ALANA & IAN’S COLOURFUL BRISBANE WEDDING
AT VIEILLE BRANCHE ALBION FEATURED ON HELLO MAY
It’s always a bit exciting to have a wedding I photographed featured on one of Australia’s leading wedding blogs. Today Alana & Ian’s colourful Brisbane wedding at Vieille Branche has graced the Hello May blog.
Alana & Ian were such a relaxed bride and groom, and along with all the other wedding vendors that played a part in their day, were a dream to collaborate with on this wedding.
Alana wore a stunning Rue De Seine gown from The Babushka Ballerina bridal collection with a flower crown and a beautiful colourful and rustic bouquet by Wild at Heart Flowers. And the groom Ian looked dapper in his blue suit with tan accessories. A full list of credits and collaborators on Alana & Ian’s wedding can be found at the bottom of the blog.
Alana & Ian chose to have a First Look session in their backyard before heading to Vieille Branche for the ceremony. If you aren’t up to speed on what a ‘first look’ is, in short it is where the bride and groom see each other for the first time before the ceremony, rather than when the bride walks down the aisle. I love photographing first looks! – I love the fact that the groom see’s his bride for the first time in a private intimate moment with just the two of them together, before the craziness of the wedding day starts.
The below photographs show how the Vieille Branche industrial warehouse space can be setup for an indoor ceremony. A stunning floral display hanging from a rustic ladder, surrounded by existing wares from Vieille Branche, a Persian rug for the bride and groom to stand and the magnificent window behind letting in beautiful soft natural light.
Below, Alana & Ian having a quiet moment together in the garden in between the family photos and reception.
For a few months in 2014 I shared an office space in the upstairs loft rooms of Vieille Branche at 10 Fox Street, Albion. But these days, I can be regularly found working in the cafe downstairs sipping coffee or feasting on something from their farmhouse style food menu. I just love the space Jen & JC have created at Vieille Branche, in some ways it feels very homely and others you feel like you are escaping to the European countryside all at once. Along with Jen’s mum who can be found creating beautiful framed pieces in the old bus and Andrea of Botanik who is responsible for creating the outdoor rustic gardens, plus running into other creatives that also like to hang out in the space, or the likes of Carol who runs regular woodworking workshops for spoon carving, all make this an inspiring and creative space to hang out … or hold your wedding. Vieille Branche is closed up for the holiday period and reopens again in early February, I suggest you pop in whether you are looking for an alternative Brisbane wedding space, or just to browse the old wares imported from Normandy in France or have a bite to eat and coffee while enjoying the eclectic atmosphere.