Just about 9 hours before I arrived at Annie and Tim’s house (around 120km south west of Melbourne), I was photographing April and Dave‘s wedding in Sydney. I had promised myself to NEVER EVER take bookings for two weddings in two different cities on consecutive days – the fear of something going wrong with aeroplanes is all too much to bear. But Annie and Tim were the people who managed to change my mind (for what I suspect will be the first and only time). They promised me home-made tshirts, mixed tapes and home made goods – plus, they just sounded like wonderful people. I told them about my travel concerns and said they didn’t mind, they just wanted me to share their day with them even if they knew there was a risk I wouldn’t get there on time!
And I’m so glad that I did, everything about their day was truly special – from the cheese and tomato croissant with coffee that Tim had made for me on arrival to the White Stripes song that Annie learned to play bass for during their reception. Tim and Annie had thought about everything they were doing that day and the real message of their wedding day was so simple – think of the things and people you love and have them close to you (except for Lenny, their cat who seemingly had made other plans for the day which included hiding under the bed).
This wedding also appeared in the wonderful magazine Hello May #4.