Donna and Dave – 09 MAY 2017
Coolibah Downs in the Gold Coast
I have fond memories of Donna and Dave’s wedding. It was relaxed, easy going but at the same time organised. It was held at Coolibah Downs Private Estate which is located in between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
I had not actually met Donna and Dave before the wedding due to distance and conflicting schedules and I was pleasantly surprised to find a bride and groom who not only loved each other very much, but also lovely lovely people with lovely guests. I had a great time and met some wonderful people.
I started off photographing Dave and the boys getting ready and then made my way up to Donna’s room where we managed to get some great candid and posed shots. We were running a little bit behind schedule so I could only grab a couple of quick portraits of Donna which is okay. The last thing I want to do is be the cause of the bride being late to her own wedding.
The ceremony was held in between two rows of trees which hung over the aisle which created some great wedding photographs. The ceremony went off without a hitch and we had to move quickly into group shots and bridal party shots due to the failing light. We had about 60 minutes until sunset which is just enough time. I usually recommend planning at least 60 to 90 minutes for your location shoot. I stayed until 10pm of the reception as Donna and Dave chose a 10 hour package. I had the feeling the party was just getting started as I was about to leave!