Luxe Urban Wedding at Brisbane City Winery

The Story: Baseball brought these long-distance lovers together. Following a romantic proposal in the Barossa Valley wine region, Elizabeth and Jake planned to tie the knot in April 2020 but had to change their plans due to the COVID pandemic. They tried again in January 2021 but their plans were thwarted by a state-wide lockdown. Finally, on their third attempt, Elizabeth and Jake made it down the aisle. 

The Location: City Winery is a winery in the heart of Brisbane. This working micro-winery in a converted warehouse in trendy Fortitude Valley sources grapes from across Australia’s key growing region and was the perfect choice for our urban lovers.

The Vibe: Stylish with a hint of extravagance and personalisation over tradition. Elizabeth and Jake’s wedding was inspired by the modern and luxe cityscape of their hometown, with an emphasis on the couple’s love of live music and delicious food. Abundant floral arrangements and luxurious tablescapes tapped into the joy of being surrounded by beautiful things. 

The Details: The bouquet used a classic muted palette, incorporating on-trend white orchids and roses with magnolia leaves. The table arrangements featured dusty pink blooms to bring in some colour and Gloriosa Florals tied all of the floral displays into little bouquets for guests to take home at the end of the night. Custom outfits were designed for the comfort and confidence of a form fit. Elizabeth’s late grandmothers’ wedding rings were tied to her bouquet in memory of lost loved ones. 


  • This wedding was about the things that matter. For Elizabeth and Jake this meant ruthless prioritization and a smaller, more intimate celebration which allowed them to focus on spoiling and spending time with their fifty-five guests.
  • Putting tradition aside, Jake and Elizabeth decided to have a “first look” before the wedding. This time together did not detract from the emotion of the ceremony and helped the couple feel more relaxed. 
  • Personalisation can be incorporated into various wedding elements. The traditional wedding cake was replaced with two desserts inspired by Elizabeth and Jake’s favourite flavours – tiramisu and caramel – and gold mirrored luggage tags were used as favours for Jake and Elizabeth’s guests doubling up as place cards at the reception tables.




Photography: Pixel Punk Pictures // Venue: City Winery Newstead // Event Planning: Beautiful Weddings // Floral: Gloriosa Florals // Stationery: Studio Ems // Videography: Mitch Lally // Hair and Makeup: The Beauty Case // Officiant: Alana Salm // Wedding Dress and Veil: Wendy Makin // Groom’s Attire: Institchu // Bride’s Shoes: Nina Shoes // Bridesmaid Dresses: Montique // Headpiece: Lovisa // Submitted via: Matchology