The Rocks Yandina
The Rocks Yandina

The Rocks Yandina

Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer

Chelsea and Damien’s Wedding Day

Wedding Day A-Team
Venue – The Rocks Yandina
Celebrant – Kath Tilly Celebrant
Makeup – Erin Fedele Makeup Artist
Dress – Made With Love Bridal
Videographer – All Your Memories Films
Music – Marty Sima
Too The Skies
Transport – Chauffeured Elegance

I had been waiting all year for Chelsea and Damien’s wedding at The Rocks Yandina. I met Chelsea at the Sunshine Coast Bridal Expo where she entered my wedding photography package raffle and WON!
After my first meeting with Chelsea and Damien I was excited about their wedding day.
Getting to know them both I got to hear how they met at their workplace. They were both working in Brisbane at the Gabba where a mutual friend had introduced them, from there they say the rest is history.
They both love their AFL, love to roadtrip as they live in Townsville they visit their family on the Sunshine Coast whenever they can, they also love the outdoors spending time with each other having a coffee at a local coffee shop or out exploring.
I caught up with these guys are few times leading up to their wedding starting with their engagement session and then to go over their timeline for the wedding.
On the big day it was raining as I pulled up to where the boys had been getting ready. The sun was shining over the beach which you could see from back balcony and the boys got ready for their photos. Damien seemed relaxed and excited for it all to happen, as I left them be they were battling it out on the playstation.
Over with the girls they were just about to finish hair and makeup it was raining a little and supposed to clear for the afternoon. After gifts and cards exchanged the girls changed into their dresses, sipped on a champers and had some photos together before I left for the ceremony. Chelsea was also quite relaxed and excited. No worry of rain in sight.
Wedding ceremony went perfectly thanks to Kath Tilly Celebrant then on we went with photos and then on to party at reception.
If you haven’t seen Too The Skies Band you should definitely check them out. They were brilliant and kept the dancefloor packed all night long.

A few questions I asked Chelsea and Damien after their wedding:

Can you give any tips for couples on how to prepare for your wedding day?

To make a list of everything you need to reduce stress

Were you nervous about walking down the aisle?


What were you feeling walking down the aisle looking at your husband/wife to be?

That I am so lucky to have such a beautiful man to share my life with

Was the groom/bride waiting at the alter emotional when he/she saw you for the first time? How did that make you feel?

Damo – I was very excited and was hoping she didn’t fall!

What was your favourite moment from your beautiful wedding day?

The whole ceremony and especially saying my vows

If you had a bridal party why did you choose who you chose?

Because they are friends we know we will have for a life time!

How would you describe your overall wedding day experience?

It was relaxed and full of fun!

Tell me about your wedding dress

The favourite part of my dress was the back of it and the lace.

Did anything go wrong on your wedding day? Crazy story?

Nothing went wrong I couldn’t believe it

Where did you escape to for your honeymoon? Would you recommend it to other couples?

We travelled around Byron and Kingscliff – perfect if you love just chilling at the beach

Thank you both for choosing me to share your special day with you, your family and friends
Congratulations again!

Leah xxx

PS: HUGE shout out to the staff at The Rocks Yandina, thank you for having me and looking after me the way you did. Amazing service and incredible food. Beautiful team Thank you!

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