MENU

Proposals happen everywhere. They happen in private, in public, whilst travelling or snuggling at home. I hear so many proposal stories from my gorgeous JFL couples, but when Tara mentioned that Sam planned an amazing dinner at their favourite restaurant but then proposed in the car park, away from onlookers – my heart melted. I also don’t like being centre of attention, so I think a private proposal sounds pretty darn perfect! I have just loved getting to know these two over the last 12 months – from our first coffee date with them to their adventurous outdoor engagement session, it’s been clear that these two were not only meant to be together but were in for a fun married adventure as husband & wife (which all started with their honeymoon in America!)

Sam & Tara were married last month in an intimate celebration, surrounded by their closest friends and family and of course their little fur baby Louis…

Here’s a glimpse into their Wedding Day story:

Brisbane-City-Wedding-Just-For-Love-Photography-Stamford-Plaza-Photos-Photo-Bride-Prep

BRISBANE WEDDING VENUE: STAMFORD PLAZA HOTEL

Tara & Sam chose to get married at the Stamford Plaza, a gorgeous riverside venue here in Brisbane… the ceremony overlooked the water, whilst their reception was held in their main ballroom. A stunning wedding for a stunning couple… on what was a perfect Brisbane summer’s day!

Brisbane-City-Wedding-Just-For-Love-Photography-Stamford-Plaza-Photos-Photo-Bride-Prep Brisbane-City-Wedding-Just-For-Love-Photography-Stamford-Plaza-Photos-Photo-Bride-Prep Brisbane-City-Wedding-Just-For-Love-Photography-Stamford-Plaza-Photos-Photo-Bride-Prep

JFL Bride Tara had some of the most gorgeous details – I am a huge LOVER of anything Badgley Mischka… and these must be two of the cutest flower girls ever!

Brisbane-City-Wedding-Just-For-Love-Photography-Stamford-Plaza-Photos-Photo-Bride-PrepBrisbane-City-Wedding-Just-For-Love-Photography-Stamford-Plaza-Photos-Photo-Bride-Prep Brisbane-City-Wedding-Just-For-Love-Photography-Stamford-Plaza-Photos-Photo-Bride-Prep Brisbane-City-Wedding-Just-For-Love-Photography-Stamford-Plaza-Photos-Photo-Bride-Prep Brisbane-City-Wedding-Just-For-Love-Photography-Stamford-Plaza-Photos-Photo-Bride-Prep

Before long it was time for their riverside ceremony…. and for these two to become husband & wife!

Brisbane-City-Wedding-Just-For-Love-Photography-Stamford-Plaza-Photos-Photo-Garden-Ceremony Brisbane-City-Wedding-Just-For-Love-Photography-Stamford-Plaza-Photos-Photo-Garden-CeremonyBrisbane-City-Wedding-Just-For-Love-Photography-Stamford-Plaza-Photos-Photo-Garden-Ceremony Brisbane-City-Wedding-Just-For-Love-Photography-Stamford-Plaza-Photos-Photo-Garden-Ceremony Brisbane-City-Wedding-Just-For-Love-Photography-Stamford-Plaza-Photos-Photo-Garden-Ceremony Brisbane-City-Wedding-Just-For-Love-Photography-Stamford-Plaza-Photos-Photo-Garden-Ceremony Brisbane-City-Wedding-Just-For-Love-Photography-Stamford-Plaza-Photos-Photo-Garden-Ceremony

Introducing Mr & Mrs Yarrow!

Brisbane-City-Wedding-Just-For-Love-Photography-Stamford-Plaza-Photos-Photo-Garden-Ceremony Brisbane-City-Wedding-Just-For-Love-Photography-Stamford-Plaza-Photos-Photo-Garden-Ceremony

After a beautiful ceremony (and a few family photos with Louis!), they walked down to the botanical gardens with their bridal party for their bridal portraits! There are some stunning spots in the gardens, including the romantic fig tree lane…

Brisbane-City-Wedding-Just-For-Love-Photography-Stamford-Plaza-Photos-Photo-Botanical-Gardens-Bridal-Portraits Brisbane-City-Wedding-Just-For-Love-Photography-Stamford-Plaza-Photos-Photo-Botanical-Gardens-Bridal-Portraits Brisbane-City-Wedding-Just-For-Love-Photography-Stamford-Plaza-Photos-Photo-Botanical-Gardens-Bridal-Portraits Brisbane-City-Wedding-Just-For-Love-Photography-Stamford-Plaza-Photos-Photo-Botanical-Gardens-Bridal-Portraits

Gosh, Tara you sure did make a stunning JFL Bride! That When Freddie Met Lilly dress was just stunning – and that bouquet! Just perfect my love!

Brisbane-City-Wedding-Just-For-Love-Photography-Stamford-Plaza-Photos-Photo-Botanical-Gardens-Bridal-Portraits Brisbane-City-Wedding-Just-For-Love-Photography-Stamford-Plaza-Photos-Photo-Botanical-Gardens-Bridal-Portraits Brisbane-City-Wedding-Just-For-Love-Photography-Stamford-Plaza-Photos-Photo-Botanical-Gardens-Bridal-Portraits Brisbane-City-Wedding-Just-For-Love-Photography-Stamford-Plaza-Photos-Photo-Botanical-Gardens-Bridal-PortraitsBrisbane-City-Wedding-Just-For-Love-Photography-Stamford-Plaza-Photos-Photo-Botanical-Gardens-Bridal-PortraitsBrisbane-City-Wedding-Just-For-Love-Photography-Stamford-Plaza-Photos-Photo-Botanical-Gardens-Bridal-PortraitsBrisbane-City-Wedding-Just-For-Love-Photography-Stamford-Plaza-Photos-Photo-Botanical-Gardens-Bridal-Portraits

As the summer storm clouds started to roll in, they took advantage of the moody skies for some final portraits outside and then headed back to the Stamford Plaza for some photos on their iconic staircase…

Brisbane-City-Wedding-Just-For-Love-Photography-Stamford-Plaza-Photos-Photo-Botanical-Gardens-Bridal-PortraitsBrisbane-City-Wedding-Just-For-Love-Photography-Stamford-Plaza-Photos-Photo-Botanical-Gardens-Bridal-Portraits

Meanwhile, the finishing touches were being put on the ballroom for their incredible wedding reception… and then it was time to get the party started! There were speeches, toasts, cake cutting (how amazing is that cake!!) and plenty of dancing the night away!

Brisbane-City-Wedding-Just-For-Love-Photography-Stamford-Plaza-Photos-Photo-Reception Brisbane-City-Wedding-Just-For-Love-Photography-Stamford-Plaza-Photos-Photo-ReceptionBrisbane-City-Wedding-Just-For-Love-Photography-Stamford-Plaza-Photos-Photo-Reception Brisbane-City-Wedding-Just-For-Love-Photography-Stamford-Plaza-Photos-Photo-Reception Brisbane-City-Wedding-Just-For-Love-Photography-Stamford-Plaza-Photos-Photo-Reception Brisbane-City-Wedding-Just-For-Love-Photography-Stamford-Plaza-Photos-Photo-Reception

A huge thanks to the following vendors for making Sam & Tara’s wedding day as incredible as it was:

Wedding Venue: Stamford Plaza Hotel, Brisbane | Styling: Styled Events | Wedding Dress: When Freddie Met Lilly | Suits: Studio 196 | Florals: Unveiling Poppy | Makeup Artist: Kate Johnston MUA | Cake: Deliberately Delicious | Photo Booth: Photos in a Booth | Pianist: Pianist Brisbane | Invitation Suite: Two Sistahs

I’d love to hear what you think – leave me a comment below (it honestly will make my day!) and I’m sure the newlyweds would appreciate some kind words to:

CLOSE