I’ve got to admit I loooooove a Hillstone wedding! And not just because it’s only 10 minutes drive from home! I’d met Fran the previous year when she was a bridesmaid at another wedding I photographed. She was so smiley, happy and easy-going that as soon as she contacted me I knew we’d be a good fit.

Both the wedding parties got ready in really nice light filled hotel rooms in the city which made for great getting ready photos. Off to Hillstone we went for a gorgeous ceremony in the courtyard surrounded by hedges. Elliott cried so much when Fran walked down the aisle which got me tearing up too! Fran didn’t want photos that looked too much like a golf club so had arranged for us to go to UQ for the wedding party photos. It’s such a beautiful option to have so close to Hillstone and is completely unique in Brisbane.

When we got back to Hillstone into The Rosewood Room for the reception, there was already the biggest party atmosphere in the room! I’ve never witnessed anything like it. The energy was electric when Fran & Elliott made their entrance! The evening continued with the most beautiful speeches (yep, I was crying again!) and plenty of laughs before heading down stairs for the first dance. Everyone was very merry when I left at 10pm and from what I heard the night continued to be one hell of a great party!

Groom wiping tears away during ceremony at Hillstone Wedding
Whole wedding party at UQ for photos during Hillstone Wedding
Groom and groomsmen walking at UQ
Bridesmaids laughing at UQ
Bride and groom listening to speeches at Hillstone Wedding
Bride and groom listening to speeches at Hillstone Wedding
Groom crying as bride walks down the aisle at Hillstone Wedding
Groom crying as bride walks down the aisle at Hillstone Wedding
Hillstone Wedding ceremony space
Bride and groom smiling at each other during Hillstone Wedding
Hillstone Wedding recessional with petal toss
Bride and groom entering Hillstone Wedding reception
Bridal party laughing during speeches at Hillstone Wedding reception
Bride and groom on the dance floor at Hillstone Wedding
Bride and groom on the dance floor at Hillstone Wedding

Vendors that made this Hillstone wedding so fabulous:

Venue: Hillstone St Lucia  //  Wedding gown: Wendy Makin Bridal Designs  //  Hair & Makeup: Vanessa Baratella Hair & Makeup  Groom’s Suit:  Urbbana  //  Florist: Northside Flower Market  //  Cake:  Cake That  //  Celebrant: Geoff Mazlin