And Indian-Sri-Lankan wedding in Sydney, Australia.
Breanna & Dan were married at Villa the Sanctuary, Bali. I've been visiting Bali since I was a kid, and while the place has changed a lot there's still magic there, something very special about the people and the island. I was married there myself 10 years ago, so to be invited to shoot someone else's wedding there a decade later was a wonderful feeling.
The Sanctuary is a special venue, hidden in a forested gorge in a quiet farming community, ten individual bales fit beautifully into the hillside, with a grassy amphitheater at the heart of the resort to serve as an outdoor reception space. Above this space fairy lights strung between palm trees, and above them the stars. Around it a rushing creek and hillsides hung with mist.
Emma & Dean got hitched at the High Church, Brisbane. It was a pretty epic party, with a gritty yet classic vibe going on. Going through the photos in post, I really felt drawn to the black and white edits, so I decided to do a blog post purely in monochrome. Something about the city and the classic style of Emma kept turning me to a contrasty Ilford Pan F+ style look.
Kirthega & Dushan were married in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It was a big, beautiful wedding: three days of ceremonies and rituals, sometimes solemn, other times uplifting and emotional, but always full of life and color. After each day the couple would return to their homes to prepare for the following day, and so it went until they were formally wed.
What follows is just a small slice of their wedding: just a few hours before the first day of formalities. We wandered through Galle Fort in the incredible heat, right up until the sun wilted into the sea.