Carly signed up for a part time job, slinging pizzas. The restaurant was vibrant and bustling, and she fitted in perfectly. Little did she Carly realise, but she had caught the eye of one of the owners, a shy guy with big brown eyes. John was smitten with this tall blonde with a quick wit and a charming smile. But little did John know, but he had caught Carly’s eye also. As other staff watched on over the coming weeks and months, Carly and John’s friendship developed and grew. And eventually, as many of the on lookers were holding their breath and hoping for, Carly and John fell in love.
When it starts in friendship and grows into love, is something special to behold.
I was honoured to photograph John and Carly’s wedding. Such highs of emotions, and thick with laughter. I was welcomed into the clan for the day, with big warm arms and welcoming smiles. This is what it’s like, I thought, when you get married and become part of a new family.
Come along on the adventure that was John and Carly’s wedding. There wasn’t a moment missed.
I loved visiting John at the home he grew up in when he was getting ready. The walls were filled with photographs and memorabilia of John and his brothers as they were growing up. When I arrived the boys were already in fine form. Dressing took longer than expected though. Tends to happen when you’ve got to take the tags off everything, unpick the suit pockets, and learn to fold pocket squares.
John and Carly have only very recently built and moved into a new home in Torquay. Everything looked and smelled perfectly new. Carly and her bridesmaids created some of the very first new memories in the house as she got ready for her wedding.
It may have been a stormy day in Torquay, but we were willing to take our chances out in the open. A few light drops of rain wasn’t going to spoil this parade. I’m glad we ventured out because that sky rolled around us beautifully. Sometimes it rumbled, but most of the time it just swirled gently around the beautiful newlyweds.
Note to self: expect lots of photo-bombers in lycra when photographing on popular bike and running track.
Ahhhhhh, as soon as we hit Inverleigh, we were blessed with gorgeous sunshine to warm our hearts. This bunch of gorgeous folk were some kind of awesome.
Hey Carly, how are you going with that veil there? Pesky thing. Beautiful. But pesky.
We arrived at Gladioli in Inverliegh well and truly ready for the festivities to kick off. Oh, and my, kick off in style they well and truly did!
In the memory of their family and friend, John and Carly’s wedding will go down as one of the best parties of all time. I for one, went home with sore feet and a massive grin on my face, and I’m sure I wasn’t alone. As a message I got from Carly shortly after her wedding read, “it was the best day of our lives”.
View Carly and John’s wedding slideshow. I am particularly fond of the music choice.