So despite having travelled to some pretty far flung places in my time, and unlike most Australians, I had never been to Bali.

True story.

So when Kylie + Richard invited me over to shoot their wedding at the Arnalaya Beach House in Canggu, I was so pumped about getting on a plane and travelling somewhere warm and exotic without the possibility of any jet lag.

Now, I have to say that these guys were the epitome of the best of Australian and English hospitality. When we caught up the day before, a cold beer was put in my hand within minutes of meeting them, their friends and family all came up and introduced themselves and then on the wedding day, they were more concerned about whether we had eaten than anything to do with their photos. And at the end of the night, when all the cameras went down, Kylie came up and sat with me and we just chatted about anything and everything, despite her wedding going on in full swing around us.

The best kind of weddings are the ones where, at the end of the night, you just feel like mates hanging out, rather than the photographer/subject dynamic. And in this case, the warm and welcoming nature of everyone there made this trip an absolute ripper. And a big cheers to my man, Eric for helping me out with this one and getting some amazing drone shots.

 

Second shooter + drone photographer: Eric Ronald // Venue : Arnalaya Beach House Canggu // Bride’s Dress: Karen Willis Holmes // Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Shona Joy // Wedding Planner : Bali Exclusive Weddings // Catering : Dijon Catering // Icypoles : Madpops // Stationary : The Little Press

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