Sometimes, in my job, you just get swept away by it all….. a beautiful setting, tender details, heartwarming music, and palpable love. It’s like waves washing over you, leaving you feeling invigorated, refreshed. Sometimes, you get swept away by it all….literally.
Susie and Nicholas’ Nossa wedding had all this AND the waves. They had chosen one of THE most beautiful settings in the world , Little Cove Noosa, to have their romantic and touching wedding ceremony (not that I’m biased as a Queenslander or anything). Someone forgot to tell Huey though, and Noosa was met with freakishly high tides that week.
As the waves encircled their feet during the ceremony and lapped at the seating area for friends and family, Susie and Nicholas held their cool. In fact they smiled. Big, Joyous, Couldn’t Care Less, Smiles. Guests ran from the waves like children on their first visit to the beach. The wedding wasn’t ruined. It was even better. The party had just begun!
Susie and Nicholas are from Sydney and after holidays on this beautiful beach, chose this special place to seal their love. Their family and friends travelled from all over to be there. Susie is the Marketing Director for Marie Claire magazine, so some of her friends are people you might recognise. Many of her friends helped her put together one of the most stylish and most relaxed weddings I’ve been to in a while.
The elegant and understated styling is all thanks to Katerina and David from the legendary DG3. These guys are used to important events, like the Olympic Games, the Superbowl in the US, the Logies and Susie and Nicholas’ wedding. Susie very obviously took Nicholas’ breathe away as she walked down their beach aisle in her Steven Khalil couture gown. Stunning. The fun and romance continued right through their reception at the one and only Sails . Terrianne at Mondo Floral Designs outdid herself with romantic flowers to suit the mood. The cake too was classic soft pink romance by Lee Berryman at Cake Designs .
BUTt nothing beat the romance of Nicholas giving his speech. Following the usual thank you list, Nicholas chooses to replace the standard “doesn’t she look beautiful tonight” acknowledgement of his bride, by lifting a guitar and giving his rendition of “Drops of Jupiter” directly to Susie. Corny? Oh no. This guy can sing. Not a dry eye in the house. Thank god for my lens cleaner.
As I said, the night was a party. A real celebration of love and all that feels good in life. The DJ Stephen Ferris had this party rocking until the wee hours. Susie and Nicholas were celebrating like anyone starting a new chapter in their life, at one of their favourite places in the world, with their most favourite person in the world. With Joy and lots of it.
I photographed Susie’s brother Peter’s wedding to Sarah a little over a year ago, and I am so humbled that out of all the photographers in the world and out of the great photographers in Australia that Susie would know, she chose me to share this day with her and Nicholas. I LOVE going to a wedding where I have come to know the family. It makes it even more special. Sarah and Peter, it was so great to see you again after all of your travels, and I am so glad that you think of me as your family photographer. I could not want for a bigger compliment.
Susie and Nicholas, you are remarkable individuals, but together, you light up the world. I wish you the pure joy of your wedding day, forever.
Wedding guests are welcome to click on the link to view Susie & Nicholas’ sneak peek slideshow.
(The slideshow is password protected. Please contact Susie & Nicholas for access).