Gladstone’s Celestial Bridal Collaboration

This was a celestial bridal shoot designed to be unique, dark and beautiful; a collaboration which aimed to break all the rules.

A talented group of Gladstone vendors designed this shoot to be exclusive and trendsetting.

The concepts were different; a moon arbour, two brides, blue florals plus dramatic hair, makeup and gowns.

The wedding locations were set in Gladstone’s industrial background, to compliment the theme and the couple.

This bridal shoot breaks the traditional idealism of weddings, setting theme trends for 2021 and beyond.

– – THE TEAM – –
Hair and makeup: Rebecca Noy – Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist
Dresses: Gladstone Bridal Boutique
Suit: E-Male Lifestyle
Styling: Moonbar Moments
Florals; Floralart Florist
Models: @mich.ward & @theindiawade
Photography: Calissa Bree Photography

Christina and James’ Wedding

25 September 2019

It was an unexpected meeting between two souls which sparked a relationship that will last a lifetime.

The chemistry between James and Christina was undeniable when their paths crossed. Christina was first drawn to James’ eyes; however, it was Christina’s personality that captured her future husband’s attention.

Their love of outdoors and spending time adventuring together, created for the perfect set up James needed for the proposal!

“Christina had no idea it was about to happen! We were just walking along a quiet beach, talking and laughing together before we stopped to cuddle to take in the moment.

“I asked her to close her eyes as I got on one knee to pop the big question. When she opened her eyes, she said YES with tears of happiness in her eyes”

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Our bride and groom were surrounded by their family and loved ones on Wednesday 25 September, a date that marked Christina’s late grandmother’s birthday. The family spirit together with memories of those lost were dearly cherished, as they celebrated the beginning of a new love.

Tell us about your favourite detail from your wedding day!

We kept with tradition and decided not to see one another leading into the wedding (from the night before). It was really special to have a little kiss when I [Christina] arrived at the ceremony before we started the formalities!

We wrote our own vows for the ceremony as well which was another favourite part. My [Christina] favourite vow of James’ was “Christina I join my life to yours, not merely as your husband, but as your best friend”.

“All of the vows were my favourite” [James].

James managed to hold back the tears as his gorgeous bride walked towards him for the ceremony. Though, for his proud Mum and best mate they were unable to contain their tears!

Christina was absolutely glowing as she walked down the aisle, holding onto her dads’ arm. And finding a wedding dress was easy for our bride! It was the second dress that Christina saw and when she tried it on, she just knew it was the one! 

Wedding planning was stress free, as both Christina and James knew exactly what it was that they wanted for their wedding day. With easy going wedding planning, came easy going and incredibly helpful vendors; helping to make the day so memorable.

The couple made special mention of Kellie, their photographer, who captured the many special moments of the day.

“We loved that Kel was so easy to deal with, and so professional for our wedding day. Among all of the emotions and excitement of the day she was also great to have a laugh with as well!”

So, what did Kellie have to say about Christina & James’ wedding day?

“James and Christina were so relaxed and easy going during both the planning phase and on their wedding day.

They completely trusted in me to take them on an adventure to some amazing locations for beautiful portraits.  Christina told me what she had her heart set on for their photographs, one being a dirt road with a tree canopy. I spent time scouting the perfect location for her, which happened to be exactly eight minutes from their ceremony. 

We then travelled another eight minutes to the last location for the last of the golden light for their sunsets. 

With a few beers in hand it was the perfect way to end the day and start the party before heading back to the reception.”

Christina and James wanted to convey a special thanks to their Celebrant Roxanne too!

Rox is easy going and very helpful, making our wedding ceremony extra special.”

Wishing Christina and James all the very best for their lives together as husband and wife.

The Team:
Wedding Venue: Rockhampton Heritage Village
Photography: Kellie Guinane Photography
Bridal Prep: Korte’s Resort
Groom Prep: Casa Nostra Motel Rockhampton
Celebrant: Roxanne Hodda Marriage Celebrant
Hair & Makeup Artist: Touch Of Style Hair & Beauty
Wedding Florals: Allenstown Florist

Hayley & Luke’s Botanical Gardens Wedding

A few words from Hayley & Luke’s photographer, Madelyn Holmes Photographics: From the moment I met Hayley I could tell she was the kind of bride that knew what she wanted, especially with the six month deadline she and Luke had set for their day. Fast forward to a week before their wedding… Rockhampton had received torrential rain meaning their original venue was no longer an option, so they packed up and moved plans to the Botanical Gardens. As if that wasn’t enough excitement, another storm hit straight after they said their ‘I dos’ which had everyone running for cover. Despite it all, I never saw the smiles leave Hayley & Luke’s faces!hayley_luke_041smlhayley_luke_021smlhayley_luke_059smlhayley_luke_056smlhayley_luke_066smlhayley_luke_074smlhayley_luke_075smlhayley_luke_089sml hayley_luke_111smlhayley_luke_147smlhayley_luke_152smlhayley_luke_156smlhayley_luke_162smlhayley_luke_184sml

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Suppliers: Venue – The Tearooms at Rockhampton Botanical Gardens | Photographer – Madelyn Holmes Photographics | Glasshouse marquee, lighting and furniture hire – CQ Party Hire | Florist – Simplicity Market Fresh Flowers | Cake – Cake Crafters | Caterer – Lickity Fingers Catering | Celebrant – Deb Edwards-Brown (Cloud Nine Celebrancy Services) | Hair – Meg Perry at Wink For Hair | Makeup – Nat Perel at Envy Beauty Therapy | Bride’s dress – Carla Zampatti | Bride’s rings – Mystique Jewellers | Bride’s shoes – Tony Bianco | Bridesmaids – Zimmerman | Groom’s suit – Roger David | Groomsmen – YD | Groom’s ring – Mystique Jewellers | Musicians – Kyle Gallagher & Celeste Spiteri | Stylist – Self styled | Arch & Swing – DIY by the groom