Ken and Tina first meet in the Royal Australian Navy when they were posted to the same ship and started going out about a year later when they were both on different ships. Ken proposed after a helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon, when they were on a week long trip to Las Vegas.
Ken and Tina celebrated their beautiful love story with their friends and family at JC Slaughter Falls. They chose the Summit Restaurant at Mt Cootha to show of the Brisbane scenery to their many interstate friends. A story was told during the ceremony that whenever they were together they always held hands and it was so true during the day – they were always holding hands which was just so sweet.
Engagement and Wedding Stationery. Save the Date and Engagement Party were homemade. We put the details on the back of funny (rude!) postcards. Wedding Stationary from Vista.
Wedding and Engagement Rings: Tina’s were handmade through Atlas Jewelry Parramatta (sister shop of Aussie Mike’s in Dubai). Ken’s is a tungsten cabide ring from the same shop.
Bridal Gown: “ Willow” by Jennifer Gifford Designs
Bridal Accessories (jewelry, earrings, shoes, veil etc): Diamond Earrings “something borrowed” from a girlfriend, veil by Jennifer Gifford. Shoes were my “something old”!
Bridesmaid Dresses and Accessories: Bella Maxi by Treuse
Hair: Hollywood Brides, Brisbane
Makeup: Lisa Coates Makeup Artist
Flowers: Seasonal White flowers through Brizzy Bridal Bouquets
Groom and Grooms men suits: “Grey Shark” Suits by Roger David. “Sharkskin” Vests by Roger David.
Ceremony: Civil Ceremony at JC Slaughter Falls, Mt Coo-tha, Brisbane QLD
Celebrant: Geoff Mazlin
Reception Venue: Summit Restaurant, Mt Coo-tha, Brisbane QLD
Cake: Cupcakes and Cake made by Ferny Way Bakery, Ferny Hills
Wedding Theme & Colours: Theme was simple, natural, relaxed and classic. Crisp white with gun metal grey. Some blue Singapore orchids at the reception for a splash of colour
Transport: 2 x White Jaguars through Kenz Classics, Brisbane
Honeymoon destination: Koh Sumui, Thailand
Funniest Moment: Our speeches were all spot on. Guests said they were left wanting them to keep going! The best man was giving some advice, and his statement: “having your first child is like watching your favourite pub burn down” was taken with great humour and a lot of laughs were had.
Favorite Wedding Day Moment: Our vows were personalized and included promises to each other. Some were quite funny, and everyone thought that it was very “us” to do it like that. We got some dancing lessons beforehand, and whilst everyone was a little surprised by our choice of bridal waltz song (Two of a Kind by Garth Brooks – a little bit country!), the dance was great and very well received!
Advice for other brides: Relax and enjoy the day – everyone if there for you! Delegate jobs to your friends and family, particularly simple things like organising flowers, cake and cars.
Testimonial about using Christopher Thomas Photography: Chris and his wife Michelle were amazing from the start. We shopped around for a photographer, and after a few minutes with Chris we knew he was the Photographer for us. Funny but professional, Chris really clicked with us. They both really put us at ease all day. Our guests have continuously commented on them and the great job they did. The photos themselves are exactly what we had in mind. We couldn’t be happier! We just wish more of our friends and family lived in Brisbane so we could refer Chris Thomas Photography to them!