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
Sanctuary Cove Wedding Chapel
Weddings really have changed a lot over the last 20 years look at back my parents wedding photos and video and most from this era. They all seem to be very similar but with different people. I love that the weddings of today are a reflection of the couple and also friends and family. Russ & Tiare had such a great mix of tradition with different cultures and dances. It was a very fun day for all invloved which I also think reflects our couple. The way they look at each other tells the other side of the story the passion and love deep with in there eyes.
My name is Rob and I was lucky enough to have been part of the J'adore team for the day. The venue for the day is one of my favorites the Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove which is on the Gold Coast. It is such a great all in one venue with great accommodation, ceremony, photos and reception options. The morning went very smooth with both the bride are grooms preparation being covered with photo and video. The ceremony was then at the glass chapel which is almost a famous landmark on the Gold Coast. I love ceremonies because it's one of the only days men are expected and allowed to get emotional and Russ didn't disappoint when Tiare reached the end of the isle arm in arm with her father. I really do love these moments and generally end up shedding a tear or 2 myself as it's beautiful to see love at its purest moments.
After the ceremony we took the opportunity to wonder around the Intercontinental grounds with the ocean, gardens and water features there is a great selection of options to work with. I will let you be the judge as you view the selection of images we have included as our story images in the blog.
The reception venue was at The Grange. Such a great spot as you can see everything from anywhere in the room. So speeches and dance etc gives everybody a front row seat as previously mentioned the reception was a lot of fun with some dancers who got the crowd involved. Once the formalities where over it seemed like the whole group hit the dance floor. It was a great atmosphere. We received a great response from Russ & Tiare when we sent them there wedding video and images, it really does mean so much when we get amazing feedback from our clients. We hope you enjoy aswell. I would love to hear some of your feedback aswell.
Chat to you all soon
Previously I remember seeing Jacob & Nastassja come into the office to talk to rob about the Video/Photo arrangements coming up for their wedding in August. We were so excited to be shooting this massive wedding with 250 guests, as it featured so many cultural dance routines and lets not forget to mention we LOVE shooting at The Sanctuary Cove Chapel.
We are always delighted when we hear we are going back to one of our favourite venues at the Sanctuary Cove Chapel, Daniel & Karlee story is a great one. Having been brushed off a couple of times previously, Our couple had briefly meet out partying but it wasn't until Daniel's sister worked at a vet's clinic with Karlee until Daniel really made a impression. Things didn't truly progress until Daniel's nieces 1st birthday, where they both attended before things finally took off, and here we are now.
Starting off at Karlee's place, Jess's, Rob's and I made it our priority to make this the best day possible for both Daniel and & Karlee.
While Daniel was just getting ready down the road, this led to our job being so much easier. Rob ended up leaving jess and I with the girls for a bit while he went to shoot the girls, so in that time, we decided to get all of the detail shots, that way we weren't missing anything from the day between the three of us.
Featured from the floor-to ceiling windows that illuminate the whole area, the Sanctuary Cove Chapel was perfect for Daniel and Karlee, it also couldn't help being a 5 minute golf cart ride away from saying I do. We managed to get everything set up effectively, checking the audio, and camera placement. It's always a difficult decision deciding where to place the camera's for ceremony, as no on wants to miss anything. Karlee came down the aisle looking as pretty as ever, as she clutched her bouquet to her face, smiling and grinning, as Daniel turned away trying to get a hold of the situation.
We love seeing these moments of raw emotion, in a way it's what makes us love our jobs even more. As we travelled through the photo section we started off at The Sanctuary Cove Resort which was perfect. With a garden pavilion and man made beach, we took to all of the best locations and decided to fool around with the lighting. As the sun was going down we were keen to taking some videography of the two individuals together before we set off sprinkling petals over the beach. We then ventured to the courtyard where we did a series of situations ranging from the bride being picked up by all three groomsmen, when we tried with the situations reversing things took a rapid decline.... But the girls still maintained their wit and held Daniels flailing body for a few good shots!!
One of the best photography/videography features about Sanctuary cove is the reflection pool, here we can get some of the best stuff. As the sun was setting we decided to get out our LED lights which really got things turning a different way in a sense of our camera image.
The intercontinental always features and highlights some of the best theme's for weddings, whether you're looking for the glamorous themed wedding or you like the rustic or elegant themed, the Intercontinental resort can spaciously provide. The reception area, was decked out with round tables filling up the foyer, pale white and peach flowers littered the whole event as we were preparing to set up the speeches gear while also listening to Jackson James Smith providing some soulful acoustic cover tunes.
As the couple came in through the reception area with a crowd loudly cheering behind them, Karlee's gleeful laughs could be heard around the whole venue as Daniel took to carrying his bride in to the reception in true gentlemanly fashions. Daniel and Karlee's night was filled was the prettiest cake, layered from gold, to hues of pinks and creams. From there on, their night was filled was soo many memories they get to look back on with their video.
From the Shannon Noll singing Marathon to techno beats, "what about me", to Daniel's deceleration of love, for his Wife, we got to be apart of an amazing day courtesy to this funny and flamboyant couple. We wish you the best!!