"The fact that we chose a morning wedding and lunch reception really dictated what type of venue we needed. It had to be a place with presence during the day, with a wonderful vista and a relaxed feel. We didn't think dark, expansive ballrooms with elaborate chandeliers would be right for our daytime event." Located beside the Brisbane River, Stokehouse Q was the ideal reception venue. "The restaurant provided a wonderful view of our home city and the river snaking around it." Stokehouse Q had long ticked the boxes of deliciousness and professionalism for Jennifer, Dion and their families. "After meeting with the event manager and owner the decision was easy! We enjoyed exclusive use of the venue from noon until twilight and following the reception, we stayed on to enjoy drinks at the in-house Stoke Bar. We received lots of congratulations from well-wishing patrons!"
Love and laughter
"I loved mingling with our guests and made an effort to stop by every table to talk to everyone. I wanted them to know they were there because we really wanted them to share our special day Dion and I were so thankful to those who have helped us become who we are both individually and as a couple."
One of the highlights for Jennifer was the drive to the church with her big brother at the wheel. "Unusually for a wedding we were early, so around the block we went!" Dion and Jennifer then drove the restored two door roadster 1958 TR3A Triumph to the reception. "That was so much fun because people waved and honked their horns at us." Another highlight came during the ceremony, "I remember Dion holding my hands tightly at the altar with the biggest smile on his face, and when he went to slide the ring on my finger he almost dropped it! We had a good giggle when that happened."