Real Wedding Wednesday ~ A Pacific Palms Destination Wedding

When I receive a submission from the talented Hilary Cam, I get this ridiculous grin on my face. Why? Well, because Hilary seems to be the luckiest photographer I have ever known. Seriously, he always works with these remarkable couples in picturesque locations with really cool details. I adore his photos and the way each and every one tells a story within the story. Hilary is truly able to capture the essence of each bride and groom he photographs. So, maybe it's not that he's lucky after all. I believe it's called raw talent. 

When you take in Melanie and Stuart's wedding in the gorgeous Pacific Palms, New South Wales, Australia, you will see Hilary's raw talent, exposed (sorry, couldn't help it...). These pics speak so loudly, that if I just posted these photos without writing a word, you'd walk away with a full understanding of exactly who Melanie and Stuart are and how their wedding was a brilliant representation of their relationship. What I will tell you is that Melanie is from Australia and Stuart is from the UK so this is a destination wedding. Enjoy!!!

I love the robes.Hilary said that Melanie was super fun and smiled and laughed all day.Hilary Cam: We had a unique groom’s prep in the morning, rather than the classic shots of suits and ties Stuart wanted a more apt prep for a beach setting and so we headed to the beach with his groomsmen who had all travelled from the UK. Stuart got more of Boomerang Beach than he bargained for when he was thrown in the water.I've seriously never seen groomsmen have so much fun while "getting ready". Melanie and Stuart's invitation (designed by the groom) features a kookaburra and a robin holding a love heart – symbolic of an Australian and an Englishman falling in love. I mean... First of all, I love the invite, but the meaning is melt-worthy.The ceremony was held in the Green Cathedral, a forest cathedral that overlooks the lakes. Some of my favorite shots ever.So, there's a beach, a forest and a surf club? Pretty AWESOME!!!Hilary Cam: The reception was held at Pacific Palms Surf Life Saving Club and was coloured with many personal touches; from the gorgeous stationary, bunting and paper lanterns to the orange and poppy seed cake made by aunty Denise from a recipe passed down from Melanie’s parents wedding.Know what I see? FUN FUN FUN!!!Thank you Hilary Cam for this letting me share this on BB! And thank you Melanie and Stuart for staying true to yourselves and making your wedding all about you!! 

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Photographer: Hilary Cam Photography Sydney
Wedding Dress: Melanie Ford, Newcastle & Queens Park
Florist: Melissa from Blooms, Tuncurry & Taree
Celebrant: Sarah Julian
Stationery: Our talented groom
Rings: Designed by the groom, produced by Bill Hicks Jewellery
Decoration: Sourced by the couple, with elements from Individual Visual