I loved so much about this country wedding I photographed in Goondiwindi (Outback Queensland Wedding folks), on Australia Day long weekend (I got a bit nostalgic driving home through the outback on Australia Day!) but the one thing I loved above all things were the people I got to meet and hang out with not the things. And luckily for me the bride was my sister-in-laws cousin so I had met lots of members from one side of this huge family before and they are all just super relaxed and down to earth people, so the whole vibe was a celebratory one.
Alanna and Kieran were the most laid back couple you could ask for, all they wanted on their wedding weekend was to enjoy time with family and friends, who had travelled far and wide to witness and celebrate their day, I had to convince them that having some images alone (away from their guests) would be a good idea – thankfully we had ten minutes (literally) right before sun set to take, and they are some of my personal favourites, down by the river!
It was truly a heartfelt day with not a dry eye in the house (including mine) when the speeches began, remembering people dear to their hearts that couldn’t be there, but also barrels of joyous laughter all through the day, including a little dance down the aisle leaving the church, because why wouldn’t you really?
Thank You Alanna and Keiran for inviting me (as essence images) to your beautiful day.
I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.