VIEILLE BRANCHE WEDDING
Jessica + Darrell
Jessica & Darrell chose to get married at one of my all time favourite places in Brisbane, Vieille Branche. A multipurpose warehouse space with a French Farmhouse Cafe in Brisbane that also caters for an alternative style of wedding and couples that think outside the box.
On a wet wedding day, where else would you want to be but an indoor, warehouse wedding venue full of nostalgic remnants from the French countryside.
I sit here writing this wedding blog as I eat a mixed chicken and avocado salad and a delicious Prosciutto, orange & fig salad (ooh so good) from Soul Origin. Eating the salad reminds me of my many visits to Vieille Branche for a long working lunch. Beautiful fresh, simple food that will transport you away to a life of eating good food & wine in a Normandy coastal fishing village.
Vieille Branche, is a wonderful Monte Cristo-style cavern of sorts. Make sure you pop in during the week for a bite to eat in the cafe, maybe a workshop to get your creative juices flowing and I promise you wont regret stopping in to see Sarah and her range of cheeses in Emile & Solange Cheese Shop. And if you are planning your wedding and looking for something with a difference, I suggest you consider a Vieille Branche wedding.
There are plenty of locations for your wedding photos inside Vieille Branche as well as the Fox Street Gardens next door including an old vintage bus, and the neighbouring streets. As you wander through the warehouse there are nooks and crannies of wonderous old things and interesting conversation starters.
Wishing the newlyweds a future of happily ever after and continually having a pun to throw back at each other.
Thank you for choosing me to capture your wedding day at Vieille Branche.
View the highlights from their Vieille Branche wedding in the feature slideshow or a selection of the best wedding photos below.
Ceremony & Reception Vieille Branche Warehouse
Photographer Deb Boots Love Stories | Wedding Film Wrapped Up Media
Bride Prep AirBnb in Paddington, Brisbane | Makeup Artist Blissful Makeup | Hair Stylist All for Mary
Transport Uber | Celebrant Roxy Hotten | Ceremony Music 16 Strings
Wedding Photography Locations Vieille Branche Brisbane
Wedding Cake Groom’s Sister | Catering Standing Room Only Catering | Dessert Table Groom’s Sister
BRIDE PREP – BRISBANE AIRBNB AT PADDINGTON
The bride was getting ready at a quaint little Brisbane AirBnB in Paddington. With the couple’s corgi Dolly watching on from a tiny corner of the room. Jessica’s bouquet was full of Australian natives including a feature Waratah – I am loving all the deep reds and green foliage.
I love AirBnB accommodation for bride and groom getting ready photos. The interiors are typically nicely styled. This Brisbane AirBnb had a quaintness about it – a renovated Queenslander with a mix of antique furniture and modern classics in pastel tones. The furniture works nicely as a prop for the bride & groom detail photos. I love AirBnB’s for wedding accommodation so much that I included it in my post about Best Brisbane Accommodation for Bride & Groom Photos.
Karla from Blissful Makeup and All For Mary making the girls look beautiful for the big day.
There were so many things Jessica could have hit with the champagne cork,
like windows, the bridesmaids and her mum, or us photographers and videographers,
but she managed to steer clear of breaking anything or hitting any of us in the eye.
Close call … phew!
Interrupting the blog with a hot tip.
For the best photos, big windows with lots of natural light streaming in is ideal.
Especially on an overcast day like this day.
Time for the groom and groomsmen to get suited up for the ceremony at Vieille Branche.
I know the photo below of the card on how to fold the handkerchief is going to come in handy for many future grooms.
Check it out, it even has its own blog post how to fold the groom’s handkerchief.
The groom booking an Uber ride to get to his wedding.
INDOOR CEREMONY AT THE VIEILLE BRANCHE WAREHOUSE
Its a good thing Jessica & Darrell booked a warehouse venue with an indoor ceremony space.
The bride arriving in an Uber also … I love when modern brides throw traditions out the window.
Get ready, we are going a bit darker and moodier for this ceremony, but Im digging it!
I thought this was the perfect wedding to talk a little bit more about the technicalities us wedding photographers have to shoot under sometimes in various lighting & weather conditions. And what brides and grooms might not quite understand when their idea of their perfect wedding is on a sunny day and their dream wedding photos have that sun-bleached, light bright and airy look. But then your ‘perfect wedding day’ is overcast and rains – your day isn’t ruined, it’s just different. Im a big believer that different is great and creates opportunities!
It was overcast, meaning the light is very different to that of a sunny day. The big windows at the back of the Vieille Branche warehouse where the ceremony was being held, let in some natural light, as did the roller door at the entrance. But in the middle section there were some dark areas. What this means, is that the light was dramatically changing as we moved from the roller door, through the warehouse, to the ceremony end.
For you camera gear nerds, as a natural light photographer, this is how I deal with mixed light and low light situations on a wedding day. My camera is set to M for manual mode. I shoot in full manual mode, so I can quickly adjust setting and compensate for the light changing quickly. I also shoot prime lenses so I can shoot wide-open to let as much light into the lens/sensor and minimise upping the ISO as much as possible, but in conditions like this you are going to get some digital noise in your pictures, but I think that adds a certain character and soul to the images!
Congratulations to the newlyweds … Mr + Mrs Prasad.
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY LOCATION VIEILLE BRANCHE BRISBANE
Despite the rain, we managed to find some great outdoor locations for the wedding photos around Vieille Branche. Some locations we used the umbrellas, but I didn’t want every single photo to have the umbrellas in them, so we used some areas that were undercover. Amongst this industrial area we found a climbing Jasmine plant and foliage to add some softness against the hard concrete and the awesome almost perfectly-colour-matched burgundy container.
I know the Albion industrial area well as I was a frequent visitor at Vieille Branche.
I just love all the variety of different coloured walls and roller doors.
VIEILLE BRANCHE WEDDING RECEPTION
With photos out of the way, it was time for some yummy food and refreshments from the fantastic caterers, Standing Room Only Catering. But not before a sparkler entrance of course, cake cutting and speeches to get formalities out of the way.