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

Mr & Mrs Whelan - 6th July 2018 - Townsville

Had the pleasure of capturing Sarah & Luke's big day recently and I can honestly say I've never laughed so much while capturing a wedding especially when shooting Luke and his groomsmen!! LMAO!!

It was a proud day for me also as Sarah was previously my assistant for 2 years a couple of years back and she said to me back then "I want you to shoot my wedding when I find Mr Right" and she found him and it was an honor to be a part of Sarah and Luke's awesome day! :) Sarah looked stunning and super proud of the young lady she has blossomed into and Luke looked very smart in his suit and is such a nice and very funny young gentlemen who adores Sarah and it was abvious they were meant for each other! Congrats Mr & Mrs Whelan!

 

VENDORS FROM  THE DAY

Makeup Artist - Urban Miss Makeup

Hair Stylist - Stephanie Blucher

Florist - Malpara Florist

Wedding Dress - Wedding Gowns by Melinda

Suits - Connor

Ceremony location - Anderson Gardens Townsville

 Reception Venue - The North Queensland Club

Wedding Rings - Custom Made

Photographer - Tella Photography

Wedding Decorators - Ede Events

 

Caterers - The North Queensland Club

Cake Artist - Baked by Maree Townsville

Mr & Mrs Menegazzo - 30th June 2018 - Townsville

Last Saturday the gorgeous couple Tegan and Matthew said their I do's to each other and started a new exciting chapter in their lives together as Mr & Mrs! It was an awesome day filled with fun, laughter and happy tears! It was such a special and emotional day for everyone and especially Matthew who shed a tear reading the letter from his bride to be in the morning and again when he seen Tegan walking down the aisle towards him! Very special to see Matthew tear up as men try to hide their emotions but you could clearly see that the stunning Tegan means the world to him and he couldn't hold back the tears of joy! The afternoon was a barrel of laughs with their bridal party and fun had by all! One location we were close to Maccas' and the bridal party were starving so Tegan and her bridesmaids headed into Maccas' to sort out a feast for everyone! Should have seen the look on peoples' faces when a bride and her girl posse stroll in and ordered up a storm! We just had to get a burger shot with ladies in front of the Maccas Sign!! LOL! The Pier was the awesome location for their reception and it was a great evening with great food and some sweet dances moves busting out on the dance floor! Congrats Mr & Mrs Menegazzo and thank you for choosing Tella Photography to capture your special day! :)

 

VENDORS FROM  THE DAY

Makeup Artist - Friend

Hair Stylist - Friend

Florist - Hooked on wedding Florals

Wedding Dress - Bridal Palace

Suits - Tarocash

Ceremony location - Anderson Gardens Townsville

 Reception Venue - The Pier Restaurant Townsville

Wedding Rings - Angus & Coote

Photographer - Tella Photography

Wedding Decorators - Self Decorated

Caterers - The Pier Restaurant

Cake Artist - Cute as a cupcake

DJ - Pooles of Music

Videographer - Chantel Meehan

Hire Cars - Townsville Formal Cars

 

Mr & Mrs Trueman - 23rd June 2018 - Townsville

Rebecca and Brad are a lovely and fun couple and it was an honour to be a part of their special day last weekend! :) Oh, and I can't forget to mention their 2 gorgeous daughters who almost stole the show! The weather was perfect on the big and everything was the way it was meant to be! An awesome fun afternoon with the newlyweds and their fun bridal party at the photo locations with quite a few giggles shared before heading to their stunning reception at the Allure! Great evening with the bride and groom having their first dance and getting wrapped up in kilometres of coloured ribbon followed by a very special daddy and daughter dance. Loved being a part of your big day Rebecca & Bradley and thank you for choosing me to capture it for you both!! Congrats and enjoy your cruise! 

VENDORS FROM  THE DAY

Makeup Artist -  Suarve Beauty Connection

Hair Stylist - Diva's way Hair and Spa

Florist - Malpara Florists

Wedding Dress - Signature Bridal and Formal

Suits - Tarocash

Ceremony location - Garabarra Lawn - Jazzine Barracks Townsville

Reception Venue - Allure Hotel & Apartments

Wedding Rings - Angus and Coote

Photographer - Tella Photography

Wedding Decorators - Townsville Wedding and Events

Caterers - Tide Cafe

Cake Artist - Cheese Cake Shop Willows

DJ - Mobile Disco Services

Videographer - GW Photography & Onstage pix

Other Awesome Vendors

- In The Booth

- Hummer Events Townsville and NQ

 

Mr & Mrs Hadley - 16th June 2018 - Townsville

I won't lie, when I was contaced by Kate I was honored and also nervous as she is an awesome wedding photographer herself so I was humbled that she chose me to capture her and Ryan's special day! :) With Kate being in the wedding industry for years she knew what would make her wedding day amazing and that it was!! Everything was on point from the antque styling at the ceremony and reception, visit from Frosty Whip for the guests, the amazeballs BBQ share platters from Ottos for dinner through to her stunning dress from Channel Lauren!! I had a ball with Kate, Ryan and their awesome bridal party with lots of laughs and jokes thrown around!! Their reception under the stars was magicial and the Kombi Keg for guests to pour their own fav bevvy was an awesome idea and was a treat with the guests! Who knew you could get Vodka punch on tap!!! Thank you Kate and Ryan for choosing me to be a part of your special day, it was an honour!! Congrats Mr & Mrs Hadley! :)

VENDORS FROM  THE DAY

Makeup Artist -  Kristin Martin makeup artist

Hair Stylist - Moon Salon

Florist - Townsville Flower Market

Wedding Dress - Channel Lauren

Suits - YD

Ceremony location - Private Residence

Reception Venue - Private Residence

Wedding Rings - Tiffany and Co

Photographer - Tella Photography

Wedding Decorators - Elsie and Audrey Vintage Hire

Caterers - Otto's Fresh food market

Cake Artist - Otto's Parlour Patisserie

DJ - Pooles of Music

Other Awesome Vendors

- Kombi Keg Townsville

- Frosty Whip QLD

Mr & Mrs Petersen - 6th June 2018 - Airlie Beach

Had the pleasure of traveling to Airlie Beach last Wednesday to capture Andrew & Citaya say their I do's at the stunning location that is Earlando! I had a great time with Andrew and Citaya on their engagement shoot earlier in the year and knew there wedding was going to be a great day filled with laughs and I was spot on!! This was not only a special day as Citaya and Andrew were saying their I do's to each other but it was Citaya's birthday also!!! I picked up a cupcake and a candle and Emma her bridesmaid and I sang her happy birthday before she left for the ceremony to make the day a little more special!

Citaya looked stunning in her dress from Signature Bridal Townsville and arrived in style by helicopter to the ceremony. Andrew was looking smhick in his suit from Tarocash and shed a tear when his gorgeous bride to be walked down the aisle towards him!

After the ceremony and a quick beverage to celebrate we were whisked away in a 4WD with Ben from Earlando to some amazing locations on the property before heading to back to their reception under the stars!! Such an amazing day for this awesome couple and I really had a fantastic time and didn't want to leave the party!! Congrats Mr & Mrs Petersen and thank you for choosing me to capture your special day! :)

 

VENDORS FROM  THE DAY

Makeup Artist -  Joanne Dromgold

Hair Stylist - Immensity Hair Design

Florist - Flower Hut

Wedding Dress - Signature Bridal Townsville

Suits - Tarocash

Ceremony location - Earlando, Cape Gloucester

Reception Venue - Earlando, Cape Gloucester

Wedding Rings - Wallace Bishop

Photographer - Tella Photography

Videographer - Th3rd Dimension Media

Wedding Decorators - The Event Company

Helicopter - GSL Aviation

Caterers

- Peach and Pear for canapés

- Fish Divine for main meals & dessert

Cake Artist - Sweet Ideas

Wedding Planners - The Wedding Planners Whitsundays

Mr & Mrs McNevin - 1st June 2018 - Fiji

I first meet Dave and Yvonne when I captured their neighbour's wedding 3 years ago. Yvonne contacted me last year and said she loved the photo's I captured for Georgina & Pete and asked if I would capture her special day! Of course, I said and then she told me it will be in Fiji!!! Internal happy dance then a resounding HELL YES was my answer!!!! I was pretty excited and honoured that Yvonne and Dave wished me to capture their special day in Fiji which was to be my first international wedding!!!

My wife and I travelled to Fiji a couple of days before the wedding day to scout out the Outrigger Beach Resort where the wedding was being held and to have a little explore of the local area as it was our first time to Fiji!! We meet with Dave & Yvonne the afternoon before the wedding to catch up and meet their wedding guests! They are such awesome down to earth people and their guests were so welcoming also and I knew their day was going to be amazing surrounded by their close friends and family!!

The big day arrived and a storm was forecast but the rain stayed away but the clouds stuck around which didn't bother me as it creates a dramatic sky! :) Yvonne looked stunning in her gown from Grace Loves Lace and Dave was looking very smart and relaxed in his beach wedding attire and pluggers!! The ceremony was held on the beach right in front of the resort which was racked and set up beautifully with an awesome view of the ocean. Loved the connection between Yvonne and Dave as they pulled funny faces at each other and laughed the whole afternoon! We had a great location shoot with the bridal party and our porters from the resort who transported us around the resort to the best locations via golf buggy! We had an amazing afternoon and finished with a backlit flash shot on the beach before heading to their reception venue at the resort. It was an amazing setup and the food and staff were awesome! There was a surprise that I was given the heads up about and it did not disappoint! Local fire dancers came to the reception and performed and it was outstanding!!  Such an amazing privilege and experience to have captured Dave & Yvonne's special day in Fiji!! Congrats Mr & Mrs McNevin and thank you for choosing me and allowing my wife and I to be a part of your special day!!  BULA!!!

 

VENDORS FROM  THE DAY

Location - Outrigger Beach Resort Fiji, Sigatoka

Makeup Artist -  Georgina Reardon

Hair Stylist - Totoka Hair & Make Up Fiji

Florist - Outrigger Beach Resort Fiji

Wedding Dress - Grace Loves Lace

Suit - Ed Harry

Ceremony location - Outrigger Beach Resort Fiji

Reception Venue - Outrigger Beach Resort Fiji

Wedding Rings - Jewellery By Design

Photographer - Tella Photography

Wedding Decorators - Outrigger Beach Resort Fiji

Caterers - Outrigger Beach Resort Fiji

 

Mr & Mrs Galvin - 26th May 2018 - Ayr

Steph and Rory said their I do's in their hometown of Ayr recently and it was an awesome day! Everything was perfect on their special day from the weather to how perfect Steph looking in her wedding dress!! It was a fun day with our locations taking us to a families gorgeous garden and then to Mount Kelly for sunset and to capture some images at dusk with Rory's 2 loves in his life, his truck and his gorgeous wife Steph! The reception was held at Populins run by the awesome team who always make the venue come to life! Congrats to Rory and Steph and thank you for choosing Tella Photography to capture your special day! Congrats Mr & Mrs Galvin and enjoy your honeymoon!! :) 

VENDORS FROM  THE DAY

Makeup Artist -  Mac Beauty by Adrianna McNamara

Hair Stylist - Carmela Vasta, Dolce Capelli

Florist - The Flower Effect

Wedding Dress - Wedding Gowns by Melinda

Suit - Michael's Menswear

Ceremony location - Sacred Heart Catholic Church Ayr

Reception Venue - Populins Hall Ayr

Wedding Rings - Kimberly Fine Diamonds

Photographer - Tella Photography

Wedding Decorators - Dominques Events

Live Musician - Tammy Moxon

Caterers - Fusion Cafe Ayr

Cake Artist - Amanda Scuderi

Mr & Mrs Jordan - 20th May 2018 - Townsville

Damien & Coralie tied the knot last Saturday and although it wasn't broadcast and watched by millions of people around the world like the royal wedding, it was just as special! I got along well with Damien and Coralie on their engagement shoot with me and I knew the big day would be like friends catching up again! It was such a fun day and such lovely friends and family were present to witness and share in this special day for Damien & Coralie! The weather was cloudy most of the day and although the sun only broke through for 60 seconds, I made the most of the awesome stormy clouds as a dramatic backdrop for the newlyweds! The reception was held at a family members house out at Alice River and the setup was pretty impressive with rows of fairy lights and lanterns being the canopy for the open air reception! Food was on point with a belly filling feast from Coast to Coast Golden Roast! Such an awesome day and such an honour to be a part of Damien & Coralie's special day!  Congrats Mr & Mrs Jordan! :)

 

VENDORS FROM  THE DAY

Makeup Artist -  Chloe Wheeler

Hair Stylist - Tamara Steahr

Florist - Away With Flowers

Wedding Dress - White House Bridal

Suit - Tarocash

Ceremony location - Burke Street Headland Townsville

Reception Venue - Private Property

Wedding Rings - Michael Hill

Photographer - Tella Photography

Wedding Decorators - Groom

DJ - Brendan Ford

Caterers - Coast to Coast The Golden Roast

Cake Artist - Megan's Cakes and Candy's