The day before Felicity and Paul’s wedding I drove down to Byron Bay and made my way up to the Hinterland. I always do a recce at every location I shoot and this time I had an address to a place called Coorabella. I found the place and drove down a long and winding driveway. It was close to dusk. I arrived at the property and stepped out of my car. It was eerily quiet, no one was around to greet me. And perhaps that’s what made me fall in love with Coorabella so much. I can honestly say I have never shot a wedding at a place even remotely close to what Coorabella is. Giovanni, the owner, who normally lives in the house has created something out of a fairytale. Some would say a fairytale written by Tim Burton, eclectic and wonderful. To me it has to be one of the most beautiful venues in Australia.
When I met Felicity the next day, everything made perfect sense. She has a great eye for detail and the quirkiness of Coorabella was perfect for the day she and Paul had planned together with Maria, their wedding planner.
In a sense their wedding felt like a small intimate dinner party with friends.
In another it felt like something completely surreal.
Event Design: Maria Birch
Caterer: Seaweed Cuisine
Coordinator: Maria Birch
Dress Designer: J’Aton
Floral Design: Estelle Montlouis
Groom’s Attire: Harrolds
Officiant: Michelle Shannon
Shoe Designer: Cosmopolitan Shoes