There are not many people in the world who are as organised as Donna. For example, on her wedding day, she had a detailed run sheet with different colour coded versions for each unique group of people involved in the organisation and running of. She somehow knew my favourite colour was blue and it was clearly a good start to the day (and as expected, everything went JUST as planned during the day!).
Donna was getting ready at the house of future sister-in-law, a beautiful Queenslander in a quiet, leafy suburb of Brisbane. Since moving to Brisbane nearly 2 years ago, I can still count on one hand how many times I’ve been inside a Queenslander and until you’ve seen a nice one, it’s impossible to appreciate how beautiful and elegant they are. This house was perfect, leafy front garden, lovely clean walls and amazing timber floorboards; a great place to start my day.
Tenny is one of the most relaxed people I’ve ever met. Nothing seems to phase him and his nature is infectious. I was a bit stressed that I was running late when I got to his place to get some shots of the boy’s preparation but he gave me a beer and we had a bit of a jam on the guitar and calmed everything down. Taking photos, or having his photo taken was pretty much very low down on his list of priorities.
I’d met Donna and Tenny for dinner a few months ago (we shared an amazing Korean feast) and they both struck me as kind, lovely and fun people. But what I didn’t realise was that they’re both really gentle and sensitive too; Tenny broke into tears the moment Donna reached the end of the aisle, and that was enough to get Donna started as well. But they were very much tears of joy.
But as easily as the tears came, the laughter came easier.
Donna 1, Tenny 0.
This was a gift from Donna’s uncle who was in the Philippines.
And the grand secret of the night was the giant lolly bar. I have to admit, I *might* have stolen a few candy teeth before everyone else had a chance to get into them. I’m sorry if anyone missed out!
Donna and Tenny are both extremely accomplished dancers having been instructors in the past. Their bridal waltz would have put ANY bridal waltz to shame and I felt extremely inadequate as a man watching Tenny dance.
And then the partying began (including 89 year old grandpa)!
Thank you Donna and Tenny, you guys were a really fun couple to spend time with! I’m sure that no other bride will ever get into a bathtub for a photo so I appreciate your commitment to the cause and may you have many happy years together!