Gore // St Andrew's Church & St James Theater Wedding

Emily and Brad had the most epic wedding day in Gore at the start of the year.

These two met while doing musical theatre in Gore – the show Avenue Q is what brought them together. Funnily enough both of their parents also met through musical theatre!

The day started with Emily and the girls getting ready at a friend’s house.

Kathryn, Emily’s step Mum had made her dress from scratch. The fabric was so beautiful, and she had even hand stitched their initials into the back of the dress.

It was a super emotional morning, with a first look with the bridesmaids and with Emily’s Dad.

Her Mum passed away when Emily was young and in her memory a broach with her photo was attached to the bouquet. I got super teary during the first look with her Dad, when she showed him the broach. Such a beautiful moment.

Brad on the other hand was having a great time with the guys, suiting up and playing hack sacks before heading to the Church.

Brad was cool, calm and collected until he saw Emily walking down the aisle. She looked stunning; they had a beautiful ceremony at the Church before heading to the St James Theatre for photos.

I wasn’t sure how these photos would play out – we had the use of hazers, spotlights, backdrops, green screens and a smoke machine! Talk about options!

It was fun playing around on stage, and special to get these images especially when the theatre means so much to both of them.

We then headed out to Dolomore Park to get some photos before the rain set in.

En route to the Reception we stopped off to visit Emily’s Granddad who was in the rest home and too unwell to attend the wedding. It was so important to make this stop that he got to see Emily and Brad as husband and wife. He passed away a couple of weeks after the wedding – which makes these images even more special.

The reception was set up at the Town and Country Club with fairy lights galore!

It was a lovely evening with speeches from family, a full on choreographed first dance to a mash up of songs (it was so epic) and the dance floor packed as everyone dance the night away.

We snuck out as the sun went down to get a few sparkler photos too.

It was a huge day. Seeing the love and support that Emily and Brad have around them is incredible – they had an awesome start to married life, and I wish them all the best for their future together <3

Make Up: Inner balance massage & Beauty Hair: Charlotte Todd Gown: Kathryn Mason Flowers: Monique King Bridesmaids Dresses: Pagani Guys Suits: Hallenstein Brothers Celebrant: Stephanie Green Ceremony Venue: St Andrews Church Reception Venue: Gore Town & Country Club Cake: Jill Youngson Band: DV8 Glasses, Hangers & Drink Bottles: Frank & Co Creative Studio

Photography: Kiwi Captures Photography

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