Long Reef Golf Club Wedding Photographer | Aaron & Jess

It was a glorious day. Bright blue skies and not a cloud in sight – the perfect summer weather for Aaron & Jess’s beachside wedding.

Their wedding would have to be one of the most moving ceremonies I have attended to date – so much emotion and so incredibly heart warming. Aaron & Jess really do mean the world to each other, and as you scroll through their wedding story below, you’ll understand why.

Shortly after being announced man and wife, we travelled up the gorgeous headlands of Long Reef Golf Course to capture some photos overlooking the amazing east coast. Along with the bride & groom and their bridal party, we drove up the hillside in awesome golf cart style. About half way up, dark and ominous looking clouds began to form, and in a matter of minutes we found ourselves stuck in torrential rain – out in the middle of a golf course. With absolutely no cover, and no where to hide. It was bucketing down and we were all getting drenched. Soaked through to our bones. What were we to do?! How devastating, right? Wrong. Aaron & Jess were determined not to let rain get in the way of their joy. They insisted to make the most of it and we continued to shoot as the rain poured from the heavens. Nothing could wipe the smile from Jess’s face. She was beaming with happiness (and we even had a bucket load of fun!).

And that is what it is all about. Love. Happiness. Joy.

It was a beautiful testament to the fact that no matter what life (or the weather) throws at you, face it with a smile and make the most of it. If you do, nothing will get you down. Not even rain on your wedding day.

Jess wore a dress stitched together by her own mother and the bouquets were crafted by her cousin. Her sister Lucy made the wedding cake – the highlight being their real life modelled cake toppers that included their two pet dogs and cat. All in all, Aaron & Jess’s wedding was gorgeous display of DIY craftsmanship and love, where family & friends combined their efforts to make the day incredibly memorable and unique.

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wedding | the details

Photography |
Stylist | Romeo’s Chair + Jess
Invitations | Tammy Crandon (Aaron’s Sister)
Florist | Olivia Geraghty (Jess’s Cousin)
Dress | Kate Reed (Jess’s Mum)
Bridesmaid’s Dresses | Exclusidely Bridesmaids
Hair/Makeup | Tammy Crandon
Suits | Van Heusen
Celebrant | Laura Craddock
Caterer | Flare Catering
Band | Andy Mammers
Cake | Lucy Dabbs (Jess’s Sister)
Bomboniere | Lucy Dabbs

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  • Kelsie Taylor said:

    great storytelling! i love all of the natural smiles.

  • Your tones are immaculate! Film it up brozzaahh! :D

  • David Campbell said:

    So much emotion in each shot. Great work as always.

  • Dale Lempa said:

    Gorgeous light, well captured.

  • MARK PACURA said:

    amazing work..love the emotions, colors, everything..

  • Sam said:

    Awesome coverage Jono, smokin' hot tones and amazing b/w's.

  • Priya said:

    Wow, just fantastic storytelling!!! I love all the emotions you captured. And your processing skills are amazing. Beautiful work!

  • Sarah said:

    These are so fresh and lovely! I love the look on the groom's face as she comes down the aisle, and the crazy rain you captured, what a memory!

  • Mercedes said:

    Everything is so soft and light and lovely!

  • Tyler said:

    so clean. love it.

  • sachin said:

    So beautifully captured and told. Lovely work Jon as always!

  • Annie said:

    awww you have captured the emotions of the day so well that I nearly teared up! And I don't tear up easily.... :) great work.

  • Mary Sylvia said:

    So much storytelling, what an awesome way for the couple to relive their day :)

  • Nick said:

    How good is that tropical weather! Gotta love it! You've documented a wonderful visual story for these guys. Very nice.

  • Sara said:

    This wedding is so light and airy and beautiful! Well done!

  • Jean said:

    Epic set! The soft lovely tones perfectly match the mood of the day!

  • Christine Constable-Calcott said:

    Absolutely Gorgeous <3 The most beautiful wedding ever....on the hottest day ever recorded! Very special <3 So Blessed to call you Family, Love you guys so much <3 xxx.

  • What great colour, light and emotion and what a great couple! These wonderful photos bring back lots of happy memories from the day.

  • brie said:

    Those portraits in the rain are stellar. Beautiful set.

  • Jon Rouston said:

    Fantastic work and great to see a couple not put off by the rain!

  • Vitaly said:

    Love the soft summer feel of this post. Great job!

  • Such an amazing wedding! You captured their beautiful and emotional day perfectly.