With a full 12 months up their sleeve, Calista & Brendan had the perfect amount of time to ensure their big day was everything they envisioned. Only visiting two prospective venues, Calista says the choice was already made when they laid eyes on the Kennilworth Homestead.
Wearing the gorgeous Anna Campbell Giselle gown for the ceremony, Calista wowed guests by swapping to a cheeky tea length reception gown and launching into a choreographed (and adapted) version of the iconic Dirty Dancing scene with Brendan - a routine that the pair claims injected some fun into what could otherwise be stressful wedding preparations.
A vibrant wedding for a vibrant couple, Calista and Brendan offer invaluable advice to couples planning their big day,
“Do your own thing. Don’t do things just because that’s how they are always done. We wanted a wedding that represented our personalities and loves and it made the day so much more fun to not be harnessed by tradition”
We couldn't have said it better ourselves.
From florals that look like a once in a lifetime sunset, all the way down to the intricate seating guide, this wedding has us tingling with inspiration!
Congratulations you wonderful pair!
Photos: Shane Shepherd
Bridal gown: Anna Campbell via The Babushka Ballerina
Hair Piece: Jennifer Behr
Shoes: Marc Defang Melissa Australia
Accessories: Samantha Wills
Hair: Evalyn Parsons Hair
Makeup: Tasleema Nigh
Rings: Anna Sheffield
Bridesmaid dresses: When Freddie Met Lilly
Groom and groomsmen suits: Black Jacket Suiting
Bow tie, page boys and pet accessories Mrs Bow Tie
Cufflinks: Simon Carter
Shoes: Windsor Smith
Socks: Ollie & Lloyd
Event planner / Stylist and stationery: Made To Match Events
Florist: Willow Bud Wedding Flowers
Ceremony and reception: Kenilworth Homestead, QLD
Catering: Safe Hands Catering
Bar and Cocktail Service Your Night
Food trucks / carts: Little Back
Cake: Tome Coffee Shop
Cake topper: AyMujer via Etsy
Decorative elements: Two Hermanas via Etsy and Vintagebabydoll via Etsy
Prop / furniture hire: Simple Style Co, Style Le Aisle and Brisbane Barrel Hire