If I had to choose one word to describe Michelle and Rhett’s wedding it would be, Epic. Michelle chose her and Rhett’s home to get ready, a beautiful old Queenslander in Railway estate that has been lovingly restored. This location at times had me squealing with delight (something us photographers do when the light is good). The old windows seemed to frame the magic that was happening in front of me so beautifully.
With guests travelling from every state the service was very personal and moving. Under a stunning Townsville blue sky Rhett and Michelle were married by a close family friend in Anzac Park. After the service our first location stop was back at Rhett and Michelle’s house. After being inspired by a picture they saw in a bridal magazine Rhett and Michelle built a wall for us to photograph against. The set was styled with old world charm. The stuffed bird in the centre was bought by Rhett’s grandfather for his grandmother as a gift on their wedding day which was yet another personal touch. Building this wall and styling it was a huge thing for them to undertake especially when also planning the rest of the wedding, but the results are so unique I am sure they would agree it is worth the effort. I was also drawn once again to a beautiful window in the kitchen. Rhett and Michelle also wanted to capture their favourite painting that they stumbled across in Vietnam. The whole wedding was inspired by this painting so it couldn’t be forgotten. I love how the photos taken in their home are so personal and unique. Everyone was also so comfortable here.
The reception at Jupiters was full of great stories and beautiful moments. The children had their faces painted, jumped on the jumping castle and ate far too much fairy floss. When leaving a reception, after listening to all the speeches and witnessing so many personal moments that are usually reserved for close family and friends we feel all warm and fuzzy. Thank you for sharing your day and your home with us Michelle and Rhett.