This wedding: it can only be described as simply one of the most magical days ever. About a year ago, I opened up the most polite, heartfelt email from a young woman named Leisa who lived on a beautiful, expansive property in the country with her fiance Dan and their pet pugs. The note went onto describe her idea to have a small and cozy wedding of around 30-40 guests as they wanted a relaxed, truly intimate day to celebrate with their closest friends and friends.
Throughout the subsequent months we chatted earnestly about everything from styling details, bridal beauty, interspersed with snippets of daily life. It was so wondrous to observe the humble yet effervescent, cheerful approach these two adopted for their day. What was so important to them was that they had found one another amidst this great big world and that they were able to share that happiness that with their loved ones at their cherished home.
As a bride, Leisa was a vision but it was her innate generosity, warmth and gentle nature towards everyone she came across that truly made her a joy to be around. After their ceremony (where very few left with a dry eye), we jumped into their ute and travelled to different parts of their property so they could have some bridal portraits featuring their home as the backdrop, before settling down on an enormous golden expanse of land. The sun began setting and that was when the magic started. Within a few minutes, radiant sheaths of light burst through the clouds and bathed the entire field in an ethereal glow. I looked down to the centre where Leisa and Dan were and laughed as they were so captivated with one another, the gorgeous scenery secondary to everything else. The thing with documenting weddings is that it allows us to witness unguarded emotion like this. Seeing how happy these two were made me think that perhaps this is what life’s about: you and your other half, surrounded by the splendour of Mama Nature, loved ones safe and happy tucked around the corner, it doesn’t really get better than that.
I am so deeply proud of these two beautiful people and I hope you love this collection as much as we have loved creating it.
Wedding Ceremony and Reception held at the bride and groom’s private property.
Hair and Make up by Diana Cheetham Hair and Make up
Florals by bride
Shoes by Sol Sana
Rings by Arnold and Co Jewellers with Engagement Ring designed by the groom while in New York.
Suits by Sam Catanzariti
Catering by The Chef & I
Styling by bride and Sweet Vincent Design
Marquee by Event Marquees Sydney