The wedding of Lucy and Marcus was both a challenge and a delight to photograph. The delightful aspects of the day were too many to list and they featured throughout – to give you an idea though; the guys had a great place to make their preparations and each of the groomsmen had great individuality about them which made the shoot easy – that and their willingness to pose and “work it” for the camera. The girls were just the same and all gorgeous. All three bridesmaids were Lucy’s sisters which made it all the more personal and fun while they were readying to leave for the ceremony. It was obvious how close Lucy and her whole family are – this really was a special day as I heard in the speeches, later that evening that it’s not often they all get together – prouder parents, I don’t think I have ever seen.
The ceremony and reception were held at a gorgeous beach frontage house at North Avoca which holds many memories for most of the family and friends at the wedding. The weather was kind and the breeze just perfect on what could have been a very hot day.
After the ceremony, Lucy and Marcus did things a little different to most and put aside an hour or so to mingle and party with all their guests. Everyone was having a great time and this is where it became challenging for me – getting them and their bridal party away for some photos alone was tough. They were having a great time and didn’t really want to leave. The champagne was flowing and the canapés were coming out one after another. Eventually we were able to sneak away for some time pressured photos and looking back at the images, I think it was well worth the short time away.
Once back at the reception, also being held at the beach house in a beautifully decorated marquee, the party kicked on with fantastic food, plenty of alcohol and some eye opening speeches! I don’t think Marcus’s approach at his and Lucy’s first meeting would work for many guys trying to court a beautiful girl!
Congratulations to the two of you, hope you are having an amazing honeymoon, see you soon.
One thing I do have to mention about this wedding was the fact that Lucy had employed the services of a wedding day co ordinator – Olivia from Events by Olivia, what a difference she made to the perfect running of a perfect day. Often when a wedding reception is held in a marquee, at a home or somewhere away from a reception centre, things tend to run awry. Schedules can run by the wayside and before couples know it, there’s been no time for dancing and it’s time to go. Olivia was fantastic and she probably did so much more than I noticed but she made sure that everything just ran and looked perfect. I often saw her doing little things behind the scenes, little things that make all the difference to the running of a great event. On top of that, she was a delight to work alongside and I would happily recommend her to anyone considering an organiser for their event.