Marriot Resort & Spa Wedding Open Day

A few weekends ago now we were lucky enough t one apart of the Marriott Surfers Paradise Wedding Open day. Inclusive of many wonderful vendors such as:

- Love Notes

- W Events Group

- Motion Art

- Holly Rose Couture

- Peppers Entertainment

- A Little Cake Place

- Ceremonies By The Bay

- Kitanobo

- Elizabeth Jesse Celebrant

Featuring a gorgeous wedding reception set up in one of Marriott 's spacious events rooms by W Events Group, they yet again have surprised me with another unique set up. The creativity of this amazing group never disappoints. W Events group had also set up a beautiful wedding ceremony upstairs in another of the Marriott reception rooms which is a great wet weather option, always good to know you have back up! Displaying a beautiful ceremony which was featured in another of the W events groups styling for the Marriott that we were lucky enough to shoot a few months ago. 

Moving on, the day was great! with yummy little treats that were impossible to say no to supplied by Marriott it gave us the little sugar hit we needed! Sarah & Donna  did a great job of putting together the Marriott's very first wedding open day. 

Throughout the course of this day we had a little competition going, to win $1000 off you're wedding all you had to do was write down few simple details and put them in the glass box. We also had a few runner ups as we couldn't let the good deal pass anyone by! 

All in all we had a great day mingling with some other wedding vendors and displaying our favourite weddings. We thank the Marriott for having us & cant wait for the next one!! 

 

Until next time…

Isla Burkitt 

Mt Tamborine Pethers Rainforest Retreat Wedding Videography - Trent & Donay

Arriving at a beautiful property located in Mt Tamborine in which the boys were in preparation for Trent's big day. Typical boys rushing around finding this & that, mucking around as they progressed through the morning it was great to see them all having a good time together. With such a big bridal party it's hard not to have a great time! 

Leaving the boys to head just up the road to where Donay was getting ready at the Pethers Rainforest Retreat. & what a beautiful little spot this was! Tucked away piece of heaven! 

Donay & the girls all looking gorgeous as they continued to get ready. Donay having her makeup done by Mia Connor looked like a true life princess, and with a stunning dress like this one it is hard to say otherwise! Her beautiful gown was designed by Marry Me Brides .

Having ample amount of time to shoot the girls before it was ceremony time was great, and in such big open spaces we had plenty of room to play around. On a big wide open balcony we got some gorgeous video footage of the girls all enjoying the moments as they freely flowed in excitement for this special day. 

Making our way down to the ceremony to set up the cameras for the arrival of Donay everyone was patiently awaiting the reveal. 

Having their two furry babies arrive not long before ceremony commencement with a little floral collar it was super cute! Them being the ring bearers it was such a great way to include something so precious to them both. 

Through the ceremony all eyes were on them two and it's safe to say there was no wiping that smile off either of their faces. As they become husband & wife everyone stood picking up a handful of rose petals to toss over them as they walked back down the aisle. Such a great idea and looks awesome on film! 

Moving onto the photos section it was kept short and sweet. Making the most of the afternoon sunlight and vineyard just behind the venue. 

It was now time to make their appearance in the reception to all their family & friends as Mr & Mrs Christey, everyone cheering as they walked in you could feel the energy in the room was amazing.

The speeches followed this throughout the night and everyone continued to enjoy the awesome party. As the night came to an end for us we said our goodbyes and wishes them nothing but the very best. 

We thank both Trent & Donay for having us be apart of their special day & can't wait to be sharing this awesome video with them both! 

From the team here at J'adore, congratulations!! 

Untill next time....

 

Written by: Isla Burkitt 

Mirra Dinning & Events Brisbane Wedding Photo & Video - Luke & Tiernan

We had a big day ahead of the J’adore team with a full 10 hours premium package in the heart of Brisbane, and the team couldn’t be more keen to get stuck in for the day. Our clients Luke & Tiernan were staying at the Meriton serviced apartments located right near the top where we experienced lavish and panoramic city views of Brisbane.  

Turned up at Luke's apartment first, we were treated to a few laughs and everyone getting ready before we pulled Luke aside to do a mock shoot of him putting of the essential wedding attire, before some of our members slipped away to start recording both Photography and videography of Tiernan getting ready below. 

A the other crew turned up to Tiernan’s getting ready apartment we noticed her beautiful gown bought from Andreas Bridal. This Bridal gown service caters to a wide selection of modern and traditional bridesmaids and wedding dresses that perfectly accentuate any figure.  Her other accessories to match the wedding dress was the set of wildflowers from Sugaredstyle whom was also the stylist for the wedding. Whether vintage, retro, opulent, earthy, classic or modern all styles and elements created by Sugaredstyle will keep your guests talking for all the right reasons, The seamless collected detailed and attention they will put into your night will be unwavering as was shown throughout Luke and Tiernan’s wedding. Hair & Makeup was done by Kim & Paige from Rustic Blend Hair Studios, who catered for a few different styles that accentuated every individual bridesmaid, and they were all a fun bunch which was great to work with.

Before we knew it, all of us were setting off to the outdoor ceremony. Romeo Street Parklands offer a romantic subtropical parades hugging the northern side of Brisbane’s CBD what was even more fantastic was the close proximity from the Meriton serviced apartments. The parkland offers five unique and diverse options that is perfectly suitable for any ceremony of that theme. The views also offer spectacular views of the city skyline and celebrations for up to 250 guests.  The wedding celebrant Laurie Pollard from The Wedding Wanderer made an entertaining yet heartfelt service and the affair was everything professional yet homely. 

The ceremony itself was a beautiful affair, that had personal vows shared ,and a few laughs were a product of the guests sense of the lovers special vows to each other. After the ceremony everyone said their congratulations around the terrace where drinks were provided for so the couple could slowly say their thankyou's before we set off to our photo section around Roma Street Parklands . Here we we ventured to the ample photo locations around the venue to get a few of our more intimate moments on both photo and video.

For the reception we were really close from Roma Street Parklands so it was a quick adventure to Mirra Events & Dining Located in Fortitude Valley.  Originally a warehouse, this stylish and opulent venue has been transformed With a mixture of both a classic and modern twist that caters to all wedding experiences. The Venue can cater for wedding functions from any intimate private dinner to up to 180 guests, and provides a quirky outdoor feature setting. 

Throughout the reception we had the opportunity to get to know our couple a little better with the speeches, and they never disappoint. Between the classic shoe game that broke up the speeches and had the crowd laughing and playing along to the heartfelt moments shared between the family and friends, the night was going off smoothly. The food that Mirra Events served was exquisite and was greatly accompanied with Luke & Tiernan’s Lavish Cake which was made exclusively from Butter nonsense, and it lived up to exquisite look of the cake before the couple cut in. 

the rest of the night continued to go along smoothly with the photo booth being used by many guests and everyone hitting up the dance floor and glide along to a classic tune at least once. And before we knew it, the team of two were packing down at 11pm to end the night. As the reception area was located in a little alleyway, it's privacy catered to everyone easily being picked up and whisked off to their next destination.

 

Written By Natarlie Weller 

Canberra National Portrait Gallery Wedding Photo & Video - Craig & Aline

One of the many things we love most about having wedding photography not only as our passion but as our occupation is that we get to travel! And luckily for us we get a lot of it. This wedding adventure has brought us south of NSW to Canberra for Craig & Aline's wonderful wedding.

Starting the day off with the boys whom were staying at the QT Canberra we kept it short and sweet. Getting some candid getting ready images of the handsome groom whilst his groomsmen attempted to help this process. They were a great bunch of guys who seemed to all have very valued friendships with one another, couldn't ask for anything more in a bridal party. 

Making our way over to the Bride we arrived at a beautiful home located only 10 minutes down the road. Her gorgeous little daughter was wearing the exact same dress which I just melted over! It was 110% absolute preciousness! Bridesmaids all looking gorgeous, especially Aline topped it off in her stunning dress made by Atelie Barbara Mello

After taking some shots of all the girls in the front yard and gift giving it was just about time for us to make our way to the Portrait Gallery which conveniently enough was only just down the road as well. Arriving to a gorgeous set up styled by Show Pony event styling they did a great job. 

Getting everything repaired for the entrance of the groom, shortly followed by his gorgeous wife Aline. You could just tell everyone was in ore of her, she looked amazing!! The ceremony conducted by Judy Aulich Celebran was no less beautiful, with having half of it translated to Portuguese for all of Aline's family & friends. 

As the ceremony came to an end the bride & groom spent some time thanking guests and mingling amongst everyone whilst receiving all of their congratulations before heading out for our short photos section. Only having a short time to get this done we made sure we already had the area’s we wanted to shoot in set out and ready to go. 

Before long it was time to go back inside where the party was just getting started. The night was inclusive of great speeches, amazing dance moves and a lot of fun, laughter and happiness you couldn't ask for much more. We are very thankful too have been apart of such a special day for both Craig & Aline. 

From the team here at J’adore, we wish you both nothing but love, happiness & pure joy for your future together alongside one another.

 

Untill next time…. 

 

Isla Burkitt 

Versace Gold Coast Wedding Photo & Video - Adrian & Angela

It feels like only yesterday Rob & myself were shooting Angela & Adrian’s engagement photoshoot at their beautiful home just down the coast from where we are located. Getting to know our couples prior to the wedding we value greatly. So when it comes time for the wedding day, we are well trusted and known by our couples.

It wasn't long until it was time for the wedding! Arriving first at Adrian’s parents house you can tell the party had well and truly started. Surrounded by lots of family & friends there wasn't anyone without a smile on their face. What a fantastic way to start your wedding day! 

Moving on we made our way to the Angela & the girls, arriving just before Angela had finished her makeup snapping a few shots of the preparation stages & she looked just amazing! What a lucky man Adrian is!! Having her makeup done by House of Glamour & dress designed by Nektaria it was a match made in heaven. 

Before long it was time to head to the ceremony venue, located in southport called the Guardian Angels Church. One of the larger churches we have shot in and it was great to have so much room to move around not to mention the top floor over looking everyone that we had access too was just amazing! 

Throughout the ceremony there was nothing but smiling faces, & loving emotions filling the room as Adrian & Angela became husband & wife. With the sun beaming though the windows on the left hand side it created a beautiful glow around Angela making her look gorgeous as ever. 

After the ceremony had come to an end it was time to get everyone outside for the big group shot, getting that done & dusted nice and quick so we could all start making our way to the amazing venue of Versace for the photos section & reception. 

On arrival we made the most of the beautiful entrance, parking the RR at the front of Versace in the centre with everyone just Infront. Making the most of this opportunity we got all of the family photos done here which all looked brilliant. As well as some bridal party shots and singles for Adrian & Angela. 

& now it was time for one of our favourite parts of the day, the photos section. This is where we get to bring our creativity out, scouting for gorgeous backgrounds & searching for that perfect light. 

Taking Adrian & Angela onto the broad walk beside the water as the sun was setting we got some of my favourite images from the day, playing around with some silhouette made for some great images. 

Moving back into the Versace we had a play around the pool area, taking advantage of the beautiful walls we had behind us. Before long it was time to head into the reception to get things ready and set up for the big entrance. But first we made sure we got some great little shots of Adrian & Angela on the dance floor in an empty room before everyone started to make their way in. 

Moving on through the night there was some heartfelt speeches from the nearest & dearest, cake cutting, mother son & father daughter dancing along with some cultural dancing to finish the night off. With Sex & Chocolate playing majority of the night they sounded amazing! Alongside MC Nick, in connection they both did a great job!

From the team here at J’adore Weddings, we wish you both nothing but the very very best. We had an amazing time shooting your wedding and are so very pleased to have designed a premium wedding album you will both cherish forever. Thankyou for choosing J’adore as your wedding photo & video specialists.