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Mercure Resort Outdoor Wedding Reception - 5 tips & tricks for your outdoor wedding reception

Mercure Resort Outdoor Wedding Reception - 5 tips & tricks for your outdoor wedding reception

Outdoor wedding ceremonies & wedding reception are becoming more & more popular. We thought we would put together a little tips & tricks blog post to help you plan & organise your beautiful outdoor wedding reception. Or point you in the right direction of a fabulous company that can!

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RACV Royal Pines Wedding Photo & Video - Matt + Kerry

RACV Royal Pines Wedding Photo & Video - Matt + Kerry

One thing I love most about being a wedding photography is Yes, of course, the creative & fun side.. but also the fact that we get to meet some awesome people! People we can just gel with so easily, have a good laugh & create some awesome memories for them. 

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Marriott Surfers Paradise Wedding Showcase 2018

Marriott Surfers Paradise Wedding Showcase 2018

Each year we are lucky enough to attend Marriott's amazing Wedding Showcase, and each year it just keeps getting bigger & better! With more & more amazing vendors It is the one stop shop for all of your wedding needs. From Bands to Celebrants all the way to invitations & wedding stylists. Every inch of your wedding can be covered in a few hours.. imagine that?!

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Versace Gold Coast Wedding Photo & Video - Adrian & Angela

It feels like only yesterday Rob & myself were shooting Angela & Adrian’s engagement photoshoot at their beautiful home just down the coast from where we are located. Getting to know our couples prior to the wedding we value greatly. So when it comes time for the wedding day, we are well trusted and known by our couples.

It wasn't long until it was time for the wedding! Arriving first at Adrian’s parents house you can tell the party had well and truly started. Surrounded by lots of family & friends there wasn't anyone without a smile on their face. What a fantastic way to start your wedding day! 

Moving on we made our way to the Angela & the girls, arriving just before Angela had finished her makeup snapping a few shots of the preparation stages & she looked just amazing! What a lucky man Adrian is!! Having her makeup done by House of Glamour & dress designed by Nektaria it was a match made in heaven. 

Before long it was time to head to the ceremony venue, located in southport called the Guardian Angels Church. One of the larger churches we have shot in and it was great to have so much room to move around not to mention the top floor over looking everyone that we had access too was just amazing! 

Throughout the ceremony there was nothing but smiling faces, & loving emotions filling the room as Adrian & Angela became husband & wife. With the sun beaming though the windows on the left hand side it created a beautiful glow around Angela making her look gorgeous as ever. 

After the ceremony had come to an end it was time to get everyone outside for the big group shot, getting that done & dusted nice and quick so we could all start making our way to the amazing venue of Versace for the photos section & reception. 

On arrival we made the most of the beautiful entrance, parking the RR at the front of Versace in the centre with everyone just Infront. Making the most of this opportunity we got all of the family photos done here which all looked brilliant. As well as some bridal party shots and singles for Adrian & Angela. 

& now it was time for one of our favourite parts of the day, the photos section. This is where we get to bring our creativity out, scouting for gorgeous backgrounds & searching for that perfect light. 

Taking Adrian & Angela onto the broad walk beside the water as the sun was setting we got some of my favourite images from the day, playing around with some silhouette made for some great images. 

Moving back into the Versace we had a play around the pool area, taking advantage of the beautiful walls we had behind us. Before long it was time to head into the reception to get things ready and set up for the big entrance. But first we made sure we got some great little shots of Adrian & Angela on the dance floor in an empty room before everyone started to make their way in. 

Moving on through the night there was some heartfelt speeches from the nearest & dearest, cake cutting, mother son & father daughter dancing along with some cultural dancing to finish the night off. With Sex & Chocolate playing majority of the night they sounded amazing! Alongside MC Nick, in connection they both did a great job!

From the team here at J’adore Weddings, we wish you both nothing but the very very best. We had an amazing time shooting your wedding and are so very pleased to have designed a premium wedding album you will both cherish forever. Thankyou for choosing J’adore as your wedding photo & video specialists. 

RACV Royal Pines Gold Coast Wedding Photo & Video - Mitch & Bonnie

Meeting with these two a short while before the wedding you could just tell they were easy going, down to earth, lovely people. The first initial meet went quite well, we all got along great & in the blink of an eye it was they're wedding day. 

Making our way to one of our most visited wedding venues, RACV Royal Pines we were eager to get into the action. Starting with Bonnie & the girls i think its safe to say for the first time in her life she was nervous. & apparently for Bonnie this is a big deal, so we knew we were in for a great day. With the emotions running high, we could see she just couldn't wait to marry the man of her dreams. 

& might I just add she was looking just gorgeous, having her makeup done by Abby  hair by one of her talented bridesmaids Kelly Coleman with a beautiful head piece to finish it off words couldn't explain. It was definitely her day and she looked nothing short of a princess.

Making our short way over to the boys who were just down the hall, it was no different. Mitch just couldn't wipe the smile off of his face. Just the way we like it!! Getting some quick shots of his preparation it wasn't long before we needed to start our journey down to the chapel.

Originally it was supposed to be an outdoor ceremony, but with the weather as it was this made it a little difficult. Luckily we had the great team from RACV & W Events to save the day with a gorgeous indoors set up. Featuring a big wooden arbor covered in some beautiful floral the set up was still amazing non the less. 

In no time at all, Bonnie was walking through the doors with her father by her side & all eyes on her. As she made her way down the aisle there were tears, smiles and nothing but love flowing her way. Having the celebrant being the infamous Shane Vincent the ceremony was full of laughs. Thus being our first time working with Shane we enjoyed it just as much as everyone else. 

Before long, the vows had been said, the rings had been placed on one another fingers & they were named man & wife. Nothing could bring these two down, not even a little bit of bad weather. 

Walking out of the ceremony we moved straight into family photos, followed by the photos section. Which i think its safe to say all parties loved! we had a special visit from their fury baby Sonny who was just GORGEOUS! Getting Sonny  in the photos was just perfect, a sweet little family portrait for both Bonnie & Mitch to treasure forever. 

After e finished the photos section it was time for the reception, coming straight into the first dance yet again there was nothing but smiles and love filing the room. Moving beautifully around the room to the sweet sound of Chris Hutchison it was definitely a moment to remember! 

Moving onto the speeches they were kept short & sweet, although Dad’s speech was very special as they always are. Listening to the love he shares for his daughter Bonnie was pure love, one of my favourite parts is hearing the speeches. Out comes all of the heartfelt beautiful words of wisdom, love & appreciation. 

It was now time for us to head off shortly after speeches had completed, saying our goodbyes we wishes Mitch & Bonnie the very best!! Cant wait to get them into the studio to show them their wedding gallery, album design and wedding video!! :D