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With all the bad weather we have had lately, Ive decided to give you some pointers on how to prepare for the rain.

No one wants rain on their wedding day. But if there’s one thing we can’t control, it’s the weather. No matter when or where you’re getting married, there’s always a chance of rain. The best advice I can give you is to be prepared. Follow my tips below and you’ll have the day of your dreams, come rain or shine.

Have a backup plan

No matter how much planning you do, rain can really throw a spanner in the works. It’s always worth having a backup plan for any outdoor formalities just in case the weather does turn sour.

When booking your vendors, speak to them about wet weather requirements and ensure that they have options for rainy days. Consider where you might move your guests to if it does rain, and ensure that no one’s left out in the cold! Even if you don’t end up using this backup plan, it’s well worth having one in place. If nothing else it’ll give you peace of mind – one less thing to worry about!

Check the forecast

Im sure we won’t have to remind you to do this, as most couples will have one eye on the weather forecast throughout the days and weeks leading up to their special day! The forecast is generally not incredibly reliable a few weeks before the wedding, but if you get to one or two days before and rain is being predicted, then you’ll know it’s time to instate your rainy day backup plan. Often, even if rain is on the agenda, it won’t rain for the whole day, so you may be able to adjust timings and still make the most of any sunnier periods on the day.
Embrace the rain

If it’s going to rain, it’s going to rain. It doesn’t matter how disappointed you may be, or how much of your planning has just gone out of the window. So, I really recommend that if rain is predicted for your wedding day, you let go of the sadness and embrace it! You don’t want to let a silly thing like rain get in the way of one of the most magical days of your life, do you? Remember, guests moods’ feed off of those of the newlyweds themselves, so if you’re loving the rain and partying the night away regardless, they will be too.

Keep guests cosy

Nothing saps the party mood quite like soggy, chilly guests, so make sure your wet weather plans keep everyone warm and cosy at all times. If guests do have to be outside during some parts of the day, provide wet weather gear such as umbrellas, and blankets to keep them snug. You can even design these items around your overall wedding theme to ensure the whole day still looks Pinterest-worthy, even if the weather’s not great!

Strike a pose

A rain shower on your wedding day isn’t all bad. In fact, it offers some amazing photo opportunities. Let’s not forget, many of the most romantic moments from blockbuster movies feature couples in the rain! So, if you’re willing to really embrace that rain and make the most of the incredible backdrop it provides, talk to your photographer about an outdoor wedding photo shoot. Photos like these are well worth getting wet for; you’ll be amazed at the end results.

If your wedding day is looming ever closer and you’re not 100% confident that the sun’s going to shine, don’t panic. Despite what Alanis Morisette would have us believe, rain on your wedding day isn’t the end of the world. It just leaves you with a few more decisions to make! Embrace the rain, it’s still going to be one of the best days of your life!
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"For our wedding, photography was on the top of my list of priorities. On the day we could not have asked for more. Mitch was so calm and easy going, he was everywhere but nowhere all at the same time! When we got our photos I could not believe the number of shots he took (or how many awesome candid photos) because I barely saw him for the whole night. Nothing was too much trouble (even family or friends asking for their own photos) and Mitch was so accommodating with delays in times (hair and makeup, late ceremony, etc). We felt comfortable the whole day and that comes across in the photos - even the posed photos look natural and unforced which is what we wanted. Mitch said to us that his goal is to capture the feelings of the day and that's exactly what he did. Our photos are truly amazing! We got our photos exactly when he said we would and he has been great with communication and keeping us in the loop. I would highly recommend Mitch to anyone. I would also highly recommend getting the videography package as well - we did and the videography/photography package is the best money we ever spent!"
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How to Choose Your Wedding Dress

For many brides, the dress is one of the most important aspects of the big day. Whether you’ve dreamed of a fairytale princess gown since you were a little girl, or you’ve just recently spotted something high fashion and oh so elegant, there’s no denying the fact that your beautiful gown will be a huge part of your wedding.

Finding the dress of your dreams is no mean feat, however. Whilst some brides stumble upon the perfect dress in the first store they walk into, many others spend months searching high and low for the one dress that makes them feel a million dollars. So, if you’re about to start your dress search Ive got a few tips to help you on your way.

Stay True to Your Style

When it comes to wedding dresses there are a huge range of styles. There are elaborate ball gowns, simple understated a-line dresses, crystal-embellished glitzy little numbers and so much in between.

Some brides are tempted to go for something which they would never normally wear, but do this and you risk having last minute regrets or feeling a little uncomfortable on your big day. It’s much better to opt for something which is more you, by staying true to your own style and choosing the dress that best fits with what you’d normally choose.

Be Open Minded

No doubt you’ll have been thinking about your dress since your dearly beloved first put the engagement ring on your finger, but having a set idea of what you want can often lead to disappointment.

Try to be open minded when trying on dresses. Explore different styles and options to see how different gowns make you feel. We often hear of brides choosing something they’d never imagined wearing, and completely disregarding what they were initially looking for once they find that special dress.

Think About Your Day

No matter how important the dress is to you, it’s crucial that you also think about the kind of wedding that you have planned. For example, beach weddings require a completely different type of dress to formal indoor winter weddings. Think about where you’re celebrating and what time of year it will be. If you’ve got a big party planned you’ll want to make sure you can move freely in your dress when you hit the dance floor later on. Make sure your dress suits your wedding day and you’ll feel far more comfortable and happy wearing it. Some brides opt for two dresses to get around this, choosing a more formal dress for the ceremony and a slightly more relaxed look for the evening celebrations.

Don’t Forget The Budget

It’s easy to get carried away when you see the dress of your dreams, but if you know you can’t afford the dress you’ve got your eye on it’s a much better idea not to try it on in the first place!

If you do try on dresses that are miles out of your price range, you just know you’re going to become infatuated with something you can’t have. Not only will this make any other dresses you try on afterwards feel a little disappointing, it’ll also likely take a little fun out of the wedding dress shopping experience.

Try to stick to dresses and stores which fit with your budget, and let your bridal advisor know what your budget is as soon as you arrive, so he or she will know which dresses to show you, and which ones to leave on the rails. Trust us, this could save you a lot of heartache!

Enjoy the Experience

Often brides go into wedding dress shopping with sky-high expectations and a concrete idea of what they’re looking for. So, it’s easy to see how the whole experience can soon turn sour as disappointment looms.

We strongly recommend that you make the most of your wedding dress shopping experience, making a day out out of each shopping trip and inviting key members of your bridal party to help you find the dream dress. It’s not every day that you’ll find your perfect wedding dress, and when you do you’ll be elated. But until then, there’s so much fun to be had looking! Enjoy it, soak it up and make the most of your pre-wedding excitement.

I hope these tips help you in your quest to find the perfect dress for your big day. Remember, no matter which dress you choose, you’re guaranteed to steal the show when you walk down that aisle. Happy dress hunting!
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2 months ago

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Carmen and Dave
As a photographer I have always been such a big believer in the whole ‘a picture tells a thousand words’ kinda saying, and yes, I whole heartedly do believe this, but – there is always a but! Sometimes you meet two people, who without even a breath can take their speechless love and turn it into words that make you melt.

Carmen and Dave were what you would call destiny at its finest. First meeting while working on the ultimate honeymoon destination island, Hayman Island, Carmen took 12 months to travel the globe and yet came back to those elated feelings that Dave had instilled within her heart before she had even left. It was all systems go from there, surprise first dates and endless chatter leading to what is now a forever kind of thing.

“David surprised me and took me to the fanciest restaurant on Hayman Island, La Fontaine. I woke up to a post it note on the door of my room, saying to dress up and be ready by 7pm. He arrived at 7pm that night dressed in a suit with a flower. I don’t think we had a pause in conversation all night.”

This giddy love became their constant, and the words they speak of each other are way too beautiful not to share – it’s like classic romantic chick-flick moments but in real life!

“I love how loyal he is, his kindness, his attitude to life and he is one of the strongest people I know. I love that he is taller than me. I love his ambition, his positive outlook on the world and his never give up attitude for what he wants. He is always dreaming and striving for more. I love how happy he makes me. I love that he is always interested in all my stories.”

“I love how beautiful she is both inside and out. I love her cooking. I love that she lets me be me. She trusts me completely, she is kind-hearted and funny. I love that she is not too serious. I admire her ability to motivate me when I am feeling flat, she knows how to get me going again and put me back on the path I had started. She is very talented, she makes a house feel like a home”

And true to all these words, their Wedding was filled with all these little things making it oh, so special. Heartfelt moments with family, traditions carried on and new ones were created to include those most cherished who could only be there in spirit; these are the kinds that will never be forgotten and relived with happiness every time they think of their beautiful celebration.

Photographer- Mitchell J Carlin

Videographer- Fairy Tale Films

Ceremony/Reception and Catering- Summer Grove Estate

Brides Dress- Made With Love Bridal

Celebrant- Ceremonies by Leisa

Brides Hair- The Style Room

Grooms Attire- Joe Black
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2 months ago

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TANEILLE + NICK

The whole day was effortless perfection; a winter wedding like no other, filled with all the tiny details that made this celebration live up to its name of a ‘once in a lifetime’ kind of day. From her detailed gown right through to the delicate native florals from Huckleberry Flowers, this festival inspired wedding was lit from within for all the right reasons.

Taneille and Nick chose the exquisite grounds of Yabbaloumba Retreat to hold their wedding celebration and it was simply breathtaking, Hosting both their ceremony and reception in this divine location, Taneille and Nick took full advantage of forest like surroundings and opted to camp on site for a weekend of prewedding vibes in true festival style; and just like most, it ended as the sun rose for the following day with a million memories in hand and hearts – and (of course) a few extra layers to battle the winter midnight dew!

But it wasn’t just these details that will forever be remembered, it was the energy these two lovers radiated; two souls that just down right loved each other, like, whole hearted, fully deep in love, love – and you could totally feel it!

“Our first dance song was iFly – Ball Park Music. Because the lyrics are true ‘I love you’.”

The whole weekend was made up of everything that represented them. It was calm when it needed to be and a storm where due (the partying bit), but when we set off into the forest to capture some special moments together, their gentle nature and passion for each other opened up as they enjoyed a few moments alone before quickly joining their 180 guests to celebrate well and truly into the wee hours of night.

“ With the help of Pitch Luxury,We camped on grounds, keeping the atmosphere going throughout the weekend. We partied hard. Was not an early night.” And why would you when you have your best friends by your side and the whole place to yourself!?

Relaxed yet organised, simple but stylish; it was a glamping done in true wedding style with a (big) splash of party vibes. It was open arms and huge hearts from all those who were there to witness this special love and I am so grateful to have been there to capture it all unfold.
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2 months ago

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Tyson + Claudia

“It felt wonderful to have all our families together to help us celebrate. To have everyone who loved us in the one place was so special.”

It was a day of clear skies and full hearts as Claudia and Tyson bound up their sweet love and became husband and wife. The ever-glow of the astounding Cowbell Creek wedding venue took breaths away as it lit up the night with overhanging festoon warmth, adding to the already dazzling bride and groom themselves.

The afternoon ceremony was filled with romance, in the air and in the surrounding styling. Red velvet florals stood proud and that deep depth in the greenery made for the most spectacular backdrop as Claudia and her girls stood out with oh so much beauty in a bright bold lip and fur coats to match – a winter wedding essential I must say!

With an abundance of happiness overflowing throughout the day, Claudia’s kind hearted nature came out to play making sure their fur-babies were right by their side, quite literally, having gifted Tyson with custom cufflinks featuring their two favourites, - but the puppy love didn’t stop there, they were right there when this journey began!
“When Tyson proposed we would frequently go for walks through the forest. Tyson decided that we should go for a walk to show my mum and dad the area and take our dog, Gaffa, for a walk too. Half way up the bush trail Tyson took off at a sprint with Gaffa, leaving me with mum and dad. I stayed with them and we walked up together to find Gaffa in a tuxedo Tyson in a tie, white shirt and dress pants down on one knee. Gaffa had an engraved tag with “will you marry me?” engraved on it. It was the best surprise.”

Claudia was oozing with happiness as she walked down the aisle to her favourite version of Hallelujah bringing back all hose nostalgic feels as she walked toward her new chapter of life in the proud hands of the one who created it.
It was a perfect day of celebration and an absolute honour to capture.
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FREE ENGAGEMENT SHOOT OR ALBUM GIVEAWAY. To Celebrate the Spring Silly Season, Ive decided to give away a free Engagement Shoot or include a free Photo book with every 2019 Wedding. Offer Valid for new bookings made between September 1st and October 31st 2018. You've got 2 months lovers. ... See MoreSee Less

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Are you looking for a Wedding Photographer? Meet Mitch!
Mitch shares some personal insight into his approach when photographing Weddings, his photostyle and how he got started in the Wedding Industry.

If youre in search of a Wedding Photographer, drop Mitch a DM or an email. Please Feel free to share with your friends whom are also on the hunt for a Wedding Photographer. xo
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Kimberley and Daniel

When core values align and a random date on an Easter Sunday is described as your ‘best date ever’, you know you’re in for a treat.

Kim and Dan found love when they least expected it, and unbeknown to them, a night out filled with dinner, drinks and dancing lead to what was now pronounced as husband and wife during the ceremony of a lifetime at Cameron Lodge Cottage and Gardens, Mt Macedon.

With a colder season looming upon us, we took full advantage of the colours that surrounded this stunning wedding venue. From the fiery winter hues of the fallen autumn leaves right through to the lush bold greenery that hung above, it felt like a whole new world celebrating such an incredible milestone with these two lovers – did someone mention lakeside strolls and fur coats? It was warm, rustic yet felt like a little 90’s royalty love story – perfection at its finest!
Just like their first date they partied hard into the night and celebrated a beautiful new beginning with scrumptious morning brunch telling the tales of the night and saying their goodbyes before their three week honeymoon of a lifetime; two weeks road tripping the icy caps of NZ, then a week of defrosting in the Hawaiian sun (insert jealous face here).

As a photographer we always get to capture the essence of each beautifully unique wedding; the colours, the vibes, the big smiles and the happy tears; and while each picture speaks its own story it is always so amazing to hear true details from the bride and groom. We asked Kim and Dan what the meaning of marriage meant to them and little did they know that each response would intertwine into a perfect kind of forever;

“It means supporting one another, working together as a team and considering each other in all you do. It’s knowing that not every day is going to be perfect, but that the love you have for one another will get you through every time. It’s also great knowing you have a best friend who is also your lover.”

“Marriage to me is the beginning of our own family, something I can’t wait for. It’s all about looking after and out for one another, knowing what we both need and supporting each other. Communication in our relationship has been a big part of us thus far so I believe commination is key for a successful marriage.”
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Michael + Cassie

High school sweet hearts that were exactly that, the two sweetest of hearts!

Gushing with honest love and pure happiness, this day was filled with wide-cheeked smiles and a few rainy drops; but in no way did this take away from the perfection of the wedded bliss set on Home Beach, Stradbroke Island; in fact, quite the contrary.

“It was fantastic to see no one was really bothered with it and to see our beautiful family and friends embrace the weather, standing in the sand, shoes in hand while it rained during our ceremony”

And while these sweet moments surrounded by others was one of many momentous occasions, it was a few quiet moments alone when Michael had whisked his now darling wife away during their wedding reception to sit back, watch and soak up all the love and energy flowing while she resided in his arms.

“I love his sense for adventure. He’s incredibly energetic and has a wonderful sense for adventure and discovery that I love. Also his dimples, I’m obsessed with them!” – and boy had he lived up to this special little trait of his!
Most Noteworthy, his proposal was the ultimate perfection! It was a very well thought out plan, extremely sentimental and delivered with an outburst of surprise to the woman of his dreams, but it was the moments after the blissful question that reminded Cassie (even more than she already knew) the reason Michael was her forever kind of lover.

On the sandy surrounds of Stradbroke Island, Michael took Cassie on surprise weekend away. What would normally have been a few days of camping turned into a few nights drinking champagne and staying up late talking all things dreamy in a beautiful house overlooking the water, as ‘all the other accommodation was booked’- but he had a few cheeky tricks up his sleeve. As Michael set up the phone into video mode, he told Cassie he had a surprise; she thought this was it, the moment she had been waiting for! Much to her surprise, he handed her a much larger box with a beautiful Camilla number in it! As the sun set, they walked along the shoreline and the night lit up with candles and fairy lights as he got down on one knee asked Cassie to be his wife.

But After a sneaky champagne (yep, he’d thought of it all!) they strolled back to the house to once again catch Cassie out with another surprise; a house full of their closest friends ready to join in on the fine occasion of celebration!

Most of all now a whole world of adventure awaits you both; and there is no doubt that it will be a loving, fun filled one at that!
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6 months ago

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Zita and Damon
They met unexpectedly during a day of celebration; the happiness was flowing and among a few sneaky beverages, Damon and Zita found themselves side by side with the good vibes in full swing – those feels certainly didn’t end there. Six years on, just before sunset, Damon asked Zita to spend the rest of their days as one. After what I imagine would have been an excitedly huge yes, it was onto all the details to plan the most beautiful day ever, the incredible wedded bliss and their brand new adventure as husband and wife.

Hidden in picturesque surrounds of Brisbane, Mount Cotton stood proudly hosting the romantic coming together of this sweet love. Everything was so relaxed, effortless so to speak – it was honestly a photographers dream! Family and friends filled the grounds of Sirromet Winery starting their journey witnessing an exquisite Laugna ceremony and the beautiful words spoken between the newly wed husband and wife.
“The whole day was totally amazing but I will never forget walking down the aisle along with our vows.”

As the day turned into night and the formalities subsided the fun and cheek came out to play. Styled with the perfect amount of grace and simplicity, it was a flawless canvas, and the most beautiful day for this incredible love – now go and enjoy that NZ honeymoon!!

Sirromet Wines
Sally Corfield Celebrant
Prue Conway Make-Up Artist
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6 months ago

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Linda and Brodie

“I admire her strength and courage. She is my perfect balance, quirky and beautiful inside and out.”

Nestled in the heart of Brookfield, on the tranquil grounds of Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens, rested the most incredible surrounding of unspoiled sanctuary; a place of complete peace with the only granted disruption being that of the crazy beautiful love of Linda and Brodie; two people who were once allocated to sit next to each other and have not been separated since.

Kindness and quirkiness exuded both of these two lovers during a day that celebrated the love they held so dearly for each other and the culture in which their hearts reside.
With a modern rustic vibe throughout, Linda and Brodie combined a beautiful Chinese tradition by hosting a Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony after the formalities to show gratitude towards their parents for all the years of nurture and love. In turn, family expressed their blessings for the newlyweds and welcomed all extended relatives into a forever family.

As a wedding photographer it is all about capturing those candid moments, those little pieces of happiness that unfold in the split of a second, then frozen to last a lifetime – and along with Outback Polaks cinematography, we had a million of them. In one of Brisbane’s most stunning and unique wedding venues, Linda and Brodie set their hearts free and filled our day with laugh out loud moments and unforgettable stories; and with that comes the tale of the ‘blood, sweat and tears proposal’ – yes, you read that correctly!

“The block of land we had bought to build our forever home on was cut and accessible. I had recently bought the ring (which was an adventure to get the day before) and was itching to get down on one knee (because no man wants the responsibility of holding on to a ring for that long). I eventually convinced Linda to go to the block where I took a bottle of Moët with us that we got when we first got together. Linda complained the whole way out there. We trekked through rugged terrain in 40 degree, Linda insisted on staying as far away from me as possible (well it seemed like that at the time). Eventually I convinced her to come over to me, I said to her “have I told you how much I love you lately?” To which she replied jokingly replied “have I told you how frustrating you’ve been lately?” To which I replied with my home run swing, well I thought we could get our first picture of us on our block and we should get it as an engaged couple, and from there I made the descent down Mount Everest to be on one knee (well it seemed like that anyway), Linda started crying (tears of happiness of course) and she said yes. At the conclusion I had a sliced knee from 40 degree rocks my knee was subject to. So I came out with a wife to be a battle wound to show for my efforts. I call it the blood, sweat and tears proposal.”

So, while romance was flying high, it was their humble hearts and these sweet stories (along with a little cake from Petite Crumb) that lit up an entire night and day of fun filled celebrations.

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Jarrad Bayliss Celebrant
Live, Love & Laugh Flowers
Petite Crumb
KWD - Kate Walker Design
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7 months ago

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Are you getting Married in January, February or December of 2019? Im offering 20% off my normal package prices for those months 🙂 Email or DM for more info. ... See MoreSee Less

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Do you want Still AND Moving Pictures of your Wedding Day?
Im stoked to announce that I will now be offering Wedding Day Cinematography (video) as an optional add on for your Photographic Package. <3
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Do you want Still AND Moving Pictures of your Wedding Day?
Im stoked to announce that I will now be offering Wedding Day Cinematography (video) as an optional add on for your Photographic Package. <3
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7 months ago

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Camille + Periti

“To the untrained eye, I’m eating an orange.

But to the eye that has brains, I’m making a point about marriage. For you see, marriage is a lot like an orange. First, you have the skin. Then the sweet, sweet innards.”
-Homer Simpson

Sometimes life can lead you into your wildest dreams, into places you didn’t know existed, into relationships you never imagined your heart would delve; and that is the true beauty of it right? the unknown, the adventure that navigates you to a place in life with a heart so full that the high-pitched laughter and oozing confidence are the qualities and quirks you love the most about each other.

For Camille and Periti, their world had become just that; days of love and laughter that quickly amounted into years of happiness and passion; a notion of life they were only to endure together. �As many seasons passed, thirty-six to be exact, it was a beautiful Autumn’s day on the Riverbend Terrace of Brisbane’s Powerhouse that tears of joy overflowed as Periti read true words to his bride that promised his forever love.

“We Both never thought we would find someone to marry. It didn’t mean anything until we found each other 11 years ago.”

And every single one of their guests, including myself are so glad they did! It was evident that these two hearts were destined to be together, from a living a life of content to creating perfection within their world, Camille and Periti knew how to make the whole room shine. They were graceful yet bursting with character, honest and kind yet fun and eccentric. But most importantly they were completely true to who they are as individuals and as husband and wife and it was such a honour to capture the beginning of their forever.

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Paul Voge Marriage Celebrant
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8 months ago

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Jason + Tanya

In a world where we seem to get so easily caught up in the little things, Jason and Tanya took the road of perfecting simplicity with a wedding filled with complete elegance and grace. Popping with splashes of natural foliage, Summergrove Estate stood in all its glory beaming its clean lines and divine characteristics representing not only the unity within the grounds of this spectacular wedding venue but the true love within the hearts of these two souls.

This special journey had an extra little love at its core; not only was Tanya glowing from the inside out as she was preparing to become a bride but there was an extra flutter in her heart as she was also creating the first addition to the Todorov family. Just eleven weeks in making, there was no one more special gracing their presence than the little bundle that was soon to bringing a whole new meaning of love to their family.

Eyes began to swell with happiness as the long awaited moments had arrived. The wide wooden doors opened and there she was; a blissful moment that will forever be remembered as one of his most treasured;

‘I remember the chapel doors opening and seeing my wife to be just glowing’.

Her effortless beauty floated toward him and soon thereafter, sealed with a long awaited kiss and enriched with cheer, Jason and Tanya were officially husband and wife, a family of almost three oozing with unconditional love.

It was a sneaky little online poke that led them to this state of happiness, a little whim that Tanya took that led them to finding their hearts intertwined that lead them to this unforgettable day four years on; the beginning of their forever.
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8 months ago

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Im hitting the road in 2019!! Are you, or anyone you know planning a Wedding in any of these rad locations in 2019? Ill be in town. Lets chat about adventuring together!
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Im hitting the road in 2019!! Are you, or anyone you know planning a Wedding in any of these rad locations in 2019? Ill be in town. Lets chat about adventuring together!
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9 months ago

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Nikki + Ben

These two lovers have taken on the elements of relaxed to romantic, and everything in between. Meeting over a casual gathering with a hint of love at first sight, Ben took things to the most incredible lengths to ensure that his heart was forever bound to Nikki’s during a trip to the romance capital of the world as he asked her to be his beautiful bride.

The proposal:
“Benny proposed to me when we were sailing down the Seine River in Paris. I was busy trying to take a selfie with the Eiffel Tower in the background and I turned around to see that was down on one knee. It was definitely the most amazing night of our lives!”

See! And his attention to detail didn’t stop there; as dapper as this fine groom may be, he has a little soft spot for the quirks. Ben handmade gift boxes for his groomsmen that included a little survival pack for the wedding day with personalized socks, a belt and (of course) a little bottle of whisky – cause every groomsmen needs a little whisky to ease those pre-ceremony nerves. �But all in all, there were no nerves to be had. After years of shared adventures and countless memories alike, everyone gathered knew this was a forever kind of love.
North Burleigh Surf club housed the celebration of a lifetime and although a few guests, including the groom, were stuck with a sudden case of illness, there was no denying that there was nothing but love and beauty within the air. From the way the men in her life saw the truth inside her soul, right through to the romantic florals and flow of her Made With Love gown; there was nothing but pure wedded bliss for this incredible couple on their magical wedding day.

As we strolled along the sand capturing moments of a lifetime I got to know these two for what they were all about; sharing love and living in the moment – two key elements to life that we can never have enough of!
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9 months ago

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Ryan + Kelly

Giggles, laughter, sugar and spice – these two lit up the room and everyone’s hearts lucky enough to be gathered within it. Cheeky, quirky and downright dapper, this pair were the perfect mix of eclectic love that screamed individuality yet oozed with kindness and humbleness alike.

The Budgie Smuggler housed what was a perfect reflection of Ryan and Kelly’s unique love. Its diverse décor aligned perfectly with the style of their day and the scattered neon lights surrounding brightened up what was already the most incredible atmosphere, yet complimented the relaxed vibes with its splashes of liquor and hella’ lot of fun!

But how did it all get to this point? Well, in all seriousness Kelly wasn’t going to let this one get away. She had found the gentleman and that had stolen her heart and she knew what she had to do.

“I met Ryan in Perth, through his skateboarding friend Brady! He wasn’t much interested in me but I was persistent!”

And so it was, her persistence paid off and after the losing a bet about on Australia Day about The Rubens getting #1 on the J’s Hottest 100, Ryan got down on my knee and asked Kelly to be his forever love.

They had created the most flawless wedding celebration that truly combined every piece of their hearts and capturing these special moments came so naturally with each of them so comfortable within themselves and each other’s love.
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Hayley and James
When you sit there and tell your lover that this ‘this is the song I really want at our wedding’, even before you’re engaged, you know you have found yourself a keeper. A keeper of your heart, soul and every piece of you for the rest of your life.

James and Hayley met in a whirlwind of fun in what seems like a lifetime ago, but it wasn’t until a little while later they found themselves once again within the company of who they knew they wanted to be with every single day and both made sure they didn’t have to be without. ��But this sort of Joy just seems to be their way of life. Each moment of their wedding beamed with such radiance that capturing such effortless love and the perfect moments surrounding was truly spectacular. James and Hayley themselves had the biggest smiles I had ever seen, their contagious happiness and laughter spilled out to all those attending and created what was simply the perfect celebration for their forever love.

Summergrove estate blossomed as beautiful as ever with its glowing scenery and picturesque grounds as Hayley strolled through in her French lace, Grace Loves Lace, gown complimented by the subtle hues of her blush pink-toned bridesmaids. �And, as the day turned into night, the kind words and narration of their love unfolded, the sky became lit with festoon lights and a breathtaking night unveiled the beginning of their journey with that special dance, to that special song Hayley had always dreamed about.
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This is a week late but here it is anyway......What an absolute corker 2017 was! Thank you so much to everyone who invited me to be apart of their big day. I cant thank you enough and for all being totally awesome to photograph. Much Love Mitch xo. ... See MoreSee Less

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12 months ago

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Eve + Jordan

The way he looked at her said it all. He held her close, kissed her with passion, but it was just the way he smiled with his whole body when his eyes locked on to her – the kind you see in the Hollywood movies, but so much better, because this was not a film or an act, it was the real, raw love he felt for his beautiful wife.

So, where did this all start? There was a whole lot of bonding over their love for diving and as fate had it, after a lack of visibility in the water during one diving session, their whole world became a lot clearer. An afternoon of adventures led to a lot more ‘hanging out’, and when you grow to miss this person more and more every time they are not around, well you know it’s something so much more special than you had ever imagined.

Now, due to ‘confidentiality concerns’, the approving fathers had to take to the highest levels of secrecy after Jordan had professed his ultimate love and asked Eve’s father’s permission to marry his incredible daughter. Both fathers had to take matters into their own hands and kept their excitement levels to themselves knowing that even a mother’s love wouldn’t be able to contain this. It wasn’t until the voyage of a lifetime that Eve and Jordan could share their good news with the rest of the world awaiting.

“The Silver Fox arrived at Sydney Harbour on 29 December 2015 and anchored in Rose Bay for the New Year’s Eve Celebrations. Jordan had prepped everyone on the boat and told them his plans to propose (so when he gave the cue they all new to disappear). After the 10pm fireworks on the bow of the boat, Jordan proposed and Eve said YES! If Eve had said ‘no’, Jordan would have thrown her overboard to made his own way back to QLD”, and thank goodness that didn’t happen because this was one celebration not to be missed.

Showered in rose petals after the long-awaited words of ‘I do’, Eve and Jordan took some time to dance among the sunset, have quiet moments alone and take in these moments that they had forever dreamed of – that feeling of eternal love, everlasting happiness.
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1 years ago

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Jared + Daniella

“What does marriage mean to you? Being each other’s forever”

The night before their wedding could not have been filled with any more anticipation if it tried. Spending the night separated by just a few walls and couple of hotel floors, Jared and Daniella waited eagerly for the sun to do a full turn to bring out the day that they had both been dreaming of – the day Jared could finally call his whole heart, his wife.

Now, not every love comes with so much sureness about it, but not only did Jared know that she was the one from the very beginning, he truly knew the love their shared was so deep and unique that he had planned a surprise engagement party for the night of his proposal and when Daniella was bursting with joy at the top of Pokolbin Mountain, champagne bottles were poppin’ below awaiting her unexpected arrival.

“All our family and friends knew the plan; she was the only one in the dark. I bought the ring and had her dad hide it for me (after asking permission of course). I then took Daniela to the top of Pokolbin Mountain in the Hunter Valley with a picnic prepared, I was nervous so I quickly got down on one knee and asked her to marry me. Thankfully the answer was yes, as I had planned a surprise engagement party that same night with all of our family, who also travelled to the Hunter Valley to surprise her.”

As for the day, well it was pure magic. A wanderlust affair with a festoon lit outdoor dancefloor on the stunning grounds of Ecostudio Fellini and a bunch of incredible friends and family to match. The love that was felt for these two souls was out of this world and the minimalistic style surrounding made for the perfect day as the individual hearts and quirks of relationship love stood out more than ever, a true delight and pleasure to capture and be a part of.

A million moons will come and go, but a love like this will last for a lifetime and beyond. Everlasting happiness to you both.
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