It was a simple yet memorable day, at the beginning of the day it was hot, very hot morning and I was certain that rain wasn’t on the radar but, to my surprise, in the middle of our formal shoot a huge amount of rain came down on us. I’ve never seen a groom picked up a couch and ran that quick. I was concerned about my cameras but I was more concern about the bride who has to jump over a waist high fence, on her wedding dress! I think it was the most intense 3 minutes the 3 of us had that day. We had four seasons in one day (like Melbournians have everyday). But, that didn’t stop Lee and Danielle and their gorgeous little girl name Skylar to celebrate the best day of their lives. The day started at St. Mary’s church in Corowa for Skylar’s christening after that, we headed back to their place to continue and surprise their guests with a wedding ceremony. Only a few numbers of people knew about the wedding celebration. I was personally surprized at how they transformed their backyard to one of the best DIY wedding venue I have photographed. It was awesome. They had old and rustic look, there were old doors, old bath (really old bath), and lots and lots of little details.
Now, usually when you photograph the groom, they are either wearing a tuxedo or tie, even suspenders at times but not Lee, he was on his shorts, nice long sleeves and thongs (flip flops) very relaxed. On the other hand his wife to be (Danielle) was wearing a beautiful gown supplied by Esplana Bridal. Close friends and families not only admired her beautiful hair and make-up but also the flowers and offcourse the stunning dress. The ceremony was completed and gracefully executed by Sharon Milsome, a lovely lady who from all of our years of experience has never failed to deliver a personalized ceremony suited for the bride and groom. An experienced wedding celebrant like her makes our life easy. Lee and Danielle not only exchanged their rings, their vows for each other and first kiss they also had two padlocks, locked together, they then tied the keys on white balloons and were freed by Skylar so the keys can never be found. Meals were served by a local Corowa caterers, and I was later on joined by a photo booth from Snap-Me Photobooth.
From us on Eplana we would like to to wish Lee and Danielle a happy life together. We thank you for letting us be a part of your life story.