Katherine and Kris had a very romantic wedding at Albert River Wines. The bride and groom both got ready at the Sofitel on the Gold Coast, in separate rooms. They were surrounded by friends and family who helped them prepare.
Katherine chose some very sentimental items to wear on the day. She wore rings the belonged to her great-grandma (3 diamonds, gold band) and her grandma’s (emeralds, silver band), and the pearls were her mums. She was very lucky to have so many wonderful memories attached to her wedding jewellery! Kris is such a romantic and left 10 love letters scattered around Katherines hotel room. She was so afraid to open them so that she didn’t ruin her make up.
Kris and his groomsmen had cufflinks designed to match their professions and personality. As usual, the boys had a great time getting ready. They waited til nearly the last minute, but still managed to fit in some horseplay! everyone survived… just!
From the sofitel, we traveled to Albert River Wines for a sunny outdoor ceremony full of family and friends. The bride arrived with her father in a classic car down the rustic road and dropped her off just before she made her grand entrance. There were LOTS of laughs, tears and smiles as Katherines father walked his beautiful daughter down the aisle. The Ceremony was very touching and excellently officiated by Wendy Marshall. The vineyard and hills provided a stunning backdrop for the intimate ceremony.
Everyone in the bridal party were great to work with as we photographed the portraits. We were lucky to have such an amazing sunset which made every photo perfect.
The reception had a great mix of laughs and tears (happy ones). The staff at Albert River Wines are top notch and the food was perfect. We cannot thank them enough for their hospitality.
Bridal gown: Luv Bridal (http://www.luvbridal.com/)
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Bella Donna Bridesmaids (http://www.belladonnabridesmaids.com.au/)
Groom’s suits: Studio Italia (Myer)
Groomsmen: Studio Italia (Myer)
Jewellery: Diamonds International
Hotel: Sofitel Gold Coast
Flowers: Nicole Knight (close friend and amazing florist)
Cake: Sofitel Gold Coast
Celebrant: Wendy Marshall from ‘Weddings by Wendy’ (www.weddingsbywendy.com.au)
Band: Mark Divola (http://www.markdivola.com/)
PhotoPod: Brian and Afra from The PhotoPod (www.thephotopod.com.au