It seems like it was just yesterday that so much love and hard work went into planning my niece and nephews wedding one year ago.
Happy 1st Wedding Anniversary Pari & Spiro! 👰🏻🤵🏻
What wonderful news that I now get to plan a Gender Reveal Party, Baby Shower and then a Baptism! 👶🏻 I’m thrilled, but still tired from the wedding!
Bring it on, I’m ready as long as I don’t gain weight. 😂
Love you both!
Happy Memorial Day to everyone! #ManikasDesigns#SPariInLove
Yesterday these two beautiful souls became husband and wife, a union 10 years in the making. The day was filled with love, laughter, family, friends, traditions, and so much joy! Congrats again Claudia and Edgar! Wishing you both every blessing and happiness!
Creative Team who made this day possible:
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Last weekend “off” before (local) wedding season is in full swing over here. Basically prepping gear, printing timelines+travel reservations, scheduling workouts, planning healthy snacks (what are your favs??) and buying coffee in bulk. 😂
Just kidding, but seriously. What helps you be on your A-game during wedding season?? I got so many questions about this on our drive to Kelowna, I thought I would share.
These are my 3 bff’s right now:
@post_partner. umm seriously, if you’re not using them, check them out. They’ve been doing 90% of my editing for years and learned my editing style + preferences so quickly. Outsourcing is scary at first, but I LOVE having them a part of my team. .
@honeybook. Not gonna lie, it took a while to work this into my system, but I’m officially in loveeee. Having emails, questionnaires, invoices, and client files all in one place is amazing... and the app is so handy when I’m travelling too. It’s basically like having an assistant with the reminders. 😍 (hit me up if you want 50% off your first year!). .
@rewardfitnessstudio. RF is seriously what I never knew I needed. Scheduling classes and adding them to my calendar has been so helpful to clear my mind and take a break from the office. Hello energy + productivity. 💪🏼🎉. .
Photographers + wedding vendors, what are your bff’s during wedding season??
Yesterday’s wedding was one of those rare ones. For starters, Sean was my main point of contact. I found out yesterday he was stepping up to plan most of the details because Brenna was finishing up nursing school! The two of them have been together for EIGHT YEARS! This long awaited occasion was absolutely glorious. It was sweet and simple. Mostly though I loved knowing that these two will spend forever together with no thought of any alternatives. They are 100% living out the definition of marriage, as they already have for the last eight years. Such a blessing having had a chance to work with and get to know these two. 💘
Tom & Jess met 6 years ago at the Ashford show, Tom was competing in the shearing Comp. Only ONE week later Tom went over to dinner at Jess's parents place and he must have made a good first impression for they have been together ever since. On Christmas morning 2017 Tom proposed. Tom had the ring box wrapped in a larger box so Jess wouldn’t be suspicious, as she unwrapped the large box she found a smaller wrapped box and inside was the most perfect engagement ring. He asked her to marry him and through the tears she said a big YES!! Mr & Mrs Retallack were married at the Inverell Pioneer Village & held their reception at the Inverell Jockey Club.
Photographer: Rach Martin Photography
Videographer: Simon McCarthy (Brides brother)
Hairdresser: Hayley Johns - Hair By Hayley Your I Do Wedding Crew
Make Up Artist: Kristie Pettit Your I Do Wedding Crew
Florist: Matt Smith Thistle.
Dressed By: LUV Bridal and Formal Brisbane Pronovias “Darcy”
Celebrant: Anka McMahon
Cake Designer:Luxe Artisan Cakery
Furniture Hire: GOLD Event Hire
Shout Outs! 👏
Jess: "Everyone was incredible. I joked the week before our wedding that it would take a village to get me ready on our day but it really does take a lot of people and a lot of help to create such a beautiful thing. Your I Do Wedding Crew (hair, make up and celebrant) were amazing with everything. Nothing was ever too much for them and they were so reassuring and casual all at once. Rach - Rachel Martin Photography - we couldn’t have asked for a better photographer at all. She sums up perfection in a photographer. Tom has never really liked getting his photo taken so I knew this would be a hard part of the day for him but Rach was so calm and casual that it was just like having a long time friend there pointing you in the right direction and supporting us through the whole way, from the first inquiry to finishing up late on our wedding night. Everything in between was so easy to deal with and nothing was ever a problem. When the rain hit, instead of saying well this wasn’t planned she assured us that this weather is incredible will make stunning photos." @jpm293
4038 May, 2019
Mark & Felicity got married at the very cool Riverside Ranch in Yamba. They hung out together all day, they selected their outfits together, they got ready together, they walked down the isle together & they celebrated together ALL DAY! I really loved their entire take on getting married the day was just about them and their closest friends and family and the simplicity of the day and the real & raw moments that just kept un folding in front of me was just magic. There was no strict plan no crazy time schedules just two people saying I do in the most relaxed and stress free way. I deal with all different types of weddings and this one was by far the most relaxed and chilled one I have been to and it was a genuine honer to be apart of their day.
Mark & Felicity are fit, strong and adventurous, nothing was off limits which made for some fun photos. So thank you Mr & Mrs Smith I had a blast xx Rach 🙂
35430 April, 2019
About to deliver an AMAZING wedding collection! This wedding was small , intimate and REAL! Cant wait to show you more !! For now.... how awesome is rain 😍
This image is a little unique but I'm loving it !
41429 April, 2019
I get to work in some magical locations 😍
32115 April, 2019
Falling in love with Black & White edits all over again!
I don't convert all my images into black & white when I edit an entire set. Only the ones that really scream out to me, and stop me in my tracks! 🖤🖤🖤
27312 April, 2019
Unplanned. In-between. Real. These moments will always win me over. Every. Single. Time... @maddyrtibs@petertibs
32311 April, 2019
❣️ Just Married!!! ❣️ I’m so excited to introduce to you, Mr & Mrs Salter!
Check out Katrina’s dress !! She made it!!!! 😍
Congratulations Katrina & Nathan on the perfect wedding that reflected your awesome laid back selves!! Thank you so much for inviting me along to capture your magic! Rach xxx @katrina_hendy@walkaboutcreekevents
22210 April, 2019
Another amazing feature in Becoming One !! Here is the love story of Lou & Brandan and their country wedding Jondaryan QLD (Page 228) @thewoolshedatjondaryan