A glorious sunshiney Currumbin beach wedding and I don’t know where to start with these two beautiful people… I met Adrian and Lissie when we shot their engagement photos and I had so much fun with them that day I knew their wedding would be RAD. And it was in so many ways.
A destination wedding. Bye bye cold and grey Melbourne. HELLO Queensland. Adrian had spent many family holidays in Currumbin and it held a special place in his heart, so close friends and family joined Adrian and Lissie for a mini holiday and one hell of a wedding. I was in heaven within the first five minutes of arrival when I was surrounded by sunshine, a million rainbow lorrikeets and a text message from Adrian, “We’re going to Wet’n’Wild tomorrow, do you want to come?”, ah ha. I DO! Could you guys be any more welcoming?
Now, I know a day at Wet’n’Wild with your bride and groom and 6 of their close mates is not really the norm in a wedding photographer’s work life, and it is definitely a perk in the job, but I wasn’t going to pass up an opportunity like this. There is nothing that bonds people faster than facing fears together and while the rest of the crew seemed quite fearless, there were a couple of water slides that terrified me. ( I was the last to go down a new tube slide that loops the loop – I think the whole park could hear my screams as I came down!). I have never felt more welcomed, encouraged or supported by a group of strangers, and they were all so much FUN! Lissie and Adrian are going to have one hell of a marriage with friends like these guys.
Not only did Lissie have gorgeous blue heels on that many would struggle to walk in, she also practiced walking on the sand and she gets a gold star for tenacity and style in my book.
Lissie’s dress was made for her by a dear friend of theirs John Gates. There is NOTHING like a bespoke dress, Lissie looks stunning (and a wee bit cheeky).
Having already had a legal wedding in Melbourne, the ceremony in Currumbin was extra special with their good friend acting as Celebrant and their siblings reading passages from Harry Potter.
Earlier during the photos we discovered that we shared a love of a very infantile game that involves saying a sort of rude word louder and louder in public (it is usually a word to describe a boys bits….) So the bridal party and I indulged in a round or two, and got ourselves giggling. A little later Adrian had romantically (ahem!) drawn it in the sand for Lissie. too too funny!
And more giggles. They are like cheeky little peas in a pod. MADE. FOR. EACH. OTHER. Lissie and Adrian make each other so happy it definitely rubs off on those around them. I had such a fun time at their wedding, which was full of love and a few tears from Adrian’s “emotionally challenged” family, as his dad put it.
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