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Ivana + Tyson - Port Stephens Wedding

Kirrilly it was an absolute pleasure dealing with you. The photos are beautiful. It was lovely to have such an easy-going and bubbly photographer around us - Thank you so much! - Ivana & Tyson
Couple standing on the beach together for wedding photos in Nelson Bay

You may think that you need years and years of planning to organise a wedding, and sometimes this is true. But Ivana & Tyson managed to book and plan a wedding within a month, and have a truly relaxed and beautiful day. These two are proof that it can be done :)

I first chatted with Ivana when it was less than 3 weeks until her intimate Port Stephens wedding. After being unable to return home to Slovakia to have the wedding they originally planned, they decided they couldn't wait any longer. With their closest family and friends all visiting from Sydney for a holiday in Shoal Bay, they pulled together all the stops and got hitched in a relaxed Nelson Bay wedding.

Married couple walking together after wedding with rose petal confetti being thrown around them

After swapping their vows in St Michaels Church Nelson Bay, we strolled around the stunning bush and beaches of Shoal Bay for photos. The storm clouds were rolling in, creating amazing colours in the sky and ocean and giving off tropical vibes as if we were suddenly in Hawaii. And the threat of rain on their wedding day did not bother these guys one little bit. They were happy to take their time, get covered in sand, and enjoy each other's company.

Afterward, we headed off to one of Port Stephens's best wedding venues, Little Beach Boathouse in Nelson Bay. Ivana & Tyson had set up a beautiful lunch for their family, overlooking the ocean and views. What I think is amazing about this Nelson Bay wedding venue, is not only the food but the service. The staff were all so accomodating and made sure that everyone was looked after so well the entire time.

Wedding reception table with bright coloured flowers for decoration

Opting for a simple and elegant table design, Ivana sourced flowers from a Nelson Bay florist A Beautiful Occasion, who also created her stunning bouquet. And for a personal touch, she had decorated the room with photos of her family in Slovakia who couldn't be there.

Even though Ivana & Tyson didn't get the wedding they originally planned, like many other couples they adapted and created something pretty special. Their day was (almost) stress-free, and allowed them to take their time to celebrate the special occasion. It was so nice to be a part of a wedding where the couple was more relaxed than I was, and to meet their amazing families and friends.

Thanks so much again for choosing me Ivana & Tyson - you two are amazing <3


Church - St Michaels Nelson Bay

Reception - Little Beach Boathouse

Florals - A Beautiful Occasion

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