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

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