Wedding in Noosa Queensland Australia

In October I flew to Australia to photograph Katrina and Gary’s wedding in Noosa, Queensland Australia

It was a serendipitous event in 2009 that lead me to meet Katrina who at the time was the Matron on the Spinal Ward in Kings College Hospital, London and where my husband had been admitted after being taken ill and ended up having surgery. Katrina used to sit and chat to James and it was one of these chats that lead him to say that I was a photographer. In return for all Katrina’s kindness towards James I offered to give her a few tips with her new DSLR camera.

A few months later I got a call from Katrina to say she and Gary had got engaged in Paris and would I do an Engagement shoot for them? After the shoot the images were posted to my online gallery so that her parents could see them in Australia, her Mum was so impressed that she suggested to Katrina that they should see what I was doing the following October!

Over the coming months we got to know Katrina and Gary really well, and had a real understanding of what the wedding meant to them both. It had been Katrina’s dream to get married on the beach and even the extremely heavy rain on the day of the wedding was not going to deter her!!

A lot of long distance went into planning the day, and if it had not been for Katrina’s parents in Noosa who did a lot of the running around, visiting venues, tasting wine! and sampling food it would have been even harder for Katrina and Gary to plan. Her parents really were amazing and they did all this even though Katrina’s Dad had been diagnosed with cancer and having to have treatment in Brisbane for several weeks.

Katrina found her perfect dress on a trip back home with Gary to celebrate their engagement, she selected a dress by Jean Fox a Melbourne dress designer, her shoes were also purchased at the same time and they were by Alan Pinkus

Gary and his Best Man’s and Usher’s suits were brought from Moss Brother’s in the UK and were taken with them to Australia, the rings were from Simply Jewellery in Hatton Garden, UK. The flower’s were from Grace & Twig.

The Ceremony was at Hidden Grove Noosa and the reception was held at the South Pacific Resort, Noosa. The theme for the wedding was Paris

Katrina’s something old was her Mum’s garter, it was also her something borrowed, her something new was her dress and her something blue was a garter she brought in the UK from Kitty Amour.

In Australia wedding breakfasts are normally ‘alternate drop’ (I can not imagine it catching on in the UK), however Katrina and Gary’s had a option to select the starter and main course (again I can not see it taking off in the UK)!

Here are a selection of images from the day

Bride and Groom on the beach at Noosa Heads

All the details for the Australian wedding

Bridal Prep in Noosa, Queensland

Bridal Photos at Noosa parents home

Bride with her Mum and Dad

The Groom and Groomsmen at Noosa Head Beach

Groom at Noosa Head Beach

The bride arriving at Noosa Head Beach

The wedding party Noosa Head Beach

Noosa Head Beach

The bride and her Dad arriving Noosa Head Beach for wedding

wedding on Noosa Head Beach

Noosa Head Beach wedding collection

Sand ceremony Noosa Head Beach

Bride and Groom first kiss Noosa Head Beach

Paris theme for a Noosa Head Beach

signing of the wedding certificate Noosa Head Beach

The wedding party on Noosa Head Beach

The wedding party Noosa Head Beach

Wedding party sat on the rocks at Noosa Head Beach

Bride and Groom wedding photos on Noosa Head Beach

Bride and Groom with the sea behind them on Noosa Head Beach

Noosa Head Beach wedding photos of bride and groom

kissing bride and groom at Noosa Head Beach

bride and groom Noosa Head Beach


Family wedding photos at Noosa Head Beach

Group photo of all the wedding guests at Noosa Head Beach

wedding details Noosa Head Beach

Noosa Head wedding breakfast

The wedding party

The speeches at Noosa Wedding

Bride and Groom Noosa

Wedding party photos Noosa Head Beach

cutting the cake

blowing bubbles

Noosa Head Beach first dance