I remember a night in a little speakeasy in Newtown a few years ago where Xavier tearfully tried to explain to me just how much he loves Bastian and what it would mean to marry him. They weren’t engaged at that point, but just the vague thought of standing in front of their people and saying their vows brought a tidal wave of feels that could have easily been blamed on the tequila shots we had just done (…or the wine we had at dinner, or the cocktails we’d been knocking back before that) but anyone who knows these two has been in the presence of the most profound love.

Bastian and I did our Masters of Creative Ad together in what feels like another lifetime, and I often joke that he went on to be a brilliant, successful, mad genius Art Director and somehow I ended up Weddinging every weekend instead (one of us really got our money’s worth out of those post graduate uni fees!) Luckily I was able to bring my skillz yesterday, when they finally… FINALLY… got married.

I got a message from Bas just over a week ago that simply said ‘we got the waiver… we can officially get married!!!! (insert many emojis here)’ at which point I sat in the car park of a shopping centre and sobbed in my car for a minute. I don’t have any official data to back this claim but Bas and Xav’s wedding would have to be among the first legally recognised same sex marriages in Australia. The wedding has been in the works for so long, and it was going ahead as planned regardless of inclement weather or archaic Australian marriage laws, but the timing worked out and the weather behaved perfectly.

So the boys signed a bit of paper, we took some piccies and then we partied almost until the sun came up. Shaun and I were still photo-ing at 3am this morning, and had a frickin’ blast. We love you boys, thank you for trusting us with this beautiful day.

 

Bas and Xav’s Dream Team:

Venue: Redleaf Wollombi

Celebrant: Monty King

DJ: Cut a Rug

 

Full list of vendors to come when we can get some good internet power (we’re out in the country still!)

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Hi Basti, hi Xavier
Heute habe ich mit Christel gesprochen und erfahren, dass ihr geheiratet habt. Ich möchte euch nachträglich ganz herzlich zu diesem Entschluss gratulieren. Anhand der Bilder und der Erzählungen von Christel hattet ihr ein traumhaftes Fest. Das freut mich sehr für euch. Ich wünsche euch von Herzen ein tolles, harmonisches, sorgenfreies, prickelndes, gemeinsames Leben.

Seid lieb gegrüßt und genießt jede Minute, die ihr zusammen sein könnt.
Liebe Umärmelung
Petra

OMG GUYS!!! they are so fabulous!!

James hasn’t looked through them all yet – he’s only seen a handful but he’s in love already. And me – well I’m ecstatic! they’re wonderful guys – we love them and we love you! They brought back all the feels and we’re so happy and thrilled with the day and the photos. I’m laughing in nearly every photo – I clearly had a good day! hahahaha!!! Thanks again lovelies – you truly are just the best and are total babin’ Queen camera ninjas!

Beck and James

Hello cloud catchers,

All I can say is wow the photos are amazing and everything we wanted out of the day. The finer detail is incredible thank you so much.
Nikohl and Ben

These are AMAZING! I can not even begin to thank you enough! These pictures are beautiful and are totally everything we were hoping for and more. Thank you again!

Mel and Gareth
Hiiiiii,
Thank you so much for your email. You’re probably going to laugh reading this but I was finally able to access this email after I finally achieved one of my life goal of taking a selfie with a llama and was like “yasssss best day EVER”. As we finally connected to wifi for me to upload one of my 500 llama shots I saw your email. Poor Brett thought I had really lost the plot as I burst into happy tears in the hotel lobby and then showed all these random Peruvian hotel workers the pictures saying “holy shit, this is us’.
I was so so worried on the day as when I get nervous / anxious I screw my face up like an angry potato and was silently freaking out I had ruined your pictures but your pics make me look nothing of the potato variety! They are stunning and both Brett and I can’t believe we scrubbed up so good haha.
Thank you for capturing those tender moments between us. I’m so in love with the pics!
Cheers,
Nat (and Brett aka her kiwi gentleman lover) xx

I just wanted to say thankyou so much for Saturday. We had a blast sharing the day with you. You are such talented photographers but also awesome, caring and top women. We had such a magical day and you helped make me feel as beautiful as I ever will. Your care, love, effort and pride in your work did not go un-noticed. We would recommend you to everyone.
Lots of love xxxx

Kate and Cam

When we first started planning this wedding just a few months ago, finding a photographer nearly did my head in because I was so hell bent on finding someone who would capture the day in a way that truly reflected us and our relationship. Well, we had to go to Brisbane to find them, but Alyce and Ash have surpassed my wildest dreams! Can’t wipe the grin off my face right now….

 

Jess and Karn

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