If you believe in fate, then Jelena and Hamish’s love story is for you. As Jelena tells it:

We met at a friend’s 2011 Easter BBQ and immediately connected – no small talk, we just jumped straight into great conversation.  I wasn’t living in Brisbane at the time and was visiting my parents.  We were actually meant to be having Easter lunch with my cousins, but they forgot went on a fishing trip to NSW!  My parent’s neighbours kindly invited us to join their Easter BBQ and that is where we met. We began dating not long after and have been together for just over five years.”

Their gorgeous wedding took place in Brookfield, outside of Brisbane. Their ceremony was at Brookfield Uniting Church, followed by a reception at The Brookfield Hall.

Their wedding day – perfectly relaxed and beautiful from start to finish – was expertly captured by Brisbane Photographer Luke Going. Luke was one of the stand-out vendors that Jelena and Hamish worked with. Jelena describes their instant connection and their easy working relationship:

We met up several times before the wedding with him and his wife Rosie, and connected immediately. The first time we caught up we spoke for a couple of hours about our lives, travel and food before even getting to wedding. Luke was great as he scouted some locations with us prior to the day, which allowed the photos on the day to go smoothly.  He was incredibly professional, friendly and experienced. His style of photography fit perfectly with our ideas of capturing rather than cultivating moments – we only posed for a handful of photos that whole day. He did not dictate the day but was simply another guest at our wedding.”

Enjoy Luke’s lovely images of this special day, and meet him in person at One Fine Day in Brisbane this Friday night. All VIP ticket holders can go into the running to win a 6-hour photography package with Luke valued at $3,500!


  • Photographer: Luke Going
  • Florist: Brisbane Wholesale Flowers
  • Ceremony venue: The Brookfield Uniting Church
  • Reception venue: The Brookfield Hall 
  • Catering: Brookfield General Store, Adams Continental Smallgoods, Mega Continental, King of Cakes
  • Prop and furniture hire:  Freeman’s Party Hire
  • AV hire: Freemans Hire
  • Band:  Haz & Matty Bone
  • Engagement ring: Natalie Marie Jewelery
  • Brides wedding band: Natalie Marie Jewelery
  • Grooms wedding band: SeaBabe
  • Bridal Boutique: A Formal Affair
  • Hair: Annie StaceyVerona Hair
  • Makeup: Cathy Mason 
  • Bridesmaid dresses: Lindy Bop