SHERATON MARINA MIRAGE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY WITH MICHAEL & OLIVIA FOSTER

Being apart of a wedding company, we encounter all aspects of love, all different types of couples, with their own unique twists on what they want out of their day. Michael & Olivia was no different. 

 On the 23rd of April, J'adore was turning up at Chevron island on the Gold coast with our head creative director Rob and our co photographer Leanne, we knew we'd be in for a big day. As they booked our premium package, we turned up just in time to get some exceptional footage and shots. Both Michael and Olivia were close in locations as both had booked holidays houses for their stay before continuing their journey throughout the day to the Sheraton Marina Mirage, where both the ceremony and reception was being held. 

First turning up to Michael’s holiday house house, we were pleasantly greeted with music, a bunch of people sitting around slowly preparing themselves, and the infectious laughter of Michaels four girls. Adjourned with navy suits that complements the suspenders  perfectly, Michaels smile was infections. The lighting in the main bedroom was perfect while the backdrop of the mirrors gave our team the advantage of slipping in some of our more creative techniques. With the three of Michael’s groomsmen helping him get ready, we were gone before we knew it heading off to our next location, his bride top be Olivia. 

A five minute journey away from Michaels house, we knew our bride to be was ecstatic, as we saw her counting down the days on Facebook, the team was excited to finally be apart of her grand day. Turning up at their doorstep packed fully with our camera's and gimbal (Videography material )We were greeted by Olivia’s flamboyant and exuberant family. With her make up and hair finished along side with her two best friends and little sister, she was glowing. Quickly setting up, our photographer  started snapping away. Whilst we looked at the main bedroom, We decided to change the look around a little, taking off framed portraits and clutter, leaving a bare backdrop perfect for starting Olivia’s video. With a keen eye for detail in mind, we went straight to Olivia’s accessories. Next we were on to the topic of where to put olivia’s strapless gown. We are always aiming to find the best lighting in any location for our clients, no matter the trouble, as we are determined to perfect the images/videography, this was shown through our constant shifting our the bridesmaids gowns.

Following that, Olivia came out of the bathroom, looking exquisite, with her platinum blonde hair curled gently around her face and pined to the side, her blue eyes glittered, reeling at what was to come in the next few hours. With an incrusted Diamante band wrapping around the waist, olivia’s lace dress fitted her figure perfectly. Adjourning the look, the bridesmaids dresses were a deep navy complimenting the different hues of purple for the bouquets. 

The ceremony was held at the Sheraton Marina mirage, and as the bag pipes started to play, it was queue for Olivia to start making her journey down the aisle and towards the Lagoon section located outside. The Mirage perfectly catered to the outside themed look as white flowers were centred down the middle of the aisle. At the front where Michael was waiting, white curtains were draped to the side. Throughout the ceremony our team was spot on. having two photographers and two videographers there to capture the moment, made sure that any unforeseen circumstances could be dealt with accordingly. 

The photo section was a bit of an adventure in itself like always as we roamed all over the Sheraton. While not wanting to go far away for family photos. We moved the white sets with ribbon tied around to the side after the ceremony. 

Next we took the couple to the beach outside. With such an easy access to all of the ammenities, it was incredibly easy for our team to get in touch with our creative side while encountering the natural elements ( Wind, Sun). Ironically it was perfect timing, as the sky lit up above us, our photographer Leanne decided to get a bit more creative using some lighting techniques to shadow the couple. 

Ironically it was perfect timing, as the sky lit up above us, our photographers with J'adore for the day Leanne & Emily decided to get a bit more creative, using some lighting techniques to highlight the couple by using shadows.  She then swapped using a flash, using a different creative method perfect for any wedding album.

Forwarding ourselves to the the reception. The Mirage set the whole venue up perfectly. Starting from the glass seating arrangements easily accessible to all guests. Upon entering the two glass doors, the purple ambience was all around, creating an intimate and personal touch.

From the start to the finish of the night, everything ran smoothly for the couple and their bridal party. From Olivia’s sisters heartfelt speech where Michael stood next to her side, to the mother of the bride pulling out the big guns, literally with Superman underwear, it was a heartfelt day with many pleasant surprises within the Mirage. 

We hope we could have made their day as spectacular as it was for us to be apart of.

Written by Natarlie Weller

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!!

GOLD COAST STYLED BRIDAL PHOTOSHOOT WITH BEGITTA BRIDAL & COUTURE, WISHES EVENTS & J'ADORE WEDDINGS

ere at J'adore we recently teamed up with Begitta - Bridal & Couture alongside Wishes Events for a styled bridal photo shoot. We classify ourselves as one of the highest quality wedding photographer & videographer establishments here on the Gold Coast, in saying this we were extremely happy to team up with two other amazing brands.

Begitta describe their label as "Unapologetically feminine, the Begitta Bride adores glamorous styling and dramatic silhouettes. Gowns that are classic with a rich, modern twist, as divine as they are memorable and utterly unique." 

Begitta crafts gowns that are one-of-a-kind with her signature of hand-draping, hand-beading and applique.

We believe that it is an absolute honour to create a special piece for an exceptional occasion and ensure that each client’s experience is just as wonderful as it is unforgettable. Our gowns will make any woman feel as though she has stepped into a dreamy yet ever-so-chic fairy-tale!

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Styled by Wishes Events using a pop of colour to compliment the sophisticated chic look of the Gold and Pink elements. This elegant theme is a beautiful way to also incorporate the stunning bridal colours into the venue theming, and have the overall impression of that dream wedding. A modern bridal bouquet was created to showcase some seasonal flowers, bright colours whilst still working well with the colour palette & theme.

The details for this Gown are:

Peony Bodice

Strapless Bodice with beautiful bra-cup detail, each bodice is completely covered with layers of beautiful French corded lace that have been lovingly hand appliqued on in individual sections meaning no two bodices are alike. With gorgeous peplum adorned with ruffle upon ruffle of beautiful blush tulle. Can be worn over its full length matching skirt or added over one of our slim line skirts for a quick change.

Peony Skirt

Stunning circle cut tulle skirt adorned in hand sewn ruffles of tulle along the base to create a dramatic and oh-so divine entrance.

A huge Thankyou to Bianca for being apart of this styled shoot, & also a big Thankyou to Dave for letting us use his gorgeous home supplying us with some spectacular views. 

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BEST WEDDING CAKE IDEA'S & HOW TO DECIDE WHICH IS BEST FOR YOU!

Perfect Wedding Cake: There Is Always a Choice! 

An important part of any wedding ceremony, either in Brisbane, Paris or Los Angeles, is a beautiful wedding cake. It is a symbol of prosperity that came to us from ancient times when bride and groom had to share a piece of their fortune and happiness with every welcomed guest.

But is it that easy to choose the right one, and not to get lost between latest trends, mom’s suggestions, and own desires? Let’s take a look at the most common dilemma that you may face while making you choice.

 

Traditional or Alternative Wedding Cake

Tradition is something that really matters, especially if you are planning to have a classical style wedding. In this case, we imagine a multiple layers white cake, covered with cream and frosting, and ornamented with the marzipan figures of newlyweds on top. It tastes sweet, like strawberry vanilla and chocolate, and is decorated with jewels, shells, and flowers. The traditional cake will always be in fashion as a part of long lasting wedding custom.

Although, there is an alternative. Depending on your wedding theme or how extraordinary you want to look, you can use a range of nontraditional cake ideas. Maybe you want to offer your guests a plate with wedding pancakes or a meringue cake? More popularity is being gained by old-fashioned fruit pies, creative colorful doughnuts, and even cake pops. By the way, have you ever tried a cake on a stick? 

 

Wedding Cake or Cupcakes

If the ritual of cutting the cake, feeding your beloved one with the best piece, and saving the top tier for your first anniversary means a lot to you, your choice is definitely not cupcakes. Especially, if your family and guests are of a conservative kind and all of them are waiting for the “real” cake from the very beginning of the party. 

But in case you are a risky one, you can save a little money and order wedding cupcakes. And here you can have as many tastes and designs as you want. Guests also can pick their favorite flavors and eat them even before the official cake-time. And you don’t have to worry about offending your dear aunt by giving her too small piece of the cake – all cupcakes are the same size, isn’t it perfects? Just keep in mind that your cupcake display has to be really good, as it substitutes a very important part of the wedding tradition – the wedding cake…

FONDANT OR BUTTERCREAM

What is more important in the wedding cake, its taste or design? Most of the brides will definitely choose a design as an illustration of the couple’s distinctness. This is why flawless porcelain look created with fondant icing is so highly appreciated by most newlyweds. Fondant makes the design options nearly endless. Moreover, your cake will withstand strong heat or windy weather of the outdoor events, and preserve the moist of the dough keeping it fresh for hours. 

Hence, not everyone likes the taste of the fondant. Some people prefer soft and tender buttercream frosting, never-ending classic. Made from butter, sugar, and cream, it can take a flavor of your favorite chocolate or citrus zest. Buttercream is also good for a decoration; although it is not that sophisticated as fondant, but it is definitely less expensive and easily affordable.

On the other hand, why to choose between two, if you can combine both? Buttercream can be used for a taste and fondant serves perfectly for the decoration on top!

Which of these cakes will you choose for your Gold Coast Wedding? To tell you a secret, any choice will be the right one, as wedding cake is meant to reflect your own tastes and personal style, as well as symbolize long years of prosperity in the newborn family. Just remember to hire your personal Gold Coast wedding photographer to depict every moment of your happy celebration of love!

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