Welcome to Rach and Paul’s stunning wedding on the Coffs Coast. It was an incredibly relaxed 4 day wedding type affair. Guests from all over the world came and had a holiday, there was a wedding plus a big party on the side.
Rach and Paul are childhood sweethearts and I’ve known them a long time. It made everything easy. It all just seemed to fit. Except the fact that the resort had bearded dragons everywhere. Paul hates bearded dragons.
I’m always on the lookout for tips. I learnt something from this gorgeous couple for the day I eventually get married.
There’s always time for a surf before you head down the aisle. 🙂
Thank you for letting me capture your day guys. I absolutely loved it! x
I was very excited to shoot this wedding for a number of reasons. Firstly, Michelle and Luke are dear friends of ours and it’s always such an honour to be such a big part in a friend’s special day. And secondly, a beach ceremony and a vineyard reception was enough to make me excited and giddy a couple of months before the day!
Michelle and Luke are childhood sweethearts. It shows. They still look that way now so many years later. It’s pretty cute. You just want to grab their cheeks and give them a pinch.
A couple of days before the wedding, they took Helen and myself to look at the locations so we could get an idea of how everything would work on the day. It had been 8 months or so since they had picked Port Willunga beach as their location and it seemed the seasons had a big impact on the tides. By 2.30pm – the place they had planned to wed was about knee height in surf and we did what all people do in that situation. Panic. Scream a bit and laugh about it all.
The truth is, it didn’t matter what would have happened on the day – with Michelle and Luke at the forefront, looking at each other the way they do, it was always going to be perfect. And so it was.
I had so much fun and never has a 16 hour day of photography gone by so quickly and with so much laughter.
Michelle and Luke: Your wedding was beautiful. Thank you for letting me document your story.
Well. It’s not that often that your big sister gets married to the man of her dreams is it?
I guess this is about as good as it gets in a profession like this. I think it’s great to have a strong connection with the people that you photograph. It makes the images that much more personal but in this instance, it goes way beyond that. To be involved in Susie and Pete’s wedding in this way was an honour and I will cherish that time with them forever.
Susie and Pete are a perfect match. They are the embodiment of true love. You can see it when they look at each other. You feel it when they’re together and their wedding day was an extension of them. It was a celebration of their love for each other and the things they love.
This, naturally, meant a big, big party. London Town style. With a wedding on the side. It couldn’t have been better.
By the end of the evening, my legs were sore from dancing and my cheeks even more so from smiling. I flew from Australia to London just for this day and I’d do it again a thousand times over. It was one of those gatherings where all the pieces fit into place and life feels truly wonderful.
Susie and Pete: If you need a photographer for your 1st anniversary. I’m there.
Love you guys x