Woodford wedding a perfect day

ANOTHER Woodford Folk Festival may have come and gone, but the memories will live on in the hearts of one couple who tied the knot at what has become their special place.

It was during the festival three years ago that Brisbane man Michael Frawley phoned his new girlfriend Chloe to say “I love you”.

Three years later to the day, he returned to the festival with Chloe by his side to say the even more heartfelt words “I do”.

On New Year’s Day, Michael and Chloe exchanged vows in front of 40 friends and family under the festival’s great Circadia Big Top. And just like the bride and groom, it was no ordinary wedding.

The couple first met when Chloe joined a Brisbane-based acro-balance troupe that Michael established while he was at university.

For two weeks they trained together on the lawns of South Bank and between the shoulder stands and cartwheels, they fell in love.

Michael said a circus-themed Woodford wedding was the only option.

“Woodford is a special place for us,” he said.

“Our yearly pilgrimage to Woodford is where we recharge our spirits and rejuvenate our love for each other. It was the only choice when it came to our wedding.”

Surrounded by 40 circus-dressed guests, Chloe walked down the aisle in a Victorian-style purple and black gown while Michael sported a classic top hat and ring master’s attire.

The reception was a quaint picnic on the Woodfordia hillside – the perfect spot to sit and gaze at the festival’s grand finale, the fire event.

Later, guests enjoyed popcorn, toffee apples and fairy floss under the Big Top while Michael and Chloe performed as part of the Circadia acrobatic show.

See the wedding photos here.

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