First Ever Same Sex Wedding on the Gold Coast of Australia

Zoe & Michelle

“If it weren’t for the vendors there is no way that we would have been one of the first same sex couples to legally marry in Australia. I think we would have allowed a little more than thirty days to organize a wedding! It probably would have been two years or so down the track.”

“The vendors are the ones that made the day possible and we are so grateful to each and every one of them. They were all so supportive of gay marriage and their overwhelming response when we met each of them was ‘about time!’

“We hope that other couples like us saw how well received the wedding was in the public eye and that they don’t have any concerns/reserves about marrying the one they love. We are just an ordinary couple like everybody else.”

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Kobi and Michael’s Luxury Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort Wedding

“I had never been to the Intercontinental in Sanctuary Cove before and because it was so close to our home we booked an appointment to meet the wedding coordinator and have a look around. The grounds and venue were beautiful and the chapel absolutely took my breath away. I remember looking at Michael as we walked in through the chapel doors, my eyes teared up and I was speechless! Goosebumps don’t lie! At that moment, we knew this was where we would get married.”

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Amazing Wedding Vows Courtney and Rob

Shortly after their wedding at Horizon in Byron Bay I put together a short video clip of Courtney and Robert’s marriage vows as they were some of the most personal and unique I’ve heard in ten years filming weddings. After posting the clip to Facebook I was contacted by Love Stories TV, a wedding site that shares the work of wedding filmmakers from around world, who saw the clip and were interested in sharing it with their audience.

Fast forward a few months and I was told that the clip was now going to be submitted for an award in the Love Stories TV 2016 Film Awards. The category was “Most Likely to Make You Lol” and guess what? WE WON! I was so thrilled to hear our studio’s name called as they announced the award winners, live, in New York City. It was a public vote and we were up against some extremely talented videographers. It then became apparent that so many others out there enjoyed what Courtney and Rob said to each other just as much as I did.

“We both were very emotional when we saw our short video. It was so exciting and Rob watched the video on repeat for about five days. I couldn’t get through it without happy tears so I watched it quite a bit less but it means so much to us.”

“Rachel from Love Stories TV messaged us on Facebook and said they would love to feature our video. We nearly fell off our chair when we got an email saying it was nominated for an award a couple months later. So exciting to see talent being recognized and Geoff was so amazing on our wedding day. It definitely didn’t feel like we paid him to be there. It felt like we knew him our whole lives and it was a super bonus that he knew our photographer, Josh, so well too.” – Courtney Wilson

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Brisbane Racing Club Wedding Laura and Bede

“Originally I wasn’t sure if we were going to have a wedding videographer. When the budget was coming together and then the costs were rising it was another aspect that I wasn’t sure if it was necessary or not. It wasn’t until I saw my best friend Amanda’s wedding film by Motion Art that I was sold. I was involved in their wedding so I was there experiencing it all, but then to see how you captured as a film was amazing. I said to Bede we need to make this happen and I’m prepared to sacrifice other things to have Geoff and his team! I don’t know what I would have done if Motion Art wasn’t available, but we were so happy they were!”

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a joyous moment, Bethany's dog Hana follows the happy couple down the aisle.
a joyous moment, Bethany's dog Hana follows the happy couple down the aisle.

Soul Surfers Bethany Hamilton & Adam Dirks Celebrity Wedding in Kauai, Hawaii

“Our wedding was beautiful. I’m now married to the love of my life. There are no words to fully describe what went on in my heart on our wedding day. I was and I am full of joy, thankfulness and excitement to share life with my husband Adam. Our “big day” was the best day of my life so far and everyday since has been pretty awesome as well! Having our loved ones and a ton of our great friends made it incredibly special. It was above anything I had dreamed of!”

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Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort Wedding Kassi and Josh

“For years now we have been watching the work of Motion Art and knew that there was no one else we wanted to film our special day. Geoff and his team are professional, easy to deal with and extremely talented. From the moment he arrived on the day he got to work to ensure every little detail was captured. We were lucky enough to have three shooters as well as a helicam team to capture every angle. The way that Motion Art can capture emotions and piece together each part of the wedding day in to a video is absolutely impeccable. Geoff you have captured exactly what it felt like to be there on the day. You truly are amazing!!! No words can thank you enough!”

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Sirromet Winery Wedding Nicola and Simon

“Last night my husband and I viewed our wedding video highlight for the first time and OH MY GOD was it incredible.  We cried over and over and so did my family when we immediately drove over to show them the video.  It really allows you to relive the moments in your day that quickly become a blur.  The emotion captured was honestly priceless and it was the best money we have ever spent, and by far the most important supplier on our wedding day. So thank you to Motion Art for creating this masterpiece of our wedding day and for allowing us to relive it for the rest of our lives!”

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Cocker Spaniel Ring Bearers | Jenny and Bruce

Who wouldn’t want to have their beloved dogs present on their wedding day or, better yet, as part of the wedding ceremony? Jenny and Bruce recently tied the knot at Brisbane Racing Club and had a little surprise for their guests during their wedding ceremony. Six and five year old English Cocker Spaniels, Ruby and Bruno, served as the couple’s ring bearers to the delight of the crowd.

Check out how it all unfolded in this brief clip from the ceremony.

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Mavis’s Kitchen Wedding Martine and Mark

“It was about ten years ago that I first came across Geoff and his wedding videography work when I was a guest at a wedding on the Gold Coast. Long before I was ever engaged or had even met my now husband. Throughout that day he impressed me at every turn as he was professional, easy going and had an art for knowing when to interact and be fun and when to quietly fade into the background and capture the special moments. I was even more impressed when I eventually checked out the finished product that was the wedding highlight reel and I always vowed that if I ever got married I would hire Motion Art for my own wedding.”

“Fast forward ten years and our experience was pretty much exactly what I was expecting all these years later. I have made no secret of the fact that Motion Art was our favorite wedding supplier. Leading up to the day Geoff was amazing and went above and beyond at every turn answering a million of my questions and offering support and advice.”

“Both my husband and I don’t really feel comfortable having our pictures taken and Geoff and his team made the process really comfortable for us, and most of the time you barely noticed they were there at all. People don’t realize how much time you spend with their photographers and videographers on the day so getting along really well with them can make a huge difference to how much you enjoy your day.”

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Parkwood International Wedding Katrina and Brennan

“We were so happy we decided to hire Motion Art to do our wedding video. It was worth every cent. Thinking back to our wedding day is the most exhilarating feeling but watching it back is more than we ever expected. The pure emotion it brings and all those special moments you thought you would remember come flooding back clear as day. To be able to see it all again and show your family and friends, especially those who couldn’t be there, is nothing short of amazing. If you’re sitting on the fence about getting a videographer please just do it. Motion Art captured our day perfectly and put it all together in one beautiful video.”

“To anyone who is getting married, even if you have to make sacrifices somewhere else, don’t skimp out on your photography and videography because when it’s all over, that is something you will have for a lifetime that you can show your children and grandchildren one day.”

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