It was a glorious morning at Burleigh Heads the morning we shot Melinda and Jonathan’s engagement session. The 5am start was certainly worth it to be able to witness such a beautiful sunrise. The nature walk is a popular destination for local walkers and runners and I think we were all hoping it would be a little quieter than it is in the afternoon… sadly, I think it was just as busy, if not busier. On the up side, there are plenty of little nooks and crannies off the pathway that are perfect backdrops for portraits, so we made use of as many as we could.
Melinda and Jonathan will be getting married next May at the Abbey, Cobaki. The Abbey is a gorgeous open air, lakeside chapel that is as picturesque as it sounds. I can’t wait for their big day.
Nothing was going to stop Melissa and Sidney from seeing their special day through, even though they were thrown more obstacles than most couples on their wedding day. There were forgotten items, late arrivals, rain, rain and more rain… and then hail, but despite it all, it was an amazing day filled with what matters most… love!
The boys were getting ready at the R & R Ranch, a modern homestead hidden in the hills between Bangalow and Byron Bay. It features every electronic device you can build into a home and I think the guys had spent most of the previous night trying to work out how to drive everything via an iPad.
The girls’ preparations took place at the Bangalow Guesthouse, which was also the location for the ceremony and reception. During their preparations, the guys from Fairbrooke Horses and Carriages just happened to swing by and offered them a lap around the main street of Bangalow.
All morning the skies had been clear but with rumors of a storm front approaching, Simon from Eat, Drink Catering was keeping a close eye on the weather radar, to ensure all aspects of the day ran as best they possibly could. The ceremony ended up being postponed for an hour as the storm passed and then again we had bright, cloudless skies… just perfect for a garden wedding.
A little later during the reception, we were all caught by surprise as another storm came across, this time bringing with it thundering sheets of hail. It hit right in the middle of what may well have been the most heartfelt Groom’s speech I have ever had the pleasure of hearing. The storm at least gave everyone a little time to regain their composure before part two of the speech.
Thank you for letting me be part of your special day guys. It certainly will be a day to remember.
I remember vividly the first time I met Pam. She had just moved in next door to us and wasted no time in visiting, knocking on our door and introducing herself with a wide smile. Pam is one of those people that lights up the room and instantly puts you at ease. From the moment she moved in next door, we were friends and we have shared many laughs with both Pam and Alan over cups of tea (and a few vinos!). They are honestly two of the most genuine, loving and interesting people we have the good fortune to know.
Like two pieces in a puzzle, tea and biscuits, wine and cheese – Pam and Alan go together and their wedding was everything we imagined it would be. A heart-warming celebration of love, friendship and family- all with a good dose of laughter. The location was stunning, the ceremony touching – it was everything a wedding should be and we were honored to a be a part of it. Pam and Alan we wish you a long, happy and fulfilling marriage. We raise our glasses to two of the best!
Well it was only a couple of weeks ago that I posted Kim & Stuart’s engagement session and at the time I predicted that their wedding was going to be a blast. And guess what? I was spot on!
This wedding had everything – stunning venues with spectacular views, beautiful styling, threatening storms that only delivered a few drops of rain, the most incredible late afternoon skies you could possibly imagine and of course, an amazing, fun-loving couple!
The ceremony took place at Byron View Farm and was officiated by the lovely Cara Gallagher of Modern Love Ceremonies. After a few drinks and nibblies, the guests all boarded ‘Classic Red’ the double decker bus and headed off to the Byron Beach Cafe for an evening filled with good company, great food and lots and lots of laughter!
Emma and Bryan just can’t wait to get married. No really… they just can’t wait!
I first met Emma and Bryan quite a while ago at a wedding venue expo and they initially booked me for their wedding in September 2014. A few months ago, I received a call to see if I was available on December 7th 2013 instead. It seems the idea of a Christmas honeymoon through Europe was just too good to hold out for, and so they bumped their wedding forward ten months! A great idea I think guys. I wish we were off to Europe for Christmas.
Here is just a small sampling of the images we captured a couple of weeks ago along the walkway through the Burleigh Heads National Park. You’ll see more of Emma and Bryan in just a few weeks.