KIM + ELF
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.
I just love how calm the water is off Mooloolaba, it's perfect for sail boats.
Kim's mum made a beautiful bamboo tee-pee wedding decoration for the renewal ceremony with tropical flowers from Buds on Buderim.
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.
The ceremony took place with the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean and Mooloolaba in the distance.
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.
Marriage Celebrant Gail Evans performed a warm and funny ceremony for the couple's wedding renewal at Mooloolaba Spit.
The couple wrote their own vows which were loving and funny.
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."
The ceremony was sealed with a kiss, and KIm ended up with a lovely shade of red lipstick which amused Elf.
The couple were so fun a cheeky, always mucking around and enjoying every moment of their day.
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.
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.
Elf looked stunning in a white Chinese inspired wedding dress, with a gold and pink veil and a baby's breath bridal bouquet.
Kim looked smart and casual in his relaxed shirt and pants and marine loafers.
The day was overcast and just perfect to create a beautiful white light to illuminate the couple without the harsh summer sun.
I love that you can get a variety of different looks at Mooloolaba Spit, with the woods just over the beach.
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.