As you lovelies well know, lighting is everything in photography. And great lighting we have here from Thomas Stewart. Just take a gander at the portraits of this wedding party and you will see just what makes a beautiful photo. And those bouquets from Always Flowers that are as unique as the maid who carries it? Oh so, so pretty. See them and every detail from She Designs in the gallery right here.

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From the Bride… Chris have been together for 10 years. The wedding was a long time coming but definitely worth the wait. We both wanted a casual celebration with family and close friends that represented both of us, with good food, wine and music. We wanted a fun atmosphere with a bit of a vintage touch. We incorporated old suitcases, vintage vases and lots of fresh flowers. Our transportation was old Kombi vans… We did have one break down on the way to the ceremony. Our families mentioned how they saw the car on the side of the road — ha ha — a true testament to their age! I wore a Johanna Johnson dress; I fell in love with the gown as soon as I set eyes on it. Chris picked a polka dot bow tie to add a bit of fun to his suit.

Our ceremony was held at the Glastonbury Gardens in Austinmer. Sheree from She Designs and her wonderful team decorated the garden with everything vintage and ornate. Ribbons and rose petals hugged the aisle, old jam jars and fresh flowers swayed from the trees.  Our reception was at Seacliff reception centre Wollongong. Always Flowers covered the room with fresh flowers and candles — the smell was amazing. Our photographer, Thomas Stewart, captured every moment of the day without having to ask us to pose or smile on request. The pictures tell a story. I can honestly say we didn’t even notice he was taking photos most of the time — every image is so natural and real. We love love love them. Our wedding was the most amazing day!

Wedding Photography: Thomas Stewart / Ceremony: Glastonbury Gardens in Austinmer, New South Wales / Reception: Seacliff in Wollongong, New South Wales / Ceremony Design: She Designs / Reception Design: Always Flowers / Floral Design: Always Flowers / Officiant: Mick Bourke / Transportation: Always Classic Wedding Cars / Wedding Dress: Johanna Johnson / Bride’s Shoes: Via Spiga / Hair: Abby Love