A few months ago, I happily stumbled upon the beautiful Gaya and Pat, whose wedding would become one of the most heartfelt days I’ve documented. As the day progressed, the genuine happiness their guests had for them became undeniably obvious. Many family and friends spoke proudly of the unbridled kindness, generosity and enthusiasm these two had for life. Moreover, it didn’t take long to notice how everyone simply adored Gaya’s irresistibly infectious sense of humour and laughter. You cannot help but be buoyed by this beautiful woman’s fierce love for life and the people around her, especially the deep-seated affection she had for her parents and her new family.
Gaya had wanted their day to be completely fuss-free, one big party for their beloved families and best friends: the focus was for everyone to be well fed, generously watered and to simply have a wonderful time. An enormous marquee was set up over at the gorgeous grounds of The Turpentine Tree to set the scene for a festival style wedding: food and drinks were flowing, live music tinkling in the background, people chattering excitedly in every corner, bubbling pans of fresh paella passing through the room, a warm balmy breeze falling gently into the evening.
There are certain weddings that are simply too joyful that they never quite leave you: I hope these images express the sheer gorgeousness that characterised this day and the happiness we have for these two beautiful spirits.
Ceremony held at the wonderful St Gregory’s Church
Afternoon festivities and reception at the utterly gorgeous grounds of The Turpentine Tree
Cinematography by the delightful Light Noise Films
Make up by the wonderful Jo Candelaria
Hair Styling by talented Gemma Nichols
Bridal Gown by Maggie Sottero
Jewellery and rings from Etsy
Bridal bouquets by The Flower Room
Gaya and her bridesmaids got ready in the morning at Bilpin Springs Lodge
Live Music in the afternoon by One Two Wedding band
Reception Dancefloor music by DJ Trey