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A Brisbane Wedding in The Park

One thing I love about being a wedding photographer is, I see such a variety of weddings. And they’re all amazing! Gone are the days when couples were expected to get married in a church. Now days, you can get married pretty much wherever you want! And for Christian and Jodie, they chose to have a Brisbane Wedding in Newstead Park.

They are a truly fabulous couple who allowed me to share in their beautiful wedding and they’ve even shared a little of their story…

How they met?

Christian and I both went back to university as mature age students. We met in the first week of our first year. Christian arrived late so the only seat left in the room was next to me. The first time I saw him I remember thinking how handsome he was. We managed to not only survive a group assignment together but became good friends and ended up dating later that year.

Where you got engaged?

Christian and I both participated in the Cycle of Giving which is a 25km bike ride from Redcliffe to Chermside raising money for organ donation research. Christian had the ring with him the whole time during the journey and during our ride back home he proposed in a beautiful spot down by the creek.

How long have you been together?

4 years

Why did you choose Alison Cooke Photography to photograph your Brisbane wedding?

Christian is very active on social media and found Alison on Instagram and loved her work.

What was the one thing you just had to have for your wedding day?

Christian and I have a passion for craft beers so having good beers was the only criteria for our wedding day!

What made your Brisbane wedding so amazing?

Many things but ultimately bringing two different cultures together. Christian’s family travelled from different countries overseas to be at the wedding – it is rare they are all able to be together all at one time so it was very special. Christian and I also felt blessed to have all of my grandparents able to enjoy the wedding with us.

How did you go about planning your wedding & did you have any help?

Nicolle at The Mill was a huge help with everything regarding the venue and gave us a lot of great guidance – from decorating the venue through to suggestions of ceremony locations close by to food selections plus more. We couldn’t have done it without my best friend / amazing bridesmaid Jen, Christian and I had no idea how to organize a wedding but she kept us both organized and thought about all the minor details neither of us would have thought of considering.

What tips or ideas would you pass onto future brides?

Don’t stress on the wedding day, just go with the flow and enjoy it. It is over all too fast!

What was something unique about your Brisbane wedding?

The venue, there is something very special about The Mill. Words cannot describe it, it’s a feeling.


Not as yet… Planning a trip to the West Coast of USA later this year.

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 Photographer: Alison Cooke

Ceremony: Newstead Park

Ceremony Decorator: Circle of Love

Reception Venue: The Mill on Constance

Hair: Grace and Style

Makeup: Mafia Makeova

Cake: Le Bon Choix

Flowers: One stop wedding shop

Dress: Andrea’s Brides and Grooms

Boys suits: Politix

Celebrant: Helen from  Beautiful Hearts Ceremonies


If you’re planning a Brisbane wedding and need a fabulous wedding photographer, I’d love to here from you. Please give me a call on 0418 882 778 or get in touch here.

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