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Alisha & Garry’s Super Fun Hinterland Wedding

Alisha and Garry are awesome people. They had a gorgeous and hilariously funny hinterland wedding at St Bernards Mt Tamborine. Here is their story.

I had the pleasure of meeting Garry in Grade 9 of high school when he moved to the Gold Coast. We were partners in shenanigans from the outset, united in our quest to get through year 9 social studies in any way we could. Others joined in. We had an awesome time. The teacher left the school shortly after (I feel a little bad about that, but she was super ill-equipped to deal with a bunch of bored 14 year olds).

Bearing all this in mind, I was stoked to be asked to shoot Garry’s wedding to Alisha, his lovely and equally funny fiance. These two are gold. They have two munchkins, love the outdoors and love a good sense of humour. So we were solid.

The location was set, the Gold Coast hinterland was calling, and I couldn’t wait to be involved in this shindig. Many laughs were had, many moments were captured and the hinterland turned it on like never before with a sunset to rival Hollywood blockbusters.

Here is the super fun hinterland wedding of Garry and Alisha. Congrats guys x

 

 

 

 

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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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Alex and Chris get hitched at Braeside Chapel

Alex and Chris are two of the most laid back people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. We met, we talked about their wedding, and that was that. We waited for August to roll around so I could capture their day.

Alex and Chris chose the well-manicured lawn at Braeside Chapel in Merrimac on the Gold Coast (a personal favourite of mine, shout out to John and Judy who are excellent hosts) for their garden wedding at the end of winter, and what a great choice it was!

Details began to come together, and we were excited. I was especially stoked with their transport, a giant red double decker bus from Magic Bus Hire in Byron Bay  . Both bride and groom travelled to Braeside with their bridal party, the boys taking the bottom level (with Chris blindfolded all the way) and the girls on the upper deck.

This day was about fun, love and family and friends. So naturally, I had a blast. Lawn games, beer wagons, converse, and the official #cutestparentsever was a recipe for an amazing day.

I should add here that poor Chris had the worst bout of pneumonia resulting in a stay in hospital the week prior to the wedding, so he was feeling super craptacular, but it didn’t stop him from marrying his bride, and despite the fact we almost had to carry him a couple of times he made it through the day like a champ. I have to point out here also, the messages they sent each other with the lightbox were completely unscripted. No coaxing or hints from me. I was more than a little amazed. These guys were obviously meant for each other.

Here is the wedding of Alex (or if you are their ring-in celebrant, Alexander lol) and Chris…

Creds

Dress: Strictly Bridal

Bride’s Shoes (so awesome!): Shoes of Prey custom made – seriously, check out this website!

Hair: Little Hair Parlour

Make-up: Melinda Raco

Flowers: Petals on the Plaza

Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Sung

Suits: Ed Harry

Groom’s Shoes: RM Williams

Venue: Braeside Chapel

Decorator: All About Venues

Lolly Buffet: DIY

Cake: Friend of bride and groom

 

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Awesome Lego Themed Wedding

When Ben and Katrina told me they had planned a Lego, yes you read that right, LEGO themed wedding reception I have to say I was more than a little bit excited. You see, it’s weddings like these that keep us creative types on our toes. We live for this stuff. The different, the out-there, the ‘why the hell not?’

Everybody already knows that Lego is awesome (pun intended). These guys just took their interest and incorporated into the most special day in their lives thus far, and let me tell you, they nailed it. It wasn’t over the top, it was just a whole bunch of fun inserted in exactly the right places.

The highlight of the day was definitely the cake. What an excellent cake! Business in the front, party at the back. There wasn’t a guest/staff member/photographer who didn’t love the cake. A truly epic win from Frosted Indulgence.

Anyhow, this wedding had it all. Spectacular scenery accompanied by sun, showers and whispy cloud on the weather front, and some good old fashioned romance mixed with a surprise of fun and frivolity. I hope you enjoy it too.

Here is the wedding of Ben and Katrina.

Suppliers responsible for helping make this day wow:

Dress: Luv Bridal 

Flowers: Florabunda

Hair: P.S I love Hair

Venue: St Bernard’s Mt Tamborine

Church: St John the Baptist Mt Tamborine

Car: Somerton Limousines

Cake: Frosted Indulgence

 

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