April 13, 2019

Surprise Haka in Geelong


In the world of weddings, Ashleigh + LJ's would compare to the best rollercoaster ride in Disneyworld! For starters, Ash + LJ both looked absolutely stunning in their suit and dress. Ash chose a dress by Cocomelody, while LJ wore a suit by Institchu Melbourne. Ashleigh's amazing hair and makeup was done by Blo Out Bar & Shiloh. The sleek back hair was totally on point with her look. Ash's Father is no longer with us so she chose to walk with him down the aisle with an image of him attached to her bouquet, a beautiful memory I was so happy to capture. The stunning flowers were from Flower Bowl Geelong. We knew the weather would be a bit of a struggle, as it usually is in Melbourne. The ceremony was held at the Geelong Heritage Library which had amazing city views from outside. The rain was on and off all day so of course the nerves of not knowing if it will be inside or outside were prevalent. For some reason, the weather gods were looking out for us and right as Ash was about to walk down the aisle, the rain stopped. Then with just enough time to capture the hugs being given and as the ceremony was about to commence, the rain started up again. Everyone quickly jumped out of their seats, grabbed all the chairs and within seconds the ceremony would be completed indoors. The celebrant, Sue Warner, made a point of saying that was the quickest move she had ever seen! As the evening went on they moved to Wah Bah for cocktails, speeches, yummy bites and a SURPRISE traditional HAKA dance from LJ's family. If I hadn't already cried enough, this was the icing on the cake! Congrats Ash + LJ!!!!!!