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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!

Melbourne Wedding Photography | Giovanni & Joanne

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.”

Author Unknown

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