Year in Review – 2019

The end of 2019 is not only the end of other year, but the end of a decade. At the end of each year, we love to look back to see where we have travelled in terms of work, life and family.

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The end of 2019 is not only the end of other year, but the end of a decade. At the end of each year, we love to look back to see where we have travelled in terms of work, life and family.

Looking back at the weddings and events we have done this year has been fascinating as the Brisbane events landscape has continued to change shape. With the appearance of new venues like The Calile Hotel and Howard Smith Wharves, the year has been a mix of weddings in venues we know and love and exploring spaces that are totally new.

Yasmyn + Lincoln were our first ever couple to be married at The Calile Hotel and to mix things up even more, it was an engagement party turned surprise wedding! Blush pinks and muted neutral tones complimented the natural colour palette of the space and heroed the unstructured, textural florals. Pampas grass and hints of dried florals pulled the look together for an extra special surprise ceremony.

Howard Smith Wharves is truly an up and coming venue for 2020. Howards Hall played host to our first wedding reception in the space for Jess + Alex. Minimal greenery is not often something we hear in today’s styling landscape as it goes against that overflowingly fresh and luscious trend, but this bride and groom well and truly took their styling to the next level. Deep hues of burgundy and red surrounded the couple in the form of an incredible, suspended balloon cloud which hung from the rafters. Stretching from the ground to the ceiling and over the dance floor, the magical balloon structure was the statement feature of the dark romantic reception.

Nick + Nate were an unforgettable couple that tied the knot at the stunningly beautiful W Hotel in Brisbane. The Grand Room was laced with gold and featured black accents in the exquisite tableware. Fairy light-covered trees stood around the room as a symbol of strength and beauty, encasing the couple in an almost forest-like theme.

Vanessa + Michael chose to marry in the gorgeous venue that is the Brisbane State Library. With clear acrylic chairs lining the aisle, the couple said their ‘I do’s’ at an elegant altar draped with flowing sheer white curtains. As a nod to their beautiful love story, the couple took their nearest and dearest to where it all started, the Gallery of Modern Art where they originally met. Out on the balcony with sweeping views of the Brisbane river and city skyline, guests danced the night away under the stars.

It is exciting times here at white+white where, under our educational platform, The Wedding School, I have launched my first ever e-book – Life Of A Wedding Planner! Getting into the business of wedding planning is no easy feat. My new e-book details what it takes to be a wedding planner from breaking into the industry to starting your own business. I also share the lessons I have learnt along the way and everything to do with the business of white+white, from building my team, to my step-by-step booking process, to all the business tools I just can’t live without. Readers will find it educational but fun with some laughter sprinkled throughout. I can’t wait to see how readers use my tips and advice to make way on their own wedding planning journey.

In other news, my family and I are moving house! We have launched a new business in exploring AirBNB for the space we have been living in right next door to Prospect Studios. Under the name Warehouse 54, we are excited to see what we will learn in the real estate space over the next couple of months.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and can’t wait to pop back into your feeds in 2020!

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