This was a beautiful wedding, and Lauren and Steve are a truly wonderful couple. They were married in March 2011 at Cape Horn Vineyard in Echuca, with a beautiful and very emotional ceremony late in the afternoon on the bank of the Murray River, surrounded by their family and dearest friends. I first met Lauren at Tina & Josh’s wedding in January last year, where Lauren was one of Tina’s bridesmaids. When Lauren phoned a few months later and asked if I would photograph her big day I was absolutely thrilled. It’s always so lovely to photograph people who I’ve had the pleasure of working with before, and to see so many familiar faces among the family and guests. They had a large bridal party with 5 attendants each, making for a fabulous, fun group of 12. I have to say they were one of the most attentive groups I’ve ever worked with, making my job very easy and lots of fun.
Because their ceremony and reception venue was a 20 minute drive from Echuca and they wanted to be married in the late afternoon, we decided it would be a great idea to take the majority of their photographs before the ceremony. We arranged a special meeting in Lauren and Steve’s new home, which is not yet completed. This was the first time they saw each other on their wedding day, and it was a very special moment. The builders and painters got to have a short break from their work, and seemed highly entertained at the proceedings! After Lauren and Steve’s emotional meeting we moved on to some locations, including a lovely private property on the Murray and the old Echuca Court House. On a whim I decided to get the bridal party to dance around Lauren and Steve in front of the Court House. I just love the colours and joyous mood of this photograph.
Back to the start of the day. We began in the morning photographing Steve and his groomsmen getting ready. The guys looked so dashing in their charcoal suits, and they were all in very high spirits. Steve looked very suave, and was calm, confident and very easy to photograph. After leaving the guys we moved on to the house where Lauren and her bridesmaids were getting ready. The girls were very well organised, and we had lots of time to photograph Lauren’s gorgeous details and her preparations. Lauren looked stunning in her wedding gown, and was positively glowing with the excitement and anticipation of marrying her wonderful man! Her bridesmaids were a gorgeous group of ladies and looked brilliant in their flowing, coral pink dresses. Now on to the slideshow. I hope you enjoy the following highlights from Lauren and Steve’s amazing wedding day.
It was such a pleasure photographing your wonderful day Lauren and Steve. Everything was beautiful, and the entire day was very relaxed and enjoyable. I think your ceremony location was absolutely breathtaking, and the beauty of the Murray just added to the emotion of the event. I wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness, and feel very honoured to have had the pleasure of meeting you both and spending such an amazing day with you, your friends and family.