Laura and Nathan became husband and wife at the beautiful evergreen homestead of Stonefield located in Brighton, Tasmania.
Like a scene from a movie, the autumn tones of this enchanting garden live on in springtime providing the perfect colour palette for a wedding photographer.
No detail was overlooked in what was a stylish yet thoughtful, heart centred and family focused wedding.
Laura wore an elegant floor length, mermaid style dress with intricate lace detail. The sheer back made a statement as fabric buttons traced from the neck to the bride’s lower back.
Her floor length veil nestled into her dark hair which was gorgeously styled in a sophisticated up do.
Laura’s bouquet was overflowing with lush greenery, succulents and natives. Bursts of red and pink proteas made the arrangement pop.
Laura’s bridesmaids wore long dresses in a rich hue of forest green which contrasted beautifully with their green and red toned bouquets.
The groom and his groomsmen opted for white shirts, black dress pants, suspenders and an ever so dapper forest green bowtie.
In the week leading up to the wedding the weather had forecast rain. It poured the morning of the special day but the rain stopped just before the garden nuptials.
Laura walked the first portion of the aisle solo meeting her Dad halfway. This was the first time Father Of The Bride, Shane had set eyes on his daughter as a Bride making it a very moving moment. Laura’s Dad then walked his daughter the remaining distance of the aisle giving her away to her Groom.
Led by Celebrant Tara Bellette, the couple’s official proceedings were short and sweet with the weather holding out (except for a little drizzle).
As they stood before a timber arbour styled with a masterful flower arrangement the Bride and Groom proudly received their wedding rings from their children Jonty and Jasmine.
When the ceremony came to a close, the glorious sun came out and all the guests gathered for a group photo before I turned my attention to the newlyweds. I chose to take full advantage of the picturesque location, ushering Nathan and Laura down to the lush river banks of the Jordan river where I was able to capture intimate photos before they were joined by their children.
And because a wedding album is not complete without shots of the Bridal party, the fearless bridesmaids and groomsmen braved the cold wind to capture some fun memories.
The reception was a lavish affair with every detail thought of. Lush foliage and native flowers were the showstopping feature of the bridal table which also displayed customised L & N initials. The same flowers lined the centre of every table with stunning impact.
Stonefield’s signature soft white draping sweeped from the heights of the ceiling in grand formation creating a warm and dreamy canopy.
In a moving tribute to cherished loved ones no longer with us, a table of photos was set with a note that read ‘wish you were here’.
My favourite detail of the reception styling was the personalised timber place settings engraved with individual names along with the words ‘Laura and Nathan’ and the date of the wedding. Each guest received this beautiful and useful keepsake.
Guests feasted on a buffet style dinner and a gorgeous 3-tiered naked wedding cake. Proudly displayed in all its glory, the cake was decorated with dripping caramel sauce and red native flowers.
Through The Lens (What I’ll always remember about Laura and Nathan’s day)
There were a few stand out moments from Laura and Nathan’s day that were really special. I loved witnessing Nathan see Laura. As she walked down the aisle, I was looking through the camera lens and had a clear view of the beautiful expression on Nathan’s face as he saw his Bride for the first time.
In a shared moment of tears between the Bride and her dad I was reminded that wedding days are often a mix of emotions for parents of the Bride and Groom. It’s a privilege to be invited to capture the essence of each special relationship.
The signature colour palette of deep greens, reds and natural tones was flawlessly woven into every detail of the wedding. Laura’s Bridesmaids were the perfect example of how beautifully a colour palette can be executed. From the flowers to the attire every element was visually cohesive and created stunning photographs.
Thank you Laura and Nathan for allowing me to capture your day. It was one of those special weddings I felt honoured to be present for. May your commitment light the way to a lifetime of love.
Celebrant: Tara Bellette
Wedding Dress: Melissa E Bridal
Florist: Brennon Mrzyk
MUA: Elisha Glover
Hairstylist: Emily Harris