One of the things I love most about weddings is all of the little stories that accompany a couples journey leading up to their big day… For Matt & Jess, so many of those stories were based around their friends, family and Jess’s hometown of Camden in New South Wales. While they have built a life together here in Brisbane with their two boys, Cooper & Angus, there were so many elements that formed a part of their wedding day, that were either from Camden or somewhere nearby… including the celebrant they flew up, Samantha! It really was such a beautiful day – full of so much love, emotion… and a whole lot of celebrating!
Mr & Mrs Gatehouse, thank you. Thank you for trusting us to document your first day as husband & wife… I hope that the day was everything you both hoped for and remember, it’s only the beginning of an amazing future together – for an amazing couple – and amazing family. As your maid of honour declared at the end of her speech at your Reception – here’s to your Happily Ever After!
Here’s a glimpse into their Wedding Day Story:
Matt & Jess chose Hillstone St Lucia here in Brisbane for their wedding day… with so many friends & family travelling to be a part of their big day, holding both their Ceremony & Reception in the one spot – at this amazing venue – made it super convenient for all of their guests to be there, whether they were from near or far!
Hillstone St Lucia has a few different Ceremony spots with Matt & Jess choosing the area by the fountain for their wedding ceremony… overlooking the Golf Course!
When Jess walked down the aisle towards her soon to be husband, Matt – their guests erupted in applause! Their ceremony was personal, intimate and full of both laughter & tears…
Introducing Mr & Mrs Gatehouse!
After a quick group photo, it was then time for some bridal portraits with the newlyweds…
It was important to Matt & Jess to spend as much time with their guests as they could, so after we had taken enough bridal portraits – they joined everyone at canapés whilst Billeta & I documented the Reception setup in The Grand View Room! Before long, it was time for everyone to enter and their Wedding Reception to get underway…
The night started with heartfelt speeches and ended hours later, on the dance floor… with everyone celebrating with the newly married couple! I must admit, these guys sure do know how to party!!
A huge thanks to the following vendors for making Matt & Jess’s Wedding Day as beautiful as it was:
Wedding Venue: Hillstone St Lucia, Brisbane | Photography: Just For Love Photography & Film | Celebrant: Life’s Celebrations By Samantha | Florals: Bejewelled Bridal | Bridal Gown: Brides By The Bay | Makeup Artist: Makeup By Louise | Transport: Limoso
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