❤ DYLAN + JODIE ❤
When Jodie contacted me to arrange a photographer for their day, I was already locked in with another wedding and as two people I have known a long time I felt gutted I couldn't do it. However, as fate has it's way I received a cancellation for the date and straight away contacted Jodie and to her delight she hadn't yet found a photographer, it couldn't have worked out more perfectly. Plus it gave me a reason to lock in a holiday on the Gold Coast with my little family in the lead up to their day, win win !!
The venue was simply stunning @ Parkwood Weddings, the tunnel of jasmine as you enter smelt absolutely divine and created such a pretty bridal entrance. As Jodie walked the aisle it was clear to see the emotion on her face wishing her Mum could be there to witness their love. She wouldn't have been anywhere else I'm sure of it! The vows were incredible, lines from different songs, mixed in together to create a very funny quirky ceremony. Brilliant idea, so unique. It had all guests in stitches.
A quick location shoot, cruising around the golf coarse in golf buggies and a beaming sun through the tree tops. The laughter between them, infectious. Without a bridal party it was only a short time spent away from their guests. Returning to the venue with a first dance and straight into speeches, another favourite section of mine, learning more about the couple from other sources and they were all great in depth speeches.
In closing they received fireworks as a bonus for booking next door to a wedding that had paid for them, how amazing is that, it was great value to finish a perfect day. Here's a look at their vows 💕
Once in a life you find someone,
Who will turn your life around,
And I found you
Through the good times and the bad
And after all that we’ve been through I’ll be standing there by you,
And if you fall I will catch you,
As you’re my saviour when I fall
And I cherish the thought of having you by my side
And know this I will love you always
These five words I swear to you,
And after everything’s said and done,
Tonight is the night, That two become one.
A couple years up all night and a few thousand diapers later, here we finally are.
All my life, I’ve prayed for someone like you.
Sometimes you don’t expect that friends, can become lovers in the end.
To think that you were always there, to be my friend and wipe away my tears. Now its clear that its always been you.
My darling I, can’t get enough of your love, Babe.
I swear, by the moon and the stars in the sky, I’ll be there- for you. These five words I swear to you. And from this moment, as long as I live, I will love you, I promise you this.
So take my hand, take my whole life too, cause I’m your lady and your my man.
And what a man, what a mighty good man you are.
For better or worse, til death do us part, ill love you with every beat of my heart.
You can lean on me when you’re not strong, and I’ll help you carry on.
Ill be your hope, Ill be your love, be everything you need.
Dylan will you still need me, will you still feed me when I’m 64? Because darling I will be loving you til we’re 70.
I know when I die, you’ll be on my mind and I’ll love you always.