2021 Global Wedding Awards
I am so honoured to have been awarded Wedding Photographer of the year (Mid North Coast) in the Lux Life Magazine, Global Wedding Awards, 2021.
I was nominated because of Emily and Blake's stunning Wedding at Villa Vivante in Coffs Harbour. Scroll down to view more photos of their perfect day together.
Emily and Blake
Stuck in the middle of a COVID lockdown, counting down for the big day, Emily and Blake were like so many other couples, waiting every day with fingers crossed to hear what the latest COVID guidelines to be released. My heart was heavy for so many couples. It was such a tumoultuous time for everyone. I still look back and think, "how did we mange to make it through so well?"
I received the call from Emily and Blake quite close to their wedding. They had decided to bring their wedding forward so they could involved their closest family and friends in their celebrations because no one knew what the next few months or even years would hold.
I didnt get to walk through Villa Vivante prior to the big day. I remember driving up the steep hillside driveway in search for this magical venue. Driving in, you could instantly see the appeal. It was the most incredible venue I have ever been in. I was filled with awe at the sheer grandiosity of the entrance and enraptured by the stunning gardens. Knocking on on the heavy, wooden doors, walking into the foyer, I felt my mouth drop open. It was perfect. Grand staircase, stunning bedrooms, and the view! Picturesque doesn't even cover it! Then I saw Emily. She was such a vision and wore the biggest smile all day. Blake was so confident and you could see they were aboslutely ready to be married.
Their story is like a fairytale. In a relationship from the age of 14, navigated dating as teenagers and finally cementing thier love. Everyone's dream! To say there were tears all round wouldn't be decribing it justly. You could tell this was a love story for the records and everyone shared the pure joy of the occasion with the couple.
Congratulations Emily and Blake! I wish you nothing but happiness x
Emily and Blakes preferred vendors
Emily and Blake chose the picturesque Villa Vivante for their dream wedding. Located in Coffs Harbour, NSW, you could not ask for a more ideal location for an intimate wedding and reception.
I have been very blessed to have worked with Trish Johnson on mulitple occasions and have always admired her warm, caring presence. I was so excited for Emily and Blake upong learning they chose to work with Trish on their magical day.
Sweet Blossom Floral Design is known for their fresh, modern approach to bouquets and other floral arrangements. It is always a pleasure to photograph their bouquets which compliment any wedding day beautifully.
Emily and Blake opted for Rex Clutario fro Misty Optic to capture the beauty of their wedding day on film. It was incredible to work with Rex. He is incredibly knowledgable and talented.