Claire and Mohammad’s wedding day was unusual in many ways. To start with they were already married in the Lebanon with Mohammad’s family, but were making it official here. Then somehow we became involved with a flying veil, a pond, a big stick and muddy knees. But as with all good fairy tales it all worked out well in the end.
Claire was getting ready at her Mum’s house and told me that sky blue was always going to be her colour for the wedding. So along with some other very pretty colours sky blue was a big feature including in her head band, the bridesmaids dresses, the mens attire and flowers.
Claire’s classic wedding gown was beautifully detailed and really matched her personality. When Claire was dressed I headed to the church to catch Mohammad greetings their guests before the arrival of his bride, her dad and bridesmaids.The Holy Nativity can only be described as a cute church. Claire’s family and special friends were joined for the ceremony by children from Claire’s school.After a beautiful service we were outside for confetti and a few photographs at the church before heading off to Cottrell Park Golf Club.Did I mention the big green double decker bus for transporting their guests.As you will notice it was about here that Claire’s veil flew off into the pond and I became involved with that big stick to hook it out. Claire’s veil was rescued, put under a tap and hand dryer, given a quick spray of perfume and was almost as good as new. Unfortunately my muddy knees remained for the rest of the day. We had a very lucky break in the weather for some beautiful blue skies to add to the pretty backdrops at Cottrell Park and overall colour theme of their wedding.We also had some fun with the bridal party, some very athletic groomsmen and stunning bridesmaids in delightful sparkly blue dresses.On to the wedding breakfast with emotional speeches and many, many smiles.The little details that make all the difference.The happy couple cut their cake and then I had a chance to take a couple more photographs of our stunning bride.A very romantic first dance followed under the glitter ball and with the sparkly blossom trees in the background.And then the party really started.Thank you Claire and Mohammad for choosing me to take your wedding photographs. I had a brilliant day.