weddings are personal

You know what makes the perfect wedding?? When you, as the couple getting married, make sure that everything you plan is personal to you. From the location, to the ceremony wording, to your favourite people and favourite colours. Codie and Indiana created the perfect wedding for them, and the weather just didn't matter!

I first chatted to Codie on the phone while he was fishing just down from their ceremony location, after chatting about fishing (something I LOVE), taking a break while he landed a nice yellow belly perch for dinner and then discussing ways to cook his fine catch, we finally got around to chatting about his wedding plans, which were simple "Whatever makes Indi happy,, I would do anything for her" Be still my heart!!

plus size brunette bride drinking mimosas on bed with bridesmaids in pajamas
young girl holding wedding dress up and smiling at herself in mirror
childs white shoes and native flower bouquet in pink tones sitting on blue fabric
peach bridesmaids gowns hanging on wooden personalised coat hangers
four women in peach bridesmaids dresses seated on lounge and putting on nude sandals
young girl wearing flower girl dress and brides shoes looking down at shoes
elderly bald man in suit and woman in blue floral dressing gown hiding eyes for first look with daughter
two woen in peach bridesmaids dresses looking amazed as bride walks into room
plus size brunette with hair up and pearl headband carrying bridal bouquet and crying while hugging woman
elderly bald man in suit hugging plus size bride carrying bouquet at first look

an amazing road trip

With a ceremony location called "The Island" Chris and I were intrigued when we headed off in Jess, his RED Mazda RX7. Jess LOVES being driven on long windy country roads, so this trip was a delight for her, and for us. We were a little concerned about the weather, but the cloudy skies promised beautiful soft light, so we simply put our worries to one side and concentrated on creating the best memories of every moment, and re-assuring Indi that her wedding day would be awesome, no matter what the weather.

Indi had chosen to have a first look with her parents, this is a beautiful way to capture the emotions of your family, and we highly recommend it, in fact, we work with you to make sure that it's absolutely perfect, selecting the best location and time and coaching everyone to get wonderful photos.

bearded groom in grey suit with dreadlocks shaking hands with wedding guests
bearded groom with red hair dreadlocks contemplating rainy wedding day
dark car with white wedding ribbon arriving down tree covered dirt road
blue vintage holden with bride in back seat and father of bride in front
large grooms party wearing grey pants and vests with white shirts waiting for bride at wedding ceremony
blonde woman wearing peach gown with split and carrying native flower bouquet holding little girls hand wearing white dr
brunette bridesmaid in peach gown with slit carrying bouquet of greenery and laughing
plus size bride wearing sleeveless gown and carrying greenery bouquet walking down aisle on arm of father in funny hat
large wedding party in peach and grey at outdoor wedding ceremony
plus side bride embracing dreadlocked groom as father looks on

The threatening rain couldn't make a decision before the ceremony, it came, it went, it brightened up, it rained again, but as soon as Indi's car pulled up, the rain pulled back into the overhead clouds and the beautiful ceremony went ahead, with lots of happy tears and even more loving smiles and hugs. You are probably all wondering about the red bucket hat that Indiana's father wore as he walked her down the aisle, it's an in joke, I'm not privy to it, but it sure made everyone smile knowingly!

pus size bride in champagne gown hands greenery bouquet to matron of honour in peach long gown outdoor rustic wedding
blonde man with red beard and dreadlocks wearing grey suit holds hands with plus size bride in champagne wedding gown
plus size bride smiles at little boy carrying ring pillow helped by father during wedding ceremony
plus size bride and groom with dreadlocks cheering after being pronounced man and wife
bridesmaid in uneven wedding party walks up aisle with groomsman on each arm
bridesmaids in peach gowns with groomsman on each side in grey suit uneven wedding party
plus size brunette bride with pearl headband and updo wearing champagne gown and holding bouquet of native greenery
plus size bride and brunette bridesmaid in peach gown smiling at camera
bearded groom with dreadlocks being carried by large grooms party in pale grey suits
plus size bride walking down path followed by bridesmaids in peach gowns