I spend a lot of time on Instagram. You might even say, I’m a little addicted to that little app (and how could you not be, when it’s full of such pretty pictures!) But hey, when incredible couples like Chris & Alyce find me on Instagram – I think I can justify all the time I spend on there!
Since the minute Alyce’s first email hit my inbox, I knew we were going to be a great fit. Not only are these two super relaxed but they are also SO in love. They are in love with each other but also with life itself, finding joy in everything (they are currently on roller coasters at Disneyland on their honeymoon – a perfect example of how much they enjoy life!) They spent their first day as husband & wife a couple weeks ago here in Brisbane and honestly, I’m still pinching myself that I was the one that got to photograph it. Chris & Alyce, I seriously loved every minute of your wedding day and I hope you love this little sneak peek of your photos that I put together for you!
Here’s a peek into their beautiful Wedding Day story:
Alyce’s morning started at her lovely aunties home here in Brisbane, getting ready with her bridesmaids & mum. Whilst the girls were pampered by a friend – and talented hair & makeup duo – Blush & Bangs – I got started photographing all of Alyce’s pretty things…
How beautiful is this personalised wooden ring box! Such a lovely keepsake for long after the wedding day too…
Before long it was time for Alyce to get dressed into her stunning wedding dress. The intricate lace detail on the gown was just incredible… such a pretty dress for such a pretty girl!
WEDDING CEREMONY VENUE: THE GARDENS CLUB, BRISBANE
Chris & Alyce chose to hold their Wedding Ceremony at The Gardens Club, here in Brisbane. This venue is in the middle of the botanical gardens, so it’s always lush, green and ready to host a beautiful wedding. I adore working here!
This moment. Always gives me all the feels. Here she comes, ready to become Chris’s wife!
After a beautiful Ceremony officiated by another friend of mine, Carly Slade (I seriously got to work with so many industry friends at this wedding, I LOVE it when this happens!) we strolled through the botanical gardens & around Old Government House for their bridal portraits…
Doesn’t that sandstone make for such a beautiful backdrop…
and of course, the gardens always look so pretty (especially fig tree lane, one of my faves!)
WEDDING RECEPTION VENUE: LOFT, WEST END
As the sun started to set, we made our way back to Loft West End for their Wedding Reception. Gemma from Inspired By Love Events & Borrowed (and yes, she is another friend of mine!) was putting the finishing touches to their candlelit reception. You guys, as soon as I walked in, I was speechless. This was one of the most beautiful Wedding Receptions I’ve ever seen. The entire room smelt divine, thanks to all those scented candles!
Loft West End has an incredible vintage cocktail bar… I was just in love with those aquamarine subway tiles!
Introducing Mr & Mrs Haywood, ready to celebrate the night away with their friends & family… the start of an incredible first night as a married couple!
Chris & Alyce, thank you so much for trusting me to document your first day as husband & wife! You’re probably having the time of your lives on your honeymoon, but hopefully you can sit down together and reminisce on your amazing wedding day. I wish you both the very best for your married future together, lots of love, Kylie x
I’d love to hear what you think! Leave me a comment below – and I’m sure the newlyweds would appreciate some kind words to: