STUNNING photos by Lara Hotz.
Drass and Carly’s wedding photos are less about their queer wedding and much more about their love (as it should be!). I find it adorable that they can’t keep their hands off each other.
Photos by Viv McGregor Photography
I haven’t been neglecting the blog but it has felt very back-burner lately. Ang and I have been much too involved in enjoying the summer (even in this heat) to prioritize sitting at the computer.
Fortunately, a combination of too much sun and water (swimming not drinking) and these photos from Amanda and Kate’s fete rejuvenated my desire sit on the couch and delve into weddings.
From the fantastic (and queer!) Margan Photography: We were so privileged to shoot Mindy and Jade’s wedding day! Mindy and Jade first encountered each other through an online GLBT forum and hooked up at one of the forum’s gatherings on a tiny Sydney harbour island called Shark Island and have been together ever since. On the 5th May they readied themselves – together as always – and took the journey by water taxi back to the island were they were married by Mindy’s father in a traditional pagan handfastening. Jade is an exceptional performer and her vows that she sung to Mindy were absolutely beautiful.
The reception was held at an amazing little theatre in Newtown – one of Sydney’s thriving GLBT hubs and it was a fabulous evening of delicious food, live performances from their very talented performance friends and a whole lot of Karaoke – a favourite past time of the couple.
We felt so blessed to share their day with them – they are two sides of the same coin and absolutely perfect together.
Kristy and Tracy’s Melbourne, Australia, same-sex wedding is just jaw-dropping gorgeous. Have you ever seen such a lovely venue? But most of all I am inspired by the brides’ style and beauty.
From photographer Elise Gow: Two girls met, fell in love and got married.
Ok- technically they didn’t get married, as currently the law does not recognise gay marriage in Australia. I believe that if two people want to be together then what harm is there in them getting married?
The ceremony & reception were held at the magnificent Monsalvat in Eltham which is a stunning backdrop for any occasion. Its amazing buildings and grounds make you feel as though you are in walking around an exotic location in central Europe.
Two brides means lots of getting ready photos before the ceremony and each was stunning in their own way. They managed to stick to their own style and personalities yet match perfectly once they came together at the ceremony.
Kristy and Tracy were surrounded by the people they love most in this world and you could feel the love really flowing around the room when they saw each other for the first time. The love kept on flowing and there was so much emotion in the entire ceremony- to the point that I was too busy wiping tears from my eyes and nearly missed the photo of the rings going on!
The theme of the wedding was peacocks- as they wander freely around the grounds of Montsalvat. As if by magic- we all walked out of the ceremony to be greeted by one right outside and it seemed like fate had really played a part!
The dance floor really did rock all night long. A great sign of mega enthusiasm on the dance floor is when someone actually splits their pants. Now that’s what I call a real party! Well done Adam- you had us all in fits of laughter and were a great sport about it.
Photographs provided by (the obvious and previously stated ”awesome”) Heather from HRM Photography.