Brides love to share their wedding day tips and the one piece of advice from this Queensland bride?
“Remember to take selfies with guests!” smiles 21-year-old Sophie Hoddinott. “I have an abundance of absolutely beautiful posed and candid photos from our photographer of the whole day, but I forgot to take some casual selfies with some of my best friends, cousins and family which are always fun memories to have.”
Sophie married her beau Joel Kamel, also 21, on July 8, 2016 at Gabbinar Homestead in Toowoomba. The couple met as teenagers at school and built their relationship over semi-long distance while Sophie studied in Brisbane, and Joel in their hometown of Toowoomba.
For their glam vintage wedding, the couple called on family and friends to help them create a magical day. A lot in the kitchen too! Sophie and Joel spent hours making 100 white chocolate and macadamia cookies for favours, and her mum and bridesmaids helped package them. Sophie’s aunty was on cake-baking duties. “I had complete confidence in her and she willingly took on the challenge of a semi-naked chocolate mud cake … she blew us away,” smiles Sophie.
Photos courtesy of Leah Cruikshank Photography.
The bride’s best friend of over a decade did her hair; classic vintage waves. “This was to ensure the hair did not take away from or compete with the all over lace bridal gown,” explains Sophie
The groom and his groomsmen bought their classic black suits from Roger David.
The bridesmaids gowns were all different. Sophie was really keen to create a minimalist look with style.
“My husband used to work at Gabbinbar Homestead… he had incredibly fond memories of the staff there and the setting,” explains Sophie of their beautiful wedding venue.
Sophie’s favourite part of the day was having her wedding photos taken. “Apart from the part where we got married!” she says.
Bomboniere: DIY / Brides Accessories: Swarovski / Brides Gown: White Lily Couture, Pronovias / Brides Shoes: Windsor Smith / Bridesmaids Accessories: Colette Hayman / Bridesmaids Dresses: ASOS, Bariano / Cake: Bride's aunty / Ceremony Music: Playlist / Flowergirl Dress: Myer, Little Leona Edmiston / Flowers: The Little Flower Stall / Gift Registry: Wishing well / Grooms Attire: Politix, Roger David, YD / Grooms Shoes: Airflex / Groomsmen Attire: Roger David, YD / Groomsmen Shoes: Airflex / Hair: DIY / Honeymoon: Banthai Beach Resort,Thailand / Invitations: DIY / Makeup: Stephanie Goldsworthy / Photographer: Leah Cruikshank Photography / Rings: Michael Hill Jeweller / Venue: Gabbinbar Homestead / Venue Decor: Ikea, DIY