Oh, what a full weekend. Wedding to attend, laaate night, sleeping in, Anzac Day Service, and THANK GOODNESS for public holidays. Tired, grumpy - and that was just the parents! ;-)
Quick photographic bits of Saturday - true bush wedding - held at local picnic race track. The grooms best working dog was the ring bearer - albeit reluctantly (sorry, no pic). Speeches - great. Heartfelt, funny, and not too long. Bridal dance/waltz: the BEST I have ever seen! It was great - started off normally and then morphed into a fast paced rehearsed show dance number that involved all of the wedding party and much hilarity. And the wedding cake was untraditional - cheesecakes - so delicious - I had strawberry and had to help my boy (who turns out to be a total cheesecake lover - who knew?!!) finish his tia maria version. Yep, I HAD to help him!
Particulary poignant for us was the missing father of the bride - lost in a car accident nearly six years ago - and the missing grandmother (on the fathers side) who had a motorbike accident a year and a half ago. They were there in our minds, and many others too.
Anyhow - some photos! The kiddos - with Angus' s favouritist big boy in the world in his cool shades.
And not to show bias between him and my other gorgeous children, but didn't my boy just look so darned CUTE its not funny?!!
So, my task was to be the photographer's assistant to Mel and organise people and make sure their knickers werent tucked into their dresses and the like. I did get to snap a few shots:
The groomsmen - his brother and two childhood mates. The bridesmaids - her three younger sisters.
Those four boys together= hilarious and quite unpolitically correct.
This is why the photo below is my favourite.
I asked Nathan to say something wicked or cheeky in her ear (to get some different facial expressions etc for Mel). I won't repeat what he said here, but it WAS funny - and quite inappropriate (can you tell by Dani's face!) I have a series of these shots, capturing his facial expressions and her reaction....captures them perfectly!
And just to finish off, an official wedding portrait from Mel!