I remember the first time I met with Stephanie + Paul at Knox Ozone late last year. Almost instantly, when you are in their company, you can’t help but smile and feel amazing. It’s a true testament to how genuine and down to earth they both are as individuals, and how greatly they are paired together as a couple. So many laughs were shared as I got to know their backstory, how they came to become a couple and watching them both playfully interact with one another on a cold winters night sipping on hot beverages at the coffee club.
If you haven’t already seen their engagement film – Steph and Paul met one night at a surprise birthday party for a mutual friend. Steph noticed Paul from across the room, but as Paul was in another relationship at the time – nothing eventuated. Some six months later, after Steph’s blind date had cancelled and she decided to go out with her friends instead. Paul was there as well yet Steph wasn’t quite in her comfort zone. They began talking, and after Paul had quoted a Arnold Schwarzenegger line to Steph – and that was it. Their fate was sealed. “He’s the guy”. And so began the journey of their relationship… eclipsing in the wedding film I present to you today.
Alongside Monica from Love By Shae, we captured the celebrations of this wonderful couple, who were married at Killara Estate – set amongst 80 acres of lush vines with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain ranges, sloping hills and valleys. Paul and the boys were having a casual morning, chilling out and relaxing ahead of the celebrations. They all looked dapper in their suits from MJ Bale. Steph looked absolutely exquisite in her Vintage Tulle dress, with makeup by Andrea from Makeup With Me. and a gorgeous floral arrangement by Alchester Village Florist.
One of our favorite and most awesome celebrants ever Kate Haley officiated a memorable ceremony – included with many laughs and happy tears. Steph + Paul exchanged personal vows – some of the very best I have ever heard. And then there’s the kangaroo – but I won’t spoil that for you… you’ll have to watch the film to see what happened!
Party Hire Productions rocked out the reception after a wonderful day of celebrations was kicking into second gear. Steph + Paul are dancers, so they had choreographed their own ‘first dance’ as a newly married couple, before partying away with their closest family and friends. A fitting sparkler exit was the perfect way to end such a fantastic day.
Thank you so much Steph + Paul for entrusting us to tell your story and capture your wedding journey. You both have been absolutely amazing and I hope this film reflects the love you both have for one another and the people around you.