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Stanley Park Wedding

The Stanley Park wedding of Pippy & Jarad was a beautiful winter wedding in one of the grandest waterfront venues in the Newcastle & Port Stephens area.

Stanley Park is a huge historic, eight-bedroom homestead set on 28 areas of land right on the waterfront. It is located in the suburb of Fullerton Cove, which is just twenty minutes from Newcastle or twenty-five minutes from Port Stephens. It is a huge, historic two-storey homestead built-in 1897. And it is an absolutely stunning place to have a wedding!

The girls got ready onsite at Stanley Park, while the boys got ready at some nearby accommodation near Port Stephens.

The wedding ceremony took place at a church in Newcastle called Sacred Heart Cathedral. My favourite moment from the church was when the bride’s parents walked her down the aisle and she sees her soon-to-be husband for the first time.

After the church ceremony, we drove back to Stanley Park and did a few photos outside the homestead and around the very old and huge Moreton Bay fig. Which is an iconic spot for photos at Stanley Park and also a popular location for wedding ceremonies.

The bride & groom spend the rest of the afternoon chatting and eating with their guests. There was lots of food, a beer truck and various wedding games. And then, right on sunset, we took a few photos of just the two of them.

Once the sun fully set, the fog rolled in and the temperature dropped considerably. And everyone gathered in the amazing marquee by Beavis Your Event Team. There were some touching wedding speeches and some crazy dancing. Pretty much all the ingredients needed for an awesome party.

So I hope you enjoy this amazing Stanley Park wedding! It was a wonderful day to photograph and I can’t wait to shoot more weddings there in the future :)

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Briars Country Lodge Wedding

The Briars Country Lodge wedding in Bowral of Ashleigh & Daniel was a day filled with emotion, love and an awesome party!!

The wedding, from start to finish, all happened at the one location. At the stunning Briars Country Lodge and Historic Inn in the Southern Highlands, Bowral. Which actually started as an Inn back in 1827. It is a beautiful fifteen-acre property set in the country-side, with lots of big trees, open fields and even a lake.

They both got ready on site at different ends of the property. So they were still able to stay out of sight from each other. They did, however, write beautiful notes to each other, which they read during their wedding preparation. They were some pretty special moments and it’s so great to see a couple who are able to be open and let their emotions show.

The wedding ceremony was held in the beautiful gardens with the lake in the background. The wedding pretty much booked out the whole place, so wedding guests were able to literally walk out from their terrace to the ceremony.

After the ceremony, we did a few photos around the property with the Bridal party. Ashleigh and Daniel then just hung out with their guests. Eating and drinking with them in the garden. Then just before the sun disappeared behind the horizon, we went out and did a few sunset photos.

The wedding reception had some great food, funny & tear-jerking speeches, a fully choreographed wedding dance and an absolutely crazy party and dancefloor, courtesy of XYDJ.

So enjoy this awesome Briars Country Lodge wedding. It was an amazing day and I can’t wait to photograph more weddings there!

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Bimbadgen Palmers Lane Wedding

The Bimbadgen Palmers Lane wedding of Francesca & Kate was a beautiful same sex wedding in one of the most picturesque locations in the Hunter Valley.

This was my first time to Bimbadgen Palmers Lane in the Hunter Valley. But I quickly realised that I had been there before it was an actual wedding venue. It used to be one of my favourite locations on a wedding day. It has gorgeous rolling hills with vines and lots of long grass, that really shows off the beauty of the Hunter Valley region.

Bimbagen Palmers Lane is actually separate from Bimbagen winery. Bimbagen Winery used to do weddings but because they do a lot of concerts there, they were never really able to book weddings too far out. So this obviously made it tricky for couples trying to plan a wedding.

Now, Bimbagen Palmers Lane is a purpose built wedding venue and it has quickly become one of my favourites. It is perfect for country weddings and is located in such a beautiful spot.

The Wedding Day

On the wedding day, Francesca got ready on one of the properties onsite while Kate got ready at her parent’s place which was literally three minutes down the road. Bonnie-Lee did a beautiful job with makeup.

The wedding ceremony was held between the two trees overlooking vineyards and mountains. It was stunning! The celebrant was Mel from Hitched in the Hunter, who always does an amazing job.

But what was even better was seeing two people so totally in love and so happy together. They couldn’t stop giggling and laughing the whole ceremony.

After the ceremony, we all hopped on their quad bike and drove around the property for a few sunset photos

The wedding reception was held out under the stars and looked stunning. I love how personal Francesca & Kate made their reception. They wrote an individual message and individual photo for each wedding guest. Which would have taken a lot of work and I don’t think I have seen done before at a wedding I have shot. After eating and some beautiful, touching speeches, there was some awesome dance floor craziness till late into the night.

This Bimbagen Palmers Lane wedding was an amazing day to be a part of and I can see this venue becoming one of the most popular wedding venues in the Hunter Valley. 

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“Wives forever!” – Kate + Francesca