Melissa & Mathew – Broadway Chapel – River Life Brisbane

Melissa & Matthew – Broadway Chapel – Riverlife Brisbane

Reception Venue – Riverlife, Brisbane

Ceremony Location – Broadway Chapel, woolloongabba

Bride Prep – Mantra on the Key, Brisbane city

Groom Prep – Broadway Chapel, woolloongabba

Photoshoot – Kangaroo Point cliffs


The Wedding Day

A few days before the wedding it was raining. But when I woke up, it was a blue sky day and looked like it would be perfect weather and all that rain meant it would be a steamy day.  The Broadway chapel at woolloongabba is a cute no denominational place where everyone can get married. The groom has a place out the back of the chapel to get ready. Matthew took advantage of the back room so for us, the photo and video people. But to start this day I met the boys at Vic Park to hit golf balls. Back in the day I play off scratch so we had a great time not just filming but giving so golf lesson.

After this I drove the bottom of Kangaroo cliff’s parked my car, there are got an Uber to the Mantra on Quay in the city for Melissa prep. Both Melissa and Mathew are both gentle souls noting was too much trouble and the day just flowed with no issues.

Once Melissa was ready, I headed back to the chapel to set up for the ceremony. Most of these little places have a vantage point upstairs so I placed a camera up there to run through the entire ceremony. The ceremony when off without a hitch. My favourite ceremonies are when I get new and excited readings which I love hearing and I know I will use them in my films. I will say you could just feel the love these two have for each other. You could feel the warmth from them. I think Matthew was happy after the kiss when he did a fist pump!.

After the family photos and formalities were over, we headed to Kangaroo cliff’s for the photos. We got there late, so we only got the last few rays of sun. I got my drone out, which is a first for that location so I got great footage of the city.

River life is a great location for a wedding, it’s hard to get there with no close parking. But with so many great spots to shoot from it is worth the effect.  So when I suggested to Melissa and Mathew about a walk along the board walk at night, they jumped at it. And the shots we got speak for themselves. Speeches are so import for weddings as I use a lot for my films and its always great to that heartfelt speeches from friends and families.  And the groomsmen put on a real show.

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I've been shooting weddings for the past 7 years both photography and cinematographer. I am away striving to improve and learn.

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