... where to begin with this one? Hollie + Jade had a romantic château wedding in the hills of Rowella, Tasmania. It was nothing short of spectacular. Genuinely. From their relaxed morning preparations, to the masterful saxophonist/ DJ who kept the dance floor bumping ... it was everything and more. Their day was classic, with a modern touch — take her bridal bouquet for example. It was created with long stem white roses, wrapped in a black silk ribbon. Such a striking combo. I also shot this day on both digital and 35mm film, which absolutely complimented the style and theme.
The bridal party spent the morning getting ready at a gorgeous property overlooking the water. It was so peaceful and serene, the perfect place to get ready for a wedding! The girls were all in their cute matching pj sets when I arrived, and the bride's good friend was doing final touches on her hair. We popped champagne and talked about what we were most looking forward to that day, all while slowly getting ready. Once everyone was dressed, Hollie's dad arrived and shared a very sweet first look with his daughter. Father — daughter first looks have quickly become a favourite moment of mine, and they always leave me wanting to hug my own dad.
Shortly after that, I left for the venue and got a sneak peek at the gorgeous styling/ set up for the ceremony and reception. Keeping in trend with her bouquet, there were classic touches of black, white and green — elegant and timeless. Their ceremony was full of love, and neither Hollie or Jade could wipe the smile off their faces. You could see the love and excitement so clearly in each of them. Hearing about their love story was heartwarming, and their personal vows were extra special! The love and excitement grew as the walked down the aisle as husband and wife, carried into the champagne tower, and it only grew from there. Their fur baby Rodger joined in the celebrations as they were inundated with congrats and hugs from their guests.
It's no surprise we had so much fun shooting their wedding party portraits, and the couples sunset portraits was a sweet 15 minutes for the couple to unwind. They got to slow down, sync up and talk about their fave parts of the day. From there — dinner was delish, speeches were lovely, and the dance floor was BUMPIN! You won't know a wild dance floor until you have a saxophonist hyping everyone up.
Loved this couple, loved their guests, loved the day ❤️🔥