Kathryn and Marc are a gorgeous Melbourne couple who chose to have their November wedding in Echuca, the place where they originally met on regular family holidays when they were young. They were married in a ceremony at St Mary’s church, with a reception that evening at Morrison’s Winery. This was a truly remarkable wedding with gorgeous details, stunning locations and very special people. It’s interesting to note that Kathryn and Marc had originally planned their wedding to take place in Melbourne. I think from memory that’s how they found out about me, through their booking at Quat Quatta. However after much thought and discussion they had a change of heart, and decided that they would prefer the relaxed pace of a country wedding on the Murray. It was after all the place where this beautiful romance began!
After the ceremony and family photographs we headed off to an amazing private property on the Murray River for location photographs of the bridal party. This property was fantastic with gardens, a lake, and the biggest old Morton Bay Fig tree I have ever seen! We were extremely fortunate that although the weather forecast was for rain all day, it somehow managed to pass us by for most of the day. After leaving the gardens we headed to the Port of Echuca in the early evening for some final photographs when our luck with the weather finally ran out, and the heavens opened up. As I sat in the car in the pouring rain I was thinking to myself what a shame it was that Kath and Marc would miss out on photographs in the laneway they loved. So I was amazed to see the entire bridal party leap out of the cars, umbrellas in hand! What’s more… they were all perfectly happy about it. Laughing, joking, totally prepared to get a bit wet and not a single complaint! What an amazing group. Here is one of my favourite images from the day, taken of Kath & Marc in the rain!
And now here is a slideshow of highlights from Kathryn & Marc’s gorgeous wedding. We started the day photographing Marc and his groomsmen getting ready, then moved on to Kathryn and her bridesmaids. I have chosen to start this gallery with the ladies first. Kathryn had a beautiful group of girls attending her on her wedding day, with her two sisters, Marc’s sister and two special friends making up a group of five lovely bridesmaids. Kathryn was such a stunning bride, and looked divine in her magnificent Angela Marcuccio gown. Just WOW! I was also in love with all of her beautiful details, especially the bouquets featuring peony roses. They always remind me of paper flowers, like something delicate and faded from a bygone era.
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Kathryn & Marc, it was such a pleasure to share this wonderful occassion with you. I thought your wedding was just beautiful. Very classy and elegant yet still casual, fun and very relaxed. Your bridal party were just brilliant and really embraced the spirit of the occassion. I was especially taken with your parents and really appreciated the extra care they took of Sue and I. We felt very special, like we were part of your day and part of the gang. I never take for granted the level of trust and faith that my couples place in me when they ask me to photograph their wedding. It’s so important to me to do a great job, and I take my role of capturing peoples memories very seriously. However working with people like you and your family is such a pleasure it’s very hard to see it as work!
I truly hope you both enjoy this preview of your beautiful wedding day. Oh, and Happy New Year guys! I hope you have a blast seeing in your first New Year as husband and wife. You are my last journal post for 2010. What a way to end the year!