Toya & Jason married at Invercauld House on a typical North Coast autumn day, where anything is possible. Searing heat, pouring rain & gorgeous light, the sort you could bathe in…if you were quick. It was a wedding of contrasting tastes where Spain met Casino, but always highly personal, intimate & beautiful.
Jason wrote & recorded the song that played as Toya entered the ceremony. But the song the bridal party entered the reception to was Master of Puppet’s ( the Trivium version) & the Bridal waltz was Metallica’s Nothing Else Matters ! The tables were designated by bands AC/DC, Trivium …..you get the picture ? The bridal party saved Slipknot for their table !
The vows were exchanged with tears in an intimate ceremony, before their daughter beautiful Mali who stole the show in many ways) had her footprint recorded to certify her presence on the day.
The northern rivers is a magical place to be a photographer of people & of the natural world. If you can combine the two you can create wonders – but if the weather is not on your side life can get tough. We are not blessed with the best indoor spaces though & when I found Peter & his daughter Luca’s second hand treasure trove warehouse I knew things would be just fine. A treasure trove of articles & items that almost deifies belief & description, put on display with a trained eye for eclectic design.
Jason wore a fobwatch he bought in Dublin many years ago, knowing that one day he would meet the woman Toya is & he would marry her & wear it at his wedding- that is certainty for you.
A big thank you to the Kenny & to the Ayala & Spare families for having us & of course thanks to Toya & Jase for sharing your lives with us. Special mention goes to Tim & Dave – the two funniest brothers/groomsmen around. You should be available for hire !
Love Ben & Jodie xoxo