It was my last wedding for 2014 and I was excited. Not because it was the last wedding of the year, but I was looking forward to Jenny & Rohan’s wedding for a few reasons.
When you hear the groom is as excited as his bride about what he is wearing and having an equal part in organising the wedding, then as a photographer I get excited, because you know the couple are equally invested emotionally in their wedding photos. Plus Jenny & Rohan came as referrals from a few sources, and I feel odd calling them past clients, because I consider them to be friends.
I had actually worked along side the best man, Stephen, when he was the videographer at Kate & Nick’s wedding in Launceston a couple of years ago, and one of the other groomsmen Blaine is Kate’s brother-in-law, and married to my dear friend Tegan of Blossom and Twine who Ive known through the wedding industry for a few years. The gorgeous flowers were of course from Tegan from Blossom & Twine.
And besides those reasons, when a bride tells me she is wearing Converse shoes, the groom is wearing navy suits and some pink, my heart gets a flutter of excitment plus their reception venue was the iconic Tivoli in Fortitude Valley, so I knew this group were going to be fun.
Jenny & Rohan’s ceremony was at the Nexus Church in Everton Hills. When you hear there is going to be something like 200 guests at the service, you know you have two lovely people with good hearts standing before you.
For the bridal portraits we started at the Tivoli, before heading to New Farm Park, followed by Teneriffe and the final stop Gasworks Plaza in Newstead, before returning to the Tivoli for the celebrations.
If you have been to a music gig at the Tivoli, you might find it hard to imagine it as a wedding venue, and all I will say is the drama of the lighting set the stage for a magical evening.