Ballina Wedding ~ Carly and Chris

This was my first Ballina wedding.

I had visited in the past with family and friends to do the usual; Visit the beaches and to grab a bite at one of the local restaurants, but nothing more.

You see, you never know what you are missing out, until you have actually experienced things yourself. You can easily say, “I’m not interested”, and move on.

You can enjoy life and never look back.

That is, until you have actually experienced it. It’s at the moment of experience, you become wiser. Then, you can decide. Then, you will *actually* know.

I know now, that I never really knew Ballina.

Carly and Chris spend many of their weekends at their family home in Ballina. Carly grew up there. She told me about her home, that her father built. How it started off as a small, single story home. She told me what she helped build. She shared with me her story, of her family home and how she grew up in the area.

I learnt about a lighthouse, where couples go and etch their names into the locks and timber. Yeh, it’s graffiti, but it’s welcomed. It’s one of the small things that make it a community. It’s part of history.

I learnt about the hill that overlooks the mountain that they were married on.

I learnt about some old backstreet roads which travel through farms and wetlands.

The cows and horses that cross the roads.

The big fig trees, which Carly and Chris used to pass on a weekly basis.

I learnt so much, just by meeting two people.

Audio: Incompetech.com – Pensif

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  • Carly said:

    Richie I've already looked back through these from the start 6 times. I am in love with them! It is exactly what I was hoping for - you managed to capture all of the little moments that made the day as awesome as it was for both of us l! I am so glad we will get to re-live it all over and over again with these pics. I can't thank you enough for spending the day with us xxx

  • Sarah Wei said:

    Wow


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