Last week I traveled to the outback location of Mt Isa to capture a lovely couple say I do!! I’d never been to Mt Isa before so I was a bit excited and also a little nervous as to what was in store for locations for the wedding! I arrived the day before the big day and did a drive around with the bride to be Leeusha and her maid of honour Leonie who is a photographer herself so my mind was put to ease knowing I was in good hands to find some great locations for after the ceremony and we found some crackers!!
I attended the ceremony rehearsal to scope out the location and also meet the bridal party. Just from this brief meeting I knew the big day was going to be fun and I was spot on!!
The day started with Malcolm and his groomsmen at their home with fur baby Dig joining in on the group shots! Great bunch of men and had some good laughs while getting ready! Loved that Malcolm’s mother was present to help him get ready and be part of the photos! We did a quick stop to get some photos with Malcolm’s grandmother which was a very special and emotional moment.
Next stop was Leeusha and her bride tribe who were getting ready at the Ibis in town. Such a lovely group of ladies who aren’t shy of having a good belly laugh and having a great time! Leeusha looked gorgeous and I loved that she was so chill and happy! She was marrying the man of her dreams, why wouldn’t she be happy! We did a first look with Leeusha dad and he started to tear up which was so sweet and Leeusha had to try all the tricks in the book to stop her tears!
Awesome ceremony at the camp draft grounds with 150 of their friends and family watching the special moment. Loved the arbor which was handmade by Leeusha and Malcolm! I had to step in and help out when Leeusha was trying to fit Malcolm’s ring on the wrong hand and I whispered while still shooting, “Wrong hand”. Good laugh when they realized and a great memory of the day. The afternoon was spent capturing the newlyweds with their awesome bridal party in locations that I felt really reflected Mt Isa, red dirt, ant hills and all!
Back to the camp draft grounds for an evening of fun, beer on tap, good old country dancing and just a hell of a great time! Such an awesome day and my first Mt Isa wedding capturing the awesome Mr & Mrs Finlay is definitely one to remember!!
Congrats Mr & Mrs Finaly!!
VENDORS FROM THE DAY
Makeup Artist - Leonie Kretschmann
Hair Stylist - Bron Meyers - Bronze Salon
Wedding Dress - Luv Bridal
Suits - Tarocash
Florist - Friend
Cake Artist - Family member
Ceremony location - Mt Isa Camp-draft grounds
Ceremony Officiant - Father Mick Lowcock
Reception Venue - Mt Isa Camp-draft grounds
Photographer - Tella Photography
Videographer - JC Filmz
Wedding Decorators - Andii Mihay Events
Caterers - Discovery Parks
Wedding Rings - Prouds Mount Isa
Live Musicians- Pacific Groove
Cold Beverages - Kombi Keg