A Wedding Day Photographed to Remember!

In our busy world, reasons to get together and celebrate become giant reunions of friends and family. If you're getting married, you've just joined two families into one. Shouldn't your wedding photos reflect the magic of the whole day? Rather than building a catalog of the standard shots, consider creating a timeline of events from first arrival to the departure of the bride and groom for a lovely beginning of your tale of romance.

The Most Unique Wedding Photography We Have Seen

Capture every moment of your special day with award-winning photographer, Ky Luu. With a deep passion for photography, Ky Luu conceived B Captured four years ago. As a late starter in the art of photography, Ky Luu carries with him a fresh and ambitious approach to capturing the special moments of people’s lives in his photographs. Today, B Captured is one of the fastest-growing photography studios in Australia and Adelaide’s most awarded wedding photography business. Services include, but are not limited to, weddings and expand into family, commercial and cinematography work. The team is passionate about photography and cinematography, thriving to re-tell the story from the day through trained eyes and from the eyes of the couple. The team focuses on creating photos and videos that act like a time machine that can transport the couple back to their special day. To ensure the vision of each couple is realised, Ky Luu personally meets with his clients prior to the big day, providing advice and offering professional suggestions. Awards and achievements B Captured by Ky Luu continues to achieve excellence, winning several awards over the years. In 2012, Ky Luu was named SA’s Wedding Photographer of the Year by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP). The following year (2013) Ky Luu also took out the most prestigious wedding photography title in Australia — the AIPP 2013 Australian Wedding Photographer of the Year. In the same year, Ky Luu went on to win first place in the 2013 International Loupe Awards, competing against some of the world’s best wedding photographers. Ky Luu was the first South Australian to be accepted into the prestigious Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association (AG|WPJA) and has also been awarded 1st place in the world for the reception category. To be accepted in the AG|WPJA, photographers must prove they can excel both in creating outstanding images through a documentary approach and in the art of post-production processing of wedding photographs. Just last year, B Captured won nine awards including first place in the International Loupe Awards — Wedding Category, and AIPP Australian Wedding Photographer of the Year.

A Vintage Wedding at a Blue Mountains Hotel

The historic scenic views of the Blue Mountains inspired this couple’s 1950s vintage wedding Couple: Emily & Carl Location: The Carrington Hotel, Blue Mountains Emily and Carl met at a mutual friend’s birthday drinks. “Carl was so tall, we had to sit down to actually talk in the noisy bar,” recalls Emily. “I told him he reminded me of Napoleon Dynamite (with his glasses and curly hair). It was a bit of a joke!” The couple courted in Australia and spent a year living in Paris together for Emily’s work, before making their way back home. Carl proposed a few months after they got home, on Christmas Day. “He had organised a treasure hunt around the house for me on Christmas morning, and he hid a beautiful French antique sapphire and diamond engagement ring inside a Christmas cracker!” says Emily The couple wanted their wedding to reflect a celebration of love with a coming together of the people they love and the things they love. They wed at the unique Leuralla Amphitheatre at the Toy & Railway Museum in Leura, with the bride wearing a sweet 1956 vintage New York gown sourced by Forever Vintage at Five Dock. Guests rode in a big red double-decker bus to the location, which remained secret until the ceremony. “There would normally have been a spectacular view but it was masked by the smoke from the local bushfires,” says Emily. Guests enjoyed macarons and piccolos of sparkling wine following the ceremony, before returning to The Carrington for a high tea reception. After it ended at 5pm, the couple and their guests ventured to Scenic World Blue Mountains, owned by Emily’s family, where they enjoyed fish and chips, an amazing ride down into the valley on the Scenic Railway, a walk along the beautiful boardwalk and a ride back via the Scenic Cableway. “Carl and I left via the Scenic Skyway, bidding our guests farewell,” says Emily. “It was the best day ever and all of our guests also said it was the best wedding they’d ever been to!” Bride's advice: “Enjoy the day – it’s the best you’ll have, surrounded by so many people you love to share such a special occasion with.”

A Scottish Wedding in Gledswood

It was a blend of Australian and Scottish heritage for this couple’s big day Couple: Deanna & Gordon Location: Gledswood Homestead & Winery, Catherine Field Gordon met Deanna at Manly on Christmas Eve in 2007. They were having pre-Christmas drinks with friends and fell in love almost instantly. After six months together, they moved to Scotland (Gordon’s home country), lived there for two years and returned to Sydney to settle. Gordon proposed to Deanna on their three-year anniversary at the Manly picnic spot where they had had their first date. After 20 months of planning, the couple wed at the romantic, country-chic venue of Gledswood Homestead and Winery. Deanna’s mermaid-style gown was custom-made by Steven Khalil. “He made my favourite elements for each of my ideas come to life. The bust detail and train were absolutely beautiful,” says Deanna. Gordon wore traditional Scottish attire with a modern twist, including a ‘grey spirit’ kilt. The reception was held in the Cask Room, at the same venue as the ceremony. For their vintage country theme the space was decorated with a variety of flowers and vintage books and 250 lit candles were scattered around the room to give it a romantic feel. Eighteen-hundred fairy lights were hung to create a beautiful canopy and emulate the night sky. The guests danced Scottish routines, and video messages were played from the overseas family members that couldn’t make it. A candy table was available for guests to enjoy. Bride's Advice: “If you are planning it all on your own, try doing as much as you can in advance. Do lots of spider graphs and run sheets to make sure you get everything sorted, from finances to styling ideas, as it is very easy to forget things when you have a thousand other things to organise. Organise a backup plan for undercover photos somewhere nice or buy big umbrellas! The photos were very important to us and they are the main memory you get to take away from the day.”

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Every part of your sensational and glorious wedding is magical, right from the moment that you walk down the aisle, to the moment that you both drive off into the sunset on your sweet honeymoon way... However, a major part of the whole planning has to be the wedding reception. It's a huge part of the day and the wedding reception needs to be precision planned to make sure it's on cue in every way, shape and form! Yet what is the wedding reception etiquette? There's so many things that you need to organize and the wedding reception (or even the wedding receptions – some of you may feel the need for a couple), is looming and you need to be writing out the wedding reception invites – and fast!

The Wedding Reception

Do I Have To Invite Everyone To The Ceremony And The Wedding Reception?
It's becoming more and more fashionable, particularly where ceremony venues are limited in space, to have intimate family members only to the official tying of the knot and then your other friends and more distant family members to the wedding reception only. The only time it becomes unacceptable is an invite to the ceremony and not to the wedding reception.

We're Both From Different Countries: What Is The Invitation Etiquette For The Wedding Receptions When You're Having Two
It's becoming more common as days go by for the necessity for two wedding receptions. It may be clear that certain people won't be able to attend the ceremony alongside the wedding reception, yet they'll be available for the wedding reception that's not on the actual day that you get married. However, if they are close family members or friends, you will want to invite them anyhow to exhibit that they are a well respected member of your entourage of life!

Do I Wear My Wedding Gown To Both Of The Wedding Receptions?
Generally, you wouldn't wear your gown for the wedding reception that you'll be attending for those who couldn't make the wedding day itself. However, it's not a hard and fast rule! Wearing your wedding dress for your second wedding reception is not such an unusual idea!

Do We Have To Leave The Wedding Reception By Midnight?
Some couples love to stay at the wedding reception right until the end. They want to party the night away with their friends and family and spend the wedding reception enjoying themselves, to the full potential. No one is going to throw you out of the wedding reception; you may want to stay there until you see the sun rise up the following morning! One of the most important things about the wedding reception is to enjoy it. It's that one and only day of your life that you'll never experience again.

The wedding reception is a big part of that and is there to be loved and appreciated.