Here’s the thing about soul mates, their love just seems undeniable. And even if you only get to see that love unfold through images, you simply can’t help but notice that something magical is happening between them. Particularly when the images are as gorgeous as these from Nicholas Purcell Studio. They paint the picture of one amazing pair of soul mates and their gorgeous wedding day, and you can see every last moment right here.

From Nicholas Purcell StudioWhile taking portraits after the ceremony, I noticed raw-food chefs Carmel and Doug were looking a bit concerned. I put the camera down and they turned to me and confessed they hadn’t prepared a wedding dance. I was secretly worried but more surprised because everything else on the day had been so well organized. I offered some thoughts about songs they could easily waltz to. They nodded but then Doug confessed, “We did have one idea a week ago.” They seemed to be looking at me for approval, – or at least to see my reaction. “The song from the dancing scene of Pulp Fiction.” I knew that would only work if they were great – really great – dancers so I bought time by asking them to show me what they meant. I was preparing a list of nice ways to suggest they stick with a waltz. But there, on a jetty beside yachts, surrounded by seagulls and tourists they rocked it out to an inaudible movie soundtrack. And they absolutely nailed it. My assistant and I were cheering and clapping, laughing and immensely relieved to witness two great – two really great – dancers.

Few weddings are such an extraordinary gift as Carmel & Doug’s. Blue skies, blue sea, blue shoes; a twinkling yacht club; sophisticated details; and an immensely stylish and beautiful couple. They were relaxed and hilarious, excellent dancers and most clearly, soul mates.

Photography: Nicholas Purcell Studio | Wedding Venue: Riva, St Kilda Melbourne, Australia | Cake Decorations: Clayphory