Kerry and Craig (plus Evie), where do I begin trying to write this blog article on your amazing wedding. I guess starting way before the day would be a good place to begin.
Normally when I met up with new clients for a chat and coffee to discuss their day the meeting lasts about an hour, maybe a bit longer if we head off to the engagement shoot. When Kerry and Craig just popped around to the mancave for the meeting they left about 4 hours later. Ever since that meeting I knew their day would be something very special. Chatting to them was like meeting up with old friends. Except I had only met them once before. I certainly felt a lot more relaxed after chatting to them, knowing how the day would hopefully pan out and what they wanted from me. Plus I think mine and Kerry’s love of Koppaberg’s was a solid foundation for us to build the rapport on.
(Discliamer – No koppabergs were consumed during our first meeting, maybe a few on the wedding day though!!)
So the big day came and the weather wasn’t looking the best but not the worst, in fact I think we saw everything the weather could throw at us that day. Yeap we had it all, drizzle, cloud, rain, sunny spells and even snow, but as Kerry and Craig had chosen the Tunnels for the venue it didn’t matter, it’s the one that can take it all in it’s stride and not dampen the sprits of the day.
Starting the day up the Tides, nestled high above the venue, the bridal prep was full of laughs and the odd koppaberg!!! Like the Tunnels and now the Bath House, the Tides is an amazing property and shooting there was such a joy.
After a short trip down the hill in “Monty” to the venue the ceremony was held out on the terrace, despite the inclement weather it held off for the ceremony. which was a massive bonus.
With the ceremony done it was time to start the celebrations and boy what a party it was. But more of that shortly.
As ever I like to have some time with the couple to get some portrait shots and with the tide out we were able to make full use of the better weather and the beach to utilise it to its full potential. Then we took a few minutes to have some shots in front of the Bath House with Monty…
With Craig being from Australia and only a limited amount of family present on the day, the speeches were a very emotional affair as messages of love and happiness for the couple were read out, sometimes when situations like this happen right in front of you it’s hard not to get affected.
As the sun went down the venue became the scene for probably one of the best parties I have witnessed here. JP leisure was on hand to ensure the tunes flowed and party kicked into over drive. So many highlights, so many memories. But I think the best one for me was either the un-choreographed dancing from Kerry and Craig or when the microphone was handed over and Reef’s “place your hands” was belted out. I will always remember that night every time I hear that song.
As the evening went on the snow began to fall and by the time I left (2am ish!!!) it was a snowy ride home.
What a night. What a day. Such an honour to be part of it and to have captured it for Kerry and Craig. Oh and little Evie too..
When I sat down to write this there was so much I wanted to say but in the end I hope the above babbling sets the scene and the image fill in the rest…
I truly wish you both all the very best for the future what ever side of the globe you end up on…….. Thank you..
This wedding will not only got down as one of my all time favourite weddings but it also got featured as a double page spread in the local South West wedding magazine “Wed Mag”. Very pleased with that.
If you or anyone you know is getting married please do drop em aline to discuss what I can offer you.
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