i’m awfully glad these two popped into my life.
we spontaneously pencilled in an engagement shoot with a couple of day’s notice, taking into consideration general business,
recent sub-zero temperatures and my refusal to leave the house in winter .
little did we know we were about to embark on the Best Day Ever and spend a good two hours squealling like girls (yes, all three of us) over the weather,
the blue sky, the location and holly’s outrageous and ever increasing good looks .
whoop whoop holly and josh. i’m still buzzing. xxx
i met these guys on Skype. they’re from Sydney and super cruisey. we had a calm and easy lead up to their wedding and then bam.
i walked into the house at bush bank and my wedding days will never be the same.
cara was getting her makeup done. she was beaming. she had four bridesmaids equally as excited as her, pep-talking and hydrating her with champagne.
there was mum, dad, her boss, her boss’s wife. two flower girls. flower girl families. some video guys, a couple of bridesmaid husbands and lovely mrs bush bank herself.
the energy and anticipation in that house was like nothing i’d ever seen.
but i hadn’t met luke yet.
luke is american and just wow. he needs a tv show. or something.
what an amazing truly extraordinary human being and what a crazy fantastic couple.
what a crazy eight hour exhilarating don’t want to get off roller coaster ride this day was.
i got in the car when i was done and i couldn’t breathe. i got home and i was still breathless.
a love and joy like I’ve never seen before fell into my camera.
thanks for having me guys. wow.
I could try to stay cool and pretend I do this all the time, but unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know
(thanks to instagram and other helpful social media platforms) this has been THE BEST YEAR OF MY LIFE .
My humble job took me all the way to the south of France.
I did a wee bit of European holidaying because you can’t go to the south of France without a wee European holiday.
I biked around London and Paris, spent five nights in Paris for my birthday, ate fondue and picnicked under the Eiffel tower. Twice.
I bought cheese daily, drank malibu and coke by the Mediterranean Sea until dark,
went parasailing in Nice, wine tasting in Tuscany and had a kebab in Rome.
I lost all my luggage. Twice (which I am told is no mean feat). On two different flights. Seven point five days all up.
And, I shot this wedding.
The whole thing was so good and so perfect (yep, even the luggage thing) that I didn’t know how to feel it completely.
It’s still sinking in.
I think it will be for a while.
where do i start with rhiann. you see it’s not about the day or the flowers or the dj or the frock for this wedding.
because rhiann was my dear friend in my late teens.
i don’t know about you but seriously, how great are friends in your late teens and early twenties.
we had a lot of fun together and did many very important teenage slash early twenties things together.
ahh so much to say but i digress. inbox me. those stories are doozies.
in saying that, it was also about the day and the flowers and the dj and the frock.
it was the total package but it was also jam packed with all the emotion of watching a dear friend totally nail her wedding day.
i didn’t know if i should be throwing out high fives, crying or taking pictures (i mostly took pictures).
rhiann you are just awesome, your new husband is awesome, your not so baby sister is awesome, your day was really really awesome.
what and HONOUR it was to share it with you.
thank you x
frock :: rachel gilbert
blooms :: the grounds floral
hair and mu :: amelia axton
styling :: blessed days
venue :: the grounds of alexandria
tunes :: the vintage stylus
assistant slash second lens :: eliza jade