Summer and Lachlan’s Brisbane Botanic Gardens Wedding

Summer and Lachlan were married in July 2018 at the Brisbane LDS Temple and chose the Brisbane Botanic Gardens for their Wedding Shoot. I can’t say enough what a pleasure it was to be with them and their families! So much love to go around! After taking family and friends photos at the Temple, we made our way to Brisbane’s Botanic Gardens at Mt Coot-tha. To my delight, we stumbled upon the Herbarium and Fern Garden, and while I had hoped for some great photos there, the location took the photos to a whole new level of magic. Summer looked like a princess in her gorgeous gown! I was pleasantly surprised when Summer told me Lachy had chosen his suit and accessories personally. Oh, big brownie points there. Well done!

The Reception was a laid back, informal gathering at the family farm outside of Brisbane, complete with fire pit, marquee and lines of draped lights. Styling was rustic country, and bush flowers just added to the homestead feel. Just so lovely. I seriously felt like one of the family. Oh, one of the best moments of the night: the bride and groom arriving at the Reception on a quad bike 😀

Read on below the gallery to find out about their plans, the day and some good advice for those getting married.


The Q&A all about their Wedding Day…

How many guests did you have at your wedding?

We had around approximately 70 guest there but with extended family and people we didn’t anticipate coming we are sure there were a few more. Which we were catered for just in case.

Why did you pick the venues that you chose?

We both liked the rustic theme for the wedding; as well as, being winter we thought what a better way to keep warm than to have an open campfire. Lachlan’s parents live on a bit of property, so we thought there really isn’t a better place to have our reception than home.

What inspired your wedding venue décor? Did you have a theme in mind?

The rustic theme was a major part of the venue decoration. The rustic theme is quite a laid-back but still beautiful and that’s how we wanted our guests to feel.

What colours did you choose and how did you decide?

Sticking to our theme we chose earthy natural colours to the environment; such as, green, brown, white and small amounts of yellow

Tell us about your flowers, hair and make up, decorations, cake, D.J. or band, venues, catering, stationery, dresses and suits and other details that made a difference to your day.

Our flowers were a few roses with different types of gum leaves with small amounts of baby’s breath. My hair was done by Lehba’s, who, previously to the wedding day, dyed and cut my hair. Then on the day she styled it into the beautiful up-do that can be seen in the photos. Make-up was done by myself, it was just a simple smokey browny-gold eye shadow. Both the dress and the suit was bought from ‘Ferrari Formalwear & Bridal’, we had excellent customer service.

Can you share a fun or memorable moment you had together during your Wedding Day?

Being sealed in the Temple was the most memorable moment of our day and lives.

How was your experience with your photographers?

Jo was an amazing photographer, she was caring, kind and so patient with us. We giggled and were uncomfortable with some of the things we had to do but Jo was always so loving in reassuring us. She fit into our day so easily and we could not thank her enough for taking photos that will last as memories for the rest of our lives.

What was the biggest challenge you faced in planning your wedding?

The weather was the biggest challenge in planning the wedding as we had to have two venues organised in case of rain.

One piece of advice you would give to other couples for their wedding?

Don’t focus too much on perfecting the dress, makeup, hair or even the reception. Just focus on the person you are marrying because that’s what it is really all about.

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