Beautiful and dramatic wedding photography by affordable Brisbane-based wedding photographer, Sue Reilly.
A stylish wedding with beautiful and simple touches of elegance everywhere – from the bride’s arrival in a black Rolls Royce to the tasteful decorations for the reception in the Cellar Room of the Sandstone Point Hotel.
The day started with brilliant sunshine and cloudless blue skies, the perfect backdrop for this lovely wedding in the semi-open Chapel at the Sandstone Point Hotel. The bride was assisted from the Rolls Royce by her father and the wedding party was led into the chapel by two gorgeous five-year-old bridesmaids and the maid of honour. The short ceremony was full of joy as the couple exchanged vows and rings. Attention was, at times, taken away from the couple, by the delightful flower-girls who, while appreciating the importance of the occasion, also brought their enthusiasm and love of movement to the event.
Following the ceremony, the guests walked the short distance back to the Sandstone Point Hotel, while we headed out for location photos.The grounds at the Sandstone Point Hotel offer a variety of locations in a very close walking distance: from beautiful paperbark forests to a lovely lake with a central fountain to water frontage facing onto the Pumicestone Passage. The Passage frontage has a lovely pier, perfect for catching the last of the day’s sun. (If you like sunset wedding couple photos, you may also this gorgeous wedding from Glengariff Estate).
The breeze came up while we were taking sunset photos on the pier – which made for some lovely moments as the couple looked out over the ocean…but unfortunately the wind also whipped the bride’s veil into the water. The veil slowly drifted across the waves as we beat a quick retreat from the incoming squall heralded by the rising wind.
After the location session, we moved onto the reception. The reception opened with speeches, closely followed by cake-cutting and a beautifully intimate bridal waltz. After the bridal waltz everyone joined the bridal couple on the dance floor. The reception venue was beautifully decorated with great attention to detail…and the food was delicious! We left the couple to the beautiful ambience of their reception and to the vibrant entertainment of the ever popular MC and DJ, Ryan Hancock of DJ Rhino.