The Silver Arrow Styled Shoot | Brisbane Wedding dress

A Wedding Is The Union Of Two Consenting Individuals. Without These Two People It’s Easy To Forget, There Would Be No Wedding.  I Wanted This Shoot To Reflect That, With The Focus On The Couple And Their Journey From The Reception To Their Island Hide-A-Way.

I’ve always loved shooting, where nature in involved.  Mother Nature is so unpredictable, yet so breathtakingly beautiful and peaceful at the same time.  She is often the only prop required to create the emotion I’m wanting the images to evoke and working with these wonderful creative people, they helped make another of my dreams come true.

This masterpiece has been a piece of bridal art, evolving over a period of six months.  The conceptual design had far fewer hours required, than the 200+ hours of hand sewing alone, that the end piece required.  She was inspired by some of the designs I had been working on for clients at the time, but mainly the heavily beaded lace and the model, who’s figure shape it was designed to.  It is really import to me that the cut and design, suit the figure shape of the client wearing the garment.  Also, one of my Brides Salma, who is Egyptian, used the heavily beaded lace first on her wedding dress Brisbane and as I started to position the lace on this dress, to suit the model, I was drawn to the Egyptian landscape of Salma’s heritage too and it all went from there.  ALEXANDRIA was then born.

I wanted the shoot to reflect the love of the couple.  The peaceful silence the water can bring, while they are sailing on their yacht to their secluded island.

Never go in search of love, go in search of life, and life will find you the love you seek. – Atticus.

Falling for you was like falling down the stairs. I was in compete control at first, then, without warning I was spinning, tumbling, and had no idea why or how.
Then, before I even knew what happened, I lay at the bottom; shocked, stunned, and so oddly aware that I still ended up exactly where I was trying to go. – K Towne Jr

The Silver Arrow is a privately owned boat. She has been lovingly brought back to her original condition by Bruce.
The Silver Arrow was built at Neutral Bay in Sydney in 1936 for a man named Mr J.B. Paul. During WW2 she was used by American forces to patrol the waters of PNG along with many other large vessels. She spent years cruising the Hawkesbury River in New South Wales before settling for many years in Salt Pan Creek South West Sydney. In 2002 a major rebuild was commenced at Beashel’s boat shed in Pittwater and is ongoing today. Silver Arrow now calls the Gold Coast home and the restoration is almost complete.

Thank You To These Wonderful Vendors For Turning This Dream Into A Reality…

Ben and Hope Photography
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Amanda Higl Hair and Makeup
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Garden Graffiti
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Helena Couture Designs
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Models
Emily Upson
Nathan Howe

Bruce and his boat, Silver Arrow.

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