Classic Wedding @ Parkwood International - Karley & Alex


I recently had the honour of photographing a wedding at the Parkwood International Golf Club, tucked away behind Parkwood Village, on the sunny Gold Coast of Australia...

Karley had picked a super-cool spot for bridal prep, and if I remember correctly, it was about 26 floors towards the sky, with ocean views and plenty of floor-to-ceiling window action... Her maid's were looking fabulous upon my arrival, and it didn't take long for guards to drop... After some tongue-in-cheek zoolander-action poses, and a warm, genuine kinda-vibe in the room, I was doing it pretty easy -- and I must say, typical maid-duties of fluffing and preening were never accomplished with such effortless grace, and dutiful poise ;)  

Karley herself was fast transforming into a pint-sized urban princess, of sorts, and it wasn't long until she was the object of a chorus of ooh's and ahh's as she stood a vision to behold -- bathed in abundant window-goodness... With some tasteful ink, and a certain kinda spunk that say's: "don't mess with me, punk" our bride this day was not without an element of anticipation by this stage, so we snatched a few images and hit the road to grab a few of the awesome blue bridal chariot, ahem, #mustang, just up the road at, Cascade Gardens...

In short order, we arrived; Alex and kin were assembled in wait; the kids (and newlyweds alike) poured sand into vials; there was a kiss; a cheer; an assemblage of faces huddled in unity, and then it was time to hit the course... Our little-buggy procession rolled out -- captained by the most lovely and uber-helpful Mel/Wedding Coordinator -- and we were soon pulling up and hijacking the links at will! A quick lover's snap here; some group hi jinx there... Such an awesome spot for a wedding!

I hung around for a bit and grabbed some gorgeous shots of the setup and cake [note to self: who made that cake?!], and after capturing their entrance, I got to wish the couple a life of awesomeness, before taking my leave -- content in the fact that these guys were to fly direct to Thailand at 7:00am the next morning, and I was to enjoy sleeping in ('til about 7:00am the next morning)... Ahh, sleep :)

 Viva l'amore,

Loui & Donna xx


Loui Hartland