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Wedding Venue Reviews + Wedding Tips

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Venue Review: Blackbird Bar + Restaurant

THE VIEWS. THE VIEWS. THE VIEWS. Oh my gosh, did I mention the views? The Riverview Room and Heritage Room offer uninterrupted views of the Brisbane River, Story Bridge and Customs House. Divine at sunset. Magical at night when Customs House is lit up, and coloured lights appear on the Story Bridge.

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Venue Review: The Gardens Club

I was absolutely delighted when I discovered this Brisbane wedding venue! Although nestled in the heart of Brisbane’s City Botanic Gardens, The Gardens Club feels like a hidden gem to me!

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Venue Review: Gabbinbar Homestead

FIVE STAR SERVICE is the main reason I adore Gabbinbar. You will not experience service of this calibre very often in your life. The business owner is passionate about creating an amazing space for weddings, and the staff are impeccable. They think of your needs before you know you have them.

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Venue Review: Brisbane Racing Club

CHARACTER is the biggest reason I love this venue. You have the race track right beside you, and a 150-year old building rich with history to house your reception. It’s unique, and fun, and beautiful.

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Venue Review: The Joinery, West End

ORIGINALITY is the biggest reason I love this venue. The outside is very cool architecturally, with its white metal lattice façade. And the inside is a converted warehouse with exposed brick walls, polished concrete floors and an abundance of natural light. It’s a blank canvas with an industrial-chic feel. With good styling, it’s transformed into a wedding space unlike any venue I’ve worked at. Unique and cool, a space that your guests will want to tell people about after the wedding.

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Venue Review: Victoria Park

CONVENIENCE + LOW-STRESS is the reason I love Victoria Park. There is an abundance of onsite parking, and the option to have your ceremony, photo shoot and reception all at the one location.

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Venue Review: Spicers Hidden Vale

Let me begin by saying, I don’t just love this venue, I am head over heels. At the time of writing it is still somewhat of a well-kept secret as far as SEQ wedding venues go.

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Venue Review: Hillstone St Lucia

Hillstone is divine. There is an indoor/outdoor flow at this venue that is perfect for Brisbane weather. Your guests can mingle on the terrace or balcony areas overlooking the golf course when they want fresh air, or they can be inside the beautiful reception rooms.

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Should I hire an MC for my wedding?

Last year I filmed two weddings where the MC (Master of Ceremonies) was not a friend or family member, but rather a hired professional. I was surprised by how well this worked out. It had such obvious benefits that I wanted to dedicate a blog post to the topic.

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Unplugged Ceremonies

What is an Unplugged ceremony? Going unplugged means you have asked your guests to refrain from using phones and cameras during your wedding ceremony, and leave that to the professionals you have hired. Why go Unplugged? As a videographer I've been burnt so many...

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How to Plan a Wedding

Christmas and new year’s are prime engagement season! So if you’re amongst those who are on cloud nine following a summer engagement – a huge congratulations to you! The first question a lot of brides have is – what do I need to do now? And when?

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Choosing the right look for your Bridesmaids

So you’re getting married, you’ve taken your support group shopping for the perfect wedding dress, the date is set, reception booked, and now it’s on to bridesmaids’ dresses. Now let’s be honest, nobody wants to be tortured with ugly dresses. So picking bridesmaids’ dresses can be exciting and daunting at the same time. Here is a quick guide to help find the perfect bridesmaids’ outfits.

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