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Shannon & Cale

wedding photographyAmanda McDonald1 Comment

We had the most amazing day with Shannon & Cale for their wedding at St Augustine's Church, merewether followed by their reception at South Leagues.  Shannon was the most relaxed bride, I think there may have even been a moment when they almost forgot they had to get dressed during a dance/singalong to Spice Girls. Not so much singing and dancing was had by Cale and the boys who took a more laid back approach to getting ready. It was a special moment when Cale's Pop arrived to see the groom for the first time.

After the ceremony we headed down to the Fernleigh track. We have to thank the bridal party for being very tolerant of our 'bush roaming' in the quest for some amazing photos... I think it was worth the end result ;) Even the girls feet might not agree!

At the reception everyone really let loose. By the time we left the whole room was packed onto the dance floor with Cale in the centre. From all reports it was the best night of Shannon & Cale's life and they didn't want it to end.

Ben & Olga

wedding photographyLara SavageComment

What a crazy, fun-filled wedding this one was!! Ben & Olga really showed us a good time :)

The wedding ceremony was at Speers Point Park with the reception back at Ben's parent house in Warners Bay. They very generously agreed to host the event in their beautiful garden. It was a mad rush getting everything set to perfection with Ben himself running around putting last minute touches on. I think he ended up getting ready in about 5mins flat before rushing out the door with his freshly written speech in hand! They had so many amazing helpers all pitching in to get everything done, I know they wouldn't have been able to do it without them.

The day had a whole mix of cultures and traditions. The night for us was capped off watching the whole room break into traditional dancing. It was something that we hadn't yet experienced at a wedding but one we absolutely loved. Every single guest had the biggest smile on their faces.

 

Jane & Lara

Ashlee & Brad

wedding photographyLara SavageComment

This beautiful couple definitely had the weather gods looking over them on their wedding day at Raffertys Resort! It was one of those hot stormy summer days and somehow they managed to squeeze their outdoor ceremony in between two storms with just minutes to spare! We even managed to get the location photos done with fairly minimal rain. The storm clouds worked their magic and provided an amazing back drop.

Ashlee & Brad did a lot of the preparation themselves with Ashlee and her three sisters all doing each others hair and makeup, which looked amazing by the way. I wish I could do my own hair and makeup as well as they could!

The whole day had a beautiful family vibe with many of the kids taking ownership of the dance floor well into the night. We felt really honoured to have been invited to share in this day. There was a lot of love in the room.

Jane & Lara xx

Ashley & Alan sitting in a tree...

Amanda McDonaldComment

We really love a wedding that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy and this one was definitely one of those! Watching Ashley and Alan say I do with their daughter, Lottie standing by their side was so special. I think both of us got a bit lost in the moment and for a little while forgot what we were there for! We had such great day and Ashley and Alan sure know how to throw a great party :)

Family and friends obviously are a huge part of Ashley, Alan and Lottie’s life. Seeing how everyone played a role in bringing the day together was such a lovely thing to see. From the hours that everyone put into hanging the hundreds, maybe even thousands of fairy lights up in The Black Box Theatre (it looked amazing by the way) and the carefully put together table decorations to the numerous people who volunteered for jobs.  Everyone pitched in and the day was so much more special because of it.

Originally from the UK, Alan had some of his closest friends fly in to celebrate with the extra special surprise addition of his younger brother who came over just a couple of days before. After spending the day with both of them, we loved hearing the stories of how they met over in the UK during speeches from the ‘English Contingent’.  During the course of the night it became clear that Ashley & Alan know how to laugh and have fun together. After all, they did organise a jumping castle and a Mr. Whippy Van!! It doesn’t get much better than that!

To Ashley & Alan, we hope that you have many many more years of love and laughter… and for now we hope you all enjoy the photos.

Jane & Lara

 

SUPPLIERS
Dress & Hair Styling: CandiceLee  |  Make-up: Rose Marsh 
Chalkboard Artwork at The Black Box Theatre: Suzanne Reid  |  Ceremony Music: Melissa Otto
Reception Music: Kylie Jane  |  Catering: Carrington Fare