Sarah and Todd – October Fifth, Twenty Thirteen
Sam and I knew just what a great wedding we would be shooting, well before we showed up to Todd and Sarah’s I Do’s. The cutest couple ever and Sarah’s wedding vision we had been chatting about over the past little while, was something we couldn’t wait to see come together.
Arriving to the girls that morning – it was so calm and organised – Anna, Sarah’s sister was reading a magazine, Sarah was pottering around, making sure all her stuff was ready to go and the other girls were calmly relaxing. Most photographers and most people who have been a part of a bridal party before will know this is not the usual scene we walk into. It set the tone for a very relaxed day.
Sarah’s dress was something pretty special. Her Bridesmaids mother, just happens to be an amazing designer and made Sarah’s dream dress from exquisite satins and French lace – the same kind of lace that Kate Middleton used in her royal wedding. Sarah wore the dress so incredibly elegantly, she looked like she was a princess. The day of the wedding was the first time Sarah wore the dress complete and a few last minute stitches were placed just moments before it was time to go to Star of The Sea church to marry her prince.
Todd woke up on the morning of the wedding and remembered he had to write his speech! After a few last minute details on Todd’s end, he got himself to the church. Father Aliki Maree got the boys in to place, waiting for Sarah to arrive. Todd recalls feeling nervous standing in front of all those people…. until Sarah appeared at the church doorway – he was relieved when he set his eyes upon hers and felt so much calmer.
Walking down the aisle to Todd, with her Dad on her arm, was one of the many moments for Sarah during the day, that took her breath away. On her arrival, she was hoping she wasn’t too late! She paused, took a deep breath, looked around and took in what was about to happen. “it was a beautiful moment”
Father Aliki performed a heart warming ceremony for the couple. There were many laughs and happy moments during the joining of Sarah and Todd, which will be treasured by them both.
After the ceremony, the bridal party boarded the Combi’s (cutest wedding transport ever) we went off to take a few portraits for the pair. The reception was at Cedar Galleries was inspired by the talented works of stylist Aleisha from Pretty My Love. Aleisha, although unable to style the event herself, helped guide Sarah into making her dream reception come to life. With the help of Sarah’s friend Megan and sister-in-law Alanna, the girls designed and put together the most amazing rustic vintage reception.
Sarah and Todd had so many amazing moments during their day, the couldn’t just name one as their favourite.
Calling each other Husband and Wife, is taking them a bit to get used to… after all sometimes when the day is so magical and like a dream, you do need to pinch yourself sometimes to make sure it was all real!
Todd, in his speech, talked about how he couldn’t imagine spending his life with anyone else. As for their future, with a husband that knows, that being their for your wife in every way, is the most important, Sarah and Todd are set to live happily ever after.
Now, the Hawaii honeymoon is over, and they settle back into their new lives, we hope you both take great happiness in re-living all the moments every time you look at your wedding day photographs. Sam and I wish you both a world of happiness and thank you for allowing us to share this day with you all!
A list of vendors and thank you’s from Sarah and Todd can be found after you check out their beautiful day
So many people played a role in making their day so magical.
They would like to thank like to thank:
Hairdressers Mel and Raylene from Hair Culture by Raylene
Make-up artist Anna from blush.by Anna
Dress was designed by Maria Smith from Marsuzs Designs
Fr Aliki, Maree and all involved at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church
Styling was inspired by Aleisha from Pretty My Love and Megan, David and Alanna styling on the day
Flowers were thanks to Kerilyn from Lavish Flowers of Bundaberg
Venue was perfect thanks to Angela from Cedar Galleries Arts & Craft Village
Cake was made by mother of the groom, Kay Martin
Tiffany chairs at the reception were hired from Belinda at Capricorn Event Decorators
Catering by Lance and his team from Chattin Café
Thanks also to Buslink for providing the bus transportation
Images Kellie Blinco / Sam McGrath Kellie Blinco Photography