Jacinta and Brendan were married in Bendigo on November the 28th, with an afternoon ceremony at Nanga Gnulle and a marquee reception at Jacinta’s Father’s home that evening. They had only told a very small number of family members and very close friends that they were getting married, and only those people were in attendance at the ceremony. Now here’s the fun part. All of their other friends had no idea, and thought they were attending their engagement party when they arrived at the reception that evening! It was such a brilliant surprise when Jacinta & Brendan were announced into the marquee… as husband and wife. Awesome! I just LOVE surprises. I think there are too few surprises in this life.
Jacinta & Brendan had a fantastic day, though we did have to deal with several really heavy downpours of rain. What is it with November and rain? We dodged and weaved the weather, and I captured some beautiful images for the newlyweds. I think dealing with wet weather on your wedding day is all about having the right attitude, and I must say that this couple definitely didn’t allow the rain to spoil their gorgeous day.
I’ll begin with some of the beautiful details… flowers, shoes, rings and things.
Jacinta looked stunning in her antique gold wedding gown. I just adore the bracelet she wore. Everything looked gold, shimmery and opulent… the dress, the jewelry, even her hair!
Jacinta with her Maid of Honour. Looking stunning ladies!
A few photographs of Brendan and his Best Man while getting ready. As usual I actually photographed the guys first, but decided to begin with the ladies for this post. Brendan looks very cool, calm and collected. I’m not sure if he was… but he sure does look it.
After the ceremony we headed into Pall Mall in Bendigo for some photographs. The ground was still wet from the last downpour. No problem though…. I actually love the way the pavement looks when wet, and Jacinta was not at all worried about her dress. She just wanted to enjoy having photographs taken.
Jacinta, you look like such a free spirit in this image! I just love it.
A very quick glimpse of beautiful blue sky. Honestly, it was POURING half an hour before I took this photograph. November weather here is nothing short of bizarre! All four seasons in one day. Anyway, nevermind the weather… I think these two look gorgeous together. They’re glowing!
On the front steps of Bendigo’s iconic Hotel Shamrock
. I had suggested to Jacinta and Brendan in our interviews that they might like to consider staying somewhere REALLY nice for their wedding night, and they chose the Shamrock. NICE choice guys. My husband and I stayed there on our wedding night over 10 years ago, and it’s still vivid in my memory…. twirling around in our room at Midnight in my dress and veil, while we laughed at the realisation that we really were MARRIED! Anyway, slightly off topic while I tiptoe down memory lane. My point is, because Jacinta and Brendan were staying there, I had made a phone call to the Shamrock the day before and respectfully asked permission to take some photos inside if the weather turned bad on us. Shortly after I took this image on the front steps it started raining heavily again, and didn’t stop for quite some time. So we utilised the rest of our available time inside the Shamrock, being very careful not to interrupt other events.
I cannot even imagine a more beautiful location for photographs. I could serioulsy spend hours shooting in every room and nook of this place! Alas, we had to be quick, as time was running out. Wow, we sure did capture some beautiful images though, including a few of Jacinta on her own. Oh my Lord just LOOK at her! She looks regal, like a princess!
Jacinta and Brendan, your wedding was absolutely beautiful and it was my pleasure to photograph your day. You are such a great couple, so relaxed and comfortable together. It’s apparent that no amount of water could even begin to dampen your happy and easy going spirits. You know what…. I think you got it exactly right!