bec and phil / rydges south bank wedding

ah – bec and phil. I have been waiting for a long time to share this day.

so much content. so many moments. so many good stories.

it was one of those days + celebrations where everything just went right.

as I went through the footage and put the edit together, there was one thing in particular that caught my attention.

bec had hand written in a ‘reasons I want to marry you’ book to phil:

‘you understand that sometimes I just need to cry – and you hug me and comfort me.’

that will do me.

side note: this is a slightly different editing direction to previous pieces. instead of multiple angled quicker cuts of events, I’ve focused more on letting more poignant shots breathe, giving them the screen time they deserve.

there’s 2 sequences in particular given this treatment – a free custom USB drive for the first to identify them. give your answer in the comments.

credits

planning + coordination + flowers: giacinta from pink and purple petals
ceremony: st mary’s south brisbane
reception: rydges at southbank
photography: jess marks photography
soundtrack licensed through the music bed and song freedom

caroline and paul / love is what has brought us here

every wedding, each couple, each unique story changes me in some way.

being exposed to an amazing range of differing people, personalities and life experiences and absorbing a little of each is a beautiful thing indeed.

travelling and having the opportunity to be a part of the days surrounding a celebration gave me a rare + privileged insight, and I took away much more than I’d ever imagined I would.

it changed me in the most profound way.

I’m always aware that there’s more than just the wedding day chapter of the narrative. there’s so much more story, just waiting to be told.

caroline and paul, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for trusting me to tell yours.

credits

hawai’i
planning + coordination: veronika from ali’i kauai weddings
ceremony: kelvin ho
wedding dress designer: helen english for paddington brides
photography: jonathan moeller

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venue: mavis’ kitchen
flowers: hitomi wilson from b sweet flowers
makeup artist: hong from le rouge beauty
photography: kate nutt

soundtrack licensed through the music bed and song freedom

Joanne M Bennett - Matt, you’ve outdone yourself. A fine fine tribute to two beautiful people and “… the closet of the close have assembled around their hearts…” thanks Matt, brilliant x

Jessica K Frabotta - This video is stunning. What an amazing way to re-live such beautiful moments.

Phil Smith - Wow, really special video and memories. Beautiful, truthful and inspiring!

ashlee and chris / shaftston house + riverlife brisbane

imagine this…

a wedding film that doesn’t feature speeches or any footage from the photo shoot.

crazy huh?

lucky I’m drawn to those real moments.

ashlee and chris.

chris’ preparations: hilton hotel brisbane
ceremony: shafston house
reception: riverlife naval stores
photography: studio con brio
celebrant: colleen swanston
their dog: lola (she needs a website)

Chris Woo - It’s all about Lola

Errol McDonald - Ashley & Chris I think you both found keepers. Thanks again for a Fantasic day, felt blessed just being there.
Love Errol.

jennifer and vaughan / sirromet winery

things don’t always go to plan.

how you imagined your wedding day and the reality of what mother nature provides are often two different things.

embrace it. it’s no big deal.

love the elements within your control, and let go of what you can’t.

often it’s better than you could have imagined.

this is the day your family becomes official.

savour every. precious. moment.

preparations: emporium hotel brisbane
ceremony: sirromet winery arbour
reception: sirromet winery barrel hall
photographer: steve mcmarson
styling: creatively bespoke

Byron Bay Wedding Celebrant Michelle Shannon - WOW.. just beautiful….