Tanya & Mark | Wedding | Moreton Island | 13th October 2012
Wow! Where do I even begin to start to describe the amazing day we had yesterday photographing the wedding of Tanya & Mark. We started with a very early rise to catch the first ferry of the day over to Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island to be greeted with a picture perfect day (which didn’t look like happening considering the insane weather we had this week!). Tanya and our family go way back – we grew up in the same neighbourhood, attended the same schools and lucky for Tanya the paths that Mum, Kara & I have chosen meant that it was a real family affair helping her get ready. Mum did Tanya’s hair, Kara did her gorgeous make up and Priya and I were there in the morning pottering around taking photos, making lunch and just have a good giggle with Tanya and the girls.
Tanya & Mark both had beach houses above the resort where they got ready. The view from up there was just SPECTACULAR!!!! (Check out the pano below for the view!!). After a few buggy rides down and up the mountain, we officially started our photography with the boys and Mark getting ready. The great thing about spending the whole day with a couple is that everyone is nice and relaxed. The boys were great fun! They played pool, gave us fun poses and were really good sports. Then it was a short walk back to the girls house where we were greeted with Louboutin’s, feathers, flowers by Olive Blooms and lots of laughter! Tanya looked STUNNING in her customized gown from Caesar’s Bridal. She was such a happy, energetic bride who was happy to play up for the camera! I just LOVE the photos of Tanya in front of the water!!
Then it was a short buggy ride down to the resort with the groom to the ceremony down on the beach. The girls at Beautiful Beach Weddings did an amazing job creating a little piece of paradise for Tanya and Mark to declare their love for one another. The beautiful Pauline Herman was the celebrant officiating the ceremony with touching vows, a sand pouring ceremony and a cute kiss, Tanya and Mark became husband and wife.
After the formal family photographs, Kara and I were incredibly lucky to head up into a helicopter for some very unique group photographs!! The pilots were awesome! Circling the beach a few times while Kara (who I gave a camera to, and she didn’t do too bad! lol) and I snapped out the window!! It was an amazing experience and one I will never forget!!! Kara was pretty excited too!! Then it was back down on the beach for a beautiful red orange sunset. We couldn’t of asked for a better day, a better sunset or a more amazing (geez I’ve said amazing like 10 times!) couple! We then headed down to the beach house rotunda for some reception shots before we boarded the ferry back home.
Thank you so much Tanya and Mark for inviting us to be part of your special day!! We had the most amazing experience and we hope you enjoyed your day as much as we did. Thank you again for putting us up in a helicopter! It was awesome!!! And enjoy the rest of your time at Moreton!! I look forward to seeing you on Friday for your Trash the Dress!!! Enjoy your sneak peak!!!
And a little selfie with Kara!!!