Chic country wedding was the best description I could come up with for this beautiful day! I’ve been so excited to share this wedding with you all for a wee while, you may recognise Brendan and Victoria from the gorgeous water shoot where they decided to take the plunge a few months ago and it was hugely popular! If you haven’t seen it (or want to see it again! it’s here )I couldn’t wait to shoot their wedding after having such a blast with them at the pre-session.
Victoria is Russian so it was fascinating to see how they incorporated bits and pieces of culture into their wedding, and yes including vodka! Extra points if you can find the shot of the girls toasting in the morning 🙂
Gina Petrie and bridesmaid Antoinette did a stunning job of the hair and makeup, absolutely flawless and Victorias dress was designed by Astra. I can say in all honesty there was an audible gasp when the guests saw her arrive at the ceremony. Just beautiful.
During dinner I snuck Victoria & Brendan out for a few pictures at a nearby field just as the sun was setting – I love a couple who grant me the ridiculous requests I sometimes ask for photographs, which in this case included wolfing down desert quickly and letting me scoot them up a fairly muddy hill! But the pictures were absolutely worth it, and if that wasn’t enough, a group of wild horses decided to come visit us too and also decided that Brendan’s buttonhole was a tasty snack!
I also just wanted to take a quick moment to write about how well loved I felt at this wedding, from the moment I met Brendan and Victoria we instantly clicked and as a client’s wedding photographer they are under no obligation of course to become friends with me but usually it happens! Brendan brought me to tears when he thanked me in their speech and the pair even brought me a beautiful gift back from Thailand. It was an honour to be involved in a wedding of two such wonderful people. I also just want to thank the incredible Kim from Kimberley Elizabeth photography for shooting this day with me – always a pleasure!