It’s inspiration shoots like this one from Insight Creative + Carbine Avenue that get our heads spinning with ideas about how to up the ante in the word of wedding design. With a handful of crazy-talented vendors on board, this “make believe wedding” was put-together to showcase the best of the best for Townsville brides. Get ready to fill up your wedding ideas binder in the full gallery!

From Insight Creative + Carbine Avenue Organized and curated by Carbine Avenue and Insight Creative, this third Make Believe Wedding was held to showcase the “best of the best” available for weddings locally. Our desire has always been to show Townsville brides something unique and to inspire them to do something different and truly personal on their wedding day. This latest MBW involved 17 wedding suppliers who combined their thoughts, ideas and expertise to produce and record a magnificent day of wedding wonder. We played the entire day out as you would a real wedding — hair, makeup, gowns, suits, shoes, flowers, officiant, catering, wine, cakes and desserts, plus an entire day of shooting.

And this year we up’d the ante and added the first-ever Make Believe Wedding Event — at 6 p.m., we threw open the doors of the historic Queens Hotel and invited the public to come and enjoy what we had created. Plus, we added champagne, canapés, live music and even more styled tables and floral inspiration for brides-to-be.

Photography: Insight Creative / Location: Townsville, Queensland / Styling: Carbine Avenue / Floral Design: Townsville Flower Market / Officiant: Stephen Tasselli / Cinematography: Insight Creative / Catering: Roux Blond / Cakes + Desserts: Paper and String + Sweeter Than Sugar / Stationery: Me Mo Stationery / Wedding Favors: Cafe Bambini / Photo Booth: In The Booth / Bridal Dance: Dancensations / Wedding Dress + Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Katelyn Aslett / Jewelry: Kim Bartlett Master Jewellers / Hair: Tiki On Ackers / Makeup: Boheme Beauty & Body / Men’s Suits: Ralph