Sarah and Stuart’s High Church wedding day was a most excellent day of beautiful light, and happy tears, and super tight knit family and friends, joyous celebration and all of the magic that happens when you surrender yourself to all of the wildness of a wedding day.

‘Wedding days are like wild animals’ was something that came up in a wedding planning meeting the other day in the studio. ‘You can control them to a point, but beyond that you’ve just gotta let them be the wild and magnificent and beautiful beast that they are going to be.’ Sometimes this advice is given on a wedding day where things don’t go to plan, but in this case, we kind of scrapped our portrait plan and just let the Valley guide us. There was patches of cool light bouncing off building windows and patterns of shadow in carparks, and we had a very obliging wedding party ready to do their thang in that very cool light.

As we were walking from one spot to another, a guy was standing outside of a doorway in an alley. ‘Hey guys!’ he called to us ‘Do you wanna come in here for photos?’. Wedding day timing, and common sense, and logic, would normally suggest you don’t accept invitations from strangers in dark alleyways, but everyone was firing on all cylinders after a quick pit stop at Maccas, so we went in this dark doorway. Inside, we found ourselves in the most amazing retro video game arcade, with Star Wars style escape pods full of people sipping cocktails. The guy from outside gave everyone pre-loaded cards to play as many games as they wanted, and we got to play and create and throw away pre-made portrait plans in favour of these guys having the coolest wedding story to tell by the time we got to the reception.

And when we got to High Church, everyone had whiled away the afternoon watching the sun set over the Valley, grazing and sipping on drinks and catching up. They were ready to par-tay on down – and party we did!

 

Sarah and Stu’s Dream Team:

Reception Venue: High Church
Reception Stylist Fresh Events
Florist Bits and Buds
Hair and Make Up by bridesmaid Catherine
Gown: L’eto
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Country Road
Suits: MJ Bale
Cake: Whipped Cake Co
Celebrant: Pastor Paul Thiele
Acrylic Signs: Laser Cut Designs  

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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
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

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

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

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