Johnathon, Marcus’ brother and best man said in his speech that 2011 had been a tragic year for so many reasons – QLD floods, bushfires and Japanese Sunami’s. What better way then, to finish off the year on a high note, with Lisa and Marcus’ wedding. I agree wholeheartedly!
For me, 2011 was packed full of spectacular weddings and this one did not dissapoint. Lisa was a stunning bride (after I got the buttons done up!) and their wedding day was up there with the best of the best all year. It appeared that the gods were smiling on them, putting on perfect weather after months of dreary McDreary. The ceremony at Balmoral Island was warm and heartfelt as their celebrant Caroline, is a family friend and close friend Jodi made an emotional reading. After a picture perfect photo shoot at Bradley’s Head, the Public Dining Room at Balmoral Baths put on a very stylish and sumptuous feast.
The Public Dining Room holds a special place in the hearts of the bridal couple as it is the venue of their first date when it was known as the Watermark. Last night it was the venue of yet another new beginning – the beginning of their married life together. I’d wish you both luck, but clearly you don’t need it. Lisa and Marcus, thank you for a wonderful end to my 2011. Believe me, the pleasure was all mine.
Lisa’s Dress – Louise Alvarez
Hair & Make-up – Gillian Adams
Bridesmaid – Samantha dressed by Anna Campbell
Groomsmen – Johnathon dressed by Saba
Entertainment – Tikki Tempo (DJ) and Chloe West (Vocalist)
Cake – Amanda’s Creations- Amanda Charteris
Floral Artist- Mimosa Floral Designs, Wenifer Escano
Cars – BMW series 7
Reception – Public Dining Room, Balmoral
Ceremony – Rocky Point, Balmoral
Celebrant – Caroline Hopwood
Honeymoon – Hunter Valley over new year & Hawaii in March
First date – the Public Dining Room, which was then called the Watermark. It was romantic but very stuffy before PDR came along..
Engagement- it all came in threes just in time for Christmas- new house, new job, new ring! Marcus proposed on one knee outside our new home the day we recieved our keys. Aaaawwwww!