John and Bec met before a concert at a friend’s house. They both felt an instant connection. After five years of friendship and wasting time in other relationships, the opportunity for romance was finally right. They met for a coffee and to catch up.
Bec vividly recalls John ordering a skinny cappuccino with two equals. John thought nothing of it but now looks back at that moment and appreciates that it takes a special someone to stay at the table after an order like that. They talked about everything and conversation flowed a little too easy from their recollection. Clearly for both of them, this was the beginning of something truly special.
John proposed to Bec at the Byron Bay Lighthouse after doing a long hike together, and after having specific instructions not to ask the question while Bec was in her active wear. It didn’t matter as the answer was of course YES!
Their wedding at Factory 51
Our ceremony and reception was at Factory 51 in Coorparoo. We chose this venue as it was a beautiful industrial style location, with a relaxed vibe which perfectly represented us as a couple and the type of day we wanted – non-traditional and full of fun!
Who was your celebrant and why did you choose them?
Adrienne Irvine was our celebrant and came very highly recommended from a friend of a friend. She perfectly understood our brief of a no-frills, as short as possible, ceremony and executed it exactly as we wanted!
Was there a particular feel or style you wanted for your wedding?
Modern, industrial and warm.
Who made your dress and where was it from, what made you choose your dress?
The dress was from Made with Love Bridal. It was one of the first dresses I tried on and as soon as I walked out in it my sister and mum almost cried (with happiness, I hope!)
Were there any unique or funny moments that stood out in your mind about the day?
The speeches were simply amazing. Both Dads spoke, as well as John’s brother, John’s best friend, Bec’s best friend and the Groom. Each was heartfelt and genuine with the perfect amount of humour thrown in. We also loved the polaroid camera we had for our guest book which captured heaps of moments we would have otherwise not been aware of!
Any advice for future couples?
Don’t sweat the small stuff. You’ll go to a lot of weddings either before or after your own, and you’ll realise that they are all pretty similar; a day of love, family, friends and celebration. Most things are amazing and some things go a little haywire but that’s all part of the fun and makes for a good story later on.
Anything else you would like to add about your day?
A massive thank you to Raconteur Photography! Adam was a complete pro and instilled so much confidence in us on the day. He perfectly fit into our day and captured every important moment without interfering. He’s a great guy to have around on your big day and we highly recommend him to anyone we speak to about weddings!