and makeup on the day. As someone who doesn’t usually wear much makeup, my makeup felt light and natural and my bridesmaids looked great too!
Wedding Transport: We found the kombi van online, The Dub Driver. We saw it and fell in love. It was perfect for our day and it was great to be able to travel with all of my bridesmaids and parents in the one vehicle. It made it a fun trip to the chapel which helped to keep the nerves at bay! The kombi was also a great feature in our photos.
Wedding Photography: Photographic Art were so great. We had met with a couple of other wedding photographers before them, but as soon as we them we knew they were the ones we would choose. Having both of them taking photos on the day gave us a great variety of shots and angles to choose from for our wedding album. They were so fun to work with and great at directing our large bridal party. Thanks to them we have some truly amazing shots to remember our day.