So sweet and simple
Takki (Engfa in her native language) and Steve are very private people, so getting married was always going to be a small affair with just their most special friends, and of course, Steve's incredible mother, as they chose her birthday to celebrate their union.
Having built a gorgeous Narre Warren backyard is a personal haven, it made perfect sense to host their wedding in their own space, it just needed one of the Side by Side Elopements decorated arbours to create an ideal setting for their nuptials, with the pink and white flowers being a perfect background for Pink Ceremonies, as Carmel is ALWAYS perfectly presented in pink!
As their personal and intimate ceremony unfolded, I felt truly honoured to have been included in such a special milestone for them. It was obvious that everyone was there because they mattered to both Takki and Steve, and to be included in this and to be able to create their memories was a very special feeling.
The whole day was filled with things that I simply love, small personal details were important to Takki and Steve, and capturing those is definitely high on my list of favourite things. The loving mood that they set was absolutely the entire reason I started photographing weddings, and their relaxed approach that focussed on THEM as the people getting married is definitely my favourite type of wedding. Their day, their way, with their favourite people. The PERFECT wedding, with NO Pinterest influences, just their love for each other, magnified.
The private oasis felt so perfect as Takki walked out to the loving smiles of their favourite people. Steve was trying hard not to show that he was a VERY nervous groom, but a smile from his mother soon had him right, and when this incredible woman joined them to give her blessing, there wasn't a dry eye anywhere, including my own.
The crowd may have been small, but when their first kiss happened, the cheer was anything but quiet. A round of congratulations, and then I left them to head to their favourite restaurant for a double celebration lunch.