I hadn’t shot at Barefoot at Broken Head before Paula & Patrick’s wedding. This hidden oasis is just a short walk to the beach and provides a very secluded, relaxed atmosphere which was absolutely perfect for this wedding. The entire afternoon felt much more like a fun backyard BBQ with friends then your typical wedding (except in this case, instead of a backyard BBQ, Eat Drink Catering provided a wonderful selection of canapés and a sensational Singapore noodle bar!).
Entertainment consisted of a fancy-dress DIY photobooth, giant Jenga and the acoustic delights of local singer/songwriter Luke Vassella. The very fitting wedding cake was supplied by Eat that Cake, flowers by Liz North and the ceremony was officiated by Kath Murphy.
It was a very relaxed scene when I arrived at the house where the boys were getting ready. No sign of nerves anywhere and it seemed to stay like that all day. The guys were very accommodating, cracking open beers (strictly for the sake of the camera of course) and even indulging in a few ‘boy-band’ style poses.
Things were very similar when I arrived at Fig Tree Restaurant & Rooms where the girls were preparing for the day. The girls were all laughing and joking like they were preparing for a night on the town. Gabrielle was sitting on the floor doing her own make-up… and she did such a sensational job it was obvious she had professional experience. As a photographer, it is always nice to have someone who really knows what they are doing when it comes to make-up. It makes everything on the day so much easier and post-production becomes a breeze. Gabrielle’s make-up was right up there with some of the best I think I have ever photographed.
Gabby & Mitch had selected a great team to assist in making their day everything they had dreamed it would be. The team at Fig Tree were amazing as always, Michelle Shannon kept things light and fun with a wonderful service, the guys from Byron Wedding Visual looked after the videography (and kept me entertained throughout the day), transport was taken care of by Shaggy at The Magic Bus and the boy’s Lincoln was supplied by Byron Bay Classic Wedding Cars. The cake was one of Rebel from Rebellyous Cake Co‘s incredible creations, the flowers were by Britt at Beautiflora and the girl’s hair was styled by OMG! Hair Bar on the Gold Coast.
All in all it was a truly beautiful day and I’m just happy I got to play a part in it… thanks guys!
Sunsets on the beach have been absolutely gorgeous lately and Sunday afternoon was no exception. Nikki, Shaun and I started their session with their beloved Harley Davidson at one of the few tunnels that are yet to be tagged on the new highway roadworks between Tintenbar and Bangalow. It was great shooting on a road where you didn’t need to worry about traffic and it was a great excuse for Shaun to get the Harley out! From there we took a short drive down to Lennox Head and experienced a beautifully colourful Spring sunset. Nikki and Shaun are set to be married in Ballina later this month… keep an eye on the blog for more from this fun loving couple.
Gabrielle and Mitchell arrived in Byron Bay last week from Port Hedland and will be married at Fig Tree Restaurant & Rooms tomorrow. The guys spent quite a bit of time travelling around the country and during their travels sought out the perfect location and venue for their special day. It’s no surprise they chose picturesque Byron Bay and the team at Fig Tree are certainly some of the best in the business! Gabrielle and Mitchell… you chose well.
On Monday afternoon we all spent some time together watching the sunset from The Pass. These guys are such a fun couple and have great chemistry which always makes a shoot like this so much fun. I can’t wait for tomorrow’s wedding!