Kate and Paul were married in Bendigo in early November, in a very moving ceremony at the Sacred Heart Cathedral. They are two truly wonderful people, and just the sweetest couple. I couldn’t help but notice the adoration on each of their faces whenever they looked at one another. It’s quite apparent that they are madly in love! Of course that makes my job easy and immensly enjoyable. Capturing this beautiful wedding and being among all those who were involved was a real joy. Wittnessing the marriage of this gorgeous couple was very special indeed!
As I have mentioned before on this journal I’m always thrilled when I have the opportunity to shoot in a new location. Thanks to Paul and his connection with the Bendigo Tramways we were able to shoot at a very old and historic location, the Bendigo Gasworks. I was so excited to be given the chance to explore this facinating piece of Bendigo’s history, and of course it made a beautiful and very interesting setting for many of Kate and Paul’s wedding photographs with old handmade red brick walls, deralict trams and the actual gasworks tanks and building. I shall begin this post with my favourite image of the day… a gorgeous photograph of Paul and Kate taken in front of the very old gas production plant.
Going back to the start of the day, as usual we bagan with coverage of Paul and his groomsmen getting ready. Paul looked amazing and although he might have been hiding nerves, he did so very convincingly with his cool, confident exterior. It was such a treat hanging out with the guys for a while, not to mention very funny. They were a brilliant group. Enthusiastc, willing and LOTS of fun!
After leaving the boys we moved on to Kate’s parents home where Kate, her bridesmaids and little page boy were getting ready. Kate looked stunning in her lace overlayed, ivory wedding gown, and with her hair in an elegant side chinon and a lace edged veil she was such a classy and sophisticated looking bride. Her bridesmaids comprised of her sister and close friends, and they all looked beautiful in their flowing, floor length dark grape dresses. I have to make a special mention of Kate’s darling little nephew who did a great job as a pageboy. He was such a good boy, and just too cute in his little shirt and tie. He definately stole some hearts, including mine!
After the ceremony and family photographs we moved through a few locations with Kate, Paul and their awesome bridal party. These included View St, the Bendigo Gasworks and around the exterior of the magnificent Bendigo Town Hall where they had their reception that evening. I hope you enjoy this gallery featuring some of my favourite images from their special day.
Kate & Paul, thank you so much for allowing Sue and I to be part of your special day. Your wedding was so beautiful and I think as a photographer I was just a bit spoiled to get to work with such a lovely group of people in some of the most amazing and picturesque locations that Bendigo has to offer. The two of you were so involved and enthusiastic about planning the photographic part of your day, and I think the resulting photographs are a testament to that. I hope you love this small preview of your wedding images, and I really look forward to seeing you again to show you the rest.