A lot of my couples find me through friends of friends, which I am so thankful for. It’s how I can continue doing what I love – Sam & Jade were no different, finding out about me through a friend of theirs, that actually met me when I was assisting another photographer document their day – and wow, am I grateful for that chance meeting. It bought Sam, Jade and I together and allowed me to be a part of their heartfelt wedding at Branell Homestead last month, which just so happened to be on their 6 year anniversary as well…. Together they promised to weather anything life thrusted their way and asked their closest family and family to witness their ceremony and vow to support their promises to each other. This was an anniversary unlike any other.
Here is a glimpse into their wedding day story:
Like most weddings we photograph, our day started at the Groom’s – documenting his details and the general vibe of the morning. I just adored the white, clean space that had been set aside for us, making the light bounce around and our hearts sing – honestly, it makes all the difference to your photos!
My heart skipped a beat when I saw these deep red peonies… I couldn’t get enough of them all day! Perfect for a photo of their wedding bands!
Jade & her girls decided to get ready at Branell Homestead… and with sweeping country views I can see why!
This gorgeous venue also has an intimate library space – with a hook that I believe was created just to hang a wedding dress… Isn’t it just the perfect spot!
A girl after my own heart, Jade wore a pair of glittery heels because even a country, outdoor wedding deserves a little glamour…
I believe a good woman is always raised by an even better one… Jade’s mum Penny helped her dress into her wedding gown, alongside her 3 lovely bridesmaids!
While Jade finished getting ready inside, the finishing touches were put on her decor for the Wedding Ceremony, expertly laid out by the team at The Other Bridesmaid…. before long, it was time for Sam & Jade to promise their forevers to each other.
The groom, Sam was beyond happy to see his stunning bride… it’s this moment that all those nerves melt away. The moment their eyes lock and he sees no one but the love of his life. I adore this moment.
There were tears of joy… sweet words spoken… a kiss… and a husband & wife were made!
After their Ceremony, we snuck off with the bridal party for some portraits around the property. Branell Homestead has so much to choose from – it really is a photographers dream!
Love the long grass… and that gown from White Lily Couture. Amazing! Jade made such a gorgeous bride!
We also used the driveway for some photos with the entire bridal party… and got creative making sure that Sam & Jade had a tonne of variety of photos from our time together!
Back to the Reception, the festoon lights and outside bar were a complete hit – only adding to the feeling of celebration in the air…
Jade really did think of everything, spoiling her guests with blankets in case they got cold – a perfect addition for a winter wedding!
After a full night of speeches, laughter, good food & dancefloor antics – Sam & Jade, now husband and wife, left their Wedding Reception under a canopy of sparklers. Congratulations again you two, you really do make the perfect couple and I know you have an amazing future ahead of you both as husband & wife! Thank you again for trusting Nick & I to be a part of your special day! We have so much love for you both! xx
A huge thanks to the creative team that helped this gorgeous couple bring their Wedding Day vision to life:
Venue: Branell Homestead, Laidley
Wedding Planner: The Other Bridesmaid | Celebrant: Kim Burgess | Bridal Gown: White Lily Couture | Groom’s Attire: David Jones & RM Williams | Bridesmaid Dresses: White Runway | Florist: Eloquently Floral | Hair Stylist: Vaniti Hair | Makeup Artist: Kaylees Beauty Boutique | Cake: Ann Bichel Cakes | Catering: Chantilly Lace Catering | Videography: Mi Amore Weddings | Hire Equipment: Pendle Party & Event Hire | Marquee Love Lights: Lucah & Lane
p.s Have a spare 5 minutes? Press play on the slideshow below to see more from their incredible wedding day!