After attending six weddings in one year, Amy Weeks and Nicolas Alridge knew exactly what they wanted for their day!
Their glam winter wedding saw guests in black tie and the bride in a stunningly unique gown. Even the bridesmaids were dressed like they were attending an event on par with the Golden Globes. Amy and Nicolas, 27 and 30 respectively, met as friends while studying and now both work as secondary school teachers. So it was appropriate they chose a school as their ceremony location.
“I attended All Hallows’ and so did my sister and mother, so an old girl I could not go past the beautiful heritage listed chapel with the stunning backdrop of the Story Bridge and Brisbane River,” explains Amy. Their reception followed at The Brisbane Polo Club. “Our speeches were heartfelt, the food was delicious and our guests looked glamorous in their black tie attire.”
And oh the dress. The shimmer champagne gown with sheer top, high neckline and ruffled cap sleeves, matched by an Ostrich feather cape – both by Elizabeth de Varga – was Amy’s dream come true. “It was the first dress I tried on…I tried more dresses, but couldn’t stop thinking about the original.”
Photos courtesy of Pelizzari Photography.
“Nicolas wore the cufflinks his grandfather wore on his wedding day,” smiles Amy.
“The girls wore white faux-fur stoles from Gossip Gowns at Coorparoo,” says Amy.
“Nicolas proposed at home, the night before we headed to Europe for a six weeks,” says Amy. “Needless to say, it was an amazing holiday.”
“Tihanna was AMAZING!” beams Amy of her makeup artist from Brush & Blush.
Even though Amy was a super organised bride, she recommends clearing your schedule in the lead up to the day.
Brides Accessories: Elizabeth de Varga / Brides Gown: Elizabeth de Varga / Brides Shoes: Christian Loubouton / Bridesmaid Shoes: Diana Ferrari / Bridesmaids Accessories: Gossip Gowns / Bridesmaids Dresses: Roslyn Jenkins / Cake: Cakes by Renee / Ceremony Music: Rachael O'Dwyer / Ceremony Venue: All Hallows' Chapel / Entertainment: BrisCity DJs - Wedding Specialist DJs / Flowers: Green & Bloom / Gift Registry: David Jones / Grooms Attire: Black Jacket Suiting / Grooms Shoes: Black Jacket Suiting / Groomsmen Attire: Black Jacket Suiting / Groomsmen Shoes: Black Jacket Suiting / Hair: Lou Lou Hair & Makeup / Honeymoon: Sea Temple Resort & Spa Port Douglas / Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas / Makeup: Brush and Blush / Photographer: Pelizzari Photography / Reception Venue: Brisbane Polo Club / Rings: Anthony's Fine Jewellery / Transport: Brisbane VIP Limousines / Venue Decor: Flower Market Espresso / Wedding Night Accommodation: The Emporium