Arriving to the girls just about ready we started snapping away, getting all of the detail shots as we awaited Bonnie in her stunning gown, crafted by none other than Rosa & Mary's Bridal Shop. Wearing a gorgeous crystal head piece Bonnie looked nothing short of AMAZING! Hair done by Kelly Coleman & flowers supplied by Alanah Cherie Floristry everything couldn't have been more perfect!Read More
Having met the couple previously we had a bit of an idea as to how the day was going to go. Turning up at Spicer's Retreat, 20 minutes away from the ceremony location. As there were three of us shooting all together between photo & video, we wanted to capture the best possible footage, so we opted for Steven to get ready outside. With the surreal sounds of Gardner fall breaking along the rocks just behind the cabin. Alongside Steven was his entourage of groomsmen and best friends all their that morning to provide a positive experience, right before the Groom was off to marry his bride to be.
After getting a few quick shots of the groom, we sprinted off to Janina's place, a cute cottage tucked away where her bridesmaids were helping her get ready.
One interesting thing about Janina's wedding dress & what it made is all the more special besides the fact that she was abut to marry the man of her dreams wearing it was the history behind it. This dress prior to Janina's big day has been worn by her family members which made it all the more special. In saying this, we can say for sure that she looked exquisite, Steven's jaw would be dropping to the floor the moment he see's his beautiful wife to be!
As we got to Wedding at Tiffanies in Maleny we were excited to be able to shoot a chapel ceremony. Tiffany’s Chapel offers you & your guests an unsurpassed, sweeping view to the magnificent Glasshouse Mountains & beyond to Brisbane & Moreton Island. Tiffany’s Chapel has been exquisitely & elegantly decorated in neutral tones with antique pews, chandeliers & polished hardwood timber flooring. Tiffany’s Chapel can seat 120 of your closest friends & family members in air conditioned comfort. We were right, As soon as Janina walked through those doors, we were sure to see Steven's heart stop, if only just for a moment. We love doing our job alone just to see these beautiful key moments in peoples lives.
Skipping ahead, we were lucky enough to have an awesome crew together for our photos sections, what was easier was the fact that the guests were close by so we were able to not only get some amazing intimate moments for Steven and Janina, including the bridal party, but we also. Between getting the car and chapel photo to the swing set challenge that made for some AMAZING footage, we were left with soo many wonderful options at the end.
The first thing you noticed when you walked through those reception doors overlooking the Maleny hinterland with exquisite views was the sweet smell of caramel that just infiltrated the whole reception area. We had a large number of guests trickling in, all people that influenced and shaped Steven & Janina's life in some way, so it was excellent that the catering service provided ample room for us to place the tripods in place before the speeches started. Looking back at the speeches, they were all so wonderful, one that mainly stood out along all of the others was Nina's little brothers speech, between the humour.
The night continued to move along, as the cake was cut and served, and their first dance as a married couple was conducted. Everyone came out onto the dance floor to show the camera a few of their moves, and it was a sure tale sign that Steven & Nina were having an Amazing night!
We can only hope our love for capturing your wedding both with photography, and videography has been shown through these images.
With a couple of locations ahead of us throughout the 6-hour wedding package we were excited to get things rolling. First starting with the ceremony held at Braeside wedding chapel, which features a signature century old Camphor Laurel tree with garlanded swing for two, gaming area & sweeping lawns to Gin House Creek. For that rustic feel there is a giant Southern Cross windmill beside the chook mansion, home to purebred chickens. Overlooking this is the Old Shed Bar creating that extra special for pre-reception canapés & drinks.
We had a big bridal party & a massive crowd to fill the chapel so with three tripods set up and another camera set to capture the extra details, the team was well prepared for the day ahead. As Demi started walking down the aisle, you could tell Cameron was awe struck, as this was the woman he wanted to spend the rest of his life with; this kind of love, while hard to find, it's so wonderful to see & capture for the couple and their family to see.
The ceremony was extra special, this one in particular was a sand ceremony. Taking place after the celebrant announced them as husband & wife, this quirky & unique idea’s for ceremonies really do make it that much more special. We were also catered to a song which was sung by Demi's sister, to which was AMAZING!!!
Skipping forward to the photo section at the Lakelands Gold Course. They had multiple function rooms available within the clubhouse to suit any event large or small, featuring floor to ceiling windows with a versatile yet stylish design. Also featuring fresh garden outlook with lake views & your guests can enjoy the outdoors with direct access to their wrap-around terrace overlooking peaceful lakes and lush greens fronting the Broadbeach skyline.
This was the perfection place for a big bridal party along with the photo section as it provided multiple locations with different sceneries to help capture the different moments. This bridal party was especially fun to work with, as their upbeat fun attitude gave as an equally as good feel throughout the whole day, this also provided AMAZING footage, capturing ALL THE MOMENTS! from the awkward, to the funny & cute.
As we neared to the reception, the whole function room was catered with the best of everything, & as the crowd started to pour in the letter box started to fill up more, everyone was awaiting the appearance of the newly married couple. This was met with a roar upon the opening of the doors.
Such a positive atmosphere left the night filled with great footage! As no one was afraid to get out on the dance floor & have a bit of a jiggy. We also got to learn some funny things in the speeches about both Cameron & Demi. This was such a good wedding, & we can't wait to see what this couple achieves in their life together as husband & wife!
By Natarlie Weller
Hi my name is Natarlie I am a Video editor as well as Videographer. It puts me in the unique situation of getting to not only know our couples on the day but also in the editing process, I hope you enjoy my blog about Tory and Bianca's wedding day.
Tory and Rob have been friends since high school and it's always great to have that connection and trust, Tory & Bianca have been following J'adores work for a long time and knew that it was going to be a great fit, so after getting engaged, Rob meet with them a fair few times so they could work on creating a vision for there wedding photography and video. A lot of what happens on a wedding day is documentary related so we just record what's in front of us, but what we can control is how it's recorded with a end goal in mind and it's important to us that we work closely on that.
Tory's best man who is his brother Jeb and some of the other family got ready in Tory and Bianca's House with with Tory's building skills, being converted into their dream home. The guys where very relaxed in getting ready and just couldn't wait to get the day's proceedings started.
Seeing Bianca done up from head to toe in her princess themed gown, made my heart stop so I can't be too sure on how Tory reacted, but she was just simple divine. With dimontee encrusted sleeves draped over each shoulder and long curly brown hair to match a dazzling smile, Bianca completed her look with a white bouquet and neutral natural colour dresses for her made of honour/ bridesmaid to have.
Previously shooting at Sanctuary Cove Chapel only two weeks prior to Tory & Bianca's wedding, we were lucky enough to be apart of another fun filled day at this extravagant wedding chapel complete with floor to ceiling glass windows to overlook the tranquil lifestyle of Sanctuary Cove.
While only staying at Sanctuary Cove for the ceremony, we decided to stay at this amazing venue for a bit longer as we went from an array of locations including the fountain Terrace surrounded by lush gardens and the open air Marina Lawn overlooking the Coomera River. As it was such a great day, Rob even got the drone out to take some landscape video's of the whole venue and the couple above the waterfall at Sanctuary Cove.
Walking into the Surfers paradise Marriott Resort Hotel and Spa , it was like stepping into a whole different setting, a movie even. As you look above and notice intricately woven fan boards blowing back. This was our location for the rest of the photos and the reception. We tucked amidst the sparkling lagoons and shooting between tree's where the pool's were to get those extra creative/cool shots.
we then took it another step further by getting some glamorous shots of the couple and Bianca standing along the grand staircase, bouquet resting to the side. As we extended our stay up into the reception area we noticed the backdrop was done elegantly and to perfection. The ballroom looked etherial as all of the candles placed around the event room made the ambiance more intimate.
A huge thank you to the event planner at the Marriot; Sarah Fraser , as the rooms were done to perfection; we had our own private section where we could edit a few images quickly to post up for Tory and Bianca as we love doing this for a our clients especially when everyone is eating at the reception and we have a bit of spare time. The rest of the guests were starting to pour in by this stage, so we were quick to decide where our tripods would be situation before the speeches were conducted. This is always a hard task as we aim to capture 100% of the speeches, but if they move we have a harder time, this fortunately didn't happen and we were treated to an accordion song played by Bianca's father. Listening to the speeches we got to learn a lot about the couple.
How they met at a party, and how one date changed everything as they kept at it, through buying a house together and then Tory finally proposing, J'adore was soo lucky to be apart of their lucky day.
Written by Natarlie Weller