On Sunday I had the pleasure of photographing the beautiful wedding of Matt & Suzie at Hillstone St Lucia. It was such a beautiful day. The sun was shining, it wasn’t too cold.. really the perfect day for a winter wedding.
Mel and I started the day off with the boys out at Ipswich. They were looking incredibly suave in their Connor suits, but I think little Joshua almost stole the show. Mel was so great at getting Joshua to smile and be excited for the camera! Thanks Mel.. I think we will all remember your toot toots!! Hahah After some great photos with the boys, it was off to the Treasury Hotel to photograph the girls. The suite was so beautiful and the girls were looking so gorgeous! Suzie looked amazing in her beautiful Belladonna Gown!! And the flowers!! Were just stunning! I absolutely LOVE the purple flowers in the bouquets!! The girls totally rocked it in front of the camera so we headed off to Hillstone St Lucia for the ceremony.
A beautiful ceremony was conducted by Bishop Graham Preston. It was super special for Matt & Suzie to have him marry them, as he also married Suzie’s parents many years ago. The ceremony was incredibly touching with two beautiful readings (which bought a few tears, even me behind the camera), some beautiful heartfelt vows, the exchanging of rings, lighting of the family candles and a few giggles during the signing of the register. Bishop Graham asked Shaun to pop his hand on Matt’s shoulder and asked him jokingly now to sign the registry and to make sure he was sure as it was the last moment to run… This brought many a giggles, but of course Matt stayed and officially became Suzie’s husband.
After some family portraits we headed off in golf carts around the golf course for some beautiful bridal party portraits. We found some really beautiful spots and had the most amazing golden sunlight and sunset. And it was so much fun driving around on golf carts.. we may or may not of had some drag races.. but I guess what happens on the golf course stays on the golf course..
Then once the sun had set, we headed back to the Rosewood Room where the Hillstone team had done an amazing job styling the room. We had an amazing night celebrating with Matt & Suzie and they really made us feel like family.
Thank you both so much for asking us to capture you special day. It truly was a beautiful day!! And a big thank you to Mel and her toot toots as a second shooter! Enjoy your honeymoon and I can’t wait to show you the rest!!!
A big thank you to all of the wedding suppliers involved in the day // Venue: Hillstone St Lucia // Hair – Amy from The Hair Affection // Makeup Emma – Emma Frances Makeup Artist // Flowers – Kayla Thomas-Nielson & Kirsty Finn // Gown – Belladonna Bridal // Suits – Connor // Transport – Blue & White Limousines // Cake – Cake & Icing Centre // DJ – DJ Clark