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The pros of a spring wedding on the GC - RACV Spring Festival 2018

The pros of a spring wedding on the GC - RACV Spring Festival 2018

As the year is flying by quicker then jet plane we thought we would take a second to slow down and smell the roses. In this blog we aim to go through the pro’s & con’s (if there are any..) of having a spring wedding. As well as featuring some beautiful images from RACV Royal Pines Spring Festival, featuring fireworks, yummy food, Photo Booth fun & beautiful event styling by W Events Group.

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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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Broadwater Chapel Wedding Photo & Video - Igor & Heay-Joo

Broadwater Chapel Wedding Photo & Video - Igor & Heay-Joo

Meeting with this Igor & Heay-Joo a month prior to the wedding at Southport Sharks Cabana Bar with their wedding co-ordinator Tanja from TM Event Planning we could see how much these two meant to one another. Heay-Joo being pregnant too they were soon to be a very happy little family.

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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. 

Rhiney & Amy's Royal Pines Photography & Videography Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast

On the 21st of May we were fortunate enough to be apart of an amazing couples journey. Not only was Rihney and Amy full of life, they had soo many quirky idea’s, that it made our job easier.

Turning up at the RACV Royal Pines resort, our team prepped outside the venue making sure we had all of the best equipment on hand. The Royal Pines was massive and you’re easily able to get lost so we made a detour to the Ceremony which was in a small chapel, before we ventured off to the Bride and Groom to be. Amy, with an infectious smile was full of laughs the moment we walked in. Timmy our photographer and longtime friend of Robs decided to take some pre photos of the brides accessories before he left to take care of the groom, and the photo’s and lighting was perfect. He was only in their briefly before Rob took over the role and everything began to start moving quickly. Setting up the gimbal ( what we use for videography ) We drew back the curtain in Amy’s suite to get a better view of her lace dress.

starting off with the accessories. One of the more different detailed accessories amy had was her blue accessory. This featured to photo key chains of them both as it wrapped around her cream and light pink rose bouquet. As I crossed over to amy getting her final touches for makeup, I zoomed in getting some of the more finer details, and she was done to perfection. With not too much make up on, and her hair curled down passed her shoulders, Amy was a dream to look at. When it was time to put on her white lace dress, her three bridesmaids in pink coloured gowns effortlessly slid on her dress and began to do the buttons up the back.

Tears were being shed, as they all realised the day had finally come. Amy was finally at the place she needed to be, getting married to the man who surprised her with the most beautiful and personal gift yet. Before we get to that part I have to add in that her beautiful mother and grandmother was present as they helped put on Amy’s train and admired her in the midst of the final touches. Three generations in a room, it was a beautiful sight. A knock at the door signified that the present Amy knew was coming was here. Curious Amy ripped the envelop open and a simple yet heartfelt letter remained as Rihney proclaimed his love with a pair of diamond earrings. The brides maids were back to tears, and in true Rob fashion he snapped away getting the intimate and heartfelt moment, knowing real emotion makes the best images. The situation escalated as another surprised knock signified another present, this was the one Amy did not know about. Shaped like a rectangle,

it was revealed that Rhiney had planned another present as a portrait. Done in cartoon dimensions, Amy broke down into tears. Looking closer at the framed image it turns out he managed to remember all of their plans, all of their dreams. From their house to the trip to Europe, everything was remembered. Flash forwarding to the ceremony, this was the first time I glimpsed at Rihney. You could tell he was nervous but ready. Quickly setting up the tripods to best suit the angles right in the chapel for the ceremony, everything was setting in motion.

flash forwarding to the photo section, our team was fortunate enough to have two buggies of our own to go across the locations provided to us at the RACV Royal Pines Resort. We roamed across many areas. At ones point we had Rob climbing into the bushes trying to find the best lighting. There were other times where our crew members went to lengths like laying down flat on the grass as we used a projection light to illuminated the shapes of the couple. 

As our crew turned up to the reception, everything was done to perfection,  from the array of white tables, to looking straight up ahead and seeing the bridal table done up with pale pink curtains draped behind. Amy and Rhiney was an amazing couple to work with, Please Take 5 mins to watch Rhiney & Amy's Video and view the images that we feel best tell the story of their weddings day!!