Anika + Steven's Wedding was my first one ever as a Videographer, and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day to be on the other side of a Camera!
We started out with the Groom Prep at Steven's parents house, where we saw the boys exchange a few gifts, down a few drinks and sneak in a quick game of Soccer! It was then time to head on over to the House of Flori to capture the Bride and her Bridesmaids getting ready for the big day. Anika promised us that she knew what she was doing when it came to popping the champagne, but we were all in for a surprise when it turns out that it didn't "stay in her hand" like she so positively reassured us!
After the girls had a few bubbles and a few quick pics it was time to head over to the venue, which was at Anika's Uncle and Aunty's farm just on the outskirts of the big city of Mareeba.
The Ceremony went off without a hitch, and Anika + Steven were pronounced Mr & Mrs Cater "for the first time anywhere in the world" in front of a massive bunch of family and friends. Tears were shed, laughs were had, drinks were drunk and then we were ready to take the Bridal Party away for their photos and a cute picnic up at the Skybury Coffee farm.
After a million photos, some delicious nibblies prepared by Steven's Mum, a bit of dancing in the paddock and a few cheeky kisses in front of the massive Pod Mahogany tree just down the road, we were ready to make our way into the reception which had been decorated so beautifully, all covered in gum leaves and fairy lights!
The overall reception was just as perfect as the ceremony was, full of laughs, embarrassing stories and even a letter sent to Steven's Father by the Australian Cricketers Association! After all of the formalities were over, Anika & Steven shared their first dance to Ed Sheeran's 'Perfect' and then the DJ took over while everyone danced the night away!
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Anika & Steven for allowing me to capture their special day and wish them all the very best for the future, and all the love in the world. Remember Steven, Happy Wife, Happy Life!
As it was my very first wedding, it was an absolute blessing to work with such a talented and professional Photographer - Jason Van't Padje (The Raw Photographer) and I'd like to thank him for helping me out and guiding me through the day. Thanks Jason!
👗 Her Dress: Irene Costa’s Devine Bridal
💄 Makeup: Taralee Thies
💇🏼♀️ Hairdresser: Dearnna Murat from Cultured Hair
💍 Celebrant: Gina Miles
🍰 Wedding Cake: Teeze Cakes
🎵 DJ: Millennium Weddings
🍇 Grazing Table: Petals and Pinecones
🍕 Reception Catering: Ochre Restaurant
🏡 Reception Venue: Skybury Coffee
🏘 Jewellery & Bride Prep Venue: House of Flori
🏁 Printed Signs: Beth Hatchman at Skyn Deep Design Mareeba
📸 Photographer: The Raw Photographer
🕺🏼 Suits: Claude Cater Mensland
** Cover Photo taken by The Raw Photographer (Jason Van't Padje)
🎵 Forever Starts Today - Tim Halperin
🎵 Whole Lives - Jake Scott