Bree + Oli

Oh my heart! Not only was it stunningly beautiful, with some of the most touching words spoken and sentimental touches but the bride Bree and I go way back, which always makes it that little bit more special to capture. I had to hide those tears behind the camera often that’s for sure!

Bree and Oli have one of those lovely ‘whoops we did it backwards’ stories, finding out they were pregnant with gorgeous little Arden and then choosing to marry when he was old enough to be part of their day (or steal the show, deciding it was a great idea to hand rocks to Dad during the ceremony!) Their love for each other and their little boy shone so brightly all day.

Bree and her awesome bridal party got ready at in The Garden Burees of Byron Bay, while the groomsmen spent the morning on site at Fig Tree. Oli, being from England had family, including some of his groomsmen fly over for the wedding. His Mum giving him special gifts from relatives at home before the ceremony and explaining their importance was the sweetest.

Bree arrived, Byron style, in a funky forever kombi and was walked down the isle by her two bridesmaids, bridesmale and her Dad. A simple yet stunning ceremony followed by canapes and drinks for the guests while we stuck off to a nearby location for photos and then back to join guests for the party! As the sun went down guests were serenaded by the unbelievably talented Hailey Calvert and then enjoyed a festival style feast, tear-jerking speeches, first dance under the stars (and sparklers) many laughs in the Frankly booth and one heck of a dance off.

Oh what a night! Congratulations Bree & Oli & Arden!

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Credits:

Photographer- Frankly Photography

Bride Getting Ready Venue- Garden Burees of Byron Bay

Ceremony & Reception- Fig Tree , Byron Bay

Florist: Beautiflora

Cake: Homemade Brownie stack made by Brides Mum & Great Aunt Joan

Hair: Brides Mum,Sister in law & Cousin ( all hairdressers)

Makeup: Sabrina Walsh

Brides Dress: Grace Loves Lace

Brides Shoes: Windsor Smith

Grooms Suit: Politix

Celebrant: Caron Wadick (Brides friend)

Kombi: Forever Kombis

Rings: Engagement ring was chinchar Maloney- wedding band is from Stones in Brisbane. Oli’s ring is from an Etsy store called Hotrox

Catering: Fig Tree Restaurant

Band: Hailey Calvert

Videographer: Rabbit and Bear

Photo Booth- The Frankly Booth


Keippa + Jake

I first met Keippa and Jake at a wedding expo, and despite meeting hundreds of people that day I clearly remember my conversation with Keippa about traveling to some place called Drake,having no idea where it was and eargerly agreeing to travel there (I'm always up for an adventure) Fast forward several months later to May 2017, and Phoebe and I are on an eventful road trip to Drake,N.S.W for an amazing adventure wedding weekend! I have never seen a bride and groom put so much thoughtful detail into a wedding. This wedding required months and months of work getting a vacant property wedding-ready! No running water, getting the shed cleared, marquee set up, bringing in toilets, hay bails , each chair, table setting & glass collected and painted, trees cleared, a bridge built! It was epic..and so worth it! The whole wedding party, 100 people strong, came together to pitch in and get jobs done to create a rather spectacular ceremony and reception. With any great plan, things go wrong- it flooded the day before the wedding- no problem said coordinator Melissa- we'll put hay down, and build a stage for the Frankly Booth! The bride can no longer arrive via helicopter...no problem! We'll spray paint this old ute gold and still make a grand entrance! After firing his shot gun, Keippa's Dad showed his softer side, singing his little girl down the isle while I blubbered away like a baby and tried to keep my camera still! Family and friends chipped in to make it happen. They camped on the property that Keippa (Bride) spent her childhood visiting for camping trips, while the Bridal party got ready at the Drake Hotel. The big advantage of a reception like this is no curfew, no noise complains, which meant they could party long into the night, dancing away to the band, Occa Rock(so awesome!)with family members also busting out a tune (and I mean busting, like woah, this family has pipes!)  and enjoying a delicious country roast by In Good Taste Catering.

Keippa & Jake- it was all so worth it! What wonderful memories you will have. Thank you for the country hospitality- we'll come back any time!

Photographer- Frankly Photography

Getting Ready Venue- Girls- Drake Hotel- Guys- On the property

Ceremony & Reception Venue- Drake Family Property

Florist: The Enchanted Florist

Cake: Kizzi Cakes

Celebrant: Jo Kilburn- Lismore Marriage Celebrant

Catering: In Good Taste Catering

Band: Occa Rock

Wedding Coordinator: Melissa Heath

Videographer: GM Films

Photo Booth- The Frankly Booth

The best of 2016!

As 2016 has drawn to a close I took some time to look back on 2016 and all the incredible things I got to be a part of! It got a bad wrap, but for me 2016 was pretty wonderful-  I met so many amazing people, saw beautiful ceremonies and got to travel to some incredible places. Heres some of my favourite moments.  I'm so looking forward to 2017 and everything it brings!