Merimbula was the idyllic setting for this 'destination' wedding, which had special meaning as the first place the couple went away to together. It was an amazing setting, with the ceremony on sand-swept rocks overlooking the bay and a cooling sea breeze. We were surrounded by wildlife, from black cockatoos outside Matt's hangout to humpbacks breaching in the distance during our bridal party photos and a few humpbacks in the sunset from the very cool reception venue with its' own aquarium at Merimbula Wharf Restaurant. The couple were really in their element and had lots of fun complete with a game of tag on the beach.
A celebratory glass of bubbly beforehand... watch out for the cork!
It's been a busy Spring wedding season for me, so it's always refreshing to get out to new locations and see some of the beautiful scenery surrounding Canberra. Lisa & Tim celebrated their wedding near Tharwa where they met, and kept with their country roots by having an afternoon reception (before their main reception) at Lanyon Homestead, a perfect place to explore for photos. Tim's family has owned the land next to it for generations, so it was fitting to get some great shots overlooking it.
Another couple took advantage of the beautiful scenery at the Old Parliament House - House of Reps Gardens with their ceremony on a flower-lined walkway. There were lots of cute moments (including the adorable flowergirls below) and some tears as well. The large bridal party took their hot rods down to Reconciliation Place where we were exposed to cold blustery winds. Despite ominous showers in the distance it stayed sunny and we sheltered ourselves at Lennox Gardens and Nara Park (the park within a park). Nicole showed off her billowing dress and its ability to double as a cloak for warmth!