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Amy & Dan | St Andrews Market Engagement Photography

When Amy and Dan arrived to discuss their wedding photography and I saw her floral Doc Martins, I knew we’d get along.  I had the same beloved Doc’s in a different colour.  When they left (after chatting for two hours) I said to Alex, “If they don’t hire us to shoot their wedding, I hope they invite us!”  Amy and Dan are one of those couples who just ooze romance, love and fun.  Whilst we chatted at our meeting they mentioned their favorite place to go on the weekends was the St Andrews Market and describing it I exclaimed what an awesome place for their pre-wedding shoot that would be.  So there we went!  They brought along Dan’s other ‘baby’ – his awesome vintage car.  The sun was shining, it was  stunning Spring day and all round it was a fun morning full of laughs.  Cannot wait for their wedding this coming November, I can tell it’s going to be something pretty epic:)

Ryan & Sarah – Edmonton, Canada Wedding Photography

 

“Ryan and I had both just returned from living in British Columbia (I was actually just home for a vacation) and we met at the local karaoke bar through a few of my longtime friends who hosted karaoke there. We spent nearly a year as just friends until Ryan asked me out on Valentine’s Day and we had our first of many French Onion Soup at the Keg dates”

It’s a little after this that I met Ryan & Sarah, in England at the start of 3 weektrip.  We did a 6 day tour together and instantly became friends.  After parting I decided to jump on a British Airways flight and met up with them again in Amsterdam.  On the first day there, I won my first ever AIPP APPA  Award.  That evening celebrating, Ryan asked me, “You’ll photograph our wedding yeah?”

(Ryan and Sarah on the way up the Eiffel Tower in Paris)

“What!? ” I exclaimed… “Are you proposing while your here??!”

“No…” he said, looking rather shocked.  “I’m never getting married…  But you will photograph our wedding yeah?!”

“We were treated to a trip to Cabo San Lukas in Mexico by Ryan’s parents who were celebrating their 20th anniversary and brought his whole family along. On our one date night away from the resort we went to a really nice Mexican restaurant with a live mariachi band. Without my knowledge Ryan had spoken to the band and got them to come over to our table and play Besame Mucho, which was once covered by the Beatles.

 

While they were playing and singing, Ryan got down on one knee and proposed. The table next to us was a local Cabo San Lucas family and they had taken pictures of the proposal and emailed them over to me later that evening.”  And I even have some of those images for you;)

So off I went on a big jet plane, to make the big journey to Edmonton, Canada.  I honestly wish I’d been there for much longer, but alas, it was only five days.  I had the most amazing time, meeting family and friends, and being part of the lead up to their special day.

“Our wedding day was amazing! We couldn’t have asked for better weather for an outdoor ceremony. And the ceremony was brilliant. It wasn’t too long or traditional. I love that I’d found a clarinet/marimba team that was willing to play Hey Ocean for us, a Canadian band from Vancouver, and one of both Ryan and my favourites. I enjoyed turning a few traditions on heads by eating appetizers with the rest of the wedding guests chatting on the balcony and I would wear my wedding dress every day if I could. It was super comfortable and looked stunning. Trees/nature was our wedding theme and teal and bronze the colours.”

I would say a special thanks to everyone who helped us prepare for the wedding, especially our parents and wedding party.”  Sarah.

Congratulations Ryan & Sarah, what a wonderful day, miss you all!! x

 

 

Sarah’s Dress – Bridal Debut

Ryan’s kilt – Variety of on-line stores

Wedding coordinator – Marcus Hoople

Limo driver – Gene of Limousine1.ca (he was a brilliant vendor who went above and beyond consistently.)

Flowers - flowersbymerle.com

Cake – Jacqueline at Cake Affair.

Ceremony clarinetist – Stephanie Geary

Ceremony – Botanical Gardens, University of Alberta

Reception – Royal Glenora Club

Werribee Mansion Wedding Photography | Sarah & Jay

Jay and Sarah met on a crisp autumn evening in 2010 at a dinner organised by Jay’s now sister in law Jillian and his brother Jay Vern.  During the night the romanced blossomed and Jay sneakily persuaded Sarah to give him her contact details, claiming that he wanted her input for an upcoming best man’s speech that he was giving at Jillian and Jay’s Vern’s wedding.  He asked her on a date the next day and the rest is history!

Three years later Jay surprised Sarah with a trip to Hamilton Island.  On the first evening they went for a walk along Catseye beach where Sarah found a half buried ‘message in a bottle’.  As she started reading the message which was from Jay, he dropped to one knee and proposed.  The romance followed with a private dinner on the beach.

It’s no surprise that their wedding day was classic, romantic and beautiful.  With the gorgeous Werribee Mansion as a stunning backdrop, fitting their day beautifully.  The sacred Chinese Tea Ceremony symbolised respect to older generations and acceptance into the family.  The tempo changed as celebrations spilled on into the Grand Ballroom.  Up until then, everything had gone totally to plan, when suddenly the DJ stopped the music to inform us we had to evacuate outside due to the fire department investigating.  Thankfully there was no fire (rather the use of a smoke machine elsewhere!), and the party continued!  Sarah & Jay are now settling into their new life in Trinidad where they have been re-located with work.

Congratulations Sarah & Jay, such a wonderful to be a part of!  xx

(excuse the Iphone image, we gathered all the important items such as memory cards / laptops, anything with wedding images on it, rather than the cameras! You just never know when there’s evacuations!)

You can view the beautiful Video of Sarah & Jay’s wedding HERE

Sarah & Jay’s Wedding Team

Bride’s Dress: La Sposa

Bridesmaids Dresses: Zimmermann

Groom’s Suit: Lords Tailor

Make up/Hair: Vivian Ashworth

Flowers: One Day Your Way

Stylist: One Day Your Way

Cake: Cake Face

Videographer: Anthony C2 Video

Celebrant: Lynton Round

 

Jen & Brad | Bram Leigh Wedding Photography Melbourne

What can I say?  The GORGEOUS Jen & Brad…. sigh;)

I met Jen about 3 years ago when she sang at my brother’s wedding.  A surprise from my beautiful sister-in-law to her new husband instead of a speech.  Jen brought the house down.  (And I still get teary whenever I hear that Keith Urban song, although Jen sang it better!)

When Jen & Brad announced their engagement I think everyone squealed in delight!  I know I did!

Joining them on their wedding journey has been so much fun.  Alex took to his video camera once more, and I got my awesome photography buddy Mandy to help me on the day.  It was like one big happy family:)

Their wedding day was amazing.  I can’t tell you how full of love, adoration, joyful tears and (of course) fun it was.  From start to finish, it was just a day to remember.  From the bee getting symbolically trapped in Jen’s dress, to the look in Brad’s eyes every mili-second he looked at his new bride, to the party at the reception – with instruments for the guests to play along with the band!

Congratulations my beautiful friends, a wedding I’ll never, ever forget xx

Jes & Paul | Botanical Gardens Wedding Photography

 

Once, a little girl I remember; so wilful and assured,
A friend, a sister; so caring and adored
Inseparable, unbreakable;  the bond that we shared
So special, integral; It’s just how we faired
This friendship and love; is from which one builds
The understanding, the strength, the trust, the guild
For future relationships; to grow and flourish
For true love to prosper; To nurture, encourage
This once little girl; my friend for life
Is now this incredible woman; soon to be wife
to this wonderful man; Her one, her other,
Her partner forever; her equal, her lover
They share something so; many will want and envy
A love and respect for; one another, so very
undeniably real and true and raw; Built on trust and admiration,
banter, laughter and more

My heart is so happy for my
wonderful friend,
That once little girl who’s
found love til the end.
To Jessica and Paul,
if you remember each day
Just why you fell in love,
that love will undeniably stay.
May your marriage be full
of love, light, and laughter
May you grow together
May you live happily ever after.

Poem by Jenna Corcoran

Congratulations Jes & Paul!