A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to the wedding of two of my long-time favourite clients, Nathan and Joelie. These two have been such a joy to work with over the years, from their engagement ring to wedding rings and other assorted paraphernalia- I really count them as friends and not clients. It reminds me that this is why I do the work I do.
The wedding was in Maleny, in a spot that should have been green and gorgeous- if it wasn't for the torrential rain and fog that afternoon! However, true to form- when Joelie came down the aisle, they both looked absolutely radiant, in the moment, and only had eyes for each other. Damn, I love weddings. I could watch that beautiful moment again and again. It all led into being the fun-est and funniest party I've been to in a long time. Poor old Mark was so unwell with the flu that evening that we had to head off relatively early, which is such a shame because I could have happily gone on all night! (Now guess who had the sore head in the morning. Uurgh.)
Among other pieces, Joelie asked me to make neckpieces for herself and her bridesmaids. At the time I photographed them on my dressmakers dummy, and frankly they looked kind of meh- it didn't do them justice at all. Seeing them on the woman of the hour, live and in person, was a whole other thing- Joelie was a stunner and her vision was spot on. It's really an example of the jewellery is nothing without the wearer.
Thank you to Brian Rogers Photographics for sharing these lovely photos. If you're looking for a hilarious Brit to photograph your wedding and keep you entertained while he does it, Brian's your man.
(Plus... a dodgy phone-photo to show just how fun an evening it was. If any other clients are considering inviting me to their wedding, please keep in mind that I won't necessarily wear a hat shaped like a chicken.)