The plan was Daydream Island, but TC Debbie had other plans!
Rachelle & Nick instead were married by Vicki from White Weddings at the lovely Golden Ox Restaurant, Redcliffe.
Always having being based in Brisbane, I’m familiar with (most of) Brisbane’s popular venues and locations and even have a few sneaky ones of my own. Looking for a location a little different, I love a challenge! Through my years in the world of photography I’m experienced in studio and location photography.
About me personally, I’m a vibrant bubbly photographer with a quirky edge. I am a mum to a furbaby, a fluffy (and a little chubby) white deaf cat, who I adore. I have traveled about a little, but would love to travel more (…did someone say destination wedding? I’m in!) Vintage and up-cycled wares is totally my thing and I can't get through the day without a coffee. Like you, my family and my friends are my world, so I understand how special it is to have photographs to represent
who they are.
Like how your clothes represent your style, I’ve found a location for my studio that represents my style.
Vintage, quirky and homey.
Situated at Newmarket, we are only 15 mins from Brisbane City.
But Melanie Rose Photography is not all about me, I have an amazing team of photographers and a videographer backing me up, who have worked along side me for as many years as I can remember!
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This beautiful couple tied the knot at the magnificent St. Augustine's on Racecoarse Rd, followed by a sneaky stop off through Tenneriffe.
How amazing does Miss Vena Cava look alongside this Pontiac Star Chief Catalina?!
This Retro inspired Styled Shoot with Miss Vena Cava, who just recently was awarded Miss Tattoo Brisbane, was sooo much fun. A team of amazingly talented Brisbane Wedding Vendors came together to give this shoot life. The blue Pontiac from Esteem Classics was the perfect prop for our model on the grounds of Ocean View Winery. Showcasing this stunning...and I mean, stunning tea length dress from fabulous Brisbane Wedding Dress design house, Silver Sixpence, Miss Vena Cava rocked this look with flawless hair and makeup from Bella Brides. Perfectly matched to our retro brights theme, Coconut Earth Flowers added a great pop of colour to complete
the retro bride look. Adding a touch of cute fun is the wooden suitcase from Melrose Place Homewares.
Location: Ocean View Estate Winery // www.oceanviewestates.com.au
Florals: Coconut Earth Flowers // www.coconutearthflowers.com.au
Suitcases: Melrose Place Homewares // www.melroseplacehomewares.com.au
Car: Esteem Classics // https://www.facebook.com/EsteemClassics
Dress: Silver Sixpence // www.silversixpence.com.au
Hair & Makeup: Bella Brides // www.bellabrides.com.au
Model: Miss Vena Cava (Miss Tattoo Brisbane 2016) // www.facebook.com/missvenacava
Location: McCarthy Lake House, Maleny
So, you’re in the midst of choosing your maid of honour – 'is there an easy way around this’ is what you’re probably thinking, because let’s face it, playing Russian Roulette with your friendships isn’t exactly the easiest task! I mean it’s good to know that you have the candidates to choose from, but how are you to know who is the right gal (or guy) to be your sidekick through your journey into married life!
Modern day wedding etiquette has allowed us to banish the necessity of having baby sis stand next to us on our big day. Your maid of honour should be your partner in crime (provided they have their head screwed on and can be rational in helping you plan). Though if little sis does fit this glass slipper and is your number one rock, then by all means have her by your side. There’s nothing worse than choosing someone who isn’t very helpful and can’t handle those bridezilla moments!
Location: Maleny Manor, Maleny, Sunshine Coast
You’ve probably got the perfect honey in mind, but wait, there are other things you need to consider as it’s not all about your relationship. You must also consider their personal position! Now there is nothing wrong with choosing mum or even your own daughter though they may not be in the position to do so. Your mum for instance will have other shoes to fill – she may be in charge of those special mumma callings. Baby sis may have just welcomed your new nephew in to the world and your best friend may have recently taken on a big move and can only be there for the day itself. It’s not always about the bride (unfortunately) so make sure that you take in the possibility that your potential maid of honour could be in a position that doesn’t allow her to fill such big shoes.
Location: Marriott Resort & Spa, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast
Now remember, this is your wedding, and you are not obliged to choose anyone in particular. Even if they have previously chosen you as their maid of honour, or brides maid. It wouldn’t make sense to choose your BFF of last decade if she is in fact no longer your BFF, even if you did stand next to her on her big day. It is undeniable that relationships not only evolve but each and every person differs in what they can bring to the table, and as adults your girls will understand that. Getting back to modern day wedding etiquette, no one said you could only have one maid of honour. Splitting the duties amongst your maids will not only keep everyone happy but it may allow you to still have your little sis (who is a new mother) as your maid of honour, taking some of the pressure off of her shoulders. Delegating special tasks to each of your bridesmaids will assure them that they all have a special place in the heart of your wedding party.
Who you decide to have by you side requires a lot of contemplation, it would be a shame to be filled with regret on your decision half way through planning your wedding. Having to approach the situation may put more of a strain on your relationship than not asking them to be your maid of honour in the first place. This is the biggest day of your life so make sure your certain who you choose to be your maid of honour will not only be there for your big day, but also through your journey as a wife.
Location: Sutton Beach, Redcliffe
It was cloudy, it was wet but that didn't stop this loved up couple from enjoying their day!
Congrats G&L... you and your bridal party were a load of fun!
Her smile is contagious! Love and Happiness just poured out of these two from start to finish! This simple but elegant sunshine coast hinterland wedding was just perfection.
Bridal Preparations: McCarthy Lake House, Maleny, Sunshine Coast
Ceremony & Reception: Maleny Botanical Gardens
Florals: Handmade by Bride's sister
Hair and Makeup: Hot Brushes, Sunshine Coast
Inspired by international photographer Jasmine Star, we headed out on a mission to capture 10 photographs, in a 10 meter space in only 10 minutes! Here's the results...
A vintage carnival Engagement Party was the theme for S&S's day....surprize it's actually a Wedding! Packed with awesome vintage style lawn games, iced tea and popcorn it was the perfect backyard wedding in Brisbane.
Photography by Melanie & Tania
Giggles and fun was the theme for Rhiannon and Brenden's big day held at Ocean View Estate Winery. The weather was just perfect... after a questionable start to the morning. Brenden, who wasn't too sure about this photo thing, couldn't keep the smile from his face.
Ocean View Winery www.oceanviewestates.com.au
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After a lovely ceremony on the river at Newstead House, we headed for a lunchtime reception at the picturesque Summit Restaurant at Mt Cootha.
It was the day Fleur and Pete had been waiting for....for years. It was finally here. Celebrating their day at the beautiful Marriott Resort at Surfers Paradise, where they have spent much of their holiday time in the past. Fleur's entrance down the stairs was something out of a fairytale. The day was complete with a reception under the stars.