This is Part 2 of the beautiful wedding of Tara and Ben; the winners of our 2016 Ideal Bride Expo Competition.  You can find Part 1 RIGHT HERE.

We left you previously with the happy couple just having been introduced to their guests as Mr and Mrs Morriss for the very first time.  This is where as photographers, we get to be a little more creative for the bridal party photographs.

As Mother Nature was threatening with dark skies and wind and rain, we decided to complete all photography on site as our original plan to head to the beach was not going to work!  So Hemi and Tan got creative with some off camera flash, and the results are gorgeous!

Ideal Brides Pixel Matrix 2016 Winners Tara and Ben

Ideal Brides Pixel Matrix 2016 Winners Tara and Ben

There was just so much love between this couple.  Ben couldn’t take his eyes off his gorgeous bride!

We turned to head inside, just in time as the skies opened up and a tropical storm arrived in full force!

It didn’t affect their day at all though, and in the restaurant the real fun began!

It was beautifully decorated, with the centrepiece an amazing cake created by Whipped Cake Co and gifted to Tara and Ben by Tara’s proud sister Keri-Anne.

Ideal Brides Pixel Matrix 2016 Winners Tara and Ben

There were personal touches everywhere with every female guest being gifted a beautiful hand-embroidered heart to take home.  Each one was lovingly created by Ben’s step-mother.

Guests filled out a lovely guest book and completed their entries with cute Polaroid photos to share their wishes.

Ideal Brides Pixel Matrix 2016 Winners Tara and Ben

The cake was cut.  The speeches were had with much riotous laughter.  A beautiful first dance was completed too.

All of the elements came together to create a perfect traditional white wedding.

Ideal Brides Pixel Matrix 2016 Winners Tara and Ben

Ideal Brides Pixel Matrix 2016 Winners Tara and Ben

And finally their big day culminated with one of the funniest garter throws ever!

Ideal Brides Pixel Matrix 2016 Winners Tara and Ben

Of course, with Hemi and Tan being creative little beasts, we couldn’t let them escape without adding some very special touches to some of their favourite images from the day.  And here is what they came up with…

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We’d like to thank The Golden Ox at Margate for being such gracious hosts and making it a breeze for us to work.  Tara and Ben were such deserving winners of our big “$6K Wedding Giveaway” and we are so excited to be counting down the days until we launch the next one on the 18-19th February at the 2017 Ideal Bride Expo at Brisbane City Hall.