HILLSTONE ST LUCIA WEDDING: M&J

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:

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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!

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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!

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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…

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Introducing Mr & Mrs Gatehouse!

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After a quick group photo, it was then time for some bridal portraits with the newlyweds…

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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…

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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!!

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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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