Every wedding I photograph is special, and every couple is different, but Rachael and Emma even more so. They’re the sort of people you leave wishing they lived closer so you could see them more and hang out.
Their wedding was at the stunning Mali Mali, just north of Port Douglas. The girls brought their own long boards.Maria from Zen Photography came to help shoot the preparations, and when we arrived the girls from Port Douglas Hair and Makeup were in full swing.
The ceremony, which is a “Civil Partnership Declaration”!!! by Stephanie Milne was absolutely beautiful, and the first in the Douglas Shire. I think everyone there had tears in their eyes at some stage, even Steph had to stop for a moment! I certainly did.
When I had initially met the girls, we’d chatted about how we both love longboards (and our dogs). I have a few at home, so threw them in the car for the rest of the bridal party, and off we went to the smoothest road north of Mossman.
and one more stop before we lost the light. (PS We did actually get some serious stand-in-a-line bridal party shots too). And those amazing flowers you’re just noticing now? Floral Edge of course.
The girls even left the party to come and say goodbye to the suppliers and walk us out. Brad from Port Douglas Catering, awesome food as always, and thanks for the out of focus photo of Ewan Cutler, fabulous videographer, and me.
I had to think about why the girls left such and impression on me, and realised that out of all the weddings I’ve seen, Rachael and Emma struck me as being so completely themselves, with each other and everyone around them. It’s truly a beautiful love story.