"Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."
- Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights
Call me old-fashioned, but there's just something quintessentially romantic about a vintage boho wedding. What comes to my mind is a vision of a beautiful, happy couple swooning in each other's love and wrapped in a warm, glowing, swathe of sunshine and light. I imagine a balmy afternoon and their faces being tenderly caressed by a gentle, soothing breeze.
This couple are oblivious to everything around them, but for the sound of sweetly chirping birds; the gentle, rhythmic sound of water flowing over rocks of the river bed; the warmth of sunshine on their faces and...each other. Everything around them is filled with beauty and simplicity. In this vision...this world...time stands still. And yet, it's moving in slow motion.
Ahhh...I'm such a hopeless romantic.
"I have for the first time found what I can truly love - I have found you. You are my sympathy - my better self - my good angel - I am bound to you with a strong attachment. I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my centre and spring of life, wrap my existence about you - and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one."
- Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre
You see, when getting married, most women have a vision of romance. This is not necessarily my personal vision but I see it - and I want to help women create that vision with a little bit of my own creativity thrown in.
For those women who want a re-enactment of a classic love story, what better way and opportunity to create it than on their wedding day where they get to play the leading lady. I think it's the best ever hustle that a woman has ever created...convincing a man to lavish money and love on them, and to create a real-life fairy tale. And as your wedding photographer, I get to be your fairy godmother so that at the end of your wedding day, you get to record your fairy tale with pictures! This way, you can relive your fairy tale over and over until the end of your days.
So basically I got to create my own vintage boho wedding...love story. I had an awesome creative team (credits at the end) and the fortune of having the most beautiful couple as my bride and groom...Josh and Dani. Best of all, we had fun bringing it all together in the beautiful Currumbin Valley!
Here's a glimpse of some of the photos from the day. I haven't finished processing all the images, so keep an eye out for a few more photos over the coming weeks. Just click on the photos below to enlarge. For more photos of the shoot, please visit my Wedding Photo Gallery. To book your own fairy tale wedding with me, you can go to my Wedding Packages and Contact page.
** Thanks to my following assistants and creative team. If you love what you see, then give them a call - I highly recommend them for their brilliant work and professionalism:
- Models & real-life couple - Josh Davies & Daniella Topp
- Make-up - Joel Kennedy, Joel Thomas Make-up Artist
- Flowers, including Head Garland, Bouquet, Table Bouqet, Arbour Wreath - Jane Glazebrook, Bloomin' Marvellous Florist
- White Chocolate Mudcake: Naked Wedding Cake - Rebecca Doherty, Zaffney & Dreams - Custom Cakes by Bec
- Wedding Stationery - Bronwyn McDonald, Love Notes Australia
- Vintage Props - Karri Creary, Gold Coast Vintage Hunters & Kerry Warnholtz
- Videographer & Assistant - Andrew Swansson
- Assistant - Carol Vos
- Set Stylists - Carol Vos, Jane Glazebrook & Kerry Warnholtz
- Photography, concept & arrangement by Kerry Warnholtz