I firmly believe that our lives are mapped out for us. Journeys all ready for us to walk and paths for us to cross. I’m a romantic at heart and whole heartedly believe in fate and the old saying “what will be will be”. Becky and Olly solidify my thoughts on fate, paths crossing and all things working out just as they should.
These guys are from different continents, stretched just about as far apart as you can imagine and yet their paths crossed at the moment they were supposed to, when everything was right. Becky is from my little country town of SA (LOL, it is country and little and I love it just so) and Olly is from the UK. Becky was overseas travelling when their paths crossed, they fell in love and Olly followed Becky all the way back home to live with her in Adelaide. I think if memory serves me correctly, he has been here ever since and every day, these guys have fallen more and more in love.
I pride myself on the fact that I’m different to most business people. Yes, I run a business but I’m not able to run the type of business I want unless I love my clients and I mean that. I can’t produce the images that I do for my clients unless I adore them, it is how it is. There is no hard and fast rule to the type of people I work with but the instant someone makes a connection with myself, I know if we are meant to be. From the moment Becky contacted me, I knew she was a darling and I knew that I really wanted to be the person to share in their wedding day and document what will be for them, a once in a life time occasion. I was over the moon when I heard back from Becky confirming they felt the same. I have to also say that with the way I do things then comes with a level of emotional commitment from my behalf too which can be both good and bad. There was a moment in time when due to personal reasons, I didn’t think I was going to be able to photograph Becky and Olli’s wedding. This for me was devastating on so many levels. We had established a really lovely bond with one another and I desperately wanted to be at this wedding. We had discussed every single small to big detail and I wanted to be their in person to see with my own eyes and document it, I really did.
I’m so delighted that as per our paths and journeys, I was able to be there. This wedding and this couple have bought me so many happy moments, happy memories and happy tears. Our paths crossed at the right moment for the right reasons and I’m so delighted to share with you some of my favourite moments from Becky and Olly’s wedding day.
Life is so precious. Take time to love those in your life and take time out to create and appreciate those memories with the ones who are your nearest and dearest.
Becky’s wedding gown was by Jenny Packham….. in Becky’s own words Oooo Er! It was a delicate beaded perfection and I haven’t worked with anything so feminine and delicate. It was just something else, it really was.
One of the things that I loved about Becky and Olli’s wedding was it was them. It represented who they were as a couple and they really did things their way. They had a beautiful relaxed garden ceremony at Red Poles Gallery and Winery in the heart of McLaren Vale followed by a beautiful outdoor reception at the same venue. Long tables were set up under the verandah and they dined on gorgeous local produce and locally made wine as the sun sunk into the ocean. It was truly perfection. All of the decorating and styling was done by Becky and Olli, even down to the suspended chandelier in the gum trees they stood under to say their vows. It was all them and it was all beautiful.
One of the things I insist all of my couples do is have an hour of alone time. We leave the bridal party with the rest of the wedding guests and this is their time to just be with each other and enjoy their wedding day. It’s where all the magic happens it’s where each couple can realise that this is their wedding day, it’s finally happen. The funny thing is that they never want to go back to the reception, none of them do! LOL