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St Mary’s Anglican Church Kangaroo Point | Restaurant Two
Rebecca & Jarrod, high school sweethearts, married on their 14th anniversary in a moving ceremony conducted by Jarrod’s great-aunt, the Reverend Beth O’Neill, at the heritage-listed St Mary’s Anglican Church at the top of Kangaroo Point cliffs overlooking the city of Brisbane.
The bridesmaids walked down the aisle to Annie’s Song by John Denver before Rebecca & her dad walked down the aisle to 1000 Years by Christina Perry. Both pieces of music were played by the string quartet, 16 Strings.
Rebecca, and even Jarrod the groom, undertook a variety of DIY projects inspired by many hours spent browsing Pinterest for their vintage country inspired wedding in the heart of Brisbane.
Rebecca made the buttonholes for both mothers and fathers, and grandmother, with Jarrod making his and the groomsmen’s buttonholes.
Rebecca was also responsible for the bridesmaid’s bouquets and the table centrepieces at the reception venue Restaurant Two. The only flowers not made by the couple were the bride’s colourful bouquet, which Rebecca organised through Brisbane Flower Markets at Rocklea. One of my favourite bouquets of the year!
Rebecca also made the bonbonniere (both for the adults and children), the table place cards, the order of service and the table seating chart. The Wishing Well was also made by one of my Bridesmaid’s mothers out of an old suitcase she had purchased at the markets.
Rebecca & Jarrod started the dancing with their bridal waltz to Kiss Me by Ed Sheeran.
These avid travellers are planning to take their honeymoon to South America in 2017, but following the wedding they took a week’s R&R on the Sunshine Coast.
When asking Rebecca & Jarrod what part of the wedding was their top priority ? They answered “The photography of course. Apart from the marriage, the photos are the only other thing that will last longer than the day – so this was a top priority for us.“
When asking Rebecca & Jarrod what was their best memory from their wedding day ? Rebecca answered “Walking down the aisle and watching Jarrod’s reaction! It was a lovely moment that I will remember forever. Additional to this was the vows that we had written for each other. Saying these was a pretty special moment.“
When asking Rebecca & Jarrod what was the best ‘funny’ moment from their wedding day ? They answered “All the speeches were amazing and incredibly funny! I was laughing the whole time during these :)“
When asking Rebecca & Jarrod what advice would you give other bride or groom’s to-be ? Rebecca answered “The day goes way to fast, so make sure you find a lot of time to spend with your new husband on the day – it is easy to get separated as everyone wants to catch up and speak to you . We made sure that we were with each other for most of the night :)“.
“We were very happy and impressed with your services. You made us feel completely confident in you work and we didn’t worry about anything being missed. We love your photography style and you were an absolute pleasure to work with.”
– Rebecca & Jarrod
photographer Deb Boots love stories
ceremony St Mary’s Anglican Church Kangaroo Point | venue Restaurant Two Brisbane
wedding photos Kangaroo Point, Powerhouse Brisbane & Brisbane City Botanical Gardens
wedding gown Hilde Heim | belt The Babushka Ballerina | veil JK Couture
bridesmaids dresses Review | groom & groomsmen’s suits Burton Menswear UK
flowers Brisbane Flower Markets | wedding cake Jocelyn’s Provisions
transport Kenz Classic | music – ceremony 16 Strings | music – reception DJ David Geils
engagement ring and bride’s wedding band Diamonds International | groom’s wedding band Mens Rings Online