Trish and Jack had a bit of a dilemma trying to find the perfect venue. They wanted a relaxed country style without too much fuss or any silly rules. Then this happened! A friend of the family had recently started wedding events on their farm. ‘The Farm’ is in Bamarang, which is not far from Nowra on the south coast of NSW. The website is being updated at present, so if you are interested in this rustic quirky farm venue, you can give Barb a call (0428 632898) – but put aside more than a couple of minutes…she loves a chat! Zea had the best day with these guys 🙂
A very dear friend talked me into going on a yoga retreat with her. At first I thought “Mmm, yoga + retreat = being sensible, eating vegan and not drinking.” Just as i was about to let her down gently she said we would get to whale watch, which sweetened the deal. The whole adventure was organised by a lady I called ‘Namaste Annie’, and I just pretty much went with the flow at first. Then I realised that;
1. I was going to be stranded on an island with no electricity
2. I wasn’t ‘whale watching’, I was submersing myself in deep water with giant creatures who could squish me with a flap of their tail
I’m not very brave and rather like room service, but I was feeling like it was time to get out of my comfort zone and do something BIG.
I’m sure the pictures will speak for themselves, but the one thing I have to say is the Tongan people have nothing, but they are the most caring helpful people you could ever meet.
We stayed at Serenity Beach Resort on Uoleva Island….and they even had a bar 🙂
Autumn weddings in the Southern Highlands are full of wonderful colours and vivid leaves, gorgeous light and sometimes…..FREEZING cold! Luckily Mali Brae Farm has everything a photographer would want to shoot within easy walking distance, and the best open fire waiting for us back at the Reception. Mali Brae is perfect for an all-in-one wedding where you don’t need to leave the property, and the rustic charm is all there waiting for you!
Sometimes the best weddings can be small and casual, and that is exactly what Louise & Patrick had in Autumn in the Southern Highlands. They rented the amazing ‘Bellmore House’ in Bundanoon for their preparations and the Reception. It is a French Morroccan Farmhouse full of character and charm; with open fireplaces, pool, tennis courts and horses! Just before the Ceremony (at Holy Trinity Church in Bundanoon), Louise did a teary ‘reveal’ of her dress for dad – such a lovely idea!