I have to admit, the best thing about my job has to be the people that I meet along the way. It beats the places I get to see, the cake I – occasionally – get to eat and the pretty pictures I get to take. It beats it all… and not just my couples (although they are the best!) This goes for their friends, family and the other wedding vendors too. I’m proud to say, I’m SO in love with my job and the new friendships I make because of it. A few years ago, my path crossed with a lovely – and super talented – videographer Shona and from the first time we met, I adored her. She is just so lovely and honestly would do anything for anyone (she actually filmed my sisters wedding when she was overdue with her second baby – she is that nice!) So imagine my delight when she recommended me to her brother Nick & his fiance Steph that were planning their wedding in Tasmania. Now, if you know me well you’ll also know that I am OBSESSED with this little island state and look for any excuse to visit – so not only was I excited to be a part of the wedding of this gorgeous couple – to make it even better, they were getting married in my favourite place in all of Australia!
Fast forward 12 months and these two are now married, becoming husband & wife at the Sacred Heart Church in Hobart and celebrating long into the night at Frogmore Creek Winery for their Wedding Reception. Nick & Steph, congratulations again you guys. I’m so thankful that Shona recommended us to you and that you trusted us to document your first married day together! I believe that amazing adventures are in store for both of you and cannot wait to see how they unfold, especially now that you’re living in Brisbane! I’m already looking forward to grabbing a wine together – perhaps it may just be one from a Tassie vineyard! Love you both heaps, Nick & Kylie
Here’s a glimpse into their Wedding Day story:
Steph’s morning started at her mum’s house in Hobart, getting ready with her nearest & dearest – her gorgeous bridesmaids & mum. As always, we photographed her beautiful details first and wow, did she have some beautiful details! They seriously were a photographer’s dream…
** Cutest flower girl alert… if I wasn’t already a mum, I’d be super clucky right about now **
As the morning continued, the bubbles were flowing as was the laughter and joy all through the house. Before long, hair & makeup was done and it was time for photos and for Steph to get into her Wedding Dress!
Steph chose a Karen Willis Holmes gown for her wedding and my goodness, it was perfect. Karen Willis Holmes is one of my favourite designers, with very classic bridal styles – as you can see, this bridal look will never go out of style! Steph, you really do make the most beautiful bride!
TASMANIA WEDDING CEREMONY VENUE: SACRED HEART CHURCH
Nick & Steph got married in a stunning church in Hobart… I mean, just look at the stained glass in the windows of the chapel. The perfect backdrop for their wedding vows…
The moment everyone has been waiting for – here comes the bride…
Introducing Mr & Mrs Stratton!
TASMANIA WEDDING VENUE: FROGMORE CREEK WINERY
After a lovely wedding ceremony, it was time for their Bridal Portraits… Since their Reception was being held at the stunning Frogmore Creek Winery, it made sense to take advantage of the gorgeous property and use it for their bridal portraits too. Having first started photographing weddings in the Hunter Valley, I know that my style is best showcased at vineyards – and it always make us feel like we’re coming home – so you can imagine how excited we were to use so many amazing portraits locations for Nick, Steph & their bridal party!
It helps to have such a stunning couple and a bridal party that’s on point too… you guys made our job WAY too easy!
TASMANIA WEDDING RECEPTION VENUE: FROGMORE CREEK WINERY BARREL ROOM
Nick & Steph held their Wedding Reception in the Barrel Room of Frogmore Creek Winery – from the moment we laid eyes on those festoon lights, we were in love. Honestly, if there is one thing you need to do for your Reception, it’s hire festoon lights (they are just so pretty and make for much nicer photos than their smaller fairy light counterparts!)
The newlyweds entered to the sound of a roaring applause and celebrated the night away with their guests. Living in Sydney, they had friends & family travel from all over Australia to be there (Nick’s family are in Queensland, Steph’s in Tassie and they have friends in Sydney and all over!) which only added to the excitement & atmosphere of the evening ahead…
What a wedding! Congratulations again Nick & Steph!
I’d love to hear what you think – leave me a comment below (it honestly will make my day!) and I’m sure the newlyweds would appreciate some kind words to: