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Brisbane wedding venues you need to see

Customs House

With magnificent architecture and a view of the Brisbane river, Customs House offers a wedding venue you and your guests are unlikely to ever forget! With their expertise, impeccable cuisine, high-quality service, and great attention to detail, the event coordinators at Customs House will ensure you receive everything you envisioned for your day.

Glengariff Historic Estate

Dating back to 1876, Glengariff Historic Estate proudly hosts over 150 weddings per year – and yours could be next! With endless wedding photography opportunities, this venue features garden rooms, vineyards, a lake, a jetty, a waterfall, a rustic barn, and classical stone arbours. Check out their gallery and read why so many couples are in love with Glengariff Historic Estate!

Cloudland

With several exclusively designed ceremony and reception locations to choose from, Cloudland offers something truly special for your wedding. Featuring a lush indoor garden, a waterfall, glistening chandeliers, hanging love seats, and an industrial stair case, Cloudland is something that usually only exists in your wildest daydreams! Check out their gallery and reviews today!

Villa Botanica

Set on the edge of the Coral Sea in the Whitsundays, Villa Botanica offers a truly unique experience for your wedding. With its gorgeous tropical gardens and architecture, this five acre estate boasts breathtaking views overlooking the sea. And, with a sparkling marble ballroom for your reception, you can expect great things fromVilla Botanica.

Factory 51

With its outstanding character and visual appeal, Factory 51 is perfect for the quintessential rustic or industrial wedding. Featuring red brick walls, steel beams, a dazzling chandelier, polished concrete floors, and a private terrace, Factory 51 is something worth having a good hard look at!

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Triple R Luxury Car Hire

A family-owned business operating for over 35 years, Triple R Luxury Car Hire offers the choice of 34 classic European cars to create that spectacular entrance on your wedding day you’ve always dreamed of. Providing cars to over 21,000 happy couples over the years, Triple R is Victoria’s largest range of classic European cars. And, if you’re getting married on a weekday or during winter, you can even get a discounted rate on your wedding transport! Check out Triple R Luxury Car Hire’s fleet today!

Always Classic Cars

Offering a range of prestige vintage cars including Rolls Royce, Bentley, and Jaguar wedding cars, Always Classic Cars ensures you arrive in style to your special day. All vehicles are government licensed and driven by professional chauffeurs, so you can expect impeccable service on your wedding day. Check out Always Classic Cars‘ extensive range today, and arrange to view the gorgeous vehicles in person!

Enrik Limousines

Winner of the Australian Bridal Industry Academy award for ‘Best Customer Service’ in the Wedding Transport category for 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015, Enrik Limousines prides itself on delivering a high level of professional and reliable service when it comes to wedding transport on your special day. The chauffeurs are fully licensed, safe, and punctual, so you can rest assured everything is taken care of! Arrive in style with Enrik Limousines – check out their fleet of Chrysler 300C stretch limousines today!

Caddyman Cadillac Car Hire

Striving to make your wedding day as exciting, relaxed, and memorable as possible, Caddyman Cadillac Car Hire offers a range of 1959 Cadillacs, pink and red convertibles, and white coupes and sedans for your big day. And, with experienced and caring chauffeurs, you can expect red carpet treatment with Caddyman Cadillac Car Hire. Check out their storefront and book an inspection today!

How to beat the post wedding blues

Just as a large number of mothers feel postnatal depression so too do a number of brides feel the post-wedding blues.

You are no longer spending every spare moment ironing out details, calling suppliers, visiting bridal party members, shopping for items, and making sure you have ticked everything off your to-do list in a timely fashion.

Instead, you have all of this free time on your hands. And while you are happily married, sometimes too much free time can make the mind wander to places it wouldn’t ordinarily go.

It is completely normal to pine for the loss of pre-wedding excitement – you are most definitely not alone – but there are a number of ways you can combat the post-wedding blues and climb out of the slump to embrace this new phase of your life.

Take some time

If you haven’t already set off on your honeymoon, plan to have a few days after your wedding to spend with friends and family before you go.

An immediate change from a room full of people in full celebration mode to isolation with just you and your new spouse can be a little too abrupt.

Similarly, when you return from your honeymoon, take a few extra days to spend together and continue to revel in newlywed bliss before you go back to work and fall back into the same old routine.

Find something else to plan ahead for

The thrill of anticipation of a wedding and the accomplishment that follows once you’ve had the best day of your life is hard to replicate, but having something else to look forward to can help to ease the post-wedding blues.

Think of some of the things you might have wanted to do while wedding planning but didn’t have the time and organise to do them after the wedding instead. It could be something like taking your new spouse out to a new restaurant or enjoying a weekend away with friends.

Connect with your guests

Whether you had a wishing well, gift registry, or left it up to luck what your guests gifted to you, you will have some thank you cards to write.

Take extra time and care with this and write some handwritten notes that share some special memories you have of that person or people from your wedding day.

Reliving these funny and heart-warming moments will help you to feel good about the connections you have with the people who attended your wedding, who are still in your life no matter what.

Time to tidy up

When you feel mentally ready to do so, start to clean up all of the wedding paraphernalia in your house. Pass on or recycle those wedding magazines and archive your planning notes to keep as a memento for years down the track.

This is a big step, but when you are ready you can look at what you’d like to do with your gown. It might be to have it dry cleaned and preserved for you to keep, or list it for sale so another bride-to-be can enjoy it.

Taking care of these activities might seem painful, but will be paramount to your healing process and help you to work through your feelings about the wedding day being over.

Join a social or sporting group

You have created a big group for yourself when planning your wedding – your bridal party, family, guests, and a team of suppliers. Now that the wedding is over, it seems like they have all moved on.

To regain that special sense of belonging, you can seek out a new club to join. It could be a social meet-up group, a book club, a cooking workshop, or sporting club, even an online group of newly married women who will be going through the same transitional phase as you are.

Focus on your marriage

Remember the whole picture of your wedding. It wasn’t just the outfits, the flowers, the atmosphere, and the location – it was all about the man or woman that you married.

They are the center of your universe now and you need to keep that in perspective. Channel some of your time and energy into planning your future life together, whether that be settling down or jet-setting to tick of bucket list items.

People are freaking out about proposals at other people’s weddings

My husband’s best friend, “John,” was the best man/officiant. The setting was beautiful, everyone seemed happy, our families were overjoyed. My mom may have used the phrase hallelujah a few dozen times.

The entire atmosphere felt moving. So moving in fact that John stopped mid-ceremony to propose to his longtime girlfriend, “Jane,” and reveal her pregnancy.

I couldn’t even hear the vows my husband wrote or the rest of the ceremony over the noise of Jane’s happy sobs, her very surprised family who were also guests, and people seated nearby congratulating her.

Even the videographer cut to her frequently during the ceremony, and you can’t hear anything over the chatter. When John gave his toast, he apologized for being caught up in the moment and then proceeded to talk about he and Jane’s future with nary a mention of us.

During the reception, John and Jane became the primary focus of our guests. John even went out of his way to ask the band for a special dance for just him and Jane on the dance floor.

I’ve never been an attention hog, and I wouldn’t even have minded if he’d proposed after the ceremony, but weeks later I am still seething. I am so shocked and angry that I keep asking myself if this is real life.”

The online backlash

This is seriously not a situation you would come across at your average wedding, so everyone is weighing in their two cents on the situation… with sometimes hilarious comments.

Some of the best comments against John’s actions include…

I see your petty retaliation and raise you, by stealing the secret name, (that you wrote over and over in your diary), you wanted to give your first child and bestow the name to my dog.”

I would broke that shit up like Kanye did Taylor!! And No I ain’t gonna let you finish. Security would’ve been escorting them out. That’s beyond rude & tacky.”

While he did actually have some supporters…

“Seriously? People are really that shallow that someone getting engaged at their wedding is seen as some sort of insult? Wouldn’t you be happy for them?”

To each their own, I’m not that petty or stingy for shine, that it would bother me. If one of my girls got engaged, that’s even more of a reason to celebrate.”

So we’ve gone through a fair few chat forums and social media pages dedicated to this dear John to see what the acceptable etiquette is. Not surprisingly, the overwhelming majority decided it was a BIG no-no.

But, for the purposes of balance, we will present arguments for both sides.