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!