A summer night's dream wedding at the Catalina Room

In the distance kids jumped off the jetty into the Swan River with squeals of delight, paddle boarders and kayakers smiled as they paddled past and the smell of barbeques wafted down river as Laura and Brock said 'I Do' at the water's edge of Perth’s iconic Matilda Bay.

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Matilda Bay Wedding - Amanda and Mike

When a bride walks down the aisle I use the eyes on the back of my head to gauge  when to photograph the groom who is seeing his wife to be for the first time. When Mike saw Amanda for the first time it was a priceless, beautiful, emotional moment, captured in a few fleeting seconds. With a stunning setting for their ceremony by the river at the Catalina Room of Matilda Bay Restaurant,  the love, laughter and dancing continued under a canopy of stars and fairy lights well into the night.

Matilda Bay Wedding Perth - Mark and Alyce

Eighteen months ago I photographed Alyce and Mark’s wedding in a small ceremony at Alyce’s parents’ home. It was an incredibly beautiful and hugely moving ceremony that allowed Alyce’s dad David to witness his only daughter wed the man she loved. Two days later Cancer finally came and took David away, knowing that his little girl was now in good hands. Alyce and Mark wanted their wedding to be a celebration of their love with their friends, so when Time had eased the pain a little, they planned just that. Last Friday was everything David would have wanted for Alyce on her wedding day. So much laughter,  love, amazing friendships, family and joy. Tucked into her bouquet was a little toy possum, David’s nickname for Alyce, which watched her dance the night away with Mark under a clear stary night at Matilda Bay. Photographing both their weddings was an honour that I can't begin to describe.