Personally, I had no idea how the day was going to pan out.  I’d never shot a wedding in the rain, not even a droplet, so I have to confess I was a little nervous.  Especially seeing it wasn’t just little droplets falling from the sky, it was fully fledged, big fat deposits of water making audible THUDS as they hit the ground.  Incessantly.  But as I threw myself into the doorway of Felicity’s place, where she was getting ready for her magical day, I was greeting by the sound of her laughing.  Possibly at me, because of my mad rush to get inside before my hair turned into a bright red afro, or possibly because the last time we’d met I’d promised Felicity and Phil it had never rained on one of my wedding days.  And it hadn’t. Till then. Serve me right for bragging about it and trying to convince them I had magical powers to make their wedding day the most beautiful day ever. Well, it turns out they didn’t need my magical powers anyway –  they did a perfectly fine job of it themselves.
Already impossibly gorgeous to start with, I watched as Felicity was transformed into a 40’s movie starlet.  I never asked if that was the specific look she was going for, but that was exactly the serene, confident, startling beauty she exuded.  And a joy that had to come from somewhere deep inside. It seeped through every pore in her body.  It was her wedding day and not even the worst weather Ocean Grove could throw her way was going to ruin it for her.

The details. Oh, the details. The dresses. The shoes. The perfume. The jewellery. The dresses. The stole. The accessories. And did I say the dresses yet?  All of them divine. I don’t know how she brought everything together like she did, and where she got the inspiration for the countless little features of the day, right through to the end of the reception, but as I said earlier – it was magical. All of it.  It was so totally her. And totally them. And so much about the love between them both.  I was besotted.

Yes, despite the rain it was a beautiful day. Perfect even. I almost feel like I dreamed it all up – who knows what they think about it all.  🙂

Thank you Phil and Felicity (or should I say Philicity?) for the honour of sharing your day with you.  I hope it was everything you dreamed of and infinately more.  And sorry about the rain.  I tried – I swear.

And for those that have asked about or commented to me on Felicity’s divinely beautiful dress – it was her grandmother’s.  How awesome is that.  Another example of how much of the day stood for much more than it’s face value.

Narrelle xx

  • November 17, 2010 - 9:41 PM

    Fiona Colvin - You’re a star Narrelle, that’s for sure! Simply stunning, the images and the bride.

  • November 17, 2010 - 9:46 PM

    Angie Peady - Pretty damn amazing Narelle!!! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous!!!

  • November 17, 2010 - 10:04 PM

    Janet Palmer - jaw droppingly gorgeous … every part of it ..

  • November 17, 2010 - 10:11 PM

    Kim Selby - ummmmmmmmm – not much to say but YOU TOTALLY ROCK! Just fabulous.

  • November 17, 2010 - 10:25 PM

    Nicole Ramsay - What Fi said! Wonderful job as always. Stunning bride too…

  • November 17, 2010 - 10:46 PM

    Philly - Wow these are awesome! Stunning work as always Narrelle!

  • November 17, 2010 - 11:18 PM

    Fiona Rogerson - STUNNING pics Narelle, and a STUNNING bride!

  • November 18, 2010 - 12:37 AM

    IamMel - WOW WOW Narrelle, a new favourite wedding for me. What stunning images and such a gorgeous bride. Your processing is second to none, you captured every perfect detail.

  • November 18, 2010 - 7:24 AM

    rachael kelly - Oh Narrelle these are great, I love the little giggle session with the priest and the bride. That wide angle shot of her and the elderly lady in the red is precious.

  • November 18, 2010 - 9:10 AM

    Sheila Higgins - wonderful wonderful wonderful images narelle!

  • November 18, 2010 - 9:18 AM

    cazz - wow Narelle…these are simply stunning (just like the bride)…I bet they LOVE them all!

  • November 18, 2010 - 9:36 AM

    bec+fo - oh. wow.

    gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, narelle. i think i may have nearly peed my pants if i walked in and found my bride dressed like that! Felicity, you looked divine, and I love that you wore your grandmother’s dress!

  • November 18, 2010 - 10:01 AM

    Nicki Powers - “not even a droplet” I liked that… but you pulled it off magnificently… the images are nothing short of stunning!

  • November 18, 2010 - 2:16 PM

    Jennifer Stocks - Oh goodness – how much style and loveliness do you want to jam pack into one blog post? She looks simply stunning and amazing, and her outfit is sublime and I would NEVER have thought for one minute that it was raining like crazy. How wonderfully you did at this wedding narelle!

  • November 19, 2010 - 6:24 AM

    Tony - Pure talent!

    I enjoyed going through this set and I think you have a wonderful style!

  • November 19, 2010 - 6:44 PM

    Melanie Birt - these are awesome Narelle, and I’m totally in love with your bride and her style – wow!

  • November 19, 2010 - 9:35 PM

    dani - OH WOW! Such a gorgeous wedding, so different! You’ve done an amazing job Narelle…love every one of these images!

  • November 20, 2010 - 11:41 AM

    Fiona - Wow Narelle! These are timeless classics! Absolutely stunning!

  • November 20, 2010 - 8:48 PM

    sofi - wow! An absolutely stunning wedding Narelle!

  • November 22, 2010 - 8:51 AM

    NICK BEGBIE - You’re great, Narrelle.

  • November 22, 2010 - 10:51 AM

    Michelle - Too gorgeous for words! You totally rocked it Narrelle xxx

  • November 26, 2010 - 8:52 PM

    Kylie Sanders - Hi Narelle,
    When Felicity said her slideshow was available to view I was so excited. I made/designed Felicity’s head piece and was so looking forward to seeing the whole outfit come together. What a stunning bride Felicity was and what amazing photographs! You are one very talented lady! I will be needing a wedding photographer one day and will definitely have you at the very top of the list. Sensational work!
    Kylie 🙂

  • November 28, 2010 - 8:37 PM

    Karen Gardiner - Narelle Felicity looked absolutely sensational and you captured every moment, she looked like Audrey Hepburn, she was a movie star for the day, love your work, I have told all of my friends.

  • January 18, 2011 - 1:04 PM

    Zakari - What a wonderfully styled wedding, the brides dress is amazing and the way you captured it is definitely on point. LOVE IT!

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