bekk and josh [topiaries at beaumont]

My first wedding shoot for 2012 was on a warm summery January afternoon just a few weeks ago. With a late ceremony at 4pm, we were hoping for lots of sunshine and the weather certainly delivered. Everything ran perfectly for Bekk and Josh, a cute and happy couple in love. With the ceremony and reception held at Topiaries at Beaumont (in the Samford Valley), the bride and her girls prepared in the homestead’s beautiful rooms, cooling off by the fan (Marilyn Monroe style), before heading to the outdoor garden ceremony. After capturing their heartfelt vows and congratulatory hugs by family and friends,  it was obvious to all that Bekk and Josh were definitely surrounded by many people who love them dearly.
We followed the ceremony with a relaxing walk to nearby properties for location photography in the afternoon breeze. The bridal party were a bunch of good mates and we certainly had some fun with their photos, amidst the old school style that this couple exude.  Then we headed inside the gorgeous homestead for drinks and nibblies, and more fun relaxing in the grand lodge. It was almost as if we were transported to a Victorian homestead and there was a truly magical atmosphere in their first few hours as husband and wife. I think joy was the key emotion of the day and I wish them all the best for a marriage overflowing with it each day.

a vintage wedding

I had a lot of fun with this lovely couple, Richard and Lauren. Flying up from Melbourne a few days before their wedding, they were hoping for a bit of Queensland sunshine, but it wasn’t to be. Yet despite the continuous rain, we found many beautiful backdrops inside picturesque Newstead House. What a gorgeous old home and this couple were perfect for some fun images, stepping into the role quite perfectly! Lauren wore a gorgeous vintage style Collette Dinnigan dress with makeup by The Powder Room. Their reception followed at Brett’s Wharf with delightful table arrangements (and the girls bouquets) by Green & Bloom Wedding Flowers. A gorgeous romantic vintage wedding. Beautiful.
See their teaser image on facebook here