At the end of June I left cold wintery Adelaide and hopped on a plane to the gorgeous little Island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. It was the destination Adam and Amanda had chosen for there intimate wedding with family and friends and I couldn’t have been more thrilled to have been invited to take this journey as their wedding photographer. This was the complete melding of three of my greatest loves; travel, photography and weddings.
I got to explore this friendly and truly beautiful island for a few days while scouting out locations to take some photos and even found some fun ways of doing it such as kayaking, taking the local bus, beautiful walks, driving around and around in circles, literally there is only one circular road around the island, and my favourite paddle boarding with the local island dog as guides. I totally fell in love with this piece of paradise and knew Amanda and Adam had chosen the perfect place for their wedding.
The big day was truly perfect. The sun shone, everyone was enjoying the moment and Amanda looked truly breath taking. After these two said there I Do’s on the stunning coral beach we found some gorgeous little spots to show off the beauty of this Island and the very good looking bridal party. From little ruins to Muri Beach to the lily gardens in the beachcomber villas I had the luxury of staying in everything worked perfectly and I was like a giddy little school girl with all this beauty to photograph.
The night was just as perfect with a local island feast, dancing and a lot of love
If the wedding day goodness was not a few days after we did a bridal shoot of the couple at sunset with the glorious black rock as our setting. The sunset painted across the sky couldn’t get any more beautiful. The couple shone with love and even Lucas Mandy’s son joined in the fun. I hope you enjoy this little gem of a wedding all the way from the stunning Rarotonga.