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Come on a unique Gold Coast adventure showcasing the beautiful landscape of Summer Land Camels and the stunning sunrise featuring the lovely camels that this fabulous team of Gold Coast wedding vendors worked with. "We wanted this shoot to inspire other couples to celebrate their special day however they want." Cherrod of Match Made Photography tells.

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So if having breakfast together, watching the sunset is one of your favourite pastimes and you’re an adventurous couple, by all means, do it on your wedding day! What better way to spend your wedding day than by doing all of the things that you love to do together. 

highlights:

The shoot ran so seamlessly! It’s amazing how great things can run when you have a stellar team of vendors that come together to help a vision come to life.  

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match made photography gold coast weddings country boho floral design cake stationery venue
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challenges:

I think our biggest challenge was working with the camels. I was very adamant on working around the camels’ schedule as I know that animals can be moody and have emotions (just like us humans do!), and the best time for that was from early morning to 2 PM. I really wanted to shoot at sunrise to get those epic blue hour shots, but I didn’t know if it would be easy or hard to find other vendors on board for an early start time, but somehow, we found vendors that were keen for the very early start times! This also meant that things like hair and makeup had to be done in the dark as they started at 3:15 AM and lighting wasn’t the best but given the start times everything ran smoothly throughout the shoot! The 1:30 AM wakeup time was so incredibly worth it.

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the location:

I visited Summer Land Camels about a year ago, and when I first drove up the driveway to the café, my mouth just dropped wide open and I was in complete awe at how beautiful the location is. I just knew immediately that I wanted to return to shoot a styled scene here one day. Fast-forward a year later, and here we are! Making the vision that I had in my head, come to life.

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match made photography gold coast weddings country boho floral design cake stationery venue
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favourite feature:

The florals by Driftwood Blue Floral Events! I honestly think that without all the floral arrangements that the vision wouldn’t have come together perfectly. Sharon did an amazing job of creating so many different floral arrangements for each setup and we just adored them all.

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favourite moment:

The biggest highlight would have to be being able to witness the sunrise throughout the whole process from start to finish. We were there from dark until we saw blue skies, and just seeing the sun rise over the mountains and lighting up the different setups made me a bit teary eyed just seeing how beautiful everything came together, because I just knew the photos would be stunning. There was just something so magical about witnessing the sun rise and lighting up all the hard work that everyone had been putting up in the dark with head torches on.

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match made photography gold coast weddings country boho floral design cake stationery venue
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Another favourite moment was when the vendors had gathered together for a moment after setting everything up while the sun was still rising, and I could just see the joy on their faces, and the light shining in the eyes for how excited they were as well. It was amazing to know and see that they too were proud of everything that we accomplished together as a team. 

And last but not least, my last favourite moment was watching the couple interact. Federica is a professional model, and her partner is not, but my goodness do they have some intense chemistry. Seeing them interact with each other while shooting them and watching how passionately they cared for each other just pulled at my heart strings and just solidified my decision that I chose the perfect couple for this shoot. 


Styling & Coordination Forever A Moment Events @forevereamomentevents 
Photographer Match Made Photography @matchmadephotographs 
Venue Summer Land Camels @summerlandcamels 
Dress Oh Hello Bride @ohhellobride 
Suit MJ Bale @mjbale 
Cake Delish Cake Creations @deelishcakecreations 
Models Federica Zanatta & Antonio Bianchi 
Florals Driftwood Blue Floral Events @driftwoodbluefloral 
Picnic & Tipi styling and props Fox + Sage Popup Events @fox.and.sage 
Gold Diamond Stand and props The Hour Glass House @Thehourglasshouse_ 
Makeup/Hair Platinum Hair + Body Boutique @Hair_and_body_boutique 
Stationery Minushay Event Stationery @_minushay 
Veil Glossi Veils – Luxury Wedding Veils @Glossi.veils