A few months ago my good friend Cassie messaged me to ask if I’d like to photograph her sister’s wedding. I immediately replied, ‘Hell yeah! Is she getting married to the magnet dude (a guy who studies magnets)?’ ‘No, my other sister, you know, Leann – with the girls..’
So I have to admit I didn’t really remember Leann too well from Cassie’s wedding. I remember my boys having a ball with her daughters on the dance floor. But naturally, as a wedding photographer, I was still keen as to cover the wedding.
A couple of months passed and Leann and Wes were kind enough not just to have me cover their wedding, but to invite my partner and kids along too as guests. Along with the wedding invitation we received were 3 tickets; for my kids Tommo, Tyler and Tessa. On the tickets was written ‘popcorn, fairy floss, jumping castle, candy’. Sounded like fun.
I met with Leann once before the day and we discussed the normal wedding stuff. I soon realised she has a unique sense of humour – not unlike my own.
The day of the wedding came. It started off relaxed at Leann’s accommodation in McLaren Vale. It soon became chaos – like all weddings – time constrained, quickly changing light and so on. Once the ceremony was over and the guests had started to mung into their fairy floss, we went for a walk around the gardens of The Lazy Ballerina. This is when I realised I wish I had gotten to know Leann and Wes better at Cassie’s wedding. Not only is their wicked sense of humour infectious, they have an obvious love for each other and are both sweet human beings in their own right.
The kids had a ball (and adults actually) eating tons of fairy floss and playing on the jumping castle and lawns – All. Day. Long. Underground Orchid played some fantastic music that really set the tone of the day – a talented band with vast repertoire of music.
Congratulations to you and your whole family – a thoroughly enjoyable day celebrating the commitment of two wonderful people.
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