Laura & Michael | Real Weddings Queensland

Meet Laura & Michael

Michael and I met while I was doing a maternity contract at his work. It took me a while to notice Michael. Michael noticed that I like to read so he would time his lunch breaks to coincide with mine. Once we got talking we didn’t stop and I guess you could say it was love at first kiss because after our first date we were inseparable!

The proposal

While we were away for a weekend Michael had managed to slip the ring into our bag without me knowing. He recruited my son to help him and during a sunset walk around the lake he stopped on the lakeshore underneath a lamp got on bended knee and asked me to be his wife, while my son presented me with the ring. It was very emotional and so special that he had included my son in our special moment.

Your Wedding Day

We wanted our Wedding to be an initimate affair; casual and with a vintage feel. We themed our wedding around the 1930’s glamour of train travel and used this throughout our ceremony and reception. Our ceremony took place at The Workshops Rail Museum, in front of the beautiful brown brick Powerhouse. We loved this building because of the old feel of it and wanted it to be the backdrop to our ceremony. I walked down the aisle with my father and my son to Pachabel’s Canon in D Major. Michael and I wrote our own vows as we wanted to express to each other how much we meant to the other person. It was really touching. Our readings were an Apache Wedding Prayer, A reading by Walter Pinder, and Michael and I read “The Art of Marriage”.

Our reception was also held at The Workshops Rail Museum in the Refreshment Room. This meant that everyone could easily walk around the museum while we were having our photos taken and be served finger foods under the old tree that was on the ground. The Refreshment Room contained all the old turn of the century carved wooden tables and chairs that the museum had. It also had lots of pictures of trains so we thought that was a great way to incorporate our train aspect into our reception. We chose this room for the intimate feel and added to the elegance of our vintage theme. Our main colours were black and ivory for a vintage glamour feel. We also added a touch of red by using the old train lanterns on the tables as decorations.

Our cake was a double stacked two-tiered mud cake and our bridal waltz was to Billie Holiday’s “I’ll be seeing you”