Photography by Paul Cincotta

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Craig & Sam's Summergrove Estate Wedding.


Picture this, It is the peak of yet another scorching Queensland summer, everyone is on holidays still recovering from New Years celebrations. The M1 is a carpark in either direction and the Gold Coast beaches are full, the entire coast area is swarming with people everywhere…

So where do you go, to get away from it all, to tie the knot and celebrate your nuptials with your closest family and friends from all over the world?

Simply across the border to the tweed coast hinterland! Its amazing how quickly the scenery changes when you drive a mere 10 minutes south west of the GC. The sun is oh so slightly tamed by the mountain breezes, while the rolling hills and sub tropical pockets of greenery provide the serenity that is perfect for a wedding.

Which is exactly why Craig and Sam selected Summergrove Estate in Carool NSW as their venue of choice for their intimate elegant wedding celebration.

I was quite honoured when Sam & Craig approached me to capture their wedding because they themselves have worked with a number of wedding photographers for many years in their own respective careers. You see I first met Craig at a wedding where he was a musician/wedding singer. And I first met Sam as a wedding co-ordinator, and have personally had the pleasure of working at many weddings with each of them. Over the years I have witnessed both of these individuals provide exceptionally high levels of service to brides and grooms. So of course this time it was their turn to be on receiving end of the service, so I made double sure I bought my “A” game - even though I always do.

So as a special tribute to the wedding singer and his bride, I scoured my archive for a recording from a few years ago that I recall thinking at the time, Craig had to be channelling Sam to be singing with so much passion…

Congratulations Sam & Craig on your amazing wedding at Summergove Estate, It was a truly elegant event with so many amazing moments, tons of love and lots of laughter. And Thank you for entrusting me to capture your special day, enjoy the memories for the many years to come.