Brad and Katie’s wedding is the closest thing to a wedding somewhere in the south of Spain, without actually leaving Australia. Having envisioned sipping Aperols on a Spanish beach and unintentionally booking their wedding on the same day as Riverfire – Queensland’s ultimate fireworks display – the idea of having a ‘Spanish Romance’ wedding was born.
‘Our wedding aimed to capture the essence of young love,’ says Katie.
‘We wanted to keep the vibe light and colourful, yet romantic.’
At the ceremony, guests were greeted by a love heart piñata, filled with confetti and glitter (which the couple later broke open during their photoshoot). Inside the venue was the spectacular ceremony backdrop – a floral arch draped with macramé and bright pink monochromatic bougainvillea – as well as an amazing hand-painted image of Frida Kahlo.
The reception was given a navy and pink colour palette with highlights of aqua and purple. Without wanting the event to feel too styled, the couple gave it a Spanish flavour by using lots of colour and patterns and an abundance of fresh blooms.
The table styling was fun, busy and colourful. Vibrant florals filled every table, which were offset with black candles and patterned tableware. The bridal table was a wooden circular table that sat in the centre of the venue, below a chandelier adorned with hanging roses.
Guests feasted on delicious Spanish-themed share plates, filled with delicacies like Chorizo, Paella, Ceviche and Churros, and sipped on Sangria will into the night. After dinner, they spilled outside to capture the night sky light up with a dazzling firework display.
‘Brad and I were able to steal a quiet moment behind the crowd to take a breath and enjoy the ambience. After this, the party really began. Dancing, indulging and truly enjoying La Dulce Vida,’ says Katie.
Take a peek and their beautiful vibrant wedding photos below.
Photography: Florido Weddings | Event Planning, Styling and Decorations: White + White | Venue: The High Church (ceremony) + Moda Restaurant Brisbane City (reception) | Floral Styling: Bouquet Boutique | Hire Items: Frank & Joy | Catering + Drinks: Moda Restaurant | Stationery: Wolley | Entertainment: Nick Troves + DJ Black Amex | Wedding Gown: Grace Loves Lace | Bridesmaids Dresses: For Love & Lemons | Shoes: Stuart Weitzman | Suits: MJ Bale | Engagement Rings + Weddings Bands: Power Jewellery | Celebrant: Married by Jen