Brisbane wedding at the Warehouse
Claudia & Sam
Length of engagement
The vendors you chose can make or break your day. Sometimes it's better to spend more than you want to and secure someone you feel a connection with than stay within your budget and not have those people really 'get' you. Our team was so special and our day wouldn't have been what it was without them!
Notes from the lovers
What did you love about your Brisbane wedding at the warehouse?
our Brisbane wedding at The warehouse, while not our first choice (thanks Covid) completely exceeded our expectations. I LOVED that there were separate spaces that created different moods. We never wanted our guests to move or travel for our special day, but the warehouse honestly has so many special nooks and spaces, its like 5 locations in 1! We had a waiting area for a pre drink on arrival that was a boujee leather candlelit den, full of excitement and anticipation! The ceremony space was moody and emotional- I always pictured and planned our ceremony to be outside! But I actually prefer how the photos looked from an inside perspective- plus I feel like it made our arbour pieces really pop! We had a private rooftop for cocktail hour which felt like we were in a completely different venue and city altogether- this was such a highlight for Sam and I- honestly such a vibe!!!
Photographer: Fontaine Photo
Stylist & Florist: Harper Arrow
Celebrant: Paul Voge
Bride & Groom's Accommodation: Meriton
venue, catering & Entertainment: The warehouse brisbane
Veil & Accessories: Ella Moda
Shoes: Alias Mae
Hair: Nannette Reason
Makeup: Sheridan Myers
Bridesmaid dresses: Sabo Skirt
Suit: Country Road
Tie & Groomsmen suits: Uniqlo
Groom Shoes: David Jones
tell about about doing a first look and your wedding style!
Ugh, seriously one of our best memories. It was always a non-negotiable for us because we thought if we waited until the ceremony, we may have been too emotional to speak (and as we wrote our own vows it was important to us that we could get our words out!) But reflectively speaking, it was pure magic. So lovely to have some one on one time together before the big event started to really just absorb each other (and get some killer photos with Jess!) Would 110% recommend to other couples!
I knew I was going to buy my dress from Kyha | Sphere Collective in Maroochydore before we were even engaged. I only pulled 5x to try on and ended up buying the 3rd without hesitation. They were so lovely and professional and the entire process was better than expected. The girls dresses were pure luck- we ended up deeming our dress 'the dress of the traveling bridesmaids!' I saw it on the mannequin in Sabo Skirt, tried it on myself and loved it so sent a selfie to the girls. Within 24 hours we were all back trying them on- fell in love and purchased! Sam on the other hand is.... the king of last minute. He is cool, calm and collected and can tend to leave things until the last minute. He always knew he didn't want a dark/heavy suit, but once the girls were in blue we started looking into pastels and it ended up being so him!
Must haves for the day!
1) EAT! I was pretty nervous and didn't have a substantial breakfast, then hair and make up peaked when I should have had lunch so by the time the ceremony was done I was hangry! Thankfully the warehouse were waiting on me hand and foot and pulled together hot chips- no request too wild for a bride on her special day!
2) Try to be mindful of staying in the moment, my maid of honour was my check in for how I was feeling and tracking throughout the day. Trying to balance doing your day your way and ensuring you get around to speak with everyone, boogie with your pals and spend time with your family is tricky balance.
3) Sounds silly, but prioritise your partner. Sam and I were constantly checking in with each other and popping away to get some air/photos/special time together.
advice for other couples
Potentially controversial but don't spend money on a cake.. no one eats it and its such a pain/waste to try organise the next day. Speaking of the next day.. Sam and I checked out of our hotel the day after our wedding and it was our biggest and only regret of our wedding. Trying to pack our car and pick up gifts from the venue hungover was horrendous. Pay to stay an extra day!!!