Traditional celebrations marked the beginning of Avril and Ty’s salubrious wedding day on Queensland’s Gold Coast. With our bride, groom and wedding party dressed for the customary tea ceremony, Avril looked every bit the part in a stunning red lace cocktail dress with matching halo, while her bridesmaids wore an almost the identical outfit but in ivory white. The tea ceremony held on the courtyard lawns of the Hilton Hotel included colourful traditional entertainment, the highlight of which was a lively performance of the lion dance. With these early formalities behind them, the wedding party retreated to the very elegant Versace Hotel to prepare for the next phase of their special day – the wedding ceremony and reception. Living up to the beauty and opulence synonymous with the Versace brand, Avril and Ty turned on their own brand of magic.

With Avril resplendent in a gown created by Custom MXM, the expectant groom and his groomsmen dressed in navy tux waited patiently at the altar, while the bride and her father were heralded down the aisle by a trail of white rose petals.  Following their promises and I dos, the glowing couple left their 200 guests to mingle through the after-ceremony interval, while the wedding party took to the beachfront for their first photographs as Mr and Mrs. We were thrilled with this shoot. The sea mist and blended hues of the sand, sea and sky added an extra touch of romance to the images. As Brisbane wedding photographers and videographers, being able to catch these special moments at times when nature is putting on her best show is a quality we always look for when photographing outdoors. From the beach, it was back to the Versace ballroom for the reception. And wow! What a room. Spectacularly styled with a colour scheme of gold, white and pink, the wedding table featured a large replica cherry blossom as its backdrop and multi-tiered golden wedding cake. We loved every minute of photographing and filming each brilliant and beautiful stage of Avril and Ty’s wedding.  As Brisbane wedding photographers, we at Pelazzari feel privileged to be part of such momentous occasions.