Laidley Wedding Photography | Keivan & Alexandra

Keivan & Alexandra | Wedding | Branell Homestead | 31st May 2014

On Saturday, we had the pleasure of photographing the beautiful wedding day of Keivan & Alexandra. It was such a beautiful day and while the weather was a little bit of a challenge, it provided us with some magical photo opportunities. We started the day off at the boys house where the boys were hanging out and just chilling as boys do. Keivan was a little bit nervous and excited as he started to get dressed. So many emotions on the day that he and Alexandra had been looking forward to for a long time. The boys were lots of fun to photograph. Then it was off to Branell Homestead where the girls were getting ready and the wedding was taking place. The girls were nice and calm and Alex was super excited to get into her beautiful wedding dress! I just love the detail of her dress and her gorgeous gorgeous wedding shoes!!! Alexandra made a beautiful bride and her girls were looking gorgeous in their beautiful navy long dresses. After some gorgeous photographs, it was time to head down to the dam where the ceremony was taking place. The lovely Ros Lovell officiated the ceremony. With beautiful heartfelt personalised vows, Alexandra and Keivan became husband and wife. There was so many emotions between these two and their families, it was so beautiful to watch. Then it was time for a group photograph and some family portraits. Then we headed off around the property for some group bridal party portraits before the rain came tumbling down. So we decided to head up to the lookout for some portraits where magically we were surrounded by clouds. It was gorgeous and provided some truly magical unique wedding photographs. Then it was time to head back to Branell for the reception and party!! One of the highlights of the reception was the lantern ceremony where each guest was given a hand made lantern that they could place in the dam and make a wish for the bride and groom. A beautiful sentiment and the lake looked gorgeous with the lanterns glowing over the water. A big thank you to Keivan and Alexandra for asking us to photograph your wedding day. It was a truly special day and Mel and I were honoured to be part of it. Enjoy your honeymoon and I can’t wait to show you the rest when you get home!!
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How gorgeous is the view from Branell Homestead looking back towards Laidley??

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How gorgeous are Alex’s shoes?? Wedding themed platform pumps!!! The funkiest wedding shoes I have ever photographed and they suited Alex to a T!

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I just love this moment between Alexandra and her father. During the speeches I later found out it’s significance. A couple days prior to the wedding, Alex was at her parents house and as she was leaving and saying her goodbyes, she found a beautiful heart shaped rock that she picked up walked back inside and gave to her father. It was a symbol of her love for her parents and her family. Her Dad then gave her the little rock on the morning of the wedding saying how much he loved her and wished her the best for her new life as a married woman. Such a beautiful moment. I could see how proud and emotional her Dad was witnessing her little girl getting married. I even had tears in my eyes behind the camera.

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How gorgeous was Charlotte the little flower girl?

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And Gavin the cutest little page boy in his kilt was just too cute!!!

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This is one of my favourite photos from the day. As we headed up to the Lookout, we became encapsulated in the clouds. It was such a magical moment to photograph.

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These are some of my favourite photographs. I just love Keivan’s reaction to whatever Alex whispered in his ear… It certainly made him blush!

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The beautiful wedding cake was made by the Bride herself!! It smelt amazing and was just gorgeous!!!

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I just love the below photograph. It was taken just after everyone had placed their lanterns in the dam. The wind blew them away quite quickly but I do love the glow of the few just hanging around the jetty. Such a unique, beautiful idea!

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