Reilly and Peter became Husband and wife on Friday August 31st, 2012. The day was an amazing day filled with love, joy, friendship, kindness and of course tears… but luckily the happy kind :-). Reilly and Peter chose to keep it simple and get married on Reillys’ family property nestled high in the Gold Coast Hinterland. The reception and ensuing party was to continue at Peters family home in Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast. Gold Coast Vintage Hinterland Wedding.
My day began at 9am where myself, Peter the Groom and Sam one of the Groomsmen, took a quick trip up to Barebones Barber shop in Brisbane for Pete to start to look his sharpest. After a slightly longer than anticipated wait (or maybe it was just the butterflies) Peter came out with a hair cut you could set your watch too.
After a quick tidy up in the barbers chair myself, we headed on back down to the Gold Coast to Reilly’s family home in Bonogin. Peter and Reilly had planned a garden wedding over looking an endless sea of gum trees. They also took on board all of the finer details like styling and catering themselves. Until we arrived at the Gold Coast Hinterland property I had no idea how much trouble Reilly, Peter and their families Had gone too. Hand made paper flowers, hay bail seating, individually stamped envelope/guest books, tea light candles, finger food that was to die for and other items scavenged from the surrounding property like fallen logs and trees which really captured the mood of day.
Reilly and Peters Wedding was by far the most relaxed wedding I have been to. It almost seemed like it was a wedding rehearsal and not the real thing. How the day was planned out (taking into account the time of the ceremony and the setting sun) forced me to shoot the “Couple photos” before the ceremony… like I said this was a relaxed wedding and “tradition” had well and truly been given the boot on this one.
, I stole the Bride and Groom and we drove about 3 minutes up the road to a vacant block of land and the magic happened. When shooting photos of people, it usually requires some directing and guidance on my part in order to get the photos that are desired. Not this time. (well maybe a little bit). Reilly and Peter made my job easy and just lost all sense of me being there. As I began shooting the photos of the Bride and Groom really started to come together and we all almost forgot that these two had an appointment to attend to!
After shooting the couple photos, time to head back and greet guests and gear up for the pointy end of the afternoon, The Ceremony! Reilly and Peters ceremony lasted about about 20 minutes and everyone was surrounded by friends, family and even the family dog. There were more then one tear shed that afternoon as the sun set and the couple had their first kiss and drifted on down the isle under a cloud of heart shaped confetti.
Thank you Reilly and Peter for letting me share and document your day. It was truly awesome and one to remember. I wish you a long happy life together.