Marigold + Alex by The Fox and The Bear

Tell us a little about yourselves, what you do, what you love, what is unique about you and your relationship:

Although Covid 19 was a real bummer in our plans, we decided to go ahead with it all anyway and got married on our 11th anniversary. It was actually really liberating in the end.

Every time we made a plan we would have to change it, so we just let go of the reigns and went with the flow. I think because we were both in our late 30’s and had been together for over a decade we were more interested about having a good time with our mates rather than the nitty gritty details.

Tell us about your special day, was there a specific theme or style? Tell us a little about the setting, the styling and some of your favourite details:

We got married under the magical fig tree at Boulevard Gardens and it was short and lighthearted. We then went to the Regatta pub for a quick drink and to jump on the ferry into Brisbane city. Spending the 30-45 mins on the ferry with our mates after the ceremony was a blast. It was the perfect way to wind down after the mornings nerves and to set the mood for the afternoon. After a short stroll along the river we settled into the upper deck of Felons Brewery and we drank ciders and margaritas into the evening. I (the bride) even went down the pirate ship slide with my younger cousins. To top it off we had a room just behind Felons in The Fantouzzo Hotel so it was a lovely short stroll upstairs to bed. Everything was super chill and so much fun.

Tell us about your main outfits:

We wanted to not be those people that spent a fortune on outfits that weren’t at all sustainable or that we would never wear again. Alex wore pants and shoes he already owned and we bought him a white shirt and he was super happy with that.

I love my bling and I wanted to feel like a bride so I sourced things that were as sustainable as I could. My dress was secondhand (and half price, yay!) My hat is from Will and Bear, they plant 10 trees for every hat purchased and it is Australian wool. My jewellery is all hand made limited pieces by a local designer in Noosa and although the bodice is a particularly spectacular piece that I have to find the right event for, the rest of it I will wear it time and time again. My shoes were hand made to order by a lovely little etsy designer in Athens Greece and Etsy offsets the delivery carbon emissions. They are also real leather (and although a little controversial) they will last forever and not fall apart. which is also why I decided to go with flats so I would wear them all the time.

What were some of the most memorable/unique moments from the day:

Because we got married in a pandemic our wedding went against all the “no phones” rules. My mother and sisters walked me down the isle and they had my dad, two brothers and sister-in-law on their phones so they could also walk me down the isle. There was lots of video chats throughout the day everywhere and we streamed our ceremony live to a private facebook group so our loved ones around the world could be there.

Photography and Videography: @itsfoxandbear | Ceremony location: @boulevardgardens | Reception location: @felonsbrewingco | Celebrant: @renee.wilkins.56 | Bride’s gown: @grace_loves_lace | Groom’s outfit: @myer and @connor_clothing | Bride’s ring: @jess.blak | Groom’s ring: @unionringcompany | Bride’s shoes: @riripom_ | Groom’s shoes: @juliusmarlow | Hat: @willandbear | Jewellery: @adriennereidofficial | Hair and Makeup: @caitlinroselt | Fragrance: @isseymiyakeparfums | Flora: Bride