Paul & Michelle | Wedding | Ipswich | 18th April 2015
Yesterday I had the pleasure of photographing the beautiful wedding of Paul and Michelle. We started the day out slightly differently then normal, with Mel photographing the boys and I headed out to Laidley to photograph the girls. The girls were very cool, calm and collected. Michelle was having her hair finished as I arrived. She had so many beautiful little details. Her something old was a little brooch from her Nana, something new was everything else, her something borrowed was her little while bag from her sister and her blue was a ring that was in the bag from Michelle and Paul’s first Christmas together. Michelle & Paul’s beautiful son Chase, was also at the house getting ready and looked absolutely adorable in his kilt. Michelle’s Dad was also wearing a kilt.. after a running joke with Michelle. Michelle swore black and blue to her Dad that she would never ever get married. And her Dad said I think you will and if you do, I will wear a kilt. And so he did. The girls looked gorgeous in their beautiful gowns and it wasn’t long before we were off to Harding’s Paddock for the ceremony.
While I was with the girls, Mel stayed in Ipswich and photographed the boys getting ready. The boys were awesome and did a great job getting Paul organised and sorted ready to marry Michelle. The cufflinks that Paul was wearing were from his Grandfather, which he was given at 16 and told to wear on his wedding day. Such a special thing to be able to remember his Grandfather at such an important milestone in life.
The ceremony was out at Hardings Paddock, a beautiful park reserve near Yamanto in Ipswich. It was very beautiful right by the dam with the bushland in the background. Michelle and Paul couldn’t of asked for a more beautiful day. A short but very sweet ceremony was conducted by Deborah Taylor where Michelle and Paul became husband and wife. After they sealed their union with a kiss, it was time for some group photographs and family photos under the trees.
We then stayed around Hardings Paddock for some bridal party portraits in the beautiful bush land. The sun was playing hide and seek, but we found some beautiful spots around the park for some photographs. Then we headed over to Swanbank to feature some trains. We kind of stumbled into the Historical Society putting away the steam train for the day. Lucky for us, they allowed us to pop in for some photos with the train and inside one of the beautiful carriage. Then, they opened up the restored Swanbank Station for some more bridal portraits. It was so worth heading over there for some last minute photos. Then it was back to Brothers for a few more photos before Paul and Michelle partied into the night.
Thank you both so much for iniviting us to photograph your wedding day. We had an absolute ball. Enjoy your little sneak peek and I can’t wait to show you the rest!