Victoria and Joe had married the previous year in a small intimate ceremony, but then decided that they really wanted to have a bigger ceremony so they could invite family and friends to share in their joy with them.
So, on a beautiful Autumn day the couple renewed their wedding vows on the Raby Bay foreshore. There were several beautiful moments throughout the ceremony – their emotional exchange of personal vows, the presentation of the rings by the cutest pair of flower-girls, with the best moment of all being the gender reveal. The lovely couple were expecting their first child, and while everyone knew about the baby, no-one knew the gender. Victoria and Joe kept it a surprise until after the Registry signing, when everyone in the front row released the tubes filled with…blue…confetti. The reveal went off with a bang, blue confetti floating up into the sky to everyone’s cheers.
Following the gender reveal, we had a few location photos on the beach, despite the intermittent showers! From Raby Bay, we headed off to the Grand View Hotel for the couple’s reception – even managing a few more location photos near this iconic venue. The Grand View Hotel is Queensland’s oldest licensed hotel and an historical gem. Following the cake-cutting (which had a fabulous design), bridal waltz and father-daughter dance, we headed off, leaving the couple to enjoy the rest of the evening with their family and friends. Other bayside weddings can be found here and here.