Palazzo Versace Gold Coast – Sam & Anastasia

Welcome to our Real Life Weddings page !

This is where the spotlight shines on all of the amazing weddings that we shoot !

This week the spotlight is on Sam & Anastasia.

Cronulla Sharks Forward Sam Tagataese & Anastasia Nimo celebrated their wedding on Saturday at The Sacred Heart church at Clear Island Waters on the Gold Coast.

The Proposal:

After our hot air balloon ride we were driven to O’Reilly’s Vineyard in a private room for breakfast,my engagement ring came out as my entree !!

Gown: Midgley & Sottero Mermaid Gown Wedding bands and engagement rings: Michael Hill Jewellary

Father Epati Tamati & Minister Senetenari Iupeli Wedding Coordinator: Jessica Duffield

Decorator: Elegant Themes (Chris and Janelle)

Hair: Robyn Brunt

Hair piece: Swarvoski Hair Piece

Bridal party attire: Dresses made by groom’s mother, Toso Tagataese

Make-up: Chadissa Flowers: Flowers with Style, Gold Coast. Stationery: Elegant Themes

Cake: Too Nice Too Slice (Diane)




  I know what you’re thinking …. awwwww what a nice kiss, well I thought so too until I took the very next frame !!

hmmmm not sure what took place here !!!


 After spending some time with the bridal party on the beach it was time to head back to the palazzo versace at Main Beach for the reception.

Entertainment: Family Performances. Music: One Sound Band

Transport: Kenz Classic and Hummer Limo’s

Photography: Ben Clark Photography

Videography: Fisheye Studio

Funniest Moment: Father of Bride & Groom speeches

Favourite Wedding Day moment: Entrance into Reception and obviously announcing that we were officially husband and wife.

Special thanks to: Our Parents and siblings for great support throughout, to family members who have travelled from afar. Ben Clark Photography and Fisheye Studio for capturing such special photo’s and film, for Kenz Classic and Hummer Limos for getting us from A to B, to Elegant Themes for such beautiful set-up of La Medusa Ballroom.

To Jessica (wedding co-coordinator) at Palazzo Versace for making our wedding reception planning so easy.

In your experience what did you value most about using a professional photographer? How easy and fun it was to work with both Ben and Lisa, they were never in our way,

and it was so easy to get along with them. Awesome Team 🙂   

Advice for other brides-to-be: Communication between a couple is the key during the planning of the wedding, always remember to enjoy the planning and especially the wedding day.  Have Fun 🙂

Anastasia & Sam thank you for sharing your special day with us !

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