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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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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. 

What is the best time of the day to get Married?

A lot of clients ask me what time of day is best to get married I often out of curiosity ask them what time they think? Especially for outdoor Weddings most of which are on the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Byron Bay and Mount Tamborine. So all fairly warm sunny areas. Most people reply with lunch time.

What do you think? As for lunch time its actually the worst time of day unless its a really overcast day there will be a shadow in your eye when you think about it as if the sun is directly above you. I often think with all my experience shooting over 50 weddings per year for tha last few years what time would I pick for my ceremony?

The answer is This say there is a 6pm sunset we want our photoshoot to end as the sun sets and have at least 90 min of time put aside for that. Say 30 after the ceremony for congratulations group & family photos. Which leaves 30 min for the ceremony which takes us back to around 330 and with a good photographer that uses flash which means you can shoot a little bit past sunset which I like to do we can push that to 4pm.

It also means that you have the best chance of nice light during your ceremony and again with the chance to use some flash hopefully a few clouds and some colour in the sky.

Here are a few examples of some images in the last few hours before the sunset.