I first started talking with Shal last year when her sister recommended me to photograph her wedding to Harry for their Hillstone St Lucia wedding.
We had been keeping in contact via email and we both formed a bond through our massively long emails to each other about our lives.
So it wasn’t until recently that we met in person. Shal and I agreed upon an informal catch-up at Max Brenner’s, with Harry and Shal insisting it was totally fine that Stevie comes with me.
Stevie ended up on a total sugar high and Harry chased after her that morning. That gave Shal and me time to chat in-depth about their Hillstone St Lucia wedding.
All she apparently wanted to do was jump in the water fountain on display. They won me over then and there!
When their wedding day rolled about, they both got ready with their immediate family in a beautiful Air BNB.
Their traditional Sri Lankan ceremony was conducted by Cultural Celebrant, Sarath Manathunga. The legal civil ceremony was conducted by Marriage Celebrant Caitlin.
Guests then enjoyed a sweets buffet and ice cream from the Vintage Ice Cream Cart after their ceremony.
When evening hit, we moved into their reception with a fantastic slideshow of Harry and Shal’s life together and some heartfelt speeches.
This was followed by dinner and drinks and then onto the dance floor.
It was an incredible day with such amazing people!
Thank you Harry & Shal for inviting me to photograph your wedding! I had an amazing day with you both!
Ceremony & Reception: Hillstone St Lucia
Brisbane Civil Marriage Celebrant: Married By Caitlin
Ice Cream Favors: Vintage Ice Cream Cart
Videography: Matt from Bleo Media
Bridal Hair: Carlie Anne Hair Design And Make Up
Bridal Makeup: Jessica Peacock Makeup Artist
Groom’s Attire: M.J. Bale
Florist: Brisbane Flower Markets
Brisbane Wedding Photography: Leanne James Photography