I certainly take my hat off to anyone who was planning a wedding last year and in this new world we are all living in - the weight of emotions of surprise lockdowns, guest allowances and restrictions adds much unneeded stress for couples.
Rachel + Mitch remained positive and optimistic, and fortunately the stars aligned meaning they could have the wedding they had long planned in Moama in February this year - and it was one I will never forget.
These two radiated so much laughter and love and happiness. Every chat with Rachel was an absolute delight, and finally meeting them both in person the day prior at their rehearsal, they were just as excited to finally wed and spend the day partying it up with their closest family and friends who travelled for a weekend of celebrations.
They got married at one of my favourite places - Tindarra Resort. Seriously, I love this place. Em and the team are frickin' amazing at what they do, always going above and beyond for every couple and it is always such a pleasure to film in a place I can easily call my second home.
The weather was absolute perfection for Rachel + Mitch - sparking some absolute mint afternoon light for couple portraits and a show stopping sunset with the mighty Murray River in the backdrop.
Rachel + Mitch engaged some of my favourite vendors to have on their side - their ceremony was officiated by good friend and fellow Echuca/Moama lover Shannon Jeans (love every time I get to work with Shan). As soon as I knew Shannon was onboard I knew the day would be absolutely amazing and fresh.
Florals were by the beautiful Lisa from Wallingford Flowers as Essence Duo were rockin' out the reception party vibes ensuring all (including yours truly) got on the dance floor and partied the night away.
Rachel's hair and makeup were done by the exquisite Hakkas Hair + Todi For Beauty - always super important to hire professionals who you know will run to time on the day and deliver 110%.
Thank you so much Rachel + Mitch for a stellar day.