THE ABIA AWARDS INCREASED MY CONFIDENCE

celebrating charity

Anna Singleton & Scott Murphy
19th of September, 2009 –  Brisbane, Queensland.

“”Our wedding had an elephant theme and in lieu of gifts we asked our guests to donate to our favourite charity, Elephant Nature Park, a sanctuary for rescued elephants in Thailand, where we’d volunteered in 2007.

Anna and Scott were married on the 19th of September 2009. The ceremony was at the beautiful St Andrew’s Church at Lutwyche, chosen because the bride’s grandparents were married there almost 80 years ago. Photos were taken at Kangaroo Point, where Scott had proposed 18 months earlier. Afterwards, the reception was held Oxley’s on the River at Auchenflower. This was a superb venue with beautiful views, exceptional food and outstanding service.

wedding gift:

“Our wedding had an elephant theme and in lieu of gifts we asked our guests to donate to our favourite charity, Elephant Nature Park, a sanctuary for rescued elephants in Thailand, where we’d volunteered in 2007. We had a wonderful night and then spent two weeks honeymooning in Borneo, enjoying the beautiful beaches and amazing orangutans!” said Anna.

the bridal gown:

Anna’s dress was from the Wendy Makin Couture range. Having visited plenty of other bridal shops, the Wendy Makin experience greatly surpassed all of the others! “Walking in I immediately noticed the numerous ABIA awards Wendy and her team had won.” This instantly increased my confidence in their products. Their gowns were much more beautiful than any others I had previously seen. The staff were exceptionally attentive and when trying on any of their range, they ensured you had the whole bridal experience with matching shoes, veil, flowers and jewellery. When I bought shoes that kept catching on my dress’ lace, the girls at Wendy Makin expertly altered them for me, even though that wasn’t their responsibility. My veil and earrings also came from Wendy and they had so much variety to choose from! The day I took my spectacular dress home, Wendy presented me with a gorgeous wedding gift from her team, which included perfume, a compact mirror and a bracelet. Once again, a lovely extra not encountered very often! Our bridesmaid dresses also came from Wendy Makin, from her Bella Donna store, which had an amazing variety of gorgeous gowns. “The whole Wendy Makin experience surpassed all expectations, no wonder they’ve won so many ABIA awards!” said Anna.


Bridal Gown: Wendy Makin
Bridesmaid Fashion: Wendy Makin
Grooms Fashion: Spurling Formal Hire
Reception Centre: Oxley’s on the River
Ceremony Venue: St Andrew’s Church
Hair Stylist: Leeah Milich
Make-up Artist: Unsurpassable
Floral Design: Bouquets by Dallas
Cake Design: Cakes by Christa – Main Beach Bakery
Photography: Xpose’ Photography