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Calista & Brendan

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

Lighting / sound hire: Light Sounds Brisbane

Photo Booth: Photo Booth Guys

Celebrant: Paul Voge

Transport: Old Skool Kombis Noosa

Cinematographer: Gold Bear Wedding Films.

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