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Stormy Beach Wedding – The Spit, Main Beach

Jess and Trent came up to the Gold Coast to get married, have a holiday with their family and mates, and just generally chill. Well, that’s exactly what happened. In true Qld fashion, it belted down, but boy was it a spectacular location shoot! Mansions, balcony ceremony, drinks and sandy barefoot walks on the beach during kick-ass storms. We did it all, and it was awesome. Here is the short and sweet stormy beach wedding of Jess and Trent.

Creds:

Flowers: Eden the Flower Shop

Hair & Make-up: Touchup Team

Celebrant: Kylie Belford

 

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Sheraton Mirage Gold Coast Wedding

The Sheraton Mirage Gold Coast Wedding of Imigen and Dave was short, sweet and excellent. It had all the good stuff. Custom made bridal gown like nothing I’ve ever seen (courtesy of a Hong Kong designer), an intimate gathering or family and friends, a full super moon during our location shoot, and the best choreographed wedding dance I’ve had the pleasure of photographing (to Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing – I KNOW!).

This was a wedding of pure joy, and it was all organised from the couple’s home in Vietnam and with the help of their lovely family and friends here on the Gold Coast.

The Sheraton Mirage at Main Beach was the perfect location for their intimate ceremony, and it just so happened that we were completely blessed by a spectacular super full moon rising on the beach as we were finishing our location photos on the Spit at Main Beach. I mean, it was perfect. You couldn’t plan it. Well I guess you kinda could, but mother nature really turned it on with one hell of a sunset resulting in the most amazing colours in the sky right at the crucial time I needed them. Thanks to MN for that!

Here is the awesome Sheraton Mirage Gold Coast wedding of Imigen and David. You can also find it gracing the pages of the Summer edition of Queensland Brides Magazine and in my last post here.

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Hot off the Press! Vintage Bride Magazine, QLD Brides, Wedding Guide Features

They say it all happens at once. Well, it’s all happening at once over here at the moment!

On the back of a super busy wedding season, I have had the pleasure of being featured in a few wedding and bridal publications in the last few weeks. It’s really exciting seeing your images in print. No matter how many times it happens, I still get a kick out of it (even if I paid for advertising! I know, ridiculous, but true).

So here are the places you can find me right now. Well my imagery anyway. Right now I’m tucked away in my study with a glass of wine writing this post, but anyway, i digress (as usual).

Check out these classy publications at your local newsagent NOW!

Vintage Bride Magazine

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Queensland Brides also have a little love for me with this editorial. They asked me for one of my favourite photos. This was the wedding of Sarah and Rob last December. I absolutely love this shot of Sarah’s Dad during the ceremony. Such a sweet moment I had the pleasure of witnessing. You can check out the rest of that wedding here.

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I was also super lucky to be featured on the Queensland Brides blog the other day with a photo in their top 15 for 2015! This is from the wedding of Imogen and Dave and was a cracker of a wedding at the Sheraton Mirage Main Beach. Check out the Qld Brides Blog post hereMain Beach Wedding

The Wedding Guide is another Publication that’s got the goods. I was lucky enough to have a couple of weddings feature in the current (and new) edition, as well as a few other morsels of loveliness throughout. One such wedding was that of Lauren and Tony. Any wonder, this wedding was amazing! Check out Lauren and Tony’s Branell Homestead wedding on my blog here, and purchase your copy of the Gold Coast edition of The Wedding Guide now! Sunset Wedding

 

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  • I Love Vintage - Perfectwebsite, love it!. so interesting I will share this blog with friends.
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Tropical Beach Wedding in beautiful Pottsville

This Tropical Beach Wedding is quite special to me. I have known Solua since primary school and Duncan since they met over 10 years ago so I was really looking forward to capturing this special day for them. Solua and Duncan decided to get married in their hometown of Pottsville, nothern NSW in a tropical themed beach ceremony, incorporating Solua’s Torres Straight Islander heritage. They are also brand new parents, with little Finlay being born (after years of trying) just 5 weeks before the wedding!

So in planning, I was super excited when Solua suggested we incorporate Duncan’s love of football (Duncan is English, so when I say football, I mean soccer) into the location photos. Solua is the most bubbly, outgoing person that I know, so I knew it would be awesome. AND awesome it was! Complete with ball, Adidas tropical sneakers and a willing bridal party full of friends and family, we had well, a ball!

Another little touch I loved was that Solua organised to have an usher hand out flowers to her guests before the ceremony so that she could take her time walking down the aisle and collect the flowers for her bouquet from her family and friends. It was lovely and more people should do it.

A trip to the local canefields was also in order, as Duncan works for the local mill (plus they are gorgeous to shoot). The light we were presented with that afternoon was nothing short of spectacular. The soft dreamy tones and grey cloud formations were to die for, and naturally I loved every moment!

The reception, held at the local community hall and styled perfectly by Meherarti, kept with the tropical theme and really nailed Solua and Duncan’s personalities and love of some good light-hearted fun. At the end of the day though, the absolute BEST part of the day and something that touched the soul of every single person in that room was the performance of Solua’s islander family in tribute to Duncan and Solua’s union. Now I have seen cultural dances before, but this was something else. Every word, every move was special, and a celebration, not just a ‘going-through-the-motions’ style activity. I was an emotional mess, so I can’t even imagine how proud and joyous Solua felt witnessing that outpouring of love. BEST NIGHT EVER!

Congratulations Solua, Duncan and Finlay. Love you guys x

Vendors:

Wedding rings: Fine Lines Jewellers

Styling: Meherarti

 

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Contact me to have your Gold Coast, Tweed Coast or Brisbane Wedding captured!

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  • Solua - Thank you Wendy for capturing our day so beautifully and working with us to express through photos our personalities, style and family & friends. And thank you in those moments of stress just remaining calm and not pressuring me. I wasn’t planning on having a wedding photographer but am so glad I chose to because I will definitely treasure all the images for a lifetime.
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Sarah and Rob’s engagement bonanza

So recently I had the absolute pleasure of shooting Sarah and Rob’s engagement photos on Duranbah/Point Danger/Froggy’s Beach (Frog Rock).

These guys! <3

Accompanied by their feisty little pal Kodah, Sarah and Rob made my day (ok, so there were chocolates and strawberries but that’s besides the point). We picnicked, trekked, got photobombed, wet, and generally laughed until we cried. This was all perfect. And THEN the sun came out. GAH!

Sarah and Rob, thank you, thank you, thank you! I LOVED creating these gorgeous memories for you and cannot wait to capture your big day in December. It’s going to be magical!

Wendy x

 

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  • Sarah - Wendy!!! YOU are absolutely amazing!! We could never thank you enough for capturing such beautiful memories…memories that we can look at forever!! Thank you for such a fun day!! We cannot wait until the wedding!!! Woohoooooo

    Ps. Don’t forget your party shoes 🙂ReplyCancel

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