MATTHEW + JENNY
CEREMONY: Ha’veli House, Bangalow.
SUNSET PORTRAITS: Villa Rustica, Byron Bay hinterland.
ABOUT THE DAY / STYLING CHOICES / WEATHER / MOMENTS
We arrived at Ha’veli House Monday afternoon; from the start we loved being around Jenny and Matt who were warm, kind and down to earth people.
They chose to elope as a couple only, it was very intimate and special. Their theme was pure elegance; it matched them perfectly! Both held an air of grace, and class. We could feel we were in for something very special!
Jenny wore a stunning backless dress with intricate detail. It was flattering and undeniably elegant all at once, her bouquet was made of the most gorgeous white orchards and again, followed their elegant style so perfectly.
ABOUT THE LOCATION / VENUE
The ceremony was held where they got ready – Haveli House. This house was so incredible. Residing just outside the heart of Bangalow it held a Balinese/Indian luxe cottage vibe. Every section, corner, and nook was filled with amazing styling. It was a dream to photograph here! And so hidden from the road you would never know it was there!
Next, we travelled about 10 minutes out of Bangalow to Villa Rustica, a Moroccan styled house where we began sunset portraits.
The rustic villa was beyond gorgeous; we fell in love with its courtyard and swimming pool. We were surrounded by lush tropical gardens and with this beautiful setting we were able to capture some striking images of the newlyweds. Their style mixed with this elegant villa was HEAVEN! The most perfect combination and we couldn’t have loved it more!
ABOUT THE COUPLE
Jenny and Matthew met through work, they formed a friendship initially for about a year before deciding to become a couple. They spent 8 hours within the office together and from the beginning their chemistry was very comfortable!
On their first “date” they went LARGE! No dinners, or coffees – Instead they went straight to Mexico together and dived in the deep end, without telling soul! Things went so well over in Mexico that a few months later they moved to New York, then Australia.
They believe by jumping into the deep end they revealed parts of each other and they became to know one another incredible quickly and deeply. 6 years later, they know that marrying each other is exactly the right thing to do. This love is solid!
MW- I love Jen’s ambition, her drive, her sense of humour, her kindness to everyone, and that she makes me a better person each day”
JR- I love Matthew’s calmness and that he is such a good, honest person. Matthew is patient, generous, and makes me feel loved and safe. He is very supportive and has a “gentleman way” about him.
WHY DID THE COUPLE CHOOSE TO ELOPE?
Both agreed on eloping because they felt their love is something between the two of them.
HOW DID THEY TELL THEIR LOVED ONES?
They broke the news with their sneak peak images!! We LOVE this idea and think it’s a perfect way to tell everyone
Jenny + Matthew:
“They were fantastic – Sarah-Jane, Emily and Leisa were great. Easy going but also incredibly quality driven and the results we achieved were outstanding”
I just wanted to send you a separate email and thank you for making our special day even more special.
We couldn’t be happier with the outcome.
You were a rock star the whole day with everything from makeup, fixing wonky eyebrows, coordinating, and photography. I am so happy with the photos you have given us so far. They are exactly how we wanted them and more. The edit and selection is beautiful.
You are a true professional who can listen, interpret but also take lead and push the project to where it needs to go in order to have a perfect outcome. I really value working with people who also has an opinion and are not afraid of exploring other ideas. Thank you for your flawless work ethic and commitment.
We felt like we were spending the day with good friends even though we had never met you. Please also pass our regards onto your team. You were all fabulous and the perfect girl gang. “
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