There’s a lot to be said for the quiet family affair! Out on the deck the Federal backdrop was spectacular.
The home was adorned with candles and ceiling hangers. Ulyana was dressed in an exquisite classic ivory mini teamed with pearls and a rose bouquet. Alongside her was the man, the tall, dark and handsome Chris.
Lovely couple, lovely family, lovely to share in such an intimate affair. Ching ching..X
Gale force winds and scattered showers did nothing to curb David's nerves. The clock ticked on like a marching band and though there was plenty of distraction with guests arriving by the bus load, you could see David felt each second pass like a thumping heartbeat.
Relief as the white Jag pulls in complete with smiling bride and bridesmaids. Without hesitation, Emma is out of the car and heading for her wedding. A quick regroup with her bridesmaids and Emma is taking the spotlight as she glides down the aisle to her husband to be.
Beautiful dress, beautiful smile, beautiful wedding.
Friends and family were in fine form for the night ahead and ready to congratulate the new Mr and Mrs Burgess.
Dream location looking out over the rolling hills of Corndale and Rosebank. Not only does Suzanne's Hideaway have breathtaking views, the grounds are beautifully manicured and the presentation second to none.
A beautiful balmy spring afternoon greeted the guests for what was shaping up to be a jolly good social gathering. James and his English groomsmen were primed and ready for action long before the flower girls, bridesmaids, Rachel and her father arrived in style. Lots or ooh's and ah's for the girls and beads of sweat from the James and his gang of merry men.
James and Rachel are postponing a honeymoon to make the most of the company of a large entourage of family and friends from UK.
Nothing like doing it in style with friends and family in the beautiful grounds of the charming Lyndoch. A breathtaking setting beside the lake with the rolling green hills in the background. Add perfect weather and what else could you possibly wish for.
Richard and Shelley picked a winner when they chose their wedding date. Gorgeous daughter Hannah was a treat in her cute little outfit and just wanted to be amongst it all but never letting her mummy and daddy out of her sight. Tying the knot seemed to come naturally to these two and it wasn't long before the champagne corks were popping and congratulatory kisses and cuddles ensued.
What a magic day at Bhádra. Like a postcard. With 6 bridesmaids and 5 groomsmen on the hop, every detail was sorted making for one very relaxed bride and groom. A large crowd of guests happily chatted amongst themselves awaiting a glimpse of the gorgeous bride and her entourage.
The buzz was accompanied by the beautiful melody of 'Somewhere over the Rainbow…..'. Very touching. The day could not have run smoother. Love, laughter and the warmth of family and friends made for a fun afternoon. The rings and vows were exchanged with much joy. The sound of popping corks was the sign that the Champas was flowing and we were soon enjoying canapés under the beautiful old fig. Marcus & Nicole were every bit the style and glamour of the picture book bride and groom. Lovely couple!
Freshly popped corn and cold beer? An apple lined aisle ready for the Bride to walk down? The 4 Groomsmen in braces? The six Bridesmaids in Laura Ashley dresses complete with cowboy boots? Coloured balloons along the post and rail fence in remembrance for the dearly departed. The guests were treated to a show like no other. Yes, this one was unique in so many ways.
The aura was one of warmth and happiness. Nato and Alison knew exactly how they wanted their special moment to be and it was executed to perfection. Eden, their two year old, stole the show from the beginning not only with her beaming smile as she stumbled down the aisle but her comical retorts throughout the ceremony.
She is such a gem and loaded with cuddles. Ali's sisters have voices like angels as they chanted her procession down the apple aisle and then again during the signing. Nobody wanted them to stop! It was just such a privilege to be part of the love these two share and the love family and friends have for them.
Bright sunshine, green all around and cows mooing. It's a long meandering track alongside the Wilson River which eventually leads up to the farm house. Another magnificent Binna Burra day. Everyone buzzing around making last minute adjustments before the bride arrives.
Shane, the groom, can't take his eyes off the track leading up to the house. Time is going backwards for him. He looks like he is permanently balanced on the back legs of his chair. He just wants a glimpse but she has full command of time.
A message comes through that the horse is just down the track. Before anyone is ready, the buggy is thundering up the hill with the bride and bridesmaids bouncing along. The buggy swerves into the entrance and with much ado, the bride and bridesmaids alight. At last Shane has Ashleigh in his arms. The Celebrant is half through the ceremony before Shane takes his eyes off Ashleigh and reaches for the ring. The large cast of family and friends enjoy a light hearted ceremony as dusk fast approaches. A perfect November evening and the wedding party move easily towards the marquee for light refreshments and a hearty country feast.
Escaping the hectic life of Sydney for a week in the Byron Bay Hinterland at a private resort really put a smile on the faces of this gorgeous couple. On top of that, everything went perfectly for them on the wedding day with a brilliant winter sun and warm midday breeze.
Right from the first time I spoke to Lucy, we both felt like we knew each other like long lost friends. I had to interrupt our first chat and ask Lucy if she was also a 'Taurus'. She had many traits that friends laugh at me for. I was right, she is a 'Taurus' - they say 'it takes one to know one'. Anyway, we are now Facebook friends.
The ceremony was held pool side with the stunning backdrop of the Byron Bay coastline. The bride and groom chose smartly dress attire and fortunately they had local photographer John Bortolin to record everything for family and friends. Spring was in the air with a background of chirping birds and wind in the trees. The ceremony was very personal with just the bride, the groom, their two gorgeous children the two witnesses and me in attendance. Even without a crowd nerves can set in so it was relief to have a Champagne after the ceremony and reflect on what a great day it was to remember, and how lucky we were to share it in such wonderful company.