My first interstate wedding of the year saw me driving a few hundred kms down the road to Canberra for the gorgeous farmhouse wedding of Melissa and Brian. I’d only ‘met’ Melissa and Brian once over Skype, but could tell immediately from their laid back nature that we’d get along well.
After covering Brian and the boys’ prep in a leafy and golden Canberra neighbourhood, I went to join Melissa to see what her and the girls were getting up to in their boutique hotel.
Next stop was Flint in the Vines in Murrumbateman, a grape growing village located 30kms northwest of Canberra. I love outdoor ceremonies – they’re quite literally a breath of fresh air compared to churches, and this was no exception.
After some impromptu family photos by the sheep shearing shed, the bridal party hopped into their vintage Jaguar and were whisked off down the road to the picturesque Murrumbateman Winery.
With a few minutes before dusk, we managed to get some fun pics amongst the grape vines, then I was treated to some time alone with Melissa and Brian as they enjoyed a few moments away from the crowds. I encourage all couples to plan some time on their big day to accommodate this for some nice photos – 15 minutes is more than enough.
I like to make sure the bridal photos never last over an hour (usually just 30 mins) so that the other guests back at the wedding aren’t kept waiting for long. The time before dusk is the best time for photos, so it all worked out perfectly for us, and we were soon back at the venue for the reception and some great speeches!
Here’s a small selection of my favourite photos from the day.
WOW! What can we say other than the photos are incredible! We’re so happy with them – thank you so much for doing such a great job (and kudos for covering everything on your own)!