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Beautiful rustic wedding at Purnella Park Coachhouse, Hervey Bay - Nina and Brad

A boldly classic wedding in a rustic Hervey Bay location, with more than a fair-share of elegant flair, a handsomely devine couple looking resplendent, and yep, a shower or two to set the sunlight off, just so? Hell yeah, baby! 

These guys, (and everyone on the day, actually) were super-lovely, and despite having very little in the way of prior-discussion with our Bride and Groom (we hadn't met lol) we just slotted in amidst welcoming vibes, and managed to do our thing with maximum ease...

Arriving at the bridal-prep to find the glowing mother-to-be/the beautiful Nina in super-cruisy spirits was simply infectious... The air-conditioned room was a welcome change to the crazy-temps outside, and the relaxing vibes ushered us into the day, as her and her best-girl laughed and chatted without a care; her gorgeous daughters didn't seem to pay my camera too much mind either, which was great, for after not long, the guards were down, and I managed to capture some truly magical footage of them dancing around, and just being super... 

We got to the venue, and let me tell ya, maximum-humidity factor-crazy; but never mind that: the beautiful bride wasn't too far behind -- in her (super-cool) metallic-green Caddy -- so we found our positions, deep breaths, and boom: it was on... In what was perhaps the most challenging [ahem, nightmare], photographic environment [eye-roll]... Between the rapidly fluctuating Sun/cloud/showers outside the open air 'shed/elevated platform' where the ceremony was to take place in the shadows -- a fair way away from any outside vantage point; pretty much zero-access for us from the sides, and to top it off, a clicky-clack wooden floor that resounded unforgivingly with even the utmost of tiptoeing around to get the best angles, and you'll know what we were up against... But despite all that, the splendour of the ceremony seemed to wash upon us all as if it were a dream; the South African pastor Ray commanded an attentive audience with an absolutely stellar, and dare I say, 'spiritually compelling' performance, and even the sand-ceremony also seemed to hold an extra air of significance, with members of both families coming forth to symbolise the extended union of the day...

Yeah, it was hot, crazy-hot for me anyways, and camera-wise, certainly wasn't a day for the faint of heart (lol -- I'm so bold, hey), but, the love that filled that crazy-steamy shed carried us all high above such Earthly concerns, and it was nothing but an honour to be a part of such an uber-special occasion, as this, and all weddings are...

Much love for you guys, Nina and Brad, and may y'all continue to have big laughs, and thrive in all that that your life yet holds in the stars!

Viva l'amore,

Loui & Donna xx