Finally, have a wedding to blog – after months of lockdown, micro weddings are now allowed to take place. Although pretty much all of our couples for September, October and November have moved their wedding days to next year, Logan and Dayne decided to just go ahead with a micro wedding at Toowoon Bay Wedding and we are so happy they did! We started this Toowoon Bay Wedding off at Logan’s parent’s property at Wamberal. Open plan living gave for amazing natural light to filter through. Having the girls and the boys both at the same location whilst getting ready made is super easy to breeze back and forth between them. Not long after, the groom and family members went for a short drive to Toowoon Bay to await the bride’s arrival for this Toowoon Bay Wedding. It’s been a while since we had shot a morning wedding (and a wedding in general!) so we got lucky with the overcast day for this Toowoon Bay Wedding and avoided harsh light and strong shadows for softer tones. The ceremony was joined by immediate family only and some of the public were treated to a beautiful ceremony whilst on their morning walks at Toowoon Bay. After Logan and Dayne exchanged wedding vows at Toowoon Bay Wedding, the newlyweds and their families headed back to Wamberal to enjoy some food, drinks, and some much needed family time after months of lockdown. Though a small group, Logan and Dayne didn’t skimp out on some fun wedding traditions like dancing, the flower and garter toss and cutting their cake for this Toowoon Bay Wedding. Thanks for having us Logan and Dayne, such a honour to be a part of your special day.
Due to this current lockdown, obviously we arent shooting any weddings at the moment at Bells at Killcare. Its pretty devastating that our couples are all looking to reschedule their special days but looking on the bright side, at least we have some amazing weddings to look forward to especially at Bells at Killcare. So because we can’t blog any new weddings, we are going through the archives and reminiscing on some of our amazing past weddings, especially at Bells at Killcare.
One which stands out is the wedding of Karina and Craig at Bells at Killcare back in 2017. It’s always a lot of fun having lunch receptions at weddings and at Bells at Killcare it was such a good move by Karina and Craig as their guests were able to enjoy the beautiful gardens of Bells at Killcare for the entire day. As mentioned in many of our previous blog posts, having the wedding all in one location from preps to reception is a photographers dream. No rushing about to and fro, we can just roll in and shoot away with less worry about how we are going for time. So we started the morning off at one of Bells at Killcare’s family suites, where Karina and the girls were getting ready for the day. Not long after we headed over to the Bells at Killcare reception where Craig cruised in in his drop top looking very dapper.
The ceremony took place on the beautiful grounds of Bells at Killcare with their closest friends and family by their side and once they exchanged vows, the guests enjoyed champagne and canapés in the lush gardens whilst enjoying speeches by family and the couple as well. We all then headed into the reception room at Bells at Killcare where they enjoyed the always amazing food that the Bells at Killcare kitchen always prepare. And whilst the guests continued to enjoy the food, drinks and music at Bells at Killcare we took this opportunity to duck out with Karina and Craig.
The beauty of the Central Coast, and Killcare in particular, is that we are spoilt with the national parks that surround us so we headed over the Bouddi National Park near the Box Head trail and enjoyed golden hour with the newly weds. Such an awesome day and we can’t wait for the weddings to start up again so we can celebrate and shoot more beautiful weddings, not only at Bells at Killcare but all over the Central Coast and NSW.
A couple of months back we met this lovely couple, Pip and Alex at Avoca Beach., Central Coast Visiting from Texas (but Pip being Australian) we were expecting to do a family portrait session. When we arrived at the beautiful beachfront property at Avoca Beach, Central Coast we were caught a little off guard when Pip shows us to the room with her hanging wedding dress! However having shot millions of weddings, we were very well prepared for this shoot! Pip and Alex had actually already tied the knot overseas in Texas however wanted a wedding photoshoot at Avoca Beach, Central Coast which we were all for. With Mum and Dad there to help look after the little one, we set off with Pip and Alex at Avoca Beach, Central Coast for a little afternoon stroll at Avoca Beach, Central Coast. Alex in his tux and Pip in her beautiful white gown against the Avoca Beach, Central Coast glow was magic. Not too long before sunset we quickly called Mum, Dad and baby over for a few family portraits at Avoca Beach, Central Coast – the perfect opp on this beautiful afternoon at Avoca Beach, Central Coast. Thanks again for the fun afternoon at Avoca Beach, Central Coast Alex and Pip. We will surely hit you guys up when we visit Texas – hopefully soon when lockdown is done and dusted for good.
We love weekday weddings, it gets us out of the office and away from the computer for the day which is a bit of a treat for us when we edit images all day every day (except on the weekends when we shoot!). Doubly excited for Sasha and Andy’s wedding because the location of the wedding was The Pines Campground Martinsville, a place we had never shot. In fact, The Pines Campground Martinsville was a place that we had never even heard of!
So we set out and drove north from Avoca Beach for The Pines Campground Martinsville and Google Maps was not our friend that day. As we got closer to The Pines Campground Martinsville, it felt like we were get farther away and this little gem of a location was not so easy to find. To add fuel to the fire, the petrol gauge was seriously low and we panicked and made the executive decision to back track away from The Pines Campground Martinsville 20 minutes to the servo. As it turned out, we were actually only 50 metres down the road from The Pines Campground Martinsville and because we are (well try to be) super organised, we made it to The Pines Campground Martinsville right in the knick of time.
It was our first time meeting Sasha and Andy at their elopement at The Pines Campground Martinsville and like so many couples Covid had disrupted their plans. With Andy’s parents and family living in the UK, it was impossible to have the family reunited and the travel-loving couple decided an elopement at The Pines Campground Martinsville was the way to go. It was an overcast day, which really worked in our favour, as it gave us nice even light and we did not need to worry about harsh, speckled lighting a bright day would have brought us. A beautiful and intimate ceremony with 6 of their dearest was enjoyed, followed by a quick stroll through the pines and a delicious smorgasbord with flowing wine and sparkling. Sasha and Andy’s love for dancing shone and although there was no dance floor, DJ or band, the small group danced in the afternoon light with not a care in the world!
Thank you Sasha and Andy for letting us capture your beautiful elopement and thanks for introducing us to this location, might need to bring the family up for a little shoot ourselves!
The Forest Chapel Central Coast wedding – We absolutely love the forest chapel in Terrigal, here on the Central Coast, the perfect backdrop for Mikaela’s and Simon’s dream wedding. Though we love photographing by the beach with blue and warm colour tones, being in the middle of a forest provided the perfect scenery, letting us play with more green earthly colour tones, but more importantly their wedding ceremony venue was not too far away from the suburbs, ideal and convenient for all their wedding guests.
It was the week before Australia decided to go into complete lockdown due to recent worldly events (damn Virus) , luckily for our lovely couple, they just snuck their beautiful wedding in.
We began the day taking photographs of our beautiful bride at her home which felt to us like a beach house getaway, before heading over to their ceremony at The Forest Chapel in Terrigal, Central Coast where the nervous groom and close friends and family eagerly awaited. The lush greenery of the Forest Chapel Terrigal Central Coast offered the perfect backdrop for our lovely couple to exchange their vows, secluded from the busy urban life, being one with their nature surroundings.
After a beautiful ceremony among the trees with family and friends at The forest chapel Terrigal, the crew went for a bit of a stroll around The forest Chapel before heading up to the hills at Bouddi national park in the Central Coast. Bouddi providing another stunning backdrop for our couple, reflective of their natural and fun personalities. Once we arrived back at their reception venue (a stone’s throw away from where we were) which was set at their newly refurbished home, the party was well and truly ready to get started and we enjoyed a night of entertaining formalities, good food and great company.
We wish our beautiful wedding couple all the best in married life together!