Victoria Park Wedding – Rachel & Joni

A wedding ceremony held at Victoria Park, Brisbane

Right before all the social-distancing measures and wedding restrictions came to be, Rachel and Joni tied the knot at an intimate, beautiful, llama-filled Victoria Park wedding. Located in Herston, just a few suburbs north of the Brisbane CBD, Victoria Park has got to be one of Brisbane’s most popular and most versatile venues to have a wedding. With two different outdoor ceremony spots, and six indoor reception areas (that can also double-up as ceremony spots) seating anywhere up to 370 guests, there’s a lot of convenience and flexibility when you plan a Victoria Park wedding.

A cloudy sky and a forecast of rain meant that Rachel & Joni’s ceremony had to be moved indoors, but Victoria Park’s cosy Garden Marquee was just as good a place as any to get married. The rain never came, but it’s better to be safe than sorry! There were a few Jewish customs included in their wedding, with Joni’s sisters reading a short passage, kippahs for the men (I took mine home!) and the much-anticipated breaking of the glass – which may have taken a few more stomps than expect, but Joni got there in the end. And after a few tears and laughs, these two animal-lovers ran outside to finally play and walk with their wedding llamas.

We then went for a little drive on some golf buggies to get some wedding photos around Victoria Park’s scenic spots, including a pretty flower hedge, and a hill perfectly located to overlook the Brisbane skyline. 

Rachel and Joni opted for a cocktail style reception in the Garden Marquee rather than having a seated reception, which gave more of a casual vibe instead of a formal feel. Cocktail receptions also mean you and your guests can freely roam and mingle instead of being stuck in your assigned seat for most of the night, so it can be a good option if you want to talk to all of your guests. And they finished off their Victoria Park wedding in great style: a build-your-own nacho station, a vintage ice-cream stand, and plenty of drinks an dancing to finish off the night.

Victoria Park Wedding Photography: Eric Wang Photography
Celebrant: Married by Jake
Wedding Styling: Beautiful Weddings Australia
Wedding Venue: Victoria Park
Hair & Makeup: KM Makeup Studios
Wedding Dress: Luv Bridal
Wedding Suits: Black Jacket Suiting
Wedding Llamas: Ottaba Llamas

A plane flying through a cloudy blue sky
Bride and bridesmaids stand in front of Victoria Park wedding venue
Three elderly people take photos of a young family
Older man jokes around with groom before wedding
Bride and father walk down the aisle with guests applauding
Groom smiles and waves during wedding ceremony
Bride hugs her father emotionally at the beginning of her wedding ceremony
Bride and groom hold hands during their wedding ceremony
A wedding ceremony held at Victoria Park, Brisbane
Bride and groom look at two people delivering a speech during a wedding ceremony
A wedding ceremony at Victoria Park, Brisbane
Groom cries as he delivers his wedding vows
Bride and groom share their first kiss
Wedding photos at Victoria Park, Brisbane
Bride and groom laugh after sharing their first kiss
Bride and groom smile as they walk out of their wedding
A llama on a leash
Bride and groom both hold and pat llamas on leashes
Wedding couple laugh as they play with llamas at Victoria Park
Groomsmen lined up behind groom laughing
Groomsmen with groom sitting in a row showing their socks
Bridal party photos at a Victoria Park wedding, Brisbane
A bridal party dancing together on a golf course in front of Brisbane city skyline
Young bride looking at llama
Young newlyweds laughing together with llamas
A newly married bride smiles as she hugs her groom
Artistic wedding photos at a Victoria Park wedding
Bats flying across a dark and cloudy sky
Newlyweds stand and listen to speeches inside Victoria Park's Garden Marquee
Bride with cute pose and groom laughing with her underneath fancy lights
Bride and groom enthusiastically cut wedding cake
Groom laughing and crying while delivering wedding speech being comforted
Groom sitting on a chair being carried by several other men
Groom sitting on a chair being carried by several other men
Bride and groom posing with drinks in front of a flower arbour
Wedding reception at Victoria Park through the windows