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Published April 26th 2017
So you're getting married and want nothing short of one of the best days of your life, filled with wonderful memories. You know what kind of dress you want. Tick. You've picked the church. Tick. And you have chosen your bridesmaids. One of the other important decisions you'll need to also make is to find the perfect location for your bridal photos to capture those lasting memories. Fortunately, Brisbane is packed with gorgeous locations providing the perfect backdrop to your shots. Here are some of my favourites:
1. The Brisbane Powerhouse
While The Brisbane Powerhouse in New Farm largely operates as an arts and entertainment space, it is also a favourite backdrop for Brisbane weddings photos. The raw and edgy building with its weathered brick exterior is perfect. Being situated on the edge of the Brisbane River is an added bonus for capturing that extra water shot. Located at Lamington Street, New Farm.
There is so much to love about New Farm Park and it has so much to offer a bridal party. The historic and charming wooden, rotunda, the sea of purple Jacaranda petals in November, the sweet scent of the rose gardens, the expansive, carpeted lawns ... I could go on and on. Oh yeah. And don't forget that, like The Powerhouse, New Farm Park is also is set on the Brisbane River, so there is the chance for photos by the water. Brunswick Street, New Farm
Still in New Farm, Wilson's Outlook overlooks the cliffs and the winding Brisbane River with the city skyline and the Story Bridge as the backdrop. Apart from weddings, it is also a popular vantage point to watch Brisbane's annual Riverfire fireworks spectacular. While it is small, it punches well above its weight as a wedding photo location. Corner Moray Street and Bowen Street, New Farm
3. Shorncliffe Pier This historic white pier features white faded timber railings, colonial street lamps spaced out along its 351 metre stretch with a resting shelter towards the end. The Shorncliffe Pier is Brisbane's largest timber pier and was constructed in the 1880s. The pier was restored and re-build in 2016 giving it a fresh yet authentic look. Park Parade, Shorncliffe
5. Mt Cootha Lookout For probably the best view of Brisbane, it's hard to go past the Mt Cootha Lookout located at the summit of Mount Cootha fronting Sir Samuel Griffith Drive to the south-east. The Lookout was built in 1918 and still remains a stellar vantage point with panoramic views of the city.
Whether its water views, city views or park views, Brisbane has something for every bride to find just the right location on her special day. All of these sites are free.