My third wedding of 2017 but another first for me.. My first 2017 Tunnels Beaches wedding.
Where do I begin? Well, Carla and Leo, what an awesome couple, having had loads of emails and other social media contact in the build up to their wedding, they seemed more like old friends than clients. So be to photographing their wedding was such an honour.
The day started in the stunning location of Bath House at the entrance to the Tunnels Beaches, Maddie and Anna from Changing faces already onsite taking care of hair and make up. Always a pleasure with such talented people and Julie’s team are no exception.
Kelly from offshore Blooms created the most amazing bouquets of flowers for Carla, her bridesmaids, button holes for the men and decorating the gazebo. Another very talented lady, who certainly understand her clients needs.
As the morning progressed, the weather took a turn for the worst, but as this is a Tunnels wedding, it didn’t matter, come rain or shine this venue is truly stunning and I love every wedding shoot here.
Leo waited patiently at the venue greeting guests, friends and family, some of whom had travelled all the way from South Africa to be here. Soon the time had come for Carla to make that amazing walk down the tunnels to begin the ceremony proper. A moment I always love capturing.
With a few spots of rain, guests soon sort shelter under an umbrella, but the ceremony remained outside.
Kelly’s handy work on the gazebo entrance looks stunning throughout the ceremony.
With the ceremony over it time to party, drinks and canapés on the terrace, followed by a few informal family photo’s.
Whisking the happy couple and bridal off, we headed to the beach for a few more relaxed, fun photo’s.
A few spots of rain didn’t stop us either. Umbrella at the ready we carried on, in fact the shot across the water is possibly one of favourites from that angle, the umbrella and rain drops add a little extra drama I think.
With Craig now cooking up a feast on the BBQ, it was time for some heartfelt and hilarious speeches.
As the rain was sporadic that day a sunset shot was out of the question, but a dramatic beach scape shot complete with moody skies was the order of the day. I love those shots, especially the one with the umbrella.
As the evening drew on the evening entertainment was left in the more than capable hands of Mr Barrington from the Wedding Spinners, always a fun evening to be had when Paul is there.
Loads of laugh’s, loads of dancing and one dj’ing bridesmaid all added up to a great night.
With a break in the rain, it was time for some sparklers to end my part of the day.
Thank you so much to Carla and Leo for asking me to be your wedding photographer, I wish you both all the very best for the future.
Enjoy the images
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