The Registry Office Wedding of Luke and Nandini

So this is basically the blog where I get a new sister!!!!!!!!!! And she is the BEES KNEES! My brother Luke, and the lovely Nandini will be having an extravagantly beautiful wedding in Malaysia next year, but instead of just signing the paperwork to get the legal stuff sorted in Oz, they thought they would let the family celebrate with them in a simple, yet seriously AWESOME Registry Office Wedding.  Can I just say, that any couple wanting a stress-free, fun and thrifty way to get married should seriously check out the Registry Office in your city.  Both the Brisbane and Perth Registry Office have stunning views, are conveniently located next to great photo spots, can accommodate over 20 guests and are absolutely no fuss! We loved our afternoon; the ceremony was over in a flash, then we all wondered through the Brisbane Botanic Gardens snapping some gorgeous moments (including trying to enact a scene from a Bollywood movie, and reconstructing one of our favourite photos from our parents wedding in the same gardens over 35years ago), before heading across the Goodwill Bridge (don't even ask about the walking frame) to an amazing feast at Ahmets Turkish Restaraunt.  A perfect way to celebrate two incredible human beings and their love for each other.  This is one very proud big sister!

The Samford Valley Festival Wedding of Kate and Steve

What words could I possibly use to describe the 'country-boho' festival extravaganza that was the Wedding of Kate and Steve!  Over 400 guests, 3 bonfires, a groom with a blazing crossbow, a laser show, a crazy bush band, a whip-wielding MC, wild peacocks, a bridal party dessert bake off, fireworks, a heck of a lot of dancing, and a mountain of love! THANK YOU SO MUCH for letting me try to capture the magic on camera!!! It was unforgettable xxx

The Araluen Gardens and Bakers House Wedding of Jordan and Jordie

I got excited about the 'First Look' and didn't end up blogging the rest of this gorgeous wedding!  Jordie & Jordana chose to have an intimate 'First Look' at Raeburn Orchards
before jumping in some utes to head to their ceremony at the glorious rose gardens at Araluen Botanic Gardens. After some crazy romps with the bridal party, it was off for a night of feasting and dancing at beautiful Bakers House!  The whole day was made even more beautiful with florals and styling by Lace, Petals and Hearts.  Thank you SO much for letting me be part of such a genuine, heartfelt and hilarious day!!!!!

The Swan Valley Wedding of Breeanna and Nathan

I first met this couple in a photo booth at another wedding, and the chemistry was tangible!  So it was no surprise that sparks were flying during their intimate vineyard 'First Look'.  But what struck me even more than that, was the incredible sweetness and kindness that flowed between these two young souls.  As they read their letters of love to each other, and later as they exchanged their vows (at the always beautiful Mallard Duck), it was plain for all the world to see that they TRULY cherished each other!! N&B I wish you every good thing in the years of marriage adventure ahead of you xxx

SNEAK PEAK: Caversham House Wedding of Shiphrah and Morne

Words cannot describe the colour, the beauty, the thoughtful detail that went into every moment of todays wedding extravaganza (including costume change) at Caversham House. But what outshone even the sequins in the saris, was the love that Shiphrah and Morne have for each other. There is something incredibly special about the marriage of highschool sweethearts! The bride said in her vows, 'You are my living diary' and in his reply, 'I have know you for nearly half my life', and I was struck by the treasure of truly knowing another soul, as deeply and faithfully as that!

SNEAK PEAK: The Geraldton Wedding of Kate and Matt

This Saturday I had the privilege of being a part of an absolutely stunning autumn wedding, in the beautiful and blustery Geraldton. Kate and Matt were married on the greens of the Geraldton Golf Club and partied on into the night, in some oh so boho tipees, festooned with fairylights and filled to the brim with family and friends!  In between, we were popping bubbly, dashing along the greens, riding in limos, cruising in Matt's boat and chasing the sunset along the beach, in an absolutely never-to-be-repeated bridal party shoot of awesomeness! K+M thank you for making the day unforgettable! May your marriage be long, and as fun as your wedding xx

GUILDFORD HOTEL WEDDING {INDUSTRIAL ROMANCE INSPIRATION}

This hipster wedding inspiration shoot, combines the old school charm of yesteryear with modern elegant touches. Exposed brick walls and chesterfield couches were teamed with fun cocktails, vibrant flowers, rose gold highlights and a popping colour palette . The shoot draws inspiration from the warm industrial vibe and vibrant cocktail menu of The Guildford Hotel and showcases some outstanding Perth vendors.

* Photography and Coordination: Anna Pretorius Photography www.annapretorius.com @annapretoriusphotographyperth

* Photography and Coordination: The Stache Photography www.thestache.com.au @thestachephotography

* Venue & Cocktails: The Guildford Hotel www.theguildfordhotel.com.au @theguildfordhotel

* Styling: Picnics by Design www.picnicsbydesign.com.au @picnics_by_design

* Floral Styling & Design, Flatlay Styling: Willow Lane Creative www.willowlanecreative.com.au @willowlanecreative

* Table & Chairs: Curio Warehouse https://www.facebook.com/curiowarehouse @curio_warehouse

* Arbour and table décor: Her Handpicked Harvest www.herhandpickedharvest.com.au @herhandpickedharvest

* Wedding Stationery: Willow Lane Design www.willowlanedesign.com @willowlanedesign

* Wedding Cake: My Petite Sweets www.mypetitesweets.com.au @my_petite_sweets_perth

* Wedding Dress: Marquise Bridal www.marquisebridal.com.au @marquisebridal

* Bride MUA and Hair: The Pretty Parlour https://www.facebook.com/prettyparlour/ @theprettyparlour

* Bride shoes: Georgie's Bridal Shoes www.georgiesbridalshoes.com.au @georgiesbridalshoes

* Bride nails: Jamberry www.jamberry.com/au/en @jamminash

* Grooms attire: Jack London www.shop.jacklondon.com.au @jacklondon_official

* Bride and Groom Jewellery: Linneys Jewellery www.linneys.com.au @linneys_jewellery

* Whiskey glassware and pen: www.devlinsonline.com.au @devlinsonline

SNEAK PEAK: The 'First Look' of Jordan and Jordana

Before the hustle and bustle of the ceremony and reception, these two sweethearts met under a willow tree in Raeburn Orchard, and read love notes to each other, before turning to see each other for the first time in their wedding day finery. It was an unforgettably intimate moment, and one that preceeded a day brimming with love and laughter and family and friends, in the lush grounds of Araluen Botanic Park! J+J it was such an honour to be part of all your big and small moments. May your marriage be long and delightful!

Vitally Alive.

I've been learning alot of good lessons lately about how to do this thing called 'life'.  Working hard and resting well.  Finding a healthy rhythm to living.  Loving the person in front of me.  Being present.  But if I could sum up the aspirations for the rest of my existence, in one word... I hope to be 'VITAL'.  I hope to be vital to my very last bushy-tailed breath!

The Matilda Bay Wedding of Ash and Darryl

Perth city was showing off across the sparkling Matilda Bay, as these two (incredibly cruisy) lovebirds tied the knot on the lawns of the Mounts Bay Sailing Club! And that was just the beginning of an absolutely EPIC day of celebration, including some of the most impressive dance moves I have ever witnessed ;-) Ash and Darryl, THANK YOU for letting me be a part of such awesome memories!

The Surprise Engagement of Noelle and Simon

This is the first and (I'm pretty sure) last time I will ever get the pleasure of attending a house-warming-30th birthday-surprise engagement party!  Seriously WAY too much fun for one night, Noelle and Simon, THANK YOU for letting me in on the secret and letting me catch all the shock and joy on your friends faces!!