Saturday 7th November 2015
"Julia loves love." I think those opening words from Julia's sister Yvonne in her speech perfectly sum up their Wedding. Julia spends her working hours as a bubbly Celebrant marrying hundreds of couples. Julian is a Carpenter and I have since learned an entrepreneur with a Lego business too. Together they are ambitious, hard working and oh so fun!
The day wasn't just a celebration of the love between them, it celebrated their sincere love of family & friends, their love of celebrating, their love of appreciation in the little things and their love and dreams for all that is yet to come.
Now this Wedding also had a first for me as a Photographer as I shared the role with another talented lady, Kerryn Lee. Julia explained she loves us both and couldn't choose so she thought 'why not have both!'. Julia and Julian had a gorgeous session with Kerryn pre wedding and then my role was on the day, documentary photography task supreme! This meant J&J didn't have to leave their guests, the celebration was seamless and as a bonus the guests were able to view an Album put together by Kerryn of their lovely shoot!
The Ferny Creek Recreation Reserve Hall was spectacularly decorated with fresh flowers from Julias Father and provided the perfect setting for all ages, complete with a Chill Out Corner. The ceremony was heartfelt and had many reaching to wipe a tear. Julia was absolutely adorable in her sunshine yellow and couldn't have oozed more happiness if she tired.
With the Ceremony complete smoky flavors from Digging for Fire BBQ Kitchen came wafting in from outside. Their food was delicious!! Guest intermingled in the vast space outside with giant rhododendrons splashing the scene with spectacular colour. It wasn't long though before the band kicked in the Sangria and Mojitos flowed and one would be safe to think the dance floor had not seen that much action for some time! Now if you like Taylor Swift you will be wanting to high five Julia and Julian for their first dance to 'Shake it Off'. It was hands down THE most impressive first dance I have ever witnessed. I felt like I was almost hyperventilating, cheering and crying all at once trying to capture it and just enjoy it...they moved fast!! You can see a snippet of it along with their day here by the talented Scott at Woolshed Imaging
I am lucky this gorgeous woman still calls me Family and I LOVE how she loves so openly, genuinely and with such sincerity. I am also lucky that these two gorgeous people decided they were the ones for each other and let me join in the celebrating, love to you both xo
Julia dressed by Elke Anouk Couture | Shoes Novo | Accessories The Healsville Jeweler, Hat Indigo Rose Design & Gloves Salvation Army | Hair & Make Up herself and Carina | Flowers The Road Stall | Julian dressed by Briggins | Shoes Myer | Accessories Briggins | Celebrancy by Ch`e Gittus | Stationary Goods created by Bride and her Sister | Styling by Bride her Sisters & Father. Julian hand made all the signs and of course the extraordinary love heart backdrop!! | Cake BYO by guest plus a few extra from Twisted Sista Cafe` in Knox | Catering Digging for Fire BBQ Kitchen | Vibrant MC provided by the glorious Carina Waye (Awesome Actress & Presenter) |Wedding Planner/Set up Vanessa from Valure Events | Music Ceremony - Allanah Guthrie-Jones (Harpist), Alice & Alex (Acoustic Duo) and Gemma Purdy (Vocals). Reception - White Tree Band