It’s never lost on me how sacred and special weddings are. Two people. Life-long companionship. It’s definitely worth celebrating. But when Jesse married Rachel, I was in a particularly celebratory mood. Truth be told, the fact that they chose me to shoot their wedding had me giddy with excitement for MONTHS! Jesse is an old childhood friend, and somebody I have watched grow into an incredibly mature and sure-footed person. He found his soulmate in Rachel, a quirky, intelligent and generous woman who radiates joy.
I asked Jesse when he knew he wanted to marry Rachel:
“She was one of my best friends at the time. But with every encounter my feelings grew fonder and fonder. My stares got longer and longer. I realised how much she actually meant to me and it was hard to keep my emotion from showing.”
I always say that wedding photography is an intimate adventure with you and your best friend. Rachel & Jesse were no exception.
Florist: Belle Rendell | Engagement Ring: Toleman & Co | Videographer: Cara Green | Celebrant: Caleb Dwyer | Ceremony Venue: Cedar Bar & Kitchen | Reception Venue: Cedar Bar | Cake / Dessert: SugarPlum Cakes and Desserts | Decorations: Bride & Groom | Invitations: Hello Coco Studio | Bride’s Wedding Band: Toleman & Co | Groom’s Wedding Band: Toleman & Co | Bridal Gown Designer: Madi Lane | Bridal Boutique: Luv Bridal | Veil: Luv Bridal | Robes / Getting Ready Clothes: SSWeddings | Shoes: Novo | Hair: TheStudio01 | Makeup: Blushing Brides | Bridesmaid dresses: The Iconic | Groom’s Suit: Connor | Bow Tie: Birch Craft And Co | Cufflinks: OTAA | Shoes: Connor | Socks: Bamboozld PussyFoot Socks | Barber / Grooming: Dukes | Groomsmen suits: Connor