On Saturday I had the absolute pleasure of capturing the beautiful wedding of Ravi and Joanne! The weather on Saturday was a little crazy with storms and torrential rain… but no amount of crazy weather could dampen the spirits of Ravi and Jo. We started the days off with the boys. Ravi was incredibly cool, calm and collected and the boys were all relaxed having a beer and playing some pool. They were so easy to photograph and were happy to head outside in between the showers.
After some awesome photos with the boys, it was off to the girls were everyone was also pretty calm. Jo was so excited. She had the biggest smile all day long!! She had the most beautiful lace gown from White Lily Couture and the most beautiful purple bridesmaids dresses which complimented the stunning flowers from Bliss Floral! The flowers smelt absolutely divine. The 3 gorgeous flower girls looked so cute in their beautiful dresses and flower crowns. We finished the beautiful photos of Jo and the girls just as the first storm was rolling in. It was off to Toowong Rowing Club for the ceremony.
The beautiful ceremony had the be moved up on the to the balcony as we had torrential rain about half an hour before Jo arrived. Thankfully as she pulled up the rain stopped which made getting out of the car much easier and the ceremony was relatively dry. Ravi looked so happy as Jo walked down the aisle and their ceremony conducted by John Wyss was beautiful. Their personal slightly hilarious vows were a highlight. After exchanging rings they were announced husband and wife. After the congratulations, a group photo and family photos it was time to head up to UQ St Lucia for some bridal party portraits. Luckily we were mostly under cover as it rained on and off for the rest of the afternoon and well into the evening. The bridal party were great. Full of laughs and happy to help out whenever needed. And Ravi and Jo were amazing. They didn’t care if they were out in the rain, they just wanted to enjoy the moment and embrace the weather that they had.
After some bridal party photos it was back to the Toowong Rowing Club for the reception. The reception was such a buzz. They shared beautiful food, had some hilarious speeches, cut a gorgeous cake that one of their friends Leora made and had an awesome band – Ben Jam. The kids absolutely loved the photo booth and danced up the storm. A wonderful story moment they no doubt will tell their kids is the band was unware that Jo and Ravi were about to have their first dance… while they were waiting their friends starting singing a “Ya Ya” song and they danced and laughed until their real first dance song started!
Thank you both so much Ravi and Jo for asking me to be part of your wedding day and for being such troopers with the crazy weather. It was such a privilege. And thanks Mary for being an awesome second shooter and hanging out in the rain with me. Enjoy your sneaky peek and your awesome honeymoon!