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Saturdays are amazing, but add in a fabulous meet and greet with the uber-talented LB Photography and it’s an entirely new level of weekend fun.  Because when it comes to drop-dead gorgeous images, no one can stun you (+ leave you speechless) quite like Luke when he’s behind the lens.  It’s a portfolio of breathtaking beauty and you should definitely spend your day getting to know him.

From LB Photography… As the founder, principal photographer and creative director of LB Photography, Luke’s success is based on his ability to listen to his client’s wishes and design a wedding plan that reflects their individual style and personality. Based in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Luke makes it his business to capture the unique story of each couple, and he has been doing so for more than 12 years both in Australia and around the world. Luke’s professional approach goes far beyond his photography – it’s reflected in every aspect of the business, from meeting the couple face-to-face to providing a unique online experience after the wedding.

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Romantic Farm Wedding

This wedding is what I would call overflowing with pretty.  But beyond all of the gorgeous details (and, believe me, there are a lot of them) is a day that is allll about the happy.  From the (obviously awesome) friends and family laughing the day away to a bride and groom who are literally beaming with joy, it’s a true blue love fest from start to finish. See every gleeful moment captured by Luke Simon right here.


From the Bride… It may be hard to believe, but our plan for the wedding day started out as a throwing a simple but big party to celebrate with all our our wonderful family and friends.  Angus would joke along the way that all we needed was a bowl of chips, beers and some good South Australian red for later in the night to keep most of our guests happy!

Somehow the ‘simple wedding’ part got lost along the way, but we would not change it for the world. What we ended up with was the most incredible day put together by some amazing suppliers, but mostly by some serious imagination and hard yakka from our family and friends. We simply had the best day.

Having just relocated to Sydney at the time, we were very reliant on family and friends to help turn a paddock on the family farm into a wedding venue, which was no small feat, but the challenge made the day all the more rewarding.

Sharing good local food and wine are incredibly important to us both and we chose to serve all courses as share platters to give the sense of being at a big family dinner at the farm. The fare that was served up by Stuart Oldfield and his team from Handmade Catering (from a very makeshift paddock kitchen) was simply incredible and the food was paired perfectly with beautiful SA wines made by my uncle, Tim Gramp Wines.

There are far too many special moments to mention but here are a few: having the aptly named ‘The Bridal Express’, my grandfather’s cherished and beautifully restored 1934 Diamond T bus, as wedding party transport (the only hiccup was it getting stuck it first gear but made for some entertaining photos of the groomsmen pushing it out of a tight spot) and Angus’ Granny doing a special reading, the same reading she read at Angus’ parents’ wedding.

Not even the unseasonably cold weather could dampen the party spirit evidenced by the prowess on the d-floor until the early hours of the morning.

The photos really do speak for themselves, an incredible day captured by the most incredible (and the coolest to boot) photographer, Luke Simon. We only wish we could do it all again!

Photography: Luke Simon Photography | Floral Design: The Tenth Meadow | Wedding Dress: Alexis George | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Anna Campbell | Catering: Handmade Catering | Lighting: Lush Lighting | Groom's Attire: P Johnson Tailors | Bride's Makeup: Sarah Cracker Weddings | Groom's Bowtie: Le Noeud Papillon | Letterpress Stationery: The Distillery | Rentals: Renniks Hire (Marquee) | Table Linen And Chairs: Chair Covers Overall | Venue: Family Farm

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Rustic Winery Wedding

Here’s a bride and groom that really know how to throw a wedding.  They choose an amazing locale (the breathtaking Glen Ewin Wine Estate), invite all of their nearest and dearest and team up with a talented team of vendors (think In The BoothFlowers On Your Mind and WesBeelders Photography) to bring their dreams to complete and total reality.  Seriously lovely.  See it all in the full gallery.


From the Bride… I loved every moment of our wedding day. Glen Ewin Estate made us feel so comfortable in the lead up to the day, we really felt like they had everything under control, which was reflected by the relaxed, warm and fun atmosphere of the day. Our celebrant created a truly unique and personal ceremony for us which was greatly praised by all our family and friends. With every step of our wedding preparation we felt incredibly taken care of by all our amazing and experienced vendors. Together they made for an easy and wonderful wedding full of incredible memories. I cannot praise Bridal on Pulteney enough for their service on helping me choose a dress that was right for me and within my budget. Our photographer, Wes Beelders, offers an engagement photo shoot prior to the wedding, and this allowed us to get comfortable with him and being in front of the camera. I believe this was an amazing service by him as we were able to see his product before our big day, and feel truly at ease on the day that all our precious moments would be captured perfectly. Our friends and family were able to capture their own fun wedding moments with InTheBooth’s photobooth – the only booth vendor that has 15 second videos! My husband and I cried with laughter when we watched all the videos after the wedding. The day went perfectly, which I attribute greatly to several aspects: the skill of our vendors putting us at ease, and the love my husband and I have for each other, surrounded by all the people that love us in return.

Photography: WesBeelders Photography | Wedding Dress: San Patrick | Shoes: Nine West | Celebrant: Emily Davis | Boquets: Flowers On Your Mind | Car Hire: Private | Cup Cake: Sweet Treats Cakes | Finger Print Tree: Little Loupe | Photobooth: In The Booth | Rose Petals: Ruston's Roses | Wine Estate: Glen Ewin Wine Estate