Emma and Tim were married on Saturday 6th of February with an early evening ceremony inside the magnificent Bendigo Art Gallery, followed by a reception at the Hotel Shamrock. They had a beautiful sunny day, and had elected to have the majority of their photographs taken through the afternoon, before their wedding ceremony. Emma and Tim have two gorgeous young children and naturally wanted to include them in their special day.
I will begin with some images of Emma and her Maid of Honour. The girls got ready in a beautiful room at the Fountain View Suites in View St Bendigo. Emma’s gorgeous wedding gown took quite some time to lace up, but it was well worth the wait. I spent that time happily photographing all of her lovely details.
This is Emma and Tim’s son, George. He is the most beautiful baby boy and the youngest pageboy I’ve ever photographed. He looked absolutely adorable in his tiny waistcoat and bow tie, and totally stole my heart. What a little cutie pie!
This is Abby, George’s big sister. She is quiet and shy, and incredibly sweet. I have to say she did an absolutely amazing job of being Mummy and Daddy’s flowergirl, and even managed to walk down the aisle during the ceremony, holding a basket of lollipops. That’s quite a feat for a child twice her age I think. She certainly made a lot of ‘big’ people very proud. Bravo Abby!
Oh my… so beautiful. Examining Mummy’s bouquet.
Emma looked so beautiful in her wedding gown. The lobby and staircase outside her room made an ideal location for some gorgeous bridal portraits.
The natural light in the stairwell was beautiful. The two images below are particular favourites of mine. Emma looks utterly stunning.
I’ll now jump back to the beginning of the day, with photographs of Tim and his Best Man getting ready. I’ve been really enjoying taking lovely images of the brides details lately, so to add to that theme here is a layout of the Grooms details.
Some great shots of Tim during preparations.
Tim’s father lending an expert hand.
Tim and his Best Man looking very suave.
Some extremely cool images of Tim… playing with light and shadows. Tim looks amazing! There’s just not enough O’s in smooooth.
We had arranged for Emma & Tim to meet in Rosiland Park for their first glimpse of each other in their wedding finery. Then we simply crossed the road and worked our way up the shady side of View street. Being such an historical part of Bendigo, the opportunities for great photographs are endless. Emma and Tim are very fond of the vintage look, so we were definitely in the right place.
A very happy group! I love the colours in this natural slate wall. They seem to mirror the colours of the bridal party.
One of the very quaint and eclectic shops in View Street. I could have happily played there all day, but of course we had a schedule to keep.
Oh these two people just look wonderful together. What a gorgeous couple.
After shooting in the city for a while, we then moved on to a second location. I think it’s nice to include some foliage and nature in the mix, to give the wedding day coverage some variety. Besides, it’s such a beautiful location, and quite romantic.
The ceremony in the beautiful Bendigo Art Gallery.
Exchanging rings and promises in the company of their nearest and dearest.
A tender moment between the newlyweds on the stairs at the Hotel Shamrock.
Seriously, the Shamrock is the most amazing building. I feel a little whimsical every time I go inside and look around me. There is such a rich history of Bendigo’s early days during the gold rush and this hotel. If only the walls could talk… as they say. I think it was the perfect location for Emma and Tim’s reception. It just suited them to a tee!
Ooooh… I just loved the cake.
Emma & Tim had custom made M&M’s with their names printed on them, which they had ordered from the USA. They then packaged them up themselves and hand labelled them for every guest. Very special, and very personalised.
What a fabulous day! Emma & Tim… you were so lovely to work with, and I just loved being amongst you, your family and friends on this very important occasion. I think all of your details, locations and the way you conducted your wedding was so true to you and your personalities. It just felt so genuine. You are obviously very committed to one another, and your beautiful children. Speaking of which, your little ones quite simply stole my heart away. Watching dear little Abby walking down the aisle with her little cousin was a truly special moment. She REALLY did you both proud, and I’m just elated that her and George will have such beautiful images to look back on… to see with their own eyes what a special day this was, and what a big part they both played. It is history in the making!