Mr & Mrs Cannavan - 5th May 2019 - Airlie Beach

Road tripped to the amazing location that is Airlie Beach recently to capture an awesome couple say their I do’s! Melissa & Ryan chose the Coral Sea Resort as their venue for their ceremony and reception! Such a great venue and location is top notch being right beside the ocean and the view of the sunset was second to none!! The weather the day before was a little warmish and cloudy and the morning of the wedding was looking like rain! But the weather cleared away quickly and we were left with an amazingly clear day!!

I love it when I see certain vendors on my list that are part of the day as I know the bride to be will look amazing and Joanne from Joanne Dromgold Make-up and Luisa from Whitsunday Wedding Hair Lounge had Melissa and her bride tribe looking AMAZING!! Melissa chose a standout fire red lipstick and matched with her flawless makeup, hair and gown…. well the images speak for themselves!

Ceremony was on the manicured lawn by the pool overlooking the ocean and Ryan was a little nervous as his stunning wife to be walked down the aisle! I loved the shots just after the first kiss with Melissa in a fit of laughter as she realised Ryan was now also sporting her fire red lipstick!! Such a fun day right from the start with Ryan and his groomsmen, location shots along the boardwalk through to the last shot of the night with the men puffing up a storm with their cigars!! Such a honour to have been chosen to not only capture but be a part of this awesome couple’s special day! Congrats Ryan & Melissa and can’t wait to show you the rest of your amazing day!

Shoutout also to Sharon and the awesome team at Coral Sea Resort who were a pleasure to work with and helped make Ryan & Melissa’s day amazing!

VENDORS FROM  THE DAY

Makeup Artist - Joanne Dromgold Make-up

Hair Stylist - Whitsunday Wedding Hair Lounge

Wedding Dress - Wedding Gowns by Melinda

Suits - Roger David

Florist - Dotty Daisy Flowers

Ceremony location - Coral Sea Resort, Airlie Beach

Celebrant - Peter Upton

 Reception Venue - Coral Sea Resort, Airlie Beach

Wedding Rings - Michael Hill

Photographer - Tella Photography

Wedding Decorators - Event Company Whitsundays

Caterers - Coral Sea Resort, Airlie Beach

Cake Artist - Sweet Ideas

Live Music - Justin Manwaring

Mr & Mrs Bazley - 26th April 2019 - Townsville

Last Friday I had the pleasure of capturing Brett & Sarah say I do!! It was an awesome fun day starting with heading to Rowes Bay golf club for a bit of fun with the lads followed by groom capture, bride capture then to a great location for a first look!! This first look had a twist unbeknown to Brett! Sarah had teed up Brett’s best man to dress up in a gown with flower crown and veil to surprise the unsuspecting groom to be!! It was such a fun moment to capture as you can see in the images below as Brett was super nervous and when he turned around…. well the images speak for themselves! LOL! We did a redo of the first look and Brett was gobsmacked when he turned to see his gorgeous bride to be!! The afternoon was spent at a couple of locations capturing Brett and Sarah and their fun bridal party before heading to there ceremony in the late afternoon. The ceremony location was under an awesome tree full of fairy lights alongside the Ross River beside Touch of Salt which was the reception venue! After the ceremony everyone headed inside to Touch of Salt for AMAZING food and to party the night away celebrating the newly wed Mr & Mrs Bazley! Such a fun awesome day with such an awesome couple!! Oh and their bridal party were pretty awesome also! Congrats Brett & Sarah and it was honour to be a part of your special day!

VENDORS FROM  THE DAY

Makeup Artist - Podium Hair & Beauty

Hair Stylist - Podium Hair & Beauty

Wedding Dress - Bridal Palace

Suits - YD

Florist - Pick a Posy

Ceremony location - A Touch of Salt

Celebrant - Alex Jurgens

 Reception Venue - A Touch of Salt

Wedding Rings - JBD

Photographer - Tella Photography

Wedding Decorators - Friends

Caterers - A Touch of Salt

Cake Artist - Magnificent Mouthfuls

Live Music - Groove

Mr & Mrs Mitchell - 13th of January 2019 - Hervery's Range

I captured Ingrid & Grant become Mr & Mrs Mitchell at the North Queensland Rodeo grounds at Hervey Range last weekend and it was awesome!! It was touch and go with the weather with a couple of light showers in the afternoon but we were lucky to have an awesome sunset sky!! Ingrid looked stunning in her hand made dress by the ever talented Estelle the Dress Maker!! It was a unique dress with a detachable overskirt which really made the dress that extra special especially when Ingrid made her entrance to the reception and removed it with one hand while still making her entrance and tossed it to her mother to catch!! Nailed it!! The ceremony location was stunning infront of the large American style barn frontage of the reception venue. The clouds creeped over and it got quite muggy and a little hot under the collar epescially for one poor guest who passed out moments before the first kiss! He was in good hands though as the lovely bride is a nurse and there were 5 ICU nurses attending as guests. The afternoon was very chilled and relaxed with Pimms, Beer and Champange being served up with some amazing grazing platters! Got some awesome shots around the venue with only venturing 100m from the guests to access some great locations for photos. The reception venue was massive and setup was minimal but classy and with bench seating and finger food on the flow the guest were settled in for a great night! Ingrid’s father got very emotional when it came time to talk about his gorgeous daughter and I even started to feel the emotion thinking of when I do the same at our daughters wedding!! Awesome day, awesome couple, congrats Mr & Mrs Mitchell and it was an honour to capture your special day!!

 

VENDORS FROM  THE DAY

Makeup Artist - Margot Power Balance Beauty

Hair Stylists - Jackie Hunter and Yasmin Timms

Wedding Dress - Estelle the Dress Maker

Suits - Own

Florist - Charters Flowers

Ceremony location - NQ Elite Rodeo Grounds

Celebrant - Alan Guilfoyle

 Reception Venue - NQ Elite Rodeo Grounds

Wedding Rings - Loloma

Photographer - Tella Photography

Wedding Decorators - Self Decorated

Caterers - Melanie Ecclestone

DJ - Windy Wizard

Mr & Mrs Brett - 4th January 2019 - Townsville

My first wedding for 2019 was capturing the awesome Mr & Mrs Brett say their I do’s here in Townsville. It was a hot muggy day and I should have packed a spare shirt!! LOL! Bar the heat it was an awesome day and the ceremony and reception at the Mecure was gorgeous! Anna-Maree made a gorgeous bride and telling by the smile on Stephen’s face as she walked down the aisle towards him, he was head over heels!!

It was a fun morning with bridal prep and it lead into the afternoon fun on our locations which we traveled to Pallarenda to capture the newlyweds in the amazing surrounds. What a cracker of a wedding with an awesome and lovely couple to start my 2019 wedding season!! Congrats Mr & Mrs Brett and thank you for allowing me to be a part of your special day! :)

 

VENDORS FROM  THE DAY

Makeup Artist - Kat Logan - Hair and Makeup Artistry

Hair Stylist - Kat Logan - Hair and Makeup Artistry

Wedding Dress - White House Bridal

Suits - Michael’s Mens Wear Ayr

Florist - Hooked on Wedding Florals and Events

Ceremony location - Mercure Townsville

Celebrant - Annette Savery

 Reception Venue - Mercure Townsville

Wedding Rings - Prouds

Photographer - Tella Photography

Wedding Decorators - Wedding Works Creative

Caterers - Mercure Townsville

DJ - Pooles of Music

Mr & Mrs Fontaine - 5th January 2019 - Townsville

I had the pleasure of capturing Naomi and Daniel’s special day recently here in Townsville. Leading up the wedding there was concern about the weather and even though it rained briefly in the morning it all cleared up and turned out to be a glorious day! Bride and groom prep was at The Ville which has new great surroundings which I utilized for capturing Daniel and his groomsmen with plenty of laughs and banter in between! When I arrived to Naomi I was greeted with a beautiful happy smile from the bride to be and her makeup and hair were flawless and I couldn’t wait to get her in her dress and start capturing the stunning bride she would be! Naomi’s vibrant and bubbly nature is infectious and we had a great time capturing her portrait and laughed a little too much!

The ceremony was held up at the Heritage Tea Rooms at the Bush Chapel which is located in lovely surrounds and we got some great shots there before we headed back into town to a couple more locations before heading back to The Ville for the reception. Naomi was a stunning bride and I took every opportunity to showcase off her amazing gown and Daniel was looking pretty slick in his suit so it was easy to overshoot these guys!!! The entrance to their reception was extra special as a group of talented young senior dancers from TAPA (Townsville Academy of Performing Arts) where Naomi works as a dance teacher lead them in with a great performance!!

I had a such a fun day capturing this gorgeous couple and I wish Naomi and Daniel all the happiness for their future together as Mr & Mrs Fontaine!!! :)

 

VENDORS FROM  THE DAY

Makeup Artist - Urban Miss Makeup

Hair Stylist - Friend

Wedding Dress - Belle Et Blanc

Suits - YD

Florist - Malpara florists

Ceremony location - Herveys Range Heritage Tea Rooms

Celebrant - Alex Jurgens

 Reception Venue - The Ville Resort-Casino

Wedding Rings - Michael Hill

Photographer - Tella Photography

Wedding Decorators - Family

Caterers - The Ville Resort-Casino

Cake Artist - Debras cake Creactions

DJ - Supplied Own

Mr & Mrs Loizou - 27th October 2018 - Townsville

Last weekend I had the honour of capturing the union of Nick and Charlene at the local Greek Orthodox Church. Their day was special as are all weddings but Nick and Charlene’s journey over the last 12 months made their day even more magical and special to not only them but their family and friends. See Nick and Charlene were supposed to get married on the 28th of October last year but on September 7th 2017 seven weeks out from their wedding, Charlene was diagnosed with high grade Invasive Carcinoma Breast Cancer!!! Nick rang me very upset with the devastating news and put the wedding on hold until they knew more and what the future held for Charlene. After 20 weeks of chemo and lumpectomy surgery the tumor had completely shrunk and Charlene had no further spread of cancer to her lymph nodes and she started rehab to get her strength back. Nick is truly in love with Charlene and he put his life on hold with having 8 months off work to attend her every appointment and be by her side!! After this amazing outcome the wedding was back on!! Happy dance!! The day of the wedding was perfect clear skies and even though it was a little warm nothing was going to put a damper on this day! Charlene looked gorgeous and she had a smile from ear to ear all day as she had dreamed of this day and it was finally here!! Nick and the men looked very dapper in their suits and even their dog Jaxx put on his tux for this special day! After saying their I do’s in the gorgeous Greek church we went on location for some snaps and fun until sunset when we then headed to the awesome venue the Brewery for their reception to celebrate this gorgeous couple! Such happiness and joy for Nick and Charlene that they finally got to this amazing day and it did not disappoint! I wish you all the happiness in the world in your married life together!! What you have both just faced together over the last twelve months is amazing and a credit to your love and support for each other! Congrats Mr & Mrs Loizou!!!

 

VENDORS FROM  THE DAY

Makeup Artist - Beccy Jean - Cosmetic Artist

Hair Stylist - Hair By Mon

Wedding Dress - Wedding Gowns By Melinda

Suits - New Park Suit Hire & Menswear

Florist - Pick-a-Posy

Ceremony location - St Theodores Greek Orthodox Church, Townsville

Celebrant - Father Alexios Kapandritis

 Reception Venue - The Banquet Centre, Townsville

Wedding Rings - Nicks- Peter W Beck Charlenes- Diamond Brokers Queensland

Photographer - Tella Photography

Videographer - Infuzed Media

Wedding Decorators - Dreamscene Events

Caterers - The Banquet Centre

Cake Artist - Janines Cake Art

DJ - Pooles of Music

Mr & Mrs Bonanno - 22nd September 2018 - Bowen

Last Saturday I traveled south to Bowen to capture the awesome couple Josh & Lauren say their I do’s! The weather was perfect seeing as the day before it was VERY windy but the wind died down for us which was perfect for their outdoor ceremony only meters from the beach. Lauren looked stunning in her gown from Drew Valentine and Josh was very dapper in his suit and bowtie from YD! I had a ball with Josh and Lauren on their engagement shoot and I knew their wedding was going to be just as fun epescially with their smokin hot and fun bridal party in tow!!! :) Got some cracking shots on location and we arrived at our last location just in time to grab shots from the awesome sunset before heading to the reception! The location for the reception was meters from the beach and was setup under the stars which had an awesome vibe. The food was top shelf and I can say I have not seen such a massive dessert table and it all tasted amazeballs!!!! We finished the night off with out last shot on the beach with some backlit flash magic, great way to top off an awesome day for an awesome couple!! Congrats Mr & Mrs Bonanno it was an honour to be a part of your special day!

 

VENDORS FROM  THE DAY

Makeup Artist - Luxe Hair & Beauty - Ayr

Hair Stylist - Luxe Hair & Beauty - Ayr

Wedding Dress - International Couture - Drew Valentine

Bridesmaid Dresses - The Gown House

Suits - YD Townsville

Florist - Le Sorelle - The Sisters Coffee House & Florist

Ceremony location - Case Park Bowen

Celebrant - Aimee Cursio

 Reception Venue - Meraki Whitsundays

Wedding Rings - Michael Hill - Groom's band & Campbells Jewellers Ayr - Bride's band

Photographer - Tella Photography

Wedding Decorators - The Event Crew and Le Sorelle Florist

Caterers - Meraki Whitsundays

Cake Artist - Sweet Edible Art

DJ - LA Entertainment

Mr & Mrs Clun - 25th August 2018 - Airlie Beach

Recently I road tripped to the gorgeous Airlie Beach to capture Joseph & Danielle tie the knot! Such an awesome location Airlie Beach and the weather was on point for their special day! :)  The Big 4 was the location and everything from the groom prep through to the reception was held here and I must say I was impressed with the venue and the Palm House was a great function space and was beautifully decorated for their reception. Joseph and Danielle spent their day surrounded by family and friends who are very dear to them and there was a great vibe all day! The ceremony was a little extra special with Joseph's father Louis conducting the ceremony and you could tell it was an honour and that he was proud of his son and Danielle making the special lifelong vows to each other!! Awesome day with and an awesome couple!! Congrats Mr & Mrs Clun!!

 

VENDORS FROM  THE DAY

Makeup Artist - Joanne Dromgold Makeup

Hair Stylist - Whitsunday Wedding Hair Stylist

Wedding Dress - White House Bridal Boutique

Suits - Roger David

Florist - Flower Hut Whitsundays

Ceremony location - Big 4 Airlie Beach

Celebrant - Louis Clun

 Reception Venue - Big 4 Airlie Beach

Wedding Rings - Wallace Bishop

Photographer - Tella Photography

Wedding Planners - The Wedding Planners Whitsundays

Wedding Decorators - Event Co Whitsundays

Caterers - Catering Whitsundays

Cake Artist - Whitsunday Baked Creations

Mr & Mrs Bowtell - 18th August 2018 - Magnetic Island

Last weekend I travelled overseas to the stunning Magnetic Island to capture Steve and Taylor say their I do’s!! Peppers Resort which is an awesome venue was the location for groom prep, bridal prep, ceremony and also reception which was on point and very convenient!! LOL!  😊 I had a ball with Steve & Taylor on their engagement shoot recently and I just knew from the shoot that their wedding was going to be a relaxed and happy day and I was excited for what we would capture! Steve and Taylor are such easy-going, lovely people and this day was everything to them and it was an honour to be a part of it!! Fun was had on locations photos with climbing boulders, me hiding in bushes (Again! Can’t help myself! LOL!) and walking a long jetty for some great shots at sunset! After some cracking speeches, I opened up my photo corner which was a hit and was hilarious to see what prop combinations people came up with! Best part of the night was when Taylor and her dad graced the dance floor for the daddy daughter dance wearing some of my photo props, GOLD!!!  Great day, amazing couple LOVED every second of it! Congrats Steve and Taylor and thank you for choosing me to be a part of your special day!! 😊  

 

VENDORS FROM  THE DAY

Makeup Artist - The Makeup Mirror

Hair Stylist - Halo Hair Room

Wedding Dress - Irene Costa's Devine Bridal

Suits - New Park Menswear

Ceremony location - Peppers Blue on Blue Resort, Magnetic Island

Celebrant - Amanda Medill

 Reception Venue - Peppers Blue on Blue Resort, Magnetic Island

Wedding Rings - Michael Hill and Online

Photographer - Tella Photography

Wedding Decorators - Peppers Blue on Blue Resort, Magnetic Island

Videographer - JC Filmz

Caterers - Peppers Blue on Blue Resort, Magnetic Island

Cake Artist - Aimee Hair

Mr & Mrs Brimelow - 4th August 2018 - Mission Beach

I love my job and the places it has taken me to! Recently I captured the awesome Mr & Mrs Brimelow's special day in Mission Beach North Queensland. This was a special day for an awesome couple but it was a little special for me also as my wife was one of the bridesmaids in the wedding! Safe to say it was the first time being able to kiss one of the bridesmaids and not get in trouble! LOL!!! The day was perfect for Megan & Scott and the evening was just as perfect with the reception at Castaways being a hop, skip and a jump from the beach! It was a pleasure to be part of our friends special day and it will be a day to be remember for many years to come! Congrats Megan and Scott!

 

VENDORS FROM  THE DAY

Makeup Artist - Wet Hairdressing

Hair Stylist - Wet Hairdressing

Florist - Fresh As Sas Floral Designs

Suits - Victor Mellick Mens Fashions

Ceremony location - Castaways Resort & Spa Mission Beach

 Reception Venue - Castaways Resort & Spa Mission Beach

Wedding Rings - Hand made by Bride and Groom

Photographer - Tella Photography

Wedding Decorators - Castaways Resort & Spa Mission Beach & Mother of Bride

Caterers - Castaways Resort & Spa Mission Beach

Cake Artist - Mother of Bride