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.
planning + coordination: veronika from ali’i kauai weddings
ceremony: kelvin ho
wedding dress designer: helen english for paddington brides
photography: jonathan moeller
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
in the words of michael…
‘well babe, you did it.
you got your simple wedding under a tree‘
enjoy this meticulously edited feature film from an impeccable day.
sarah + michael’s vision brought to life by white+white wedding and events.
want the full credits? watch until the end.
it has to be said…
planning a wedding yourself can be a major, sometimes even a daunting task. it can take a huge amount of time and attention and challenges. it’s not for the fainthearted and this is why great wedding planners exist.
so – imagine doing all of this, all by yourself, and at the same time keeping it all under wraps. barely anyone to bounce ideas off, allocate various tasks to or confide in.
this is what rachel and chris undertook. rachel is a photographer herself so she knew what she was up for, and she just did it.
they didn’t want anyone to go to any trouble…no cards, no new outfits, no gifts, no fuss.
‘come to our engagement party’ they told their friends and family.
‘just come celebrate with us’
it was only 2 weeks prior that they told their parents what was happening. and that they didn’t need to do a thing.
everything had already been organised.
add to all this a first look, some secret messages read around a corner from each other, a cracking party with a sparkler lit first dance, and it’s very rare that you’re a part of a celebration like this.
in the rhetorical words of chris’ dad ~ ‘how good is life?’
rachel and chris’ preparations at lyndoch by the lake; making up by house of glamour; hair by shannon from glamour hair design; flowers and ceremony arch by alstonville florist; ceremony performed by jo kilburn; photo taking goodness by lauren + tara; sky daddy trio rocked the party; and a massive thanks to tony + kim from down converys lane for opening their place and making everyone so welcome
sarah and russ.
I’m not even sure where to begin.
my mind immediately flashes back to the email they sent me when they decided to go ahead.
it was brief…this is word for word:
“Sarah & Russ here… you’re ridiculous. We must have you for our wedding.”
it was a big decision, and that email still brings a giant, goofy grin to my face.
enjoy the story of their day with their feature film.
I love the fact that russ still calls sarah ‘Browny’.
russ and sarah’s day:
sarah’s preparations: sofitel brisbane
russ’ preparations: royal on the park
ceremony: macarthur park
reception: botanical café
photography: mary jane
this is why I shoot weddings.
this celebration had been marked in my diary for quite some time.
it didn’t disappoint.
if I had to sum up corrina and lloyd’s wedding day in one word, it would be phenomenal
the skinny on corrina and lloyds’s day:
ceremony: st. mary’s kangaroo point
photography: dan o’day
reception: goma rooftop terrace
band: radio club band
planning/styling: creatively bespoke
music licensed and used with permission bit.ly/JvNZ9o