I always like to get to know my couples really well – I believe that it helps me take photos that are personal & unique to who they are and the love they share… which is also why I love hearing stories about how they first met! Whether it was love at first sight, through mutual friends, online dating or their paths crossing in their everyday lives… each one of my 30 couples every year have their own ‘so how did you guys first meet’ love story and I just love hearing all about it! Megan & Darren’s story started when Darren wandered into Meg’s hairdressing salon one day and caught sight of this gorgeous girl – and who could blame him. He soon became a regular (never had his hair looked SO good) and thanks to a little matchmaking by Meg’s friend & co-worker Josie, this pair were soon on their way to their happily ever after!
Darren & Meg shared an intimate, country wedding last week with their closest friends & family at the Samsonvale Community Hall… and it was nothing short of amazing! Even mother nature was on their side, with the weather forecast predicting 80% chance of rain (we had our umbrellas on the ready, with wet weather backup plans) BUT, there was not a raindrop in sight all day! Mr & Mrs Burns, thank you again for making Nick, Anna & I feel so welcome – you are both such wonderful, caring people, it was an absolute joy to document your Wedding Day to be remembered for the years to come! We hope you’re enjoying your honeymoon and can’t wait to show you more photos & film footage when you get back xx
Here’s a glimpse into their Wedding Day story:
Darren & Meg were both getting ready at the stunning Mercure Clear Mountain Lodge… and wow, what a view it has! We started by documenting some of Megan’s gorgeous details, while Anna popped over to take some photos of Darren getting ready!
Megan was getting ready with her two bridesmaid, Hannah & Josie – there was champagne to be poured and laughs to be had, while they waited for it to be time for Meg to get dressed into her stunning custom made Wedding Gown!
Her lovely mum Vick helped her dress, so that she could surprise her bridesmaids with a bit of a reveal! I just adore these moments…
Meanwhile at the stunning Samsonvale Hall, the Ceremony area was being set up… ready for these two to become husband & wife!
Here comes the bride!!
Introducing Mr & Mrs Burns…
After a lovely Ceremony, officiated by Krista from Celebrated Moments and a quick group photo, it was time for Megan & Darren’s bridal portraits! One of the best things about having your wedding at Samsonvale Hall, is that there are so many areas within walking distance, that gives you the most stunning, country backdrop for your photos! Not having to travel ensures that this time is much more relaxed & enjoyable for the whole bridal party… winning!
Aren’t they the sweetest – I just adore these two!
Even though it was overcast, we got some amazing sunset light that crept over the treeline… that hour before sunset is just the prettiest!
As the sun set on their Wedding Day, it was time to join their guests to celebrate inside the hall! This venue is perfect for a bride that loves her DIY and Meg’s details were just gorgeous… Wedding Reception’s like these are certainly a labour of love!
Their night got underway after their entrance, full of heartfelt speeches, laughter, cake cutting & some moves on the dance floor! A perfect way to celebrate the newlyweds and their future together as a married couple!
Before we left, we snuck Darren & Meg out for a quick night photo under the festoon lights at the back of Samsonvale Hall… it was picture perfect & a romantic way to finish off such a beautiful day…
A huge thanks to the following vendors for making Darren & Megan’s Wedding Day as beautiful as it was:
Photography & Videography: Just For Love Photography & Film | Celebrant: Krista from Celebrated Moments | Bridal Gown: Bride had custom Made | Bridesmaid Dresses: City Chic | Groom’s Attire: Tarocash | Hair Stylist: Gem Hair | Makeup Artist: Kate Witherington | Florist: Brisbane Market Flowers | Cake: Petite Crumb | Catering: The Golden Roast | Invitation Suite: Arabella Creative