Tassie light and loveliness!
We have just photographed an overseas destination wedding – travelling all the way to Tasmania!
I shot straight from a wedding reception in Eltham to Tullamarine airport & caught the last plane to Launceston with my assistant Kim, and the videographers from Wheelhouse Studios Joel and NickIt was a challenge to get everything organised to I could go straight from one wedding to another interstate, but I did it, and finally relaxed when the plane took off. The temperature drop was palpable as soon as we got off the plane! We squeezed all our gear into the hire car and headed to the Launceston Country Club for a good night’s rest.
Feeling fresh after a delicious hot brekkie with lots of coffee, the four of us arrived at the historic Quamby Estate homestead. some relaxed photos of Jonathan and his groomsmen using the beautiful buildings’ historic features and furnishings. I felt like a kid in a lolly shop, a little overwhelmed choosing from all of the wonderful rooms full of antiques available to us.
Amy and her bridesmaids were ready to greet us at Amy’s well-loved family home in the country. The house was warm and inviting, the open kitchen was full of delicious food. The light filled , glass walled bedroom suite was full of activity, acting as makeup room, hair salon and dressing room simultaneously. Luckily there was ample space for everyone! Amy was the picture of understated elegance in her stunning wedding gown with lace cap sleeves by Catherine R Couture.
Jonathan and Amy are clearly very close to their families and both had lovely little moments with their parents before leaving for the ceremony – Jonathan’s mother helped with putting on his tie, and his father presented him with a bible, handed down through family generations. The tender hug from Amy’s mother after helping Amy into her wedding dress brought tears to everyone’s eyes. Amy’s father was busy welcoming everyone and and being a wonderful host.
Amy and Jonathan’s ceremony was held at Launceston Church Grammar School Chapel (Amy’s school), the pews were lined with rows of beautiful white flowers, artfully arranged by Amy’s Mum. Her Dad told us later that it took 4 carloads of flowers to fill the church! Amy’s brother agreed to be the bridal party’s driver, on the condition that he could wear a top hat and gloves. The ceremony was held by Reverend Graham Bradbeer (Jonathan’s school chaplain from Melbourne) with a choir and wonderful musicians from the Grammar School.
The bridal party returned to Quamby Estate for photos around the beautiful rolling grounds and a perfect Tasmanian sunset. Jonathan and Amy were very relaxed and we had a lot of fun with the fantastic bridal party, all such lovely people. Everyone of the guests gathered along the verandah of the grand historic homestead for one of the best group shots we’ve ever done!
Amy and Jonathan kicked off the reception with a surprise “social foxtrot”, which wowed the guests and broke the ice for a wonderful reception full of laughter, brilliant speeches, and some wild dance moves.
Thanks so much Amy & Jonathan,it was just delightful to be a part of such a wonderful day.
A huge thank you to Megan and Kimberley at Megan Aldridge Photography for our perfect wedding photographs. Megan and her team have been absolutely faultless; they are professional and reliable with beautiful personalities that have made the experience an absolute pleasure. Megan is exactly the person we wanted to undertake this special task and be a part of our wedding day. We couldn’t recommend her more highly. – Amy and Jonathan