An outdoor wedding by the river with the sun setting behind the happy couple with blue skies overhead. Sounds perfect, right? Well, that was John & Suzanne’s wedding!
When I first visited John & Suzanne at their home, I think we connected right away. I could see they were both so relaxed and happy and so sure of what they were after. I knew right away that I wanted this job! Also, Hurly their dog was jumping all over me, and I was told he was going to be part of the day.
The wedding took place at Australis Retreat, Wisemans Ferry which is around 1.5 hours drive north-west of Sydney. Suzanne was staying in one of the suites at Australis Retreat so once I arrived in the afternoon I made my way to the room to find her and the bridal party applying the finishing touches to their dresses and Suzanne’s veil. After some quick portraits in the room we walked down to the car park where their transport was waiting – golf buggies!!
By far one of the best types of wedding transport I’ve seen.
Since the ceremony was taking place on the grounds of Australis Retreat, it was a few minutes ride down to the riverbank of the Hawkesbury River where John and the other guests were waiting.
The grass was green, the skies were blue and the sun was setting behind them over the river. It really was a beautiful place to photograph.
After a few laughs (and tears) through the ceremony, John and Suzanne were husband and wife and the congratulations began! Everyone moved up to celebrate with the new couple and after a few minutes (and a photo with Hurly the dog!) it was time for us to move on and the other guests to enjoy canapés by the pool.
Being that the reception was at Australis Retreat as well, we simply walked up the grounds along the Hawkesbury River past the golf course. Since the sun was setting quickly by this stage we moved quickly and got some great shots along the river. Wisemans Ferry is at the base of a gully, and as we walked back along the golf course the hills behind us glowed gold with the setting sun. Stunning.
After a slight delay entering the reception, John and Suzanne were welcomed into their wedding reception with rose petals being thrown in the air and cheers raising the roof!
It was a pleasure to photograph a wedding in such an amazing location as Wisemans Ferry…and for such a great couple that John and Suzanne are.
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