Hoorah!! I’m ever so happy to finally be able to share some images from the wedding of one of my oldest friends Mima to her dear Clancy!
I’ve known Mima since we were 5 years old (see previous post for the full story!) and was so ridiculously happy when Mima asked if we could photograph their wedding.
As Mima and Clancy live down in Sydney we didn’t actually get a chance to catch up until a few days out from the wedding when I met up with them at the videographers place, Fisheye Studios. Barb & Rob from Fisheye are two seriously great people to work with and we were able to have a bit of a chit chat and talk over ideas which worked well especially as Mima & Clancy are so very laid back and cruisy and mostly just insisted that “everyone have fun” on their wedding day!
When the big day arrived, I looked out to see rain clouds looming on the horizon, but as we were up on the Gold Coast I was hoping that by the time we drove down to Northern NSW where the wedding was being held, that they would have disappeared and left us alone. Remembering that NSW was on daylight savings time, we arrived on time down at Gretal Farm, Eureka and thankfully were met with blue skies and smiles from the family who were busily setting up the final touches in the marquee and setting up the chairs for the garden ceremony.
Being rather “modern” in their approach to their wedding day (this was definately made clear when the bride announced she was going to be wearing converse sneakers as her wedding shoes!) Mima and Clancy didn’t have a large wedding party and instead chose to have a “wing-woman”, one of Mima’s best friends Donna and Clancy’s brother Jesse as his “wing-man” and also involve their family in the day by walking down the aisle in mix-matched couples which they had seen done at Clancy’s brothers wedding in Brazil.
Also, seeing as the wedding was all in the one location (the ever so sweet Gretal Farm), they chose to have a “First Look” (where the bride & groom see each other for the first time before the ceremony) which allowed them to have more time for mingling and celebrating with guests after the ceremony….which was definately high up on their priority list!
Renita & I had so much fun working with Rob and Barb from Fisheye Studios, capturing the day as it happened and celebrating the marriage of two such beautiful people. Clancy and Mima are two of the most smiliest people you will ever meet and absolutely adore each other. While they themselves said in their wedding vows that they “might not be a lovey-dovey couple with big huge romantic gestures” they are the couple who find the greateset joy in the little things about each other…which in the end, IS the “big thing” (well at least thats what I think anyway!)
May your days always be filled with laughter, care for each other and for Clancy, patience to handle Mima’s ever growing Converse shoe collection *cough obsession cough* : D
p.s I have to mention a funny story Mima’s dad mentioned in his speech…..when Mima was a small child she collected toilet rolls which she would then draw faces on and name each one of them after her friends. In his words, “Mima has always been a “collector of friends” and always been mindful to nurture and maintain her friendships over the years and it showed on the wedding day as the guests spanned from people she’s known since she was five through to life now in Sydney with Clancy”. The line that I could not help laugh at was the parting statement “So quite possibly some of you have been a toilet roll at some point in Mima’s life!”
Bless. Truly was a special wedding.
Clancy + Mima’s Wedding Dream Team
Venue: Gretal Farm, Eureka, NSW (speak to Vicki 02 66 884 778)
Marquee: Nomadic Tents
Photographers: Love Spark Photography (thats Renita & I!!)
Videographers: Fisheye Studios
Hair and makeup: Kayo Makeup & Hair Design
Celebrant: Michelle Shannon
Creative Bits & Pieces: Mima’s Dad made the signpost & handpainted her wedding shoes!
Caterers: In Good Taste Catering
And last but certainly not least………here’s the video teaser of Clancy + Mima’s day as shot by Fishey Studios!