When Ria and I first met, it was by way of Instagram. We chatted about her wedding day, her love for Dom and the amazing details they had planned for their intimate wedding at their family’s property in Broadwater, New South Wales. I was immediately struck with her care and concern for others, and the love she had towards her family. These characteristics manifested themselves beautifully on her wedding day, only adding to the intimate and loving atmosphere, as everyone gathered to celebrate not only Ria & Dom becoming husband & wife, but also the start of their new family, with her son Mattix.
The minute I got to where Ria was getting ready and saw her gown, I fell in love. She had chosen the most stunning Mia Solano design … I mean, just take a minute to look at that lace! Just incredible.
Their stunning garden wedding had the most beautiful little DIY touches, such as these wooden signs indicating where the wedding was taking place… great for their guests & their photographer that wasn’t quite a local!
After the Ceremony, Dom & Ria had decided that they were happy to do some portraits with the bridal party in the garden, which allowed me to steal just the two of them for some time together afterwards. It was perfect. Ria had found a gravel road that was lined with sugar cane fields, which we used for their portrait hour… and they could just take a moment for the two of them. To reflect on the fact that they were now husband and wife.
We just had to get some bridal portraits in the sugar cane…
I loved that this bride & groom both stayed true to their individual style – Dom rocking a wooden bow tie from Wood & Beau (these guys are the best, you have to check them out!) and Ria shining bright wearing her classic lace gown and garden rose bouquet. Guys, you totally rocked it!
As the sun set on their Wedding Day, they made their way back to their Wedding Reception to celebrate long into the night… Ria & Dom, thank you for trusting me to document your Wedding Day – it was such an honour and I am over the moon with how much you love your images! It honestly makes me the happiest girl in the world! xx
p.s This is what Ria had to say about me & her experience with Just For Love Photography! This is why I am a Wedding Photographer and give my couples all I have… Everyone deserves the most beautiful of Wedding Day memories.