I first met Karly when I started going to a neighboring country town high school 2008. Such a vibrant, energetic and friendly individual, I was excited to be asked to capture Karly & Jack’s special day!
The day started off at the Golden Ponds for bridal preparation. Such a busy morning with people coming and going, making sure that everyone was going to plan. Not only did I know the beautiful bride, but I also know many of the incredible bridesmaids and guests. Speaking of incredible bridesmaids, there were a total of 8 bridesmaids and 8 groomsmen, now that’s a party! By far the largest wedding party I’ve had to direct, but knowing many of the people involved made it a lot easier and meant I could get in on the jokes and banter!
During the preparations we even had a cheeky visit from the resident pony who saw the bridal bouquets and was a little curious, thankfully no bites were taken!
While I was hanging out with the ladies, my second for the day, Wilton, was over at Baldivis Farm Stay with the lads who were going through their last minute shaving and preparation for the special day. They even found time to have a bit of a kick of the footy in between, and time to relax with some classic Emu Export.
The ceremony itself was under the wooden arbour at Baldivis Farm Stay, with the golden sun flowing through the macrame behind the couple. Flanked by their impressive wedding party and surrounded by their loved ones they said some very emotional vows. Following the ceremony, congratulations and family portraits I got to spend some time around the grounds with all 18 wedding party members! Lots of laughter, fun and Emu Export to be had as the sun slowly started to set, and lots of joking around amongst the guys.
As the last light poked through through the trees, we all entered the reception and the partying really began! Speeches, the first dance, a very personal dance for Karly by Jack and even a bit of musical chairs to decide who would retrieve the garter made for a lot of laughter! What an incredible day <3
This beautiful lady I had the pleasure of knowing at school and now all these years later she has made my wedding memories so stunning! Thank you Gemma for all you did on our day to make it so much easier and for being able to work with our large bridal party. The turn around with photos is unbelievable. Highly recommend Gemma for any and all photographs you need. Such a pleasure in all aspects of planning, during and after. Thanks again Gemma am truly grateful for all your hard work xx
Karly & Jack
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