Coolibah Downs wedding photographer…



For Olivia & Ben…

Thank you for sharing your story here.

How you both met?
Benjamin and I met 2 and a half years ago at Benjamin’s Aunty’s wedding that I was also invited to by his cousin Mitchell, my best friend.

Where did you engaged?
We got engaged at our own home on a Sunday morning.

How long have you been together?
2 and a half years

Why did you choose Alison Cooke Photography to photograph your wedding?
We chose Alison to photograph our wedding because we felt that she had captured previous weddings the way we wanted our wedding to be photographed.
What was the one thing you just had to have for your wedding day?
Our family and friends. They really did make our special day one we will never forget.

What things about your wedding made it so amazing?
Having our closest friends and family all in one place together laughing, sharing the love and having many (happy) tears with each other.
How did you go about planning your wedding & did you have any help?
We really just did it step by step and getting help from family and friends that have recently gone through the process.
What tips or ideas would you pass onto future brides & grooms?
My tip would be to try and just really enjoy the moment of planning a wedding. If things go wrong don’t stress out as there is always a way to fix it.

If a destination wedding, what would be your advice to other couples?
If you are planning a destination wedding I would suggest to have the ceremony and reception at one place as guests have to travel as it is and just makes for an easier flowing afternoon. Also give a reasonable amount of notice to guests so that they can plan as well.
What was something unique about your wedding?
Being a destination wedding, we were lucky enough that everyone took time away and were able to have the celebrations over a few days rather than just the wedding day.

Do you have any useful advice for future wedding guests?
We were the luckiest couple as our guests were amazing! They really just enjoyed themselves and had the best time and that’s all we hoped for.

Did you honeymoon, where and for how long?
Hawaii was our honeymoon destination for a week.

Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your day, I hope you love your wedding preview 🙂


Wishing you both many more happy times together & a future filled with love & laughter.


Alison xx


Vendor shout outs!

Photographer: Alison Cooke
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Coolibah Downs Estate
Hair: Hair Styling By Melanie Bird

Make-up: Five Seasons Beauty & Make Up
Cake: Lemon Whisk – Cassie
Flowers: Bloom & Thyme – Abbee Gooderham
Dress and boys suits: Wedding Dress – Brides of Brisbane

Suits – Calvin Klein Myer

Bridesmaid Dresses- Ziva Wedding Dresses
Entertainment: Nick Koschel Entertainment
Jeweller: Anthony Fine Jewellery
Celebrant / Minister: Sarah May Alexander