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.
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