Sunrise| May 20/2019
Broken Head, Byron bay
We arrived in Broken Head, Byron Bay when it was still dark. The sun was slowing coming but the clouds kept the light hiding for longer than usual. Our team put on head torches and started setting up. Brad waited by the arbour patiently, alongside his two sons.
Gemma and brad had met through work; they talked on the phone almost every day for 3 months before laying eyes on one another. Their conversation flowed; they both felt the other had an attractive personality. When the day came to meet, they were nervous but excited! Crushes had developed over the telephone lines, but both wondered what each other was like in REAL life!
They attended the yearly work Christmas party but didn’t get a chance to speak. When Brad left Gemma couldn’t help but send him a message, nervously waiting and questioning if she will have to quit her job. He replied. They met at a nearby Casino, played roulette and spent hours talking.
From that moment these two have existed effortlessly together! They share so many common interests, and pick up where the other drops off.
Although the weather gave us clouds for their sunrise wedding, it didn’t stop it being absolutely perfect. The clouds acted as an incredible filter, we got dramatic lighting with dark storm clouds looming over the ocean. It made the stunning landscape of Broken Head POP with colour! It was secluded, peaceful, and intimate. We can’t wait for more of them!
How did the proposal go?
I went on holiday to the UK to see my family, I joked when we get married we should elope & that I was thinking of bringing my great, great grandmothers engagement ring home just in case. Brad mentioned he had been thinking of asking my parents to post it.
When I got home from the UK we talked about marriage and eloping and that was it. No formal engagement as it would be too hard to keep the elopement a secret.
What qualities do you most appreciate, admire and love about your partner?
how driven, smart, loving, quirky gemma is
Brad is my voice of reason, on the whole he is much calmer and more rational then I am, he makes me laugh so hard I snort and he is very loving, supportive and caring.
What are your greatest strengths as a couple?
I would say being supportive is one of our greatest strengths as a couple. We both have our own businesses, work long hours, I feel we are both understanding and supportive of this and we both help out around the house to get the chores done.
We get on really well, we laugh a lot, we like to go out and do things together, try new activities.