Carol & Chris

Carol and Chris’ wedding is utterly romantic. From the private ceremony, to the ring blessing as the sun cast it’s golden rays and Carol’s dress? Not only is it completely stunning but her mother made it!

Carol and Chris are both LDS members and met at church. Chris proposed on the church grounds.

Photographs today are by Taryn-amy Photography. Aren’t they romantic? The little moments and the beautiful moments all captured!

Carol and her bridesmaid’s hair was styled by Molanica Abera and makeup by her cousins Helen Rapana and Karen Villalobos (based in Brisbane).

Carol wore a gorgeous lace wedding gown with three quarter sleeves made by her mother (who owns Legacy Brides). Carol recalls, “I loved the time I got to spend with my beautiful mother preparing and working on the wedding, especially my gown. We had a ball!”. She wore shoes from Payless Shoes “I wanted velvet on my shoes and it was the only place I could find them! I also loved the colour”. Carol wore earrings Chris has given her for Christmas.

Before the ceremony. Carol and Chris met for casual portraits together. Chris wore a Studio Italia suit while his groomsmen wore suits from Man to Man. Carol’s bridesmaids wore gowns by Alfred Sung from Legacy Brides and shoes from Payless Shoes.

Carol’s aunt Vivian Villalobos from Brisbane  (0416 280 941) put together the floral arrangements.

The ceremony was held at Sydney Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

After their exit from the temple, Carol and Chris stopped at a park for lunch and a few photos before traveling again to their reception venue Oatlands House.

Of their photographers, Carol notes, “Brendan and Taryn are truly talented and professional individuals. From day one they always made sure that they knew exactly what kind of style we were after and that’s exactly what they delivered. Chris and I are horrible at posing so we wanted a natural, candid approach to the photos. We wanted all of the special moments but from a different perspective. They also gave us excellent suggestions that would help make our day easier like scouting for locations that we wanted for our day.

A few weeks prior they actually came out to the location we had chosen to assess the light and confirm whether it would give us the results we wanted. We trekked around the park and they found some great spots for bridal party shots, an old wooden walkway which led onto large rocks. They even pointed out that it would be great because the trees overhead help to diffuse the light. That same afternoon we proceeded to do the same thing at the reception gardens, because our ring ceremony would be held there around the same time of day. The sunlight was dimming however they said it could work quite well if there weren’t any major setbacks. He asked me for a back up plan if the outdoor ceremony wasn’t possible. They didn’t miss a beat!”

As the sun went down over Oatlands House, Carol and Chris walked down the aisle together for a ring warming ceremony that all of their family and friends could witness. Carol recalls, “I loved having Chris’ conduct the ring ceremony and sharing such a beautiful speech about Christ and love in our lives.”

Carol walked down the aisle to “‘This Love’ by Julia Stone – the first love song that Chris dedicated to me whilst driving back to Canberra.”

The couple had their first dance to ‘El Amor’ by Tito el Bambino  which kicked of a magical evening of dance. Carol explains “I am Chilean and we love to dance, so we chose a song with a slow introduction which then transformed into an upbeat dance song and then we went to get our parents to come up and dance with us.” The couple hired DJ Nela (0425 272 521) to entertain guests during the reception.

Congratulations on your marriage Carol and Chris! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Taryn-amy Photography. for sharing the photographs today!