Desney & Maeli’s Wedding at Colmslie Recreation Reserve

27 Oct 2009, Posted by Nigel in Weddings

For months now we’ve both been so excited about photographing the wedding of Maeli and Desney, and the day finally arrived on Saturday 24 October. We couldn’t wait to get the photography underway!

Desney had put so much thought into the planning for their special day and she had even organised with the Brisbane River Dragons to escort her to the ceremony location via outriggers up the Brisbane River.

We arrived to start the preperation photos with Desney and her girls just after lunch to find that poor Desney was so sick with a tummy bug. Although feeling very under the weather, Desney put on a brave face (such a trouper) and looked stunning in her wedding gown.

After spending an hour or so with the girls, it was off to the Colmslie Beach Reserve so that Desney and Jacob (son) could board the outriggers in preparation for heading to the ceremony location.

Maeli and his four groomsmen were waiting patiently when we arrived at the Colmslie Recreation Reserve and it was such a surprise for the wedding guests when they finally spotted Desney coming up the river. The sounding of a Conch shell and the calling from an Elder was such a beautiful touch to Desney’s entrance to the ceremony location.

Once Maeli and Desney were announced as husband and wife, we were off to the Colmslie Beach Reserve again for some location photos with the bridal party. This was such a great spot for pics and the rows of flowering Jacarandas made for some gorgeous photos.

We’d also like to make a special mention for Desney and Maeli’s limo driver from Brisbane VIP Limousines. The driver could not do enough for the bridal party and was fantastic to work with. Great choice guys!

After the sun had set, we were off to the HQ on Lytton to help Desney and Maeli celebrate at their reception. This was a great spot for the reception and we had so many guests coming up for photos in our little photobooth area.

We truly had a great day with Desney and Maeli and although we were there as the pro photographers, we were welcomed by everyone and felt just like one of the guests.

Guys, we wish you every happiness in your life together and we were honoured to be part of your special day. We hope your photographs help you remember all the special moments from the day you became husband and wife.

  • Desney Toia-Sinapati

    To our dear friends Nigel and Tina,
    Thank you so much for your hard work on our wedding day. We’ve been trying to find the words for over a week now to express just how much we appreciate you both being part of the day but words aren’t enough. You were absolutely awesome to work with (especially as Desney was sooooo sick. It’s a pitty you missed her starfish on the kitchen floor before you arrived). You are definitely number 1 on our list for any photographic needs that we have for the future. We look forward to planning our album together as we have had so much fun working with you guys from day 1.
    All our best wishes for you both,
    Desney and Maeli Sinapati