I begin to know that a new wedding season is upon me by the feeling of constant fear and reoccurring nightmares. Waking up on random mornings with a foreboding that I’ve forgotten to show up at a client’s wedding is the most common and the worst. I jump out of bed and run to the computer to check and double check that I am just being silly and there is in fact no wedding. I’ve had nightmares of forgetting my camera and having to shoot a wedding on my iPhone or forgetting how to work my camera altogether. I’ve heard of other photographers that have the same nightmares so I am not alone.
Being given Tobey and Tony’s wedding as the first of the season was a blessing for so many reasons. When I asked them how many guests would be at their wedding, they responded with “14 adults, 3 kids and 1 baby”. So delightfully intimate with just immediate family and I knew it was going to be lovely and was the perfect way to begin the season. I know I’ve done this so many times but I still never forget the huge responsibility that I have and I want to do my absolute best.
I started the day at Tobey’s parents house where she was getting ready and the reception would be held later that day. Such a feeling of calm exuded from the house and those within it that I felt instantly at home. I was greeted by a flowering wisteria that set the perfect tone for a spring wedding here in Perth.
Tobey’s dress from Tuscany Bridal was so lovely with lace detailing and delicate sleeves. It suited her perfectly.
Tobey’s parents collect antiques so I was quite spoiled for choice when photographing all the lovely details in their home. In fact, Tobey’s mum found Tobey’s engagement ring at auction which she fell in love with instantly. I have never seen another ring like it and she estimates it is from the early 1900’s.
The ever delightfully named Church with the Chimney was the perfect size for this intimate wedding. So tiny and so quaint surrounded by lovely gardens and spring flowers.
During the ceremony, Tobey’s sister read Us Two by A.A. Milne. As if these two were not endearing enough, hearing Nicole read about Winney the Pooh was so lovely.
If you follow me on Facebook you would have seen this image posted there just a couple of days ago and it is just about my favourite from the day. I do have the best job in the world being able to find the loveliness in each wedding but it really is moments like these that make me forever grateful my clients invite me into their day.
After the ceremony, we visited Hyde Park for portraits. The weather was threatening with rain clouds and wind all day but we were fortunate that the only time it rained was when we were driving. Tobey’s simple and beautiful bouquet was by Natural Art Flowers by Rebecca Grace.
There really is nothing quite like a well dressed man and Tony did not disappoint. I always try to get individual portraits of the bride and groom as well as together. As Tony’s family are in the UK and were unable to make the wedding I was extra sure to do so for his mum and sister.