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opsioni binarie plus500 On a beautiful summer’s day in Bowral, Juliette and David were married.   Juliette & David knew exactly what they wanted for their wedding – a day full of love, fun and laughter.  When we met to discuss the photography for the wedding, the most important part to be photographed for the couple were moments – expressive, natural, loving moments.  You can imagine how happy I was to hear this!

The Ceremony was in Berrima, at Francis Xavier Catholic Church.  The couple wanted the wedding guests to have a great time, and supplied some pretty awesome wedding games that worked perfectly out on the tranquil gardens at Briars Country Lodge.  Briars is a perfect place to have a wedding, set on 15 acres of rural countryside, and is one of my favourite locations in the Southern Highlands.  There is fabulous accommodation on site for your guests, with French doors opening onto a view of the lake, a beautiful landscaped property complete with Willow trees and ducks, lake-side Gazebo, and a Conservatory/Reception room full of fairy lights.  In winter Briars has the open fires roaring to keep your guests warm as toast.

The bride and groom had only one request from the guests, and that was that the dress code be pastel.  As there was no official bridal party, the couple wanted to mingle with their guests after the Ceremony, and thought a lazy afternoon pastel garden party would photograph really well.

Juliette had so many fantastic ideas for the decorations in the Reception room!  We had a French Monopoly theme with each table being a different Parisian street.  The guests all played a game of “Cards about Matrimony” – a play on “Cards against Humanity” – in two languages – which was hilarious!

Other little touches were:  The Wedding well was a French wicker picnic basket with a baguette and champagne bottle peaking out….Advice for the Bride and Groom were to be written on mini scrolls, tied with string and popped in a box frame….French themed  props for the photobooth…. and who knew you could get cigars called Romeo & Julieta!?

All up it was a wonderful, happy, loved filled event:)

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I was lucky to share my New Year’s Eve with a group of wonderful people in the Southern Highlands and celebrate the wedding of Alice and Duncan.

Alice and Duncan met on a night out in Canberra.  They had both studied law at ANU for 5 years and yet had never properly met, so it was a mutual friend that ended up introducing them.  From then on started the commute between Sydney and Canberra, with the loved up couple meeting mid-way at Bowral (where Duncan is from).

To the great surprise of Alice, Duncan proposed last Christmas while on a beach holiday with his grandmother’s beautiful ring.

There were many non traditional aspects of the wedding….

1. Duncan did most of the organising (I love it when a groom does this)!

2. Alice had a “man of honour” – Danny is one of her oldest and dearest friends.

3. She wore a gold wedding dress that was absolutely stunning, as you will see.  Alice found her wedding gown online – it is a Badgley Mischka

4. The marriage was actually a “Civil Union” rather than a traditional Wedding.

5. Obviously being on New Year’s Eve is a little different, but they wanted to entice dear friends and loved ones from all over the world to come, and the Christmas break worked brilliantly to have a giant party!

6. They had a “reveal” where Duncan and Alice got to see each other before the wedding, in private and looking amazing.  This practise is becoming more common and is just the best idea!

It made perfect sense for them to get married in Bowral as they spent so much of their time there together.  Alice and Duncan had all the festivities at Silly Goose Park,  a beautiful property in Burradoo in the Southern Highlands.

Award winning Biota restaurant provided the catering for the event and the food was fabulous!  Helen Harvie at Buds of Glory was responsible for the best floral decor, and Yvette from Ethix once again did a wonderful job on the makeup & hair.  YES (Your Event Solution) provided all the lighting and equipment to help the wedding day go flawlessly.

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  • Channon WilliamsonMarch 9, 2017 - 2:29 am

    What a dress!! I love it when brides do something original. You’ve captured their uniqueness, so brilliantly.

  • CaroleMarch 9, 2017 - 4:00 am

    Great wedding just love non traditional weddings.
    Great photography

  • Tracy MartindaleMarch 9, 2017 - 6:58 am

    Love it!Unique and all the little personal touches captured beautifully … special memories! The bride is stunning and how perfect is the dress ..

  • CarmenMarch 10, 2017 - 9:32 pm

    Stunning shots – particularly love the night shots. Looked like a fantastic day / night for them!

  • MelMarch 11, 2017 - 1:30 pm

    Fabulous, everything! Especially the awesome Danny in his gown :-)

On a balmy afternoon at Ravensthorpe an engagement cocktail party was supposed to happen.  Little did everyone know it was about to turn into the best wedding surprise celebration to hit Wollongong!

Kristie and Wilko met 9 years ago when they were both working at North Gong Pub. They disagree about who asked for whose number, but luckily one of them got it right!  They love crossfit and travel, with a focus on places that are close to nature and off the beaten track – like seeing Kristie’s beloved Moon Bears in China or Vietnam.

Wilko proposed in Alaska after chartering a helicopter and having it land on top of a glacier, completely out of the blue. Kristie thought she was going to a conservation centre but ended up at a little rural hanger, and up they went!  They hadn’t planned on marriage for at least a couple more years so it really was out of the blue… she cried for days.

Kristie has been part of the wedding industry for years, first in a Wedding Duo, and then as a fantastic Wedding Celebrant (Check her out here) so originally they were going to elope as they didn’t want their entire lives taken over by a wedding! They decided to tell everyone they were getting married in Noosa (even getting suppliers to go along with it and tagging them in Facebook!) but as they still wanted a celebration organised an “engagement” party.  Apart from myself, only Kristie’s Mum & sister knew and Deb from Ravensthorpe.  The whole day was planned in 14 weeks, and they stayed together the night before, enjoying the secret in their own little love bubble!

Having a surprise wedding has a few hurdles to jump.  For instance getting everyone to the venue at the same time (no one cares too much if they run late to an engagement party)!  Kristie organised buses to pick everyone up on the day, and had gorgeous little printed information cards to give them as they got off the bus… binaire opties risico “We regret to inform you our engagement party has been cancelled – Welcome to our Wedding”!   You will see lots of excited faces in the blog as the secret gets revealed:)

My favourite part was the ceremony vows, they worked really hard on them and everyone, including myself, was in tears.

The great thing I found about Kristie and Wilko was that they let the professionals do the job and didn’t micro manage. From the menu to the flowers, they said “you know what works” and really listened to all our ideas.  It certainly made the day a lot more relaxing for everyone.

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Köpa Strattera nätet Reception: Ravensthorpe on the South Coast.  A family run business, Deb and Jim are the best at what they do. There is nobody who knows hospitality the way that they do – end of story. var köpa retin a Flowers: Leah Mitchell Floral. app per guadagnare soldi veri Gown:  Cheboom Bridal.  Tanya from Cheboom is amazing!

opciones binarias analisis tecnico Stylist:  Janelle from By George Creative Events – The Donut wall was epic!

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365trading meinungen Celebrant:  Jamie Borg. Fellow celebrant and possible nemesis, when they met it could have been awkward, but they became instant friends!

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  • MelFebruary 16, 2017 - 7:34 am

    Such gorgeous photos Anna, I would LOVE to be a part of a surprise wedding, you captured everyone so awesomely being surprised!

  • Channon WilliamsonFebruary 16, 2017 - 7:46 am

    Oh my goodness. Can I go back 17 years so you photograph my wedding. These are wonderful. And that venue!! Just sublime.

  • Tracy MartindaleFebruary 16, 2017 - 8:02 am

    How romantic! I cried reading this story .. so beautiful!!

  • PennyFebruary 16, 2017 - 9:56 am

    Dearest Anna, you did an amazing job for my beautiful middle aged daughters wedding , we loved how “hands on” you were with the bride and groom ,especially the groom, from the bottom of our hearts, THANKYOU

  • CaroleFebruary 16, 2017 - 3:25 pm

    What a wonderful surprise! Stunning photographs

  • CarmenFebruary 17, 2017 - 1:53 am

    What a stunning wedding and stunning photos. That dress! And those donuts!!! Breathtaking photography.

  • Renee TFebruary 17, 2017 - 2:57 am

    What a beautiful wedding!

  • Tracey SmithFebruary 17, 2017 - 8:58 am

    Omg, how beautiful. Love this brides styling, choice of everything! and absolutely all the little details. How gorgeous to leave it to the professionals.
    you’ve captured this beautifully. xxxx

  • Joanne TennantMarch 2, 2017 - 9:28 am

    This is just perfect. Really.

Laura and Ryan met at work.  They were a little bit wary at first as Ryan is Laura’s boss!  After many long hours of talking and flirting, they finally started dating.  As they love wineries, the love struck couple went up to the Hunter Valley for their two year anniversary.  They went 4 wheel driving (yes, they both love that too!) up in the Pokolbin Mountains and found a beautiful private lookout, and that is where Ryan popped the question and asked Laura to marry him.

Both the Ceremony & Reception were held at Crooked River Winery, and as you can see it is the best place to take photos!

The day of the wedding was bright blue sunshine, and even though it was scheduled to be a scorcher the winery is on a hill that gets the wonderful North Easterly breeze, so we were all very happy.  Our bridal party were a bunch of crazies – check out the groom planking on the Love sign!  My favourite part of this day was the groom’s wedding speech which was so romantic and caring, even I was crying.

Crooked River Winery in Gerringong is the best kept secret on the south coast of NSW!  There are very few places where the sweeping country landscape meets the ocean with amazing views of both, and this is one of them!  Crooked River Wines is a proud family-owned and operated winery, and even has their own Boutique beers.  If you are someone who is keen on natural methods for your wines, Crooked River hand beats the grapes and uses premium French & American oak barrels. They are the largest vineyard on the NSW south coast.  You think that it couldn’t get better, right?  Well it can, because they also have fabulous accommodation for your family and Bridal party.

Gerringong on the south coast is a great place for a destination wedding, so get yourself down there.south coast wedding crooked river winery gerringong_0001

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  • Tracy MartindaleFebruary 8, 2017 - 1:37 am

    Beautiful imagery! They look so happy and relaxed and the scenery is gorgeous!

  • KevinFebruary 8, 2017 - 3:16 am

    This is such a lovely story told in beautiful images! I am sure the bride, groom and family will treasure these forever. It is a special job that you do.

  • Renee TFebruary 8, 2017 - 3:51 am

    What a gorgeous bride, that dress was just beautiful. The location for the wedding was just gorgeous.

  • Carmen HibbinsFebruary 8, 2017 - 4:30 am

    These are absolutely gorgeous, this couple must be thrilled with your images :)

  • ChannonFebruary 8, 2017 - 9:27 am

    What an Amazing Day you’ve captured.

  • Tracey SmithFebruary 8, 2017 - 11:02 am

    Such lovely images. And a stunning dress on that bride.

  • Carole DiamondFebruary 9, 2017 - 3:14 am

    beautiful photos and what a location

  • MelissaFebruary 10, 2017 - 1:44 am

    What a dress, what a day! Lovely :-)

  • AnnaBMarch 14, 2017 - 8:31 am

    Thanks so much Melissa

  • AnnaBMarch 14, 2017 - 8:31 am

    You are too kind!