Renee and Brett

A romantic wedding for you today coming from Queensland. The wedding of Renee and Brett- elegant, romantic with a beautiful mist of rain.

Renee tells us how the couple met. “My best friend introduced us six years ago, after 4 years of travelled back and forth I moved, so at long last the long distance relationship got a little less long distance. Early one morning Brett asked me to help him find a calf in the paddock, he drove to the top of the mountain behind our house and at the very top he surprised me, he had mowed a patch, set up a white picnic rug with ‘Will you marry me’ written in roses, champagne and a stunning bunch of soft pink roses.  As the sun rose he then got down on one knee and asked if I would marry him and presented me with a ring he had secretly purchased two months earlier.”

Photos today are by Chesterton Smith Photography.


Brett wore a black suit with a black and white stripped tie both from Country Road while Renee wore a gown by Wendy Makin.




Renee says “The bridesmaids soft pink dresses were created by Chris Sakrzewski with fabric from Fabric Collections. The bridesmaids and myself carried soft pink roses, cream lisianthus and white sim carnations (carnations were my Grandmothers favourite flower) by Margaret Stevenson my Great Aunty who also create my mother’s wedding flowers.”



Renee says “My father and I arrived at The Little White Church in my Uncle Bob’s Peugeot, it was very special to have Uncle Bob share the day with us. We were married at The Little White Church a vintage chapel near the town of Maleny.  Trevor from The Little White Church was amazing on the day, organising a white marquee for guests outside due to the rain.”


Renee walked down the aislea string duo played Canon in D by Pachelbel – organised by The Baker Boys.  Renee says “I don’t remember the entrance music as I was watching Brett and talking to Dad but I did hear the music when we watched the video and it was beautiful”








Renee says “The rain on the day made it even more special and so much fun, everyone was laughing trying to be under an umbrella and it was fun to use the wellington boots my Aunty suggested I buy.”






Renee says “We decided to be married at Maleny in the Maleny Manor. The Manor is very personal and feels like home, it is the perfect venue in the most beautiful location.  We wanted a relaxed but beautiful wedding and Manley Manor and their staff provided us with just that.”


Renee changed into a black gown for the reception, she says “The reception gown was from Carla Zampatti, the black one shoulder dress is caught my eye immediately and I feel in love with it and couldn’t wait to change into it after the speeches. Mondo Floral Design crafted table settings, using an exquisite crystal vase for the carnations, an oval vase for the lisianthus and a square vase for the talea roses.”


A big thank you to Renee and Brett for allowing us to share their wedding day on Polka Dot Bride! Congratulations! Thank you to  Chesterton Smith Photography for submitting today’s photographs!