Gorgeous West Coast Wilderness Lodge Wedding — Mary & Matthew (With Video)
We absolutely loved spending time with Mary and Matt and getting to know them over emails, phone calls, at their engagement session and on the day of their beautiful wedding. Matt and Mary live in Australia and traveled to the Sunshine Coast for their destination wedding, to celebrate with friends and family. Mary met Matt through a friend, while traveling in Australia and they've been together ever since. We couldn't be happier for these two and we were so thrilled to be apart of their special day.
Venue: West Coast Wilderness Lodge — Hair: Jessie Richardson — Makeup: Jenny Anderson of Denise Elliot Beauty Co.— Dress Designer: Made with Love Bridal Australia—Earrings: Kezani Australia—Flowers: Blush Petals—DJ: James Audio Video—Commissioner: Greig Soohen—Suits: MJ Bale Australia—Cake: Cheeky Monkey Cakes
A massive thank you to my wonderful second photographer, Pauline Holden. Stay tuned for their wedding film by Brian of Jennifer Picard—Wedding Photography.
Kind words froM Mary & Matt:
"I came across Jen on instagram and immediately fell in love with her work. We booked her right away and were so pleased she was available! It’s actually hard to even explain in words how supportive Jen was through our entire planning process – she truly goes above and beyond the role of a photographer; helping find vendors, passing on links from previous brides, ensuring the timeline for the day will flow and encompass everything that is important to us (and went back and forth with me on the phone, and by email until it was perfect!). She always answered emails efficiently and thoroughly, was always kind and professional, and knows the sunshine coast and the venue we chose (West Coast Wilderness Lodge) like the back of her hand – it made a world of difference.
On the day of the wedding, Jen and her team (Brian and Pauline) arrived early and as soon as they got there they were straight to work. Jen, Pauline and Brian all have this way of being present, but are never in the way of your next step. They are right where you expect them to be when you look, but are discrete as they move around to capture every special moment. We got to know Jen and Brian fairly well over the year and through our engagement and wedding photos, and they are 2 of the nicest people we have ever met. They are easy going, a joy to get to know, friendly, and fun to be around. They encouraged us to be ourselves, to pretend as if they weren’t there watching….and we did just that. Jen’s style was not to set us up in poses, but rather to let us be us, and capture who we truly are together – which we absolutely loved and is what the photos reflect.
When we woke up on the day after our wedding Jen had a handful of photos already in our inbox waiting for us…what a joy to wake up to! Jennifer Picard and her team captured the most special day of our lives in a way that we will be forever thankful for. The photos are exactly what we hoped for, dreamy, beautiful, fun, and a true example of the love and happiness we share for each other.
If we did it all over again – she would be our first choice, no questions asked.
Thank you to Jen, Brian and Pauline for your hard work, your endless support throughout the process, your patience, and your ability to capture exactly what we hoped for - we could not be happier with the photos (and cannot wait to see the video too!!)."