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Shoot Location: Vacy Hall (Toowoomba)
Vacy Hall is listed by the Queensland Heritage Council and is listed in the Register of the National Estate as a place of National Historical significance because it demonstrates aspects of Queensland’s history, in particular the development of Toowoomba as a prestigious residential location for Darling Downs pastoralists.
The Queensland Heritage Council entry says that Vacy Hall “is important in demonstrating the principal characteristics of a substantial, late 19th century masonry (ie brick and concrete) Toowoomba residence, and exhibits a range of aesthetic characteristics valued by the community, in particular the contribution of the building and the grounds, through form, scale, materials and plantings to the streetscape of Russell Street and to the Toowoomba townscape; and the quality and crafting of the materials and finishes, including decorative brickwork, parquet floor, cedar joinery and step-out bays.”
Vacy Hall was first built on site in 1873 and after fire destroyed the building in 1898, it was replaced by the current masonry building in 1899.
Vacy Hall was an architectural collaboration between a father, James Marks and his son, Harry Marks.
It was the last project (prior to retirement) in a distinguished career for James Marks who was the most prominent architect in Toowoomba at the time and this project saw the baton passed on to his son, Harry.
The architectural profession in Queensland still regards Harry Marks as the pioneer of sustainable design because he was so innovative in the ways he used design to deal with extremes of climate.
To this day, the Royal Australian Institute of Architects Qld presents an annual award called the “Harry Marks Award for Sustainable Design”
Styling Theme: Trapped in Time, Vintage Elegance Styled Shoot
Brief: Welcome to Vacy Hall, a corner stone in Toowoomba’s History. I am honoured to prepare some of my Bride’s at this amazing accommodation.
My favourite part is arriving (when I do it is usually really early!) so, to not disturb any other guests I get to arrive through the big sliding side windows, it’s an Alice in Wonderland moment!
This is the inspiration for this styled shoot. To create and capture historic elegance in our modern day time.
Our team is a bunch of local Toowoomba Wedding Professionals, we’ve all been touched by the this place!
We’ve included classic and out of the box touches to our shoot – a dried bouquet! It is a very unique light to work with inside the venue (original chandlier’s and mood lighting) throw a very warm tone but also the beautiful natural light through the big sliding windows.
We’ve embraced the combination of this lighting for a real life touch.
Tyneale Hahn Makeup Artist – Shoot Director and Makeup Artist
Vacy Hall – Venue
Kat Cherry Photographer – Photographer
Sarah Courtney Hair Artist – Hairstylist
The Hair Artist Collective
The Little Flower Stall – Florist
Luxe Bridal Lounge – Gowns
Emily Kemp – Model
Jessica Zimmermann – Model