Henry is a pretty chilled out dude.
When I arrived to take some photos of the guys getting ready at Encounter Bay I discovered there was no groom – Henry was actually down at Middleton. On his surfboard. Out the back. Half an hour later he returned, invigorated, and we got into some photos and even managed to head off site for a few minutes to find some awesome beach backdrops.
By contrast when I arrived at Waverley Estate to capture the girls’ preparations I had the opposite problem, Ria was most definitely there but her twin sister Katy was also there as a bridesmaid and they looked similar. Really similar. I’ll be honest, for the first few minutes I didn’t know who was who, I was keeping my cards close to my chest and not calling anyone by name! Once the dress was on the mystery was solved and I was in the clear, free to name names with reckless abandon.
Ria and Henry rolled the dice a bit by having their reception outside sans marquee, you could even say they are a pair of risk taking mavericks who don’t play by society’s rules. However, the weather was kind and the fairy lights floating above the party transformed the estate into a magical fantasy for the evening. Some classic speeches were delivered and there was a lot of love going round, a very chilled ending to what had been an amazing day.