REAL WEDDING / ANDREA + COLM


THE COUPLE /

From the second I met Andy and Colm, I knew they would be an easy breezy couple to spend the day with and as soon as they said they had chosen me as their wedding photographer, I could not wait. Their storytelling about how they first met, their connection and their playfulness was so warming, I knew they would be a pleasure to shoot.

THE SET UP /

Andy and Colm opted for an intimate wedding at a unique and private wedding venue in the Gold Coast hinterland, with just 16 guests in attendance made up of immediate family and their absolute closest friends. (Having shot a wedding with a 150 guests just days earlier, this was a great change of pace.) Hamptons Hinterland Retreat was a relaxed and beautiful backdrop, full of light, bright, white rooms and Hamptons styling - a photographer’s dream!

THE CHALLENGE /

The mini wedding guests melted me with cuteness, but when the Bride told me that her 3 year old niece hates the camera and it would be impossible to get snaps of her looking and smiling, well… Challenge accepted! You can see the results below...


Wedding day details

Engagement ring

Wedding ring

GC Bridal Lounge Wedding Dress

Varsity Secret Salon

La Sorella Hair

Wedding hair style

Wedding photographer

Hamptons hinterland retreat

Wedding photography

Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids

Wedding photographer

Wedding photographer

Wedding photographer

Father of the groom

Groom

Wedding photography

Candid wedding photographer

Wedding photographer

Gold Coast Wedding photographer

Wedding photographer

Gold Coast Wedding photography

Wedding photographer

Bride

Mother of the Bride

GC Bridal Lounge dress lace

Moss and Stone Wedding Bouquet

Wedding photographer

Father of the Bride First Look

Father of the Bride First Look

Father of the Bride

Hamptons Hinterland Retreat

Hamptons Hinterland Retreat

Hamptons Hinterland Retreat

THE CEREMONY /

As laid back as the couple both were leading up to the day, the Groom surprised me with anxious anticipation in the moments before the ceremony. Lucky to have the support of his family who travelled from England to be part of their day, Colm waited at the end of aisle jittering and positively beaming.

Proving that even the most planned weddings can sometimes go off script unexpectedly, the Bride laughed when she took her first steps down the aisle and her veil (worn by her Grandma on her wedding day) caught on the grass and was ripped from her hair. A seemless recovery once the lovers locked eyes and celebrant Kristy Harper delivered a beautiful ceremony.


Marry Me Kristy Harper Wedding Celebrant

Hamptons Hinterland Retreat Wedding Ceremony

Hamptons Hinterland Retreat Wedding Ceremony

Hamptons Hinterland Retreat Wedding Ceremony

Marry Me Kristy Wedding Celebrant

Hamptons Hinterland Retreat wedding ceremony

Hamptons Hinterland Retreat wedding photographer

Hamptons Hinterland Retreat wedding photographer


Hamptons Hinterland Retreat wedding photographer

THE DETAILS /

Every little detail was so well thought out from the table setting colours matching the Moss and Stone bouquet so perfectly, to the fun custom stubby holders, to the greenery adorning the open marquee. The dinner party set up was so on point that the caterers actually thought the DIY Bride was a wedding stylist! The couple set up the entire tablescape and festoon lighting, with the hero of the table oh so cute! Mini personalised Bailey’s bottles for the guests, handmade by the Bride (the labels, not the alcohol!)

Andy and Colm also taught us how to settle an argument about which cake flavour to choose - por que no los dos (insert cute cheering Mexican girl here!) Confetti Cake Co created a stunning chocolate mud cake with Bailey's cream filling (drool!) for the main cake and the Bride’s favourite, carrot cake in cupcake form.


Marry Me Kristy wedding celebrant

Hamptons Hinterland Retreat wedding photographer

Hamptons Hinterland Retreat wedding photographer

Confetti Cake co wedding cake

Confetti Cake co cupcakes

Confetti Cake co cupcakes

Confetti Cake co cupcakes

Confetti Cake co cupcakes

Confetti Cake co cupcakes

Hamptons Hinterland Retreat wedding photographer

Hamptons Hinterland Retreat wedding photographer

2 cooks in the kitchen wedding catering

2 cooks in the kitchen wedding catering

DIY Wedding Favours

Wedding Reception styling

Wedding tablescape style

DIY Wedding guest favours

Hamptons Hinterland Retreat Wedding

Hamptons Hinterland Retreat Wedding

Hamptons Hinterland Retreat Wedding


Wedding polaroids

Wedding polaroids

Hamptons Hinterland Retreat Wedding

Hamptons Hinterland Retreat Wedding

Hamptons Hinterland Retreat Wedding

Hamptons Hinterland Retreat Wedding

Hamptons Hinterland Retreat Wedding

Hamptons Hinterland Retreat Wedding

Hamptons Hinterland Retreat Wedding

Bride's niece

Bride's niece

Hamptons Hinterland Retreat Wedding

Hamptons Hinterland Retreat Wedding

Hamptons Hinterland Retreat Wedding

Hamptons Hinterland Retreat Wedding

Wedding confetti photo

Wedding confetti photo

Wedding confetti photo

Wedding confetti photo

Wedding confetti photo

Wedding confetti photo

Wedding photographer

THE LOCATION PHOTOS /

An early ceremony and conveniently located venue meant that we had the luxury of time for the location photos - music to my ears! Living on the Gold Coast, Andy and Colm wanted to make the most of the coastline having their couple photos taken at North Burleigh Beach and the Burleigh Hill for sunset, luckily, Tuesday afternoon at the hill is a little less busy than a Sunday session!

Nervous about how they would perform in the photos, in lieu of a Bridal Party, the couple brought along two of their funniest friends… (well most certainly their funniest friends at the wedding) to put the couple at ease, pulling faces, reenacting dance routines and cracking jokes.


Beach wedding photography

Beach wedding photography

Beach wedding photography

Beach wedding photography

Beach wedding photography

Beach wedding photography

Beach wedding photography

Burleigh Hill wedding photography

Sunset wedding photography

Sunset wedding photography

Gold Coast wedding photographer

Burleigh Heads wedding photography

Burleigh Heads wedding photography

Sunset wedding photography

Gold Coast Wedding photographer

Hamptons Hinterland Retreat Wedding Reception

Wedding styling

Confetti Cake Co Naked Cake

Wedding photographer

Wedding photography

Wedding reception speech

Wedding cake cutting

Outdoor wedding reception

Sparkler photo

It was so special to be selected to be part of such an intimate group of lovely people and I thank Andrea + Colm for including me.

The incredible list of wedding suppliers who helped Andea + Colm create their dream day!

PHOTOGRAPHER / MNDY Photography

VENUE / Hamptons Hinterland Retreat

BRIDE'S DRESS / GC Bridal Lounge

BRIDE'S VEIL / Family heirloom

HAIR / La Sorella

MAKEUP / Varsity Secret Salon

FLORALS / Moss n Stone

CAKE / Confetti Cake Co

CELEBRANT / Marry Me Kristy Wedding Celebrant

CATERING / 2 Cooks in the Kitchen

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