BRISBANE RACING CLUB WEDDING
EAGLE FARM RACECOURSE – THE TOTE ROOM
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY BRISBANE
Kim + Lee
Kim & Lee’s love story began at a Rockabilly Festival in April 2011 and inspired their vintage wedding.
Kim & Lee chose to get married at the Brisbane Racing Club in the Tote Room at Eagle Farm Racecourse. A stunning all-in-one Brisbane wedding venue with heritage old world charm creating an elegant setting for your wedding.
View the highlights from their Brisbane Racing Club wedding in the feature slideshow above or their Eagle Farm Racecourse wedding photos below.
GROOM PREPARATION FOR THE BRISBANE RACING CLUB WEDDING
Lee & his brother also groomsman got ready at the Kingsford Brisbane Airport Hotel in Hamilton. The Kingsford Brisbane Airport Hotel is a boutique hotel with modern furnishings. Centrally located and close to Portside Wharf, Eat Street Markets, Brisbane Airport and the couple’s wedding venue the Brisbane Racecourse.
Lee is wearing a pair of exquisitely handcrafted stainless steel Timeless Cufflinks which are embedded with jewelled rubies throughout the watch mechanism showcasing all of its gears, cogs and escapement wheel. The parts are sourced from two watches from the Soviet era dating from the 1960s. Handcrafted by Time Flies Designs, specialising in fusing mechanical watch parts and semi-precious stones.
The groom is wearing a patterned navy Joe Black suit from David Jones.
BRIDE PREPARATION FOR THE BRISBANE RACING CLUB WEDDING
Kim, the bridesmaids and family got ready for the wedding at the Domain Serviced Apartments at the northern end of Racecourse Road in Ascot. Conveniently located walking distance to the racecourse, however, Kim chose to Uber her way to the wedding.
The florals for Kim & Lee’s wedding are stunning. From the bouquets to the buttonholes and the ceremony location floral arrangements. We can thank Erin Perry Creations for her amazing work putting together this gorgeous mix of red and burgundy flowers.
Kim’s wedding planning had her looking at Martha Stewart Weddings for inspiration.
Makeup by Karen & hair by Jade – both pictured below. Good to see they know how to have some laughs as they work.
Kim’s sister/bridesmaid is wearing a beautiful dress from Principessa in Fortitude Valley.
A COLOURFUL WEDDING AT EAGLE FARM RACECOURSE
An Eagle Farm Racecourse wedding experience combines ceremony location and reception venue all in one seamless location. With beautifully manicured lawns, leafy gardens, heritage grandstand and buildings, and picturesque racecourse setting as a memorable backdrop to your Brisbane wedding photos.
The courtyard off the Tote Room is a beautiful intimate ceremony space for saying your I-do’s under the shade of a grand fig tree.
Then move into the Tote Room for the wedding reception and celebrations. The Tote Room is a large elegant hall room with the timber floors and vaulted ceiling adds warmth to the large space which can cater for sit-down and cocktail style weddings up to 300 guests.
Located in Hamilton, the wedding venue is only minutes from Brisbane Airport and Brisbane CBD with plenty of onsite parking available for your guests.
Brisbane Racing Club is the perfect location for your Brisbane wedding photography.
A CEREMONY AT THE BRISBANE RACING CLUB
The Brisbane Racing Club offers the perfect outdoor ceremony location. Right next to the Tote Room under the fig tree. Surrounded by the heritage buildings to add a sense of vintage charm.
The anticipated wait for the bride to arrive. Kim was getting ready walking distance away, however, being the modern bride Kim arrived in an Uber.
As Boom Clap by Lennon & Maisy played, Kim walked down the aisle on her father’s arm to join Lee under the beautifully decorated arbor.
When asking Kim what was her favourite memory from her wedding day, she answered …
“Walking down the aisle and seeing Lee very teary.“
Standing under an arbour of beautiful florals with long time family Pastor Maurie Fielke, it was the perfect romantic setting for Kim & Lee to say their I-do’s.
I always love photographing the congratulations photos following the ceremony. Coming out of this quiet, formal gathering into guests bursting with congratulations and big heartfelt hugs. It’s like an unspoken sign of ‘let’s get this party started’.
Family photos are important so there is always time allowed in the wedding day schedule for a group photo and the family photos following the ceremony. While I rarely share the family photos on the blog, in my attempts to keep the blogs shorter for faster loading and a more speedy viewing experience, the couple certainly receive family photos as part of their collection. Prior to the wedding day, I obtain a list from the couple of the family groups they want photos off, to ensure we don’t miss any of the important family photos required. If you wish to see the family photos, contact the couple for the link and password to their private gallery with the full wedding photo collection.
WEDDING PHOTOS AROUND EAGLE FARM RACECOURSE
Kim grew up on property and had a horse so Eagle Farm Racecourse was the perfect setting for their wedding. And only natural that Kim organise to have one of the horses for the photoshoot.
We aimed to use as many different locations around the racecourse for a variety of backdrops for the wedding photos.
WEDDING RECEPTION AT THE TOTE ROOM – EAGLE FARM RACECOURSE, BRISBANE
The Tote Room is one of three reception rooms at the Brisbane Racing Club. The largest of the three, The Tote Room is a heritage listed building with old world charm. The banquet style room is perfect for having one long table for all your guests.
Besides pretty wedding flowers, the next best thing about weddings is the cake! Yumminess overload! Check out Kim & Lee’s wedding cake goodness from Petite Crumb.
The newlyweds chose Your The Best Thing by The Style Council as their bridal waltz song for their first dance as husband and wife.
You can check out Kim & Lee’s wedding film by The Smile Factory Films here.
Kim’s advice for other bride’s planning their wedding …
“Be organised well ahead of time and stay calm.“
“ We really enjoyed having you as our wedding photographer
& can’t thank you enough for capturing all the special moments of our day. “
– Kim & Lee