When meeting Caroline in Brisbane for the first time few months before the wedding, we got along straight away and talked like we were old friends! I love that feeling.The days leading up to the wedding day, the weather was being pretty inconsistent and we had a few showers in the morning. In saying that, I wasn’t worried as I knew it would be a beautiful day. I was also pretty excited to see not only one, but two of my previous brides and grooms I photographed few years ago.
Nuku and the guys got ready in Surfers Paradise at the Mantra Towers of Chevron on the Gold Coast. We went outside to get some shots as this location is pretty nice and spacious. As for Caroline and her bridesmaids, they got ready in Hope Island also on the Gold Coast. Steph at Blush’d Brides just starting on Caroline as I arrived so I could start capturing all the little details that comes with getting ready. Seeing the dress, the shoes, the rings, the flowers … I just LOVE it all. Caroline looked absolutely stunning in her dress and yes, mom had a few tears of joy which all made us a bit emotional and more excited.
The ceremony was held at Parkwood Village Weddings. It was my second time there, I absolutely love this wedding venue. Mel, the wedding coordinator is just pure gold and is amazing at what she does! The rain cleared up by the time we started the ceremony and we were all ready to see Caroline & Nuku say their I do’s. Bridal party and couple photos were taken on the golf course and the sun was at the rendez-vous! What a perfect way to finish off the bridal party photos … With an amazing sunset.
The reception took place at Glasshouse, The Island, in the middle of Surfers Paradise. Huge space that could fit all Caroline and Nuku’s family and friends and a band! Amazing band by Musikology Band which lit up the dance floor all night long. The night continued with very touching and emotional father-daughter dance, mom-son dance, funny speeches and meaningful cultural dances.
It was an amazing day, with close friends and family, witnessing these two love birds becoming husband and wife.
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