Karla and Chris were married in Bendigo in late October in a ceremony in Rosiland Park followed by a reception that evening at The Platinum Room. Karla and Chris are a really gorgeous couple, easy going, full of fun and drama-free. I cannot say the same about the weather on their wedding day though. In between them getting ready in the morning and their reception that evening I think we must have had all 4 seasons twice over! It rained all morning but amazingly Karla was determined to be married in the park, no matter what. Right on time the rain stopped and the sun came out for their ceremony. But that was just the first cycle of changes. Late in the afternoon the mother of all storms rolled in and tried to wash Bendigo away with torrential rain and hail! I have to give major praise to Karla, Chris and their wedding party. They all just rolled with it. NO stress. NO panic. NO complaints about the crazy weather. I’d like to think they were rewarded for enduring such dramatic weather with some truly dramatic photographs. I have featured my favourite image from the day below. In my mind there’s nothing quite like combining romance with drama, and I love nothing more than black stormy clouds. Incidentally after that massive storm the rain gradually subsided, the clouds gave way to bright blue skies and the sun came out!
I started the day very early at a barber shop in Eaglehawk, where Chris and his groomsmen all had a close shave with a cut-throat razor. Afterwards we met at Chris and Karla’s house to photograph the guys getting ready. Chris looked very suave in his wedding attire, and I really liked the splash of orange with the groomsmen’s ties to add to the black and white colour theme. Very stylish!
After leaving Chris and the boys we moved on to where Karla and her bridesmaids were getting ready. Karla looked amazing in her white, pure silk wedding gown, the gorgeous black sash and bow complementing her glossy black hair. Her three bridesmaids also wore black, with gorgeous orange lily bouquets adding a burst of colour. As I have already mentioned the sun came out for Chris and Karla’s ceremony in the park, and surrounded by their family and closest friends they became husband and wife. Afterwards we went to a few different locations for photographs including Rosiland Park, the steps of the Bendigo Law Courts and a lovely grassy spot just on the perimeter of the city. We also went to the Bendigo Train Station to escape the rain, and captured some amazing images as the sun streamed through the last of the rain for the day. Yes, bad weather can be somewhat inconvenient, but when I am presented with skies, sunlight and rain like that I have to admit I am so very glad we had crazy weather! Bring it on!
Here is a selection of some of my favourite images from Karla and Chris’ amazing wedding. I hope you enjoy them!
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Thank you so much Karla and Chris for giving me the opportunity to photograph your special day. I was so exhilarated capturing some of these images for you, and very grateful for your easy going, non-fuss attitude. I know not every couple would deal with such elements as gracefully as you did, and you honestly made my job so enjoyable and stress free. I also really appreciated your bridal party. That is a truly awesome group of friends that you have! I look forward to meeting with you again soon to present you with the rest of your images.