Married in Port Douglas

Nicky and Lloyd’s is the first Port Douglas wedding I have photographed since being away working on a documentary in Haiti for a few months.  What a delight to spend the day with them, and what a wonderful wedding to photograph!

I spent a few hours with them during the wedding preparations at the Sea Temple.  Nicky was a tiny bit nervous, but you really couldn’t tell.

I love that all the girls had their roles on their singlets.

Wedding preparations are amongst my favourite part of the day to photograph, an essential part of the story of the wedding.  It’s also a privilege to be a part of such an intimate ritual.

Rescue Remedy.  A common sight at bridal preparations – along with champagne.

It was a really relaxed affair, hair and make-up all done, time to sit with a glass of bubbles…and Rescue Remedy…

…then it’s time to get dressed.

Nicky’s dress was absolutely stunning.

A last minute pep-talk in the bathroom….., and of course the wonderful wedding planner Zoe Day on hand to help with all the little details.

Here’s Lloyd, trying hard not to look nervous.

while he waits for his beautiful bride.

I love that even after 10 years together the ceremony was still very emotional

with the fabulous Sarah Woods as celebrant.

After the wedding ceremony, which was right next to the beach in Port Douglas, we wandered around for a few portraits of the Nicky & Lloyd and of the wedding party.  I knew this was going to be a fun session.  Unsure about the weather, I had a bucket full of umbrellas ready to go…

The Sugar Wharf in Port Douglas is a great spot for wedding photos.  Being right at the end of the wet season, it was empty when we arrived there – not a soul around!

Then out to one of my favourite rainforest spots.

Because we’d had so much rain over the wet, there was a little more water around than usual.  Luckily this wedding party didn’t mind crossing precariously on a log which kept rolling…  I had visions of one of the groomsmen, or the groom, going in – all because of the photographer!!

The girls were a little more prepared and had bought gum boots 2 days before the wedding.  I love it.

So we got our shots.  I had great fun taking these images – and a great wedding party to work with.

Then back across the creek

for a quick cane field stop on the way back to the reception at the Sea Temple.

The wedding cake was amazing.  Nicky and Lloyd, and their dog in icing.

Congratulations, Mr & Mrs Flynn!

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