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When I walked in the door at Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove into nicks room I had already started copping slack about my driving and I knew this was going to be my kind of wedding, I got along with this group from the get go and as soon as they knew I could dish it as well as they could they knew they had picked the right girl to shoot their wedding.Read More
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
It was an exciting day ahead with j'adore getting to shoot another wedding at the Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove resort. having previously shot their multiple times over the span of the year, the crew was familiar with the venue and the space around the venue.
Turning up at Justin's apartment where he was getting ready, the groomsmen were full in action, with a few beers being shared around, they got right into the action of things as Justin & his crew needed to catch their Helicopter to the Sanctuary Cove Chapel, and we didn't want to miss anything! He was very much a boys boy and was great to see that him and his mates where so close and had a obvious bond. It was also obvious how much he cares for Soraya and her wedding dream as when Rob arrived Justin had all the guys suits and accessories set out just like in some of the videos they had liked.
We only spent a short amount of time with the boys before, we needed to head off to Soraya and her girls, so the team of two on video for the whole day went down the road to this private house by the water, where Soraya was getting ready. We can't stress to our brides enough the importance of the placement of where she is getting ready. Soraya was nervous but the comfort of her bridal party and the girls kept her smiling and calm throughout the getting ready process. With a wide and open space, and the whole room coming through with natural lighting, Soraya did perfectly, the was outdone was her exquisite wedding gown and a train anyone would kill to have!!
When it was time to read the letters from both sides, it was amazing to see that both of them was a bit emotional, while reading there letter which is so great to see these are J'adore couples. This is the type of love we want to capture and the people we want to spend our days with as this show another different element and feel of true love.
It was time to set off to the ceremony and everything was coming together smoothly. Previously having a J'adore crew shooting at a previous wedding at the same ceremony earlier that day, I was confident in the day turning out to be pretty epic! The Wedding Co-ordinator David was amazing help, with the help of effectively being able to know where everything was, i was able to get everything set up before I had to head off and shoot Justin's 'movie' like entrance. I remember in the speeches the best man speaking about Justin loving a grand entrance; well nothing could have prepared me for such a awesome landing. With two helicopters landing down to the side of the chapel, I got some landscape shots of the groomsmen exiting the helicopter before going in for some more close up shots of Justin exiting his helicopter.
This made for some pretty amazing footage, and Justin definitely nailed his entrance, still he was needing to face his soon to be bride and I couldn't wait to see the connection they both had when Justin saw her for the first time. He seemed to be getting a little more nervous as the minutes ticked by, and the whole feel of the venue was so excited to see their beautiful bride walk down the aisle. First Soraya's bridal crew turned up in their floor length pink bridesmaids gowns lining up to the side out of the crowds views. Next Soraya was to turn up accompanied by her proud father. The emotions were flowing as the bridesmaids started to make their transition down the aisle. Soraya was crying when she started to walk down the aisle and Justin wasn't much better, with the lip quivers and the tears gleaming in his eyes, you could tell these two were going to be a beautiful match.
The photos section was a lot of fun with the official stuff out of the road the whole bridal party relaxed and let there hair down. we got to have a bit of fun with the drone and the whole bridal crew, so we set them apart with a boy and girls trio getting them to dance around and just have a blast, soaking up today. Then we brought our couple together for some more intimate moments by the intercontinental fountain before heading of to the reception. Justin and Soraya came storming into their reception with Justin carrying Soraya bridal style. Just when I thought that they had already laid their hair down and started having fun at the photos section I was surprised to find they have a few levels left as the party started. Tt really was great to be a extended part of the bridal party and had a great night throughout the night, even after some convincing with Justin to have a drink when ending the night.
It really is guys like these that make our job so special, I sometimes feel that having shared these moments so closely with them will leave a bond for a long time to come and I look forward to sharing the next drinks with these amazing individuals.
To view the whole video from the day, click the link below to Peruse at your own leisure with scene selections giving you the ability to pick where you want to start and stop finish. By watching the long version Of Justin & Soraya's video on Mediazilla this gives everyone the chance to take a step into this amazing day.