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