MOOLOOLABA SPIT WEDDING - KIM + ELF

KIM + ELF

 Kim and Elf's Mooloolaba wedding.  Kim and Elf's wedding renewal.  Ceremony at Mooloolaba Spit.  Wedding rception at Mooloolaba Yacht Club.  Marriage celebrant Gail Evans.  Wedding flowers by Buds on Buderim.  Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer Lou O'Brien from images by Lou O'Brien.  www.imagesbylouobrien.com
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MOOLOOLABA SPIT SUMMER WEDDING

At the eastern end of Mooloolaba Beach is a beautiful little bay next to the rock wall where all the local fishing trawlers come in and out of Mooloolah River with their daily catches, it's also a popular wedding ceremony venue spot.  This is where Kim and Elf had their wedding renewals this month.

 Kim and Elf's Mooloolaba wedding.  Kim and Elf's wedding renewal.  Ceremony at Mooloolaba Spit.  Wedding rception at Mooloolaba Yacht Club.  Marriage celebrant Gail Evans.  Wedding flowers by Buds on Buderim.  Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer Lou O'Brien from images by Lou O'Brien.  www.imagesbylouobrien.com

I just love how calm the water is off Mooloolaba, it's perfect for sail boats.

 Kim and Elf's Mooloolaba wedding.  Kim and Elf's wedding renewal.  Ceremony at Mooloolaba Spit.  Wedding rception at Mooloolaba Yacht Club.  Marriage celebrant Gail Evans.  Wedding flowers by Buds on Buderim.  Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer Lou O'Brien from images by Lou O'Brien.  www.imagesbylouobrien.com

Kim's mum made a beautiful bamboo tee-pee wedding decoration for the renewal ceremony with tropical flowers from Buds on Buderim.

 Kim and Elf's Mooloolaba wedding.  Kim and Elf's wedding renewal.  Ceremony at Mooloolaba Spit.  Wedding rception at Mooloolaba Yacht Club.  Marriage celebrant Gail Evans.  Wedding flowers by Buds on Buderim.  Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer Lou O'Brien from images by Lou O'Brien.  www.imagesbylouobrien.com

The couple were married earlier in China and on their recent visit back to Australia they had a wedding renewal ceremony with their Australian family and friends.  The Bride's parents couldn't make it from China for the ceremony so the Groom's grandparents and father walked the bride down the aisle. It was such a beautiful moment.

 Kim and Elf's Mooloolaba wedding.  Kim and Elf's wedding renewal.  Ceremony at Mooloolaba Spit.  Wedding rception at Mooloolaba Yacht Club.  Marriage celebrant Gail Evans.  Wedding flowers by Buds on Buderim.  Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer Lou O'Brien from images by Lou O'Brien.  www.imagesbylouobrien.com

The ceremony took place with the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean and Mooloolaba in the distance.

 Kim and Elf's Mooloolaba wedding.  Kim and Elf's wedding renewal.  Ceremony at Mooloolaba Spit.  Wedding rception at Mooloolaba Yacht Club.  Marriage celebrant Gail Evans.  Wedding flowers by Buds on Buderim.  Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer Lou O'Brien from images by Lou O'Brien.  www.imagesbylouobrien.com

The Groom's grandfather read out a special blessing during the ceremony, the same blessing he read out years before at his daughter's wedding.  It's personal touches like this that make wedding ceremonies so special and unique.

 Kim and Elf's Mooloolaba wedding.  Kim and Elf's wedding renewal.  Ceremony at Mooloolaba Spit.  Wedding rception at Mooloolaba Yacht Club.  Marriage celebrant Gail Evans.  Wedding flowers by Buds on Buderim.  Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer Lou O'Brien from images by Lou O'Brien.  www.imagesbylouobrien.com

Marriage Celebrant Gail Evans performed a warm and funny ceremony for the couple's wedding renewal at Mooloolaba Spit.

 Kim and Elf's Mooloolaba wedding.  Kim and Elf's wedding renewal.  Ceremony at Mooloolaba Spit.  Wedding rception at Mooloolaba Yacht Club.  Marriage celebrant Gail Evans.  Wedding flowers by Buds on Buderim.  Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer Lou O'Brien from images by Lou O'Brien.  www.imagesbylouobrien.com
 Kim and Elf's Mooloolaba wedding.  Kim and Elf's wedding renewal.  Ceremony at Mooloolaba Spit.  Wedding rception at Mooloolaba Yacht Club.  Marriage celebrant Gail Evans.  Wedding flowers by Buds on Buderim.  Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer Lou O'Brien from images by Lou O'Brien.  www.imagesbylouobrien.com

The couple wrote their own vows which were loving and funny.

 Kim and Elf's Mooloolaba wedding.  Kim and Elf's wedding renewal.  Ceremony at Mooloolaba Spit.  Wedding rception at Mooloolaba Yacht Club.  Marriage celebrant Gail Evans.  Wedding flowers by Buds on Buderim.  Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer Lou O'Brien from images by Lou O'Brien.  www.imagesbylouobrien.com
 Kim and Elf's Mooloolaba wedding.  Kim and Elf's wedding renewal.  Ceremony at Mooloolaba Spit.  Wedding rception at Mooloolaba Yacht Club.  Marriage celebrant Gail Evans.  Wedding flowers by Buds on Buderim.  Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer Lou O'Brien from images by Lou O'Brien.  www.imagesbylouobrien.com

Kim and Elf did a Lock Ritual during their ceremony.  The heart represents love and the lock signifies safety and strength.  Gail read a beautiful blessing for this ritual, "May your hearts be locked in love forever, may your bond be safe and strong and never be torn apart."

 Kim and Elf's Mooloolaba wedding.  Kim and Elf's wedding renewal.  Ceremony at Mooloolaba Spit.  Wedding rception at Mooloolaba Yacht Club.  Marriage celebrant Gail Evans.  Wedding flowers by Buds on Buderim.  Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer Lou O'Brien from images by Lou O'Brien.  www.imagesbylouobrien.com
 Kim and Elf's Mooloolaba wedding.  Kim and Elf's wedding renewal.  Ceremony at Mooloolaba Spit.  Wedding rception at Mooloolaba Yacht Club.  Marriage celebrant Gail Evans.  Wedding flowers by Buds on Buderim.  Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer Lou O'Brien from images by Lou O'Brien.  www.imagesbylouobrien.com

The ceremony was sealed with a kiss, and KIm ended up with a lovely shade of red lipstick which amused Elf.

 Kim and Elf's Mooloolaba wedding.  Kim and Elf's wedding renewal.  Ceremony at Mooloolaba Spit.  Wedding rception at Mooloolaba Yacht Club.  Marriage celebrant Gail Evans.  Wedding flowers by Buds on Buderim.  Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer Lou O'Brien from images by Lou O'Brien.  www.imagesbylouobrien.com

The couple were so fun a cheeky, always mucking around and enjoying every moment of their day.

 Kim and Elf's Mooloolaba wedding.  Kim and Elf's wedding renewal.  Ceremony at Mooloolaba Spit.  Wedding rception at Mooloolaba Yacht Club.  Marriage celebrant Gail Evans.  Wedding flowers by Buds on Buderim.  Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer Lou O'Brien from images by Lou O'Brien.  www.imagesbylouobrien.com

The groom's siblings made up their bridal party.  Kim's sister Annaliese was my school based trainee for two years, so it made it even more special for me to be part of their day.

 Kim and Elf's Mooloolaba wedding.  Kim and Elf's wedding renewal.  Ceremony at Mooloolaba Spit.  Wedding rception at Mooloolaba Yacht Club.  Marriage celebrant Gail Evans.  Wedding flowers by Buds on Buderim.  Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer Lou O'Brien from images by Lou O'Brien.  www.imagesbylouobrien.com
 Kim and Elf's Mooloolaba wedding.  Kim and Elf's wedding renewal.  Ceremony at Mooloolaba Spit.  Wedding rception at Mooloolaba Yacht Club.  Marriage celebrant Gail Evans.  Wedding flowers by Buds on Buderim.  Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer Lou O'Brien from images by Lou O'Brien.  www.imagesbylouobrien.com

The Bridal couple threw one of their lock keys into the Pacific Ocean and when they get back to China, they will throw the other key into the water over there, combining both their countries and cultures.

 Kim and Elf's Mooloolaba wedding.  Kim and Elf's wedding renewal.  Ceremony at Mooloolaba Spit.  Wedding rception at Mooloolaba Yacht Club.  Marriage celebrant Gail Evans.  Wedding flowers by Buds on Buderim.  Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer Lou O'Brien from images by Lou O'Brien.  www.imagesbylouobrien.com
 Kim and Elf's Mooloolaba wedding.  Kim and Elf's wedding renewal.  Ceremony at Mooloolaba Spit.  Wedding rception at Mooloolaba Yacht Club.  Marriage celebrant Gail Evans.  Wedding flowers by Buds on Buderim.  Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer Lou O'Brien from images by Lou O'Brien.  www.imagesbylouobrien.com

Elf looked stunning in a white Chinese inspired wedding dress, with a gold and pink veil and a baby's breath bridal bouquet.

 Kim and Elf's Mooloolaba wedding.  Kim and Elf's wedding renewal.  Ceremony at Mooloolaba Spit.  Wedding rception at Mooloolaba Yacht Club.  Marriage celebrant Gail Evans.  Wedding flowers by Buds on Buderim.  Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer Lou O'Brien from images by Lou O'Brien.  www.imagesbylouobrien.com

Kim looked smart and casual in his relaxed shirt and pants and marine loafers.

 Kim and Elf's Mooloolaba wedding.  Kim and Elf's wedding renewal.  Ceremony at Mooloolaba Spit.  Wedding rception at Mooloolaba Yacht Club.  Marriage celebrant Gail Evans.  Wedding flowers by Buds on Buderim.  Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer Lou O'Brien from images by Lou O'Brien.  www.imagesbylouobrien.com

The day was overcast and just perfect to create a beautiful white light to illuminate the couple without the harsh summer sun.

 Kim and Elf's Mooloolaba wedding.  Kim and Elf's wedding renewal.  Ceremony at Mooloolaba Spit.  Wedding rception at Mooloolaba Yacht Club.  Marriage celebrant Gail Evans.  Wedding flowers by Buds on Buderim.  Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer Lou O'Brien from images by Lou O'Brien.  www.imagesbylouobrien.com
 Kim and Elf's Mooloolaba wedding.  Kim and Elf's wedding renewal.  Ceremony at Mooloolaba Spit.  Wedding rception at Mooloolaba Yacht Club.  Marriage celebrant Gail Evans.  Wedding flowers by Buds on Buderim.  Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer Lou O'Brien from images by Lou O'Brien.  www.imagesbylouobrien.com
 Kim and Elf's Mooloolaba wedding.  Kim and Elf's wedding renewal.  Ceremony at Mooloolaba Spit.  Wedding rception at Mooloolaba Yacht Club.  Marriage celebrant Gail Evans.  Wedding flowers by Buds on Buderim.  Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer Lou O'Brien from images by Lou O'Brien.  www.imagesbylouobrien.com

I love that you can get a variety of different looks at Mooloolaba Spit, with the woods just over the beach.

 Kim and Elf's Mooloolaba wedding.  Kim and Elf's wedding renewal.  Ceremony at Mooloolaba Spit.  Wedding rception at Mooloolaba Yacht Club.  Marriage celebrant Gail Evans.  Wedding flowers by Buds on Buderim.  Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer Lou O'Brien from images by Lou O'Brien.  www.imagesbylouobrien.com
 Kim and Elf's Mooloolaba wedding.  Kim and Elf's wedding renewal.  Ceremony at Mooloolaba Spit.  Wedding rception at Mooloolaba Yacht Club.  Marriage celebrant Gail Evans.  Wedding flowers by Buds on Buderim.  Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer Lou O'Brien from images by Lou O'Brien.  www.imagesbylouobrien.com
 Kim and Elf's Mooloolaba wedding.  Kim and Elf's wedding renewal.  Ceremony at Mooloolaba Spit.  Wedding rception at Mooloolaba Yacht Club.  Marriage celebrant Gail Evans.  Wedding flowers by Buds on Buderim.  Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer Lou O'Brien from images by Lou O'Brien.  www.imagesbylouobrien.com

Congratulations Kim and Elf on your wedding renewal at Mooloolaba.  It was such a beautiful day for you both and so special for your Aussie family.