Gio married his #1 wife, in front of his #2 wife (the best man) in Las Vegas, Nevada in May of this year. Yes, I was a tad jealous that my darling brother (the best man) and my sister-in-law (maid of honour) got to go on the trip of a lifetime with their best friends, who are also dear friends of mine!
So on their return from their amazing time in Las Vegas, they had a second wedding with friends and family in Melbourne. This post is an example of what happens when wedding photography gets personal… The bridal party pull more faces in front of the camera than smiles, the best man (AKA #2 wife) becomes the waiter, the photographer becomes a florist & an assistant hairdresser (and of course has to appear in the blog post!).. They dance around thinking I’m not going to take the photo… believe me. If it happens, I will photograph it
The guests got to watch a video of the ceremony in Las Vegas, before tears and hugs filled the room. Gio brought the house down with his amazing speech. So much so wife #2 didn’t get a chance to make his, so here it is
“The day I married my best friend
The one I laugh with as we share life’s wondrous zest
As we find new enjoyment and experience all the best
You are the one I live for, because the world seems brighter
Our happy times are better and our burdens much lighter
The one I love with all my soul
we used to feel vaguely incomplete
Now we are whole.”
The lucky crew who went to Vegas…
Sneaky sneaky, look there’s me!!
Peek-a-boo! Another of me, with my darling brother, AKA wife #2!
Joanne & Giovanni’s Wedding Day (x2) Dream Team:
Las Vegas Wedding: The Las Vegas Sign, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA! (Organised via weddings.com)
Brides Dress: Justin Alexander Couture
Bridesmaids Dress: Bettie Page
Groom’s Attire: Gibson Manufacturing
Groomsman Attire: Higgins/MMIC supplies
Flowers: Iris Creations [floristry department]
Hair & make-up: She’s Got the Look by Rebecca Seabrook
Melbourne Wedding Venue: Stolberg Beer Cafe
Wedding Cars: 13 cabs