Saturday's wedding was a little unusual.
By unusual, I mean that the lovely Michael & Yao have been happily married for the past two years! Saturday's wedding was the Aussie wedding, following their previous nuptials two years earlier in Yao's home 'village' of four million people back in China. From all reports they were happy and in love the first time down the aisle and on their second trip it was obvious to all, that the level of love and happiness has only deepened. These two may have been born a great distance apart, but their connection is one of the closest I have been lucky enough to witness!
A few photos from Saturday and you may get an inkling...
The beautiful Our Lady of the Rosary Church at Alstonville...I love the flocked wallpaper behind the alter.
This is just at the door of the church when leaving, just before they begin life as man and wife....again!
As a total contrast to the urban sprawl of her homeland, Yao really wanted to feature trees and the beautiful North Coast environment in their wedding photos...cue massive fig tree. We also ventured down to the ever popular Boulders Beach for some ocean views...of course we were the third bridal party to arrive! Thankfully there are plenty of amazing backdrops to go around and everyone had fun in their own piece of paradise. I also find it interesting that even though we were all there at the same time, the photos from each wedding are all so different!
Arriving at the beach with bundles of balloons provided some 'Up' moments.
The fun and at times unpredictable bridal party!
Some quiet time out.
One last smooch and then it was time to venture on to the reception held at the fantastic By the River in Ballina.
Waiting to be announced formally before entering the reception, Michael, Yao and their fun bridal party.