Emma + Will // A Colourful Country Wedding On The NSW South Coast
In a small rural village between Bega and Merimbula on the South Coast in the Sapphire Coast region, Emma & Will tied the knot on Emma’s family’s country property surrounded by loved ones.
We were so close to the Victorian border that I think the “4 seasons in one day” decided to creep in – we experienced both rain and sunshine! It definitely didn’t dampen the wedding day spirits and the overcast conditions and rain makes the colours in the photos jump off the screen.
The rain had set in all morning and the couple was so close to moving the ceremony undercover, but thankfully their persistence to have a garden ceremony paid off. The rain held off with only a little sprinkling of rain through the ceremony but umbrellas saved the day.
So future brides and grooms don’t worry if its overcast or there is a bit of rain around on your wedding day, it can make magic happen!
The sun came out for Emma & Will and we were blessed with blue skies for the rest of the afternoon. Very timely as we were heading off for the couples bridal portraits.
We traveled to a private estate called Kameruka which is steeped in Australian history including beer, cheese, and cricket. With around 200 acres to wander for the bridal photos, there were so many great photo opportunity locations, actually too many to cover in a one hour photoshoot – I could have photographed the couple here all-day long. I should note, Kameruka is a private residence now and luckily my bride and groom knew the owners or organise special access.
Thank you Emma & Will for inviting me in to capture your special day and the chance to visit your beautiful home town. Deb x
The reception room, or I should say reception garage, was beautifully decorated with assorted colourful flowers and shimmery blush-coloured table runners for Emma & Will’s backyard wedding on the NSW South Coast.
Despite the hovering clouds and looking as if the miserable rain had set in for the day, bride Emma didn’t let that fact take the smile off her face.
Emma & Will decided not to have a bridal party and opted out of the groom preparation photos. In these cases I allow time to photograph the groom before the ceremony starts.
It’s time to say I-do.
Cue family photos …
Photos from Emma & Will’s bridal portraits at “Kameruka” – a 200 acre private property steeped in Australian history in the Bega Valley on the NSW South Coast. After a miserable morning of clouds and rain, the sun decided to bless our newlyweds.
Whilst we were off taking photos, the guests were mingling in the backyard and playing lawn games.
And bride Emma swapped her shoes for some comfy foot attire … her slippers! Well she was at home after all.
Emma’s parents had been tirelessly preparing their home and garden for Emma & Will’s upcoming wedding so it would have been a shame not to use the stunning rose garden for some photos before getting the party started. The roses were in full bloom and the colours were just popping on this overcast day – yes the clouds had returned.
Let the party begin …
One of the best things about Spring & Summer weddings in NSW from October to March is Daylight Savings. Because the sun doesn’t set till 7.30/8pm it means couples can mingle with their guests after their portrait session to have a break from being in front of the camera. But then we can head out again for some romantic photos at sunset and make the most of the gorgeous soft light that time of day produces. Sunset light is pure magic and creates the prettiest photos. If it hadn’t have been overcast this day, we would have had the added golden light from the sun, but its still pretty at this time of day so I highly recommend a sunset portrait session on your wedding day!
As the light began to fade it was time for more speeches and dancing!