Some wedding photographers have the ability to make you feel as if you attended the wedding yourself through their engaging and dynamic style. Van Middleton captured Claire and Alex’s wedding day so gracefully that we can’t believe we weren’t actually there. The quirky couple were both studying abroad in Austria when they met and fell in love. The rustic beach wedding is a perfect combination of their Swedish and Australian cultures with fun games and barbecue.
Claire and Alex
Broken Head Beach, New South Wales, Australia
Rustic. We wanted a look that encouraged fun, spicing it up and for people to relax in. We were also trying to mix the Swedish culture (Schnapps, songs, booklets, games) with the typical Aussie outback/farm style (beach, horses, farm, BBQ).
Before the wedding day, someone had told us that we absolutely had to get away during the evening celebrations, just for 10-15 minutes, and step outside the festivities and take a time-out for ourselves. The day literary flies past, and you seldom have a chance to reflect on the beautiful people that are there, and what a truly wonderful day it is.
Once dinner was past, we hence walked out as the party was getting truly started, and just immersed ourselves in the night and looked back to the pavilion where the party was occurring, and talking about how truly lucky we are to have such amazing friends and family, and to have found each other in literally the other side of the world.
The Couple Recommends:
Both photographer and videographers were incredible. They were not only extremely professional, but also a lot of fun to work with.
The Wedding Team:
A big thanks to Van Middleton for sharing Claire and Alex’s amazing Australian beach wedding with Junebug! For more rustic beach wedding inspiration, check out Lindsay and Luke’s rustic-chic intimate beach wedding.