Friday morning, I met Ashley on the beautiful and sunny Gold Coast in Coolangatta. The view was beautiful. You put me in front of the ocean and I am one happy girl, especially with such an amazing weather. The room was already filled with happiness and excitement as the girls were getting ready and about to jump onto their dresses. By this time, Ashley's mom and nan arrived and our emotions was getting heavier and a bit harder to hold but it was time to get into our car and to head off to the beautiful ceremony at The Abbey Cobaki. We were on the Gold Coast in Queensland, and just like that, we were in New South Wales.
I arrived early to take a few snaps of Dion and his groomsmen. I could already see the big smile on Dion's face and the excitement to meet his future wife. It was just a matter of time, while everyone was sitting patiently, we all started to hear the horses. Ashley and Dion did tell me about the horses but had to keep it secret as it was a surprise for everyone else and it was a success. Ashley arrived like a pure princess on a beautiful carriage straight out of a movie, leaded by two gorgeous horses.
As Ashley's brother walked her sister down the aisle with such pride, Dion couldn't keep his eyes of his other half. The ceremony began, they started to share the vows and waves of emotions filled our hearts. Lots of laughing, beautiful words and tears of joy. I have stopped counting at how many weddings i've had teary eyes haha! But this is why I do what I do, the emotions, the love, the happiness, the feelings ... I get to witness all this and to photograph it all for you so you can treasure your memories forever.
The sun was setting down on the beautiful Abbey Cobaki and we made our way into the reception where speeches were made with again lots of laughing and tears of happiness. An amazing dinner shared with loved ones and I was pretty excited about the cake ... A Bounty cake! People who love chocolate with coconut are my best friends haha! The night followed by a lot of dancing and I made my way back to Brisbane thinking that I couldn't wait to edit the images!
Photographer - Joy Philippe Photography
Bride's getting ready - The Blue C Coolangatta
Venue & Furniture - The Abbey Cobaki
Cake - Baked GC
Celebrant - Trudy Brook
Flowers - Flowers On Q
Dress - Bella Victoria Bridal
Rings - Michael Hill
Make Up - Veetiful Make Up by Vania
Entertainment - Ash & Danny Gold Coast Duo
Suit - Bruno's Suits