Tanya and Peter could not have asked for a more perfect day to have their wedding. Moderate temperatures, blue skies, fluffy clouds and gentle breezes made for a very enjoyable afternoon. In fact the entire day was a whole lot of fun. The girls spent the morning at Zig Zag in Yamba, having their hair and makeup done and being pampered by the wonderful staff. The boys had a relaxing morning and started getting ready an hour or so before the ceremony, onsite at Angourie Rainforest Retreat. Peter gave his groomsmen cufflinks that reflected their personalities as well as beautiful handmade timber pens. I even scored a pen of my own (take note future grooms) 🙂
The ceremony took place poolside at the Retreat amongst a hundred of the couple’s closest family and friends. After the ceremony, the bridal party and I headed off to Angourie Point and had a great time making images in this incredible landscape.
After the location shoot, it was back to the Retreat for great food, drinks and festivities that lasted long into the night.
Last weekend I had the great pleasure of spending the morning with this amazing couple. It was a very early start to make it down to Angourie by sunrise… but boy it was worth it. Tanya, Peter and I shared the beach and this gorgeous morning with only a few others, which seemed very surprising considering just how spectacular a morning it was.
Next month Tanya and Peter will be getting married at the Angourie Rainforest Resort. Keep an eye on the blog for images of their special day.
It was a cold, wet drive down to Yamba on Saturday and when I arrived I could tell everyone was thinking the same thing… “How do we save a backyard wedding from torrential rain?” A last minute marquee was organised, but even that wasn’t going to hold up if the rain and wind didn’t die down. Thankfully, as has been the case with many weddings this season, just before the ceremony, the clouds parted and gave way to a beautiful afternoon.
Di and Don’s canal-sided backyard was the perfect location for this intimate wedding. Di had organised some incredible details including flowers and bouquets made of various ginger flowers. They were simply stunning! Many of Di and Don’s family had travelled from the far reaches of the earth to be at their wedding and it was certainly worth the trip.
This wedding even had its own resident clown. Now I know many weddings tend to have a few clowns by the end of the reception, but this one had a true-to-life one. Di’s son Coen ran away to join the circus several years ago and has been travelling all throughout Europe and North America with Vague de Cirque. His juggling and acrobatics were certainly great crowd pleasers.