I told you Adam had been photographing some beautiful weddings. Here is another where the fantastic images are only outdone by the story that goes with them. Man, this guy is good. Lucky he works with me.
Andrew, a Mining Engineer, met Leigh at an underground mine, 800km west of Townsville. Remoteness, it can do wonders for the head and the heart. I am pretty sure when Andrew was doing a fly in fly out on a mining site, he NEVER thought he would meet the woman of his dreams. He might have found a few good drinking buddies, but the love of his life – who would have thought? But there she was, part of the Human Resources team on site and the most perfect woman he had ever met. At Christmas Andrew worked right through, then flew home on New Year’s Eve. At least they could see the New Year in together. So Andrew took Leigh to Sirromet Winery for a long lovely lunch. I’ve done the same with my wife and lunch at Sirromet with the one you love is like – well, it is like exhaling. You can breathe again. Andrew must have felt this way because after lunch he took Leigh down by the lake and proposed.
Leigh looked gorgeous on her wedding day. She chose the best setting in Brisbane to get ready for her day – The Stamford Plaza. She also chose a classically beautiful gown by Ellie Saab with shoes from Kurt Geiger. Her look was finished with makeup by Abigael Johnstone from Latonas. I honestly don’t think I’ve ever seen Abigael do a terrible job. She makes every woman (and some men – usually TV personalities) look like a movie star. Andrew also looked fantastic with classy finishes like a Hermes tie and Paul Smith shoes. They celebrated their love with friends and family at Hillstone St Lucia, which, as usual, provided the perfect venue. This was really important to Leigh & Andrew, as after working so hard, it was the first time they have had all their friends & family in one place for many years. How special to have them all their to celebrate with them.
They had some great little touches. Cake with cupcakes by Sarah Jane at Cakestar, and some great little lolly jars by Pink Frosting. Leigh said these were perfect for giving their guests something they could enjoy now (the lollies) and also keep for later (the keep-sake jar).
Leigh and Andrew, thank you for choosing Studio Impressions to photograph your wedding day. I know Adam had a wonderful time and raves about how nice you both and all your family were. Know that we all wish you a long and happy marriage and many more romantic lunches in life.
Wedding guests are welcome to click on the link to view Leigh & Andrew’s sneak peek slideshow.
Wedding guests are welcome to view all images on the online gallery.
(Slideshow and gallery are password protected. Please contact Leigh & Andrew for access.)