Sometimes you meet two people who sit across from you during our first meeting and it is undeniable how crazily in love they are with each other (NB. If this is you, I will basically always want to photograph your wedding). This what I adore about Katie and Chris - two ridiculously happy, kind and generous souls who you cannot help but immediately warm to, but above all else, they are simply and unabashedly overjoyed about finding one another and being able to spend the rest of their lives together. That sort of joy is infectious and you can see it so clearly across the intimate band of family and friends who made their way out the Jackson Family Homestead in the Southern Highlands to celebrate with them at their festival style wedding. This amazing and talented pair - Katie is a singer and Chris being an audio engineer - celebrated their day with the most incredible food, bonfires, live music in addition to quips and references to their favourite series Gilmore Girls (they absolutely had me at Gilmore Girls). Their talented friend Brendan styled the entire property with stunning chandeliers, chiffon curtains, the most beautiful and carefully curated antique instruments adding an entire line of various “retro wedding gowns” as a feature. The wedding culminated in the most incredibly moving ceremony by Rosie Beaton, followed by their onsite chefs Chef in Your Kitchen who whipped up the most incredibly scrumptious rolling canapés feast for their guests. I can go on about this impossibly delightful day but I hope the images express the enormous and palpable joy this couple brings to their surrounding family and friends, their puppy / child Kronk and above all else, each other.
Ceremony and Reception at the wonderful grounds of the Jackson Family Homestead
Ceremony by the incredible Rosie Beaton Marriage Celebrant
Hair and Make up by insanely talented Michelle Mae of Maeyoube Makeup and Hair
Live performances by Ben Bleyerveen, Patrick Magsino, Sarah Reeve, Steven Manovski and Glenn Whitehall Band and also the bride herself near the end.
Insanely delicious catering by Kelly from Chef In Your Kitchen
Bridal Gown by The Sposa Group
Lawn Games by Sydney Lawn Games
Videography by Dreamcatcher Pictures
Design coordination by Brendan De La Hay