When I sat down with Brian & Stacey & @rachelpollardcelebrant a few months ago to talk about how their wedding day would look this was definitely not it. After the initial shock these guys just took the ball & ran with it & in the end the result was a beautifully personal commitment to each other, a celebration of their love story so far & dreams for its future. They were wed on family property underneath a magical tree planted by Stacey’s grandfather, with virtual guests Zoomed in for the action. Stacey carried a perfectly crafted bouquet from Boheme Botanical & wore a Kinga Csilla frock from Nik & She. It was a perfect Autumn day & we made some beautiful photos to remember it.
One of my absolute favourite things about this job, apart from all the lovely LOVE, is meeting cool guests at weddings & then being honoured with shooting their nuptials down the track. I love the familiar faces, the intertwined relationships & getting to see couples in the way that their family & friends see them. Ash & Damien’s wedding was one of these awesome celebrations & having already met them at Anwyn & Sam’s Wooli wedfest I knew we were in for a good time. They were surrounded by so much love & so many laughs & even had their own party within the party with their close crew as their attendants.
Ash wore a freaking fabulous two-piece from Bo & Luca, purchased from Your Art Bridal, teamed with a dreamy headpiece by Simone Rocha. Her hair (& her girls’) by the master Sarah Niell & makeup by the KM Makeup Studios team. Florals were by the Bouquet Boutique, wedding rings by Damien’s cousin at Andronis Jewellery & following a beautiful service at the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George in Brisbane & the reception was held at the Greek Club. I was lucky to have Dave join me so we could get all their best angles & documenting different places at the same time 😉
I don’t want you to do anything special when I come to your place. I want you to just hang out & roll around in the chaos of normal family life so I can document it – wipe the faces, put on the shoes, kiss the injuries, give the snacks, drink the coffee/tea/beer/wine. I want you not to worry about what your kids are saying or doing. I want to know about you & where you grew up & what you do for a living. Most of all though I want to be able to transport you (& your kids) back there when these days are a distant memory. Just be TOGETHER – That’s it.
Laura & Elle, Elle & Laura, whatever way you spin it these two are an amazing team. Not only do they give in their work they also give of themselves to their friends & family. The love, friendship & good humour that surrounded them is evidence how well loved they are & how well they love others. Elle & Laura were married at Bellingen Riverside Cottages by their good friend Cails (with legals by Maree), they wore stunning custom gowns from Bell Street & carried blooms that were lovingly put together by Elle’s cousin. The girls planned the most beautiful celebration at Brierfield & the vibe was so good I could have easily settled in for the night myself if I hadn’t had to be responsible with their images 😉
Makeup: Daisy LLewellyn
Hair: Outpost Hair Bellingen
Furniture/Decor Hire: Style Events Coffs Coast
Music: Funk Thieves