Steven + Anika

Love was found on the soccer field and after the approval from Anika's dad, Steven had permission to marry his personal cheerleader. We chased the light around Mareeba and danced on the wooden deck at Skybury Coffee well into the night. Early the next morning these two would be setting off on a cruise… recovering from a hangover and resting their aching feet from the massive party.

My day started with the boys. Yerrrr the boiiiz! It began with a drink of rum from their new, name engraved glass cups. A fitting gift from the groom and a great way to start the morning. Once suited up, a little game of soccer commenced in the Mareeba heat… Not sure how they did it in their suits but they were having a blast and I wasn’t going to stop them.

Anika and her bridesmaids were getting ready at the House of Flori. A goddam jewellery store! It was a beautiful location to pop the champagne, let mum dress her daughter in jewellery, have a bridal reveal and read a sweet letter from Steven.

During the portrait sesh we made dusty roads in the middle of nowhere look good! It doesn't sound like the ultimate photo shoot location... but I had Anika flaunting her wedding dress and a Mareeba sunset - it was the perfect combo. For the last stop we visited an African tree called a Pod Mahogany. Somehow this tree has made its way to Mareeba and flourished. It's a special tree for Anika. It's a small piece of home, a little bit nostalgic and so we had to visit this place on her wedding day. The tree on the hill overlooks Mareeba, her current home, but will always be a reminder of her birth place and the spectacular African sunsets.

THAT Dress: Irene Costa’s Devine Bridal ~ Makeup: Taralee Thies ~ Hair: Dearnna Murat from Cultured Hair ~ Florist: Premier Cane & Flowers ~ Celebrant: Gina Miles ~ Cake: Teeze Cakes ~ DJ: Millennium Weddings ~ Food Board: Petals and Pinecones ~ Catering: Ochre Restaurant ~ Venues: Skybury Coffee ~ Jewellery + Venue: House of Flori ~ Videographer: BK Media ~ Rose Petals: Floral Magic Mareeba ~ Suits: Claude Cater Mensland Mareeba