Clear Mountain Lodge Weddings
Kylie and Daniel are just the most gorgeous couple. And after spending a few moments with them, I just knew they’d have a fabulous life together. Over the past decade I’ve photographed a few Clear Mountain lodge weddings, so I knew it’s an amazing venue for weddings and photography.
And Kylie and Dan’s wedding was no exception! We had fabulous weather, glorious sunshine and a truly awesome crowd of people.
Thank you for trusting me to capture your beautiful wedding day. It was absolutely perfect and a privilege to be a small part of such a beautiful occasion.
And now here’s a little of their romance…
How did it all begin?
Daniel and I meet 8 years ago in the Night Club at the Redcliffe RSL.
Any funny stories about that meeting?
Well let’s just say that I picked-up Daniel. When I saw him I thought, I’ve got to talk to this guy! So, I walked over and struck up a conversation And then proceeded to buy him drinks throughout the night. And when the night was over Daniel offered my friend and I a lift back to his house. They were going to have some more drinks, but then we realised there wouldn’t be enough room in his mates car. So, I said “No its fine we will just get a taxi home.” Daniel thought, “I can’t have this!”. So he jumped straight in the boot and said “ok there’s enough room now”.
Where did you get engaged?
Daniel took me up in a plane over Moreton Island.
How long have you been together?
8 years. Our wedding date 29.10.16 was the same weekend we meet 8 years ago.
Why did you choose Alison Cooke Photography to photograph your Clear Mountain Lodge wedding?
Because Alison did an excellent job on Daniel’s sister’s wedding. And I also follow her on Facebook which allows me to see all of her beautiful work as it shows up in my news feed.
What was the one thing you just had to have for your wedding day?
Lolly Buffet and Photo Booth
What things about your wedding made it so amazing?
Everything!! But a Great Photographer is a must because it’s over so quick and in the end the photos and memories are all you have.
How did you go about planning your wedding & did you have any help?
Planning the wedding was very stressful I had help from my bridesmaid and a close friend which helped.
What tips or ideas would you pass onto future brides?
Don’t take on too many DIY things unless you have a lot of time on your hands as there are so many things to organize already.
What was something unique about your wedding?
We decided for it to be just the 2 of us at the bridal table for the reception so our bridesmaid and best man could sit with their partners amongst everyone else.
Did you honeymoon, where and for how long?
Well, we didn’t organize our honeymoon until 2 days after the wedding. We just got online and booked flights and accommodation to Cairns for a week and left the next day. And we absolutely loved it!!!
Clear Mountain lodge weddings – Vendor shout-outs!
Photographer: Alison Cooke Photography
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Mercure Clear Mountain Lodge
Hair and Makeup: Hair – Pamela Ratcliffe (owner at Salon Royale Hair Boutique)
Make up – Gorgeous by Liz
Flowers: Rocklea Flower Market
Décor: One Stop Wedding Shop
Dress and boys suits: Andrea’s Brides and Grooms
Entertainment: Gold Coast DJ Entertainment
Jeweller: Wallace Bishop & Prouds
Celebrant / Minister: Kellie Allen – Celebrant 2 U