Well once again it is always a pleasure to come back to familiar clients and photograph another wedding from their family. This is the third wedding I have photographed from this delightful family and what an honour it was. Ashley and Vaughan were married at what has to be one of the most stunning outdoor settings for a wedding in the Blue Mountains, being Yester Grange Historic House and Estate at Wentworth Falls. But I must say the day had to be one of the coldest I have ever experienced at a wedding. Ashley and her bridesmaids arrived well prepared covered with big warm coats and very stylish black muffs (with small zippered pockets inside for lipstick and other necessities… ingenious!) to brave the elements. Well done! I don’t know what the actual temperature was but it had to be well below 10 degrees. I think I might invest in a little digital thermometer to attach to my camera bag in future just for curiosity sake!
Another first for me was having a bride in a red and black wedding dress. She looked stunning especially against the bridesmaids who were dressed in black. The theme of the wedding was Black Tie. As you can see from the images below, it was not your traditional wedding attire, as the groom and groomsmen wore skull heads in their button holes and skull head cuff links to match!
You will notice in one of the images, a very cute moment when a little girl (the daughter of one of the bridesmaids) was running back and forth through the ceremony wearing a cute double pom pom hat.
After the ceremony we headed off to my favourite cliff top where the bridal party and I were really exposed to the elements…. brrrr, but it was well worth it. The late afternoon sky was spectacular.
Then it was off to The Mountain Heritage Hotel and Spa Retreat at Katoomba for the reception where we finally thawed out after being welcomed by a warm open fire. Thank you Ashley and Vaughan for wonderful day even if we did freeze!