katie and clint / maleny retreat wedding film

“as a young man I never really thought about my wedding.

I always knew I wanted to get married but, that’s really as far as it went.

but standing here tonight all these years on in front of you guys, in front of our friends and family, and now being married to honestly…

the best woman I have ever met in my entire life.

I feel blessed. thank you”

katie and clint.

#clintloveskatie

credits

planning + styling + coordination: the wonderful pink and purple petals
celebrant: sandra hill
ceremony + reception: maleny retreat
band: sessions entertainment

sarah and james / noosa wedding film

we’re all connected.

it’s been said many times before by people much wiser than me, but it’s true. peel the layers back and at our cores we’re all essentially the same.

sarah and james are both extraordinarily high achievers.

to hear him articulate so well about how surreal an experience it was to be in front of family + friends was something else.

weddings are one of the few life events where this sameness we all share is in plain sight. they’re the great equaliser, and it’s a beautiful thing.

#happilyeverwalshes

credits

planning + styling + coordination: white+white
celebrant: emily jade o’keefe
photography: studio impressions
reception: ricky’s bar and restaurant
flowers: mondo floral designs
hair: ziggies
strings: 16 strings
band: rush entertainment
furniture hire: CL weddings

soundtrack licensed through the music bed

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

Van Middleton - Beautiful as always. Sucha great edit. Loved the kids speech at the start!

Ruth O'Dwyer - just loved it! Can’t wait until I get my new computer on Tues and watch it with sound! lovely close-up glimpses and expressions that a distant guest doesn’t get on the day. a beautiful memory.

Carly Cosmo - What a beautiful celebration, love how you captured it.

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

uki
blessing officiant (friend melissa spilsted) from hypnobirthing australia
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.