Yesterday was a big day. It was an important day. It was a day I know Brent & Gabi will remember for many many years to come – it was the day that they became husband & wife! I had been watching the weather forecast all week – with the summer storms starting here in Queensland, there is never any guarantee in terms of what the weather will do – but thankfully the weather gods were on our side and as heavy as the clouds may have been overhead, not a single drop of rain fell. A sure sign that their married life would be off to a good start… Surrounded by their closest family & friends on Bribie Island, Brent & Gabi married & celebrated & celebrated some more! The best (& only) way to spend a Sunday in my opinion!
Here’s a glimpse into their beautiful Wedding Day story:
The morning started for Gabi at On The Beach Resort, overlooking the ocean! With the help of her lovely mum Ros, we took some time to get the most perfect photo of her stunning bridal dress, specially made by the talented Pina Fiorenza… this dress is just stunning Pina! As I styled all of Gabi’s details, I saw how much love & effort she had put into every single element for her & Brent’s wedding day, even down to the little jewellery dish she had made (one that said G+B for them and one for each of her 4 bridesmaids outlining their first initial). Gabi, you are SO kind & thoughtful!
As a wedding photographer, I live for these quiet moments… just like this quick hug between a mum and her daughter. These moments are what life is all about, doing it with the people that we love most in the world!
You know those jewellery dishes I mentioned above – I think the bridesmaids liked theirs too!
Meanwhile, Nick had joined Brent and his groomsmen to document their morning over at the Golfers Lodge, located on Pacific Harbour Golf & Country Club. With less to do on the morning of a Wedding Day, it’s always great for the guys to have an activity or two to pass the time – just like Brent & his boys did. Cards and some time on a mini putting green will certainly do the trick!
Before long it was time for Brent to get ready… I just have to mention – how nice was this gift from his wife to be! Very, very nice!
Their Wedding Ceremony was held on the lawn at Pacific Harbour Golf & Country Club – walking distance for the guys and a short 15 minute drive for the bride and her girls… the air was electric with anticipation while everyone waited for the bride to arrive and the Ceremony to begin…
A very happy groom… now husband, I just love the look on Brent’s face in this photo as Gabi reads her vows to him. It’s like all his Christmas’s have come at once… and looking at his bride, I think they might have!
After a quick group photo, it was time for some bridal portraits… Mr & Mrs Gardem needed hardly any instruction, their love was more than enough!
Their Wedding Reception was also held at Pacific Harbour Golf & Country Club, which meant their friends & family could relax and enjoy their canapes and a few drinks, without the stress of having to travel anywhere. They all awaited the return of the bride & groom, wanting to help them celebrate… and celebrate they did!
There was heartfelt speeches, cake cutting, a first dance…
followed by even the youngest hitting the dancefloor! (but thankfully leaving the crazy dance antics for the older guests!)
Before we left, we just had to grab the newlyweds for a quick night time photo – which also let them take a moment to reflect on the amazing day that had been! Brent & Gabi, thank you for trusting us to document your wedding day, it was a complete honour to be a part of and we cannot wait to see what amazing things are destined for your future as husband & wife! Lots of love, Nick & Kylie
A huge thanks to the following vendors for making Brent & Gabi’s wedding day as amazing as it was:
Wedding Venue: Pacific Harbour Golf & Country Club
Stylist: Fabulous Funktions | Celebrant: Paul Voge | Bridal Gown: Fiorenza – Custom made | Makeup Artist: Xsentuate Makeup Artistry | Florals: Leaf En Bloom | Grooms & Groomsmen Attire: Connor | Bridesmaid Gowns: Odyssey Bridal | Cake: The Cheesecake Shop – Wynnum | Invitation Suite: Mins Magical Moments