Sitting in a cafe in Cairns on Sunday morning, bleary-eyed from the night before and ears still ringing, we wondered to ourselves if the last three days were actually a dream. We have shot a lot of weddings, none of them anything like Ravneet and Nathan’s. One of the few lines in English in their ceremony was about how they are two people but their souls are the same, and this couldn’t be more true of Rav and Nathan. From our first meeting at their engagement shoot (which turned into us hanging out and having cocktails) we adored them, and felt so lucky to be the ones by their side for this wedding adventure.

The music was loud, the food was abundant, homes full of colourful saris and the warm scent of chai on the stove. We covered almost 30 hours of wedding formalities in 3 days, wearing a well-worn path along the Bruce Highway between Innisfail, Gordonvale and Cairns City. We learnt very quickly from Rav and Nathan’s kind relatives who took two confused and slightly daunted Aussie photographers under their wings, sharing their culture with us and giving us all the insider info on the significance of each ceremony. Together we ate and danced and celebrated… and none of us slept much!

We feel so incredibly fortunate to have been welcomed in by not only beautiful Rav and Nathan (who we adore, have we mentioned how much we adore them?!), but their families, and to have witnessed so much emotion, joy, colour, spirituality and tradition against a backdrop that is unmistakably Far North Queensland. The volume of images we recorded is… immense! This is just a quick peek at what we saw and recorded in our days together.

 

Day One: Nathan’s Blessing

 

Day One: Ravneet’s Maiyan (Tumeric Ceremony)

 

Day One: Nathan’s (slightly more violent) Maiyan (Tumeric Ceremony) and Sangeet (ie. crazy pre-wedding dance party)

 

Day Two: Ravneet’s Blessing Ceremony and Choora (Bangles dipped in Milk)

 

Day Three: The Wedding!

Day Three: Post wedding, Nathan has to bargain his way into the house and Ravneet leaves her Family Home to begin life as part of Nathan’s Family

Then we did portraits!

 

The Reception!

 

Ravneet and Nathan’s Dream Team:

Hanging Foliage: JAM Productions

Florist: Florist Gardens

Makeup: Makeup By Ellen 

Hair: Inner Goddess Hair

Nathan’s Suit: George & King

Ravneet’s Outfits all Purchased in India

Entertainment: Jaskurn Gosal

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Wonderful pictures. Congratulations to both families. What a handsome our young Nathan has become to be blessed with the gorgeous Ravneet.

Love & best wishes. From Bobby & family. West Midlands. UK xxx

Absolutely beautiful, gorgeous and such a joyful, loving couple.

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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

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

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

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

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
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

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