Fergus and Kathleen married last month in a quaint ceremony in a rustic community hall in Upper Brookfield in the leafy outer suburbs of Brisbane. The ceremony was hosted at midday with the afternoon reception kicking off after lunch. Spending as much of their wedding as possible with family and friends was high on Fergus and Kathleen’s priority list so we opted for a super quick portrait session just down the road from the hall. Whilst we popped out, guests started nibbling on amazing cheese platters, playing table tennis and darts and spending time together. It didn’t take long before we returned back for a sit down lunch served under a clear marquee. Though it was more of a day time affair, it didn’t stop guests kicking on well into the evening and no one was left hungry as an amazing German inspired dinner featuring mouth-watering German sausages kept everyone partying.
The thing that made this wedding special, besides it’s immaculate attention to detail, was my history with Fergus and Kathleen. You see, if you know the Brisbane music industry, you will probably know Fergus and Kathleen in their long history being involved with looking after local and internationally recognised artists. I had come to know Kathleen in my former life in the music industry and have always appreciated of her kind, welcoming vibe. In an industry full of ego and personality, it’s easy to feel like one of the awkward, ‘not quite cool enough’ music photographers, but Kathleen was always warm and genuine, always interested in your world. Her beautiful personality really comes alive when you see her with Fergus. They share an amazing connection, full of love and support for each other through many ups and downs in their relationship. This support was also useful as the couple managed to sneak in buying and moving home mere weeks before their wedding, not many couples could fathom doing all that at once, but for Fergus and Kathleen it was just another example of their limitless potential when they work together.