Brisbane Wedding by Karen Buckle Photography
December 5, 2011

This Brisbane wedding by Karen Buckle Photography is just one of the loveliest things I have ever seen.  Perfectly place arrangements of blush florals in mercury glass vases shimmer and shine over centerpiece mirrors.  Culture and style come together for a celebration that is beyond beautiful and overflowing with romance.  See it all here!

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From the Bride...Steve and I met in Brisbane at our friends’ home party. Steve proposed me along the Brisbane River just after we celebrated my 30th birthday at the hotel where we had an outside ceremony by the river. Since then, I have been inspired by Style Me Pretty (I am (and will be) enjoying being a SMP blogger after our wedding was over!).

After seeing many wonderful ideas, I realized that one of the most important things was to infuse my culture, Japanese tastes. I always love beautiful Japanese origami and Chiyogami papers (papers of different patterns and color layers). To reflect Japanese culture using origami papers, we started a 10-month BIG & FUN DIY project – fold 1000 colorful cranes and put them through strings. In Japan, it is said that holding 1000 cranes makes our wish come true (happy and long marriage).Thanks to my mum and friends, we could completely finish just few weeks before the wedding. With the help of our planner, they were hung at the pre-drinks space. Guests had a fun time taking photos with the poraloid camera for the guest book in front of our proudly made 1000 cranes.We also made Chiyogami paper cranes for each guest on their napkin. As bon bons, we prepared macaroons filling the wooden Sake Box that was tied with Japanese patterned ribbons sourced from Japan and a name tag on each one.

Because of various colors of cranes, we had softy-pastel colored spring flowers such as ranunculus, david austin, blushing bride and cherry blossoms. It was also important for us to incorporate with vintage chic style and personal touches. We were lucky enough to meet talented styling planners and vendors who introduced vintage vases, centerpieces, birdcages, tealight bowls, seating charts, welcome board and our “MUST ITEM” gorgeous chandelier. They were all incorporated in the reception restaurant. Big thanks to our photographer Karen, we could add a personal touch on table numbers of engagement portraits. Since we saw her photos, we could not think about other photographers. Her natural and delightful photos remind us a beautiful wedding and we enjoy seeing wedding photos every day!

We just had an extremely enjoyable time from the beginning of the wedding plan to the end of the wedding night. We could not be happier to celebrate this perfect day without families and friends coming from different destinations. Without lots of love, happiness, laugh, dance and great food, we could not have the perfect day what we exactly expected. The beautiful day just reflected two of us – wonderful memory forever.

Wedding Photography: Karen Buckle Photography / Ceremony Venue: Stamford Plaza Brisbane / Reception Venue: Moda Restaurant / Wedding Dress: Toscano Bridal & Evening / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Groom Dinner Suit: Precision Tailors / Event Design + Planning: White + White Weddings and Events / Floral Design + Styling: Imbue Weddings / Chandelier: Styled Events / Wedding Cake: The Welsh Lady / Invitation + Stationery: Invitation Station / Bridesmaid Dresses: Angeline / Hair: Alana Slam / Make-up: Desiree Vogelsang / Musician: Nick Disbray / Celebrant: Jane Zwar / Bonbonniere Macaroons: Twist n Roll / Sake Box + Japanese Papers: From Japan / Ring: Tiffany & Co. / Ring Pillow: 5eizen / Bouquet Text Tile: Paloma's Nest / Bride’s Earrings: Lisa Ho