Mater Dei Church + Botanic Gardens, Brisbane

Small and intimate is the norm this year and I am not complaining! There is something so magical about intimate ceremonies that make me feel all warm and inspired.

Elisiva and Hugh's day was exactly that. They chose to get ready at home together and do a first look before heading off to their sweet chapel wedding with their closest family as witness. Elisiva and Hugh are expecting their first child together so it was even more special capturing this time together as well.

During the getting ready portion of the day, Elisiva and I were standing out in their front garden taking some photos and I mentioned there was a butterfly, flying around directly behind her. I was not prepared for what happened next, when Elisiva broke down crying and explained it was because it meant that her dad was there with us. She lost her father a few months prior to the wedding so this was such an emotional moment, for the both of us.

Getting to know my couples on such a deeper level is something I am so grateful for and so honoured to be apart of their day. This one was extra special and I am so thankful I got to be involved x