I love anniversaries… I honestly believe that every milestone when it comes to love should be celebrated. I’ve tried to talk Nick into this, but he draws the line at one anniversary a year. Spoil sport… however, when I found out that Zebb & Rheyanan were planning on getting married on their 10 year anniversary, I couldn’t have been happier for them. Highschool sweethearts, these two first met each other when they were 13 & 14 and whilst their paths didn’t intertwine from the very beginning – it’s easy to see that they are destined to be together (they are seriously just the sweetest, click here to see their Engagement Session!) Last Saturday I was honoured to document their first day as husband and wife at one of my favourite QLD venues, Spicers Hidden Vale…. there was not a cloud in the sky that day as even the weather gods were smiling down on them!
Zebb & Rhey, thank you so much for choosing me. For trusting me to document this day that only happens once, that is over in a blink of an eye. I have so much love for you both and wish you the very best on your new adventures as husband & wife. Have the best time in Hawaii and I can’t wait to show you more when you return! All my love, K
Here is a glimpse into their Wedding Day Story:
WEDDING VENUE: SPICERS HIDDEN VALE, QLD
One of the reasons I adore Spicers Hidden Vale as a Wedding Venue is because once you’re there – you don’t have to leave! As a Bride & Groom, you can get ready there in one of their beautiful rooms, you can hold your Wedding Ceremony there in one of their many spectacular spots AND you can celebrate with all of your guests there long into the night at your Wedding Reception. It really does make it so easy – and adds to how relaxed your day will be! Winning!
Rhey started her Wedding Day morning off getting ready in one of the colonial cottages with her sister Allorah, her best friend Kayla & her lovely mum, Amanda. They were surrounded by her gorgeous details – and like so many of my JFL brides, Rhey had chosen to wear a stunning Wedding Dress from White Lily Couture. Oh my beating heart.
WEDDING CEREMONY VENUE: FIG TREE, SPICERS HIDDEN VALE
Before long it was almost time for their Wedding Ceremony, under the gorgeous fig tree at Spicers Hidden Vale. With one of my favourites, Gemma from Inspired by Love Events looking after the florals & styling, I knew Zebb & Rhey were in the best of hands! Gemma did such an amazing job, only adding to the beauty of this country venue…
Rhey’s dad Wayne walked his little girl down the aisle to meet her waiting husband-to-be Zebb… and I must admit, there weren’t many dry eyes around!
After a lovely Ceremony by Natasha Hill (this was my first time working with Natasha – and my goodness, was I impressed!) it was time for some bridal portraits around the gorgeous Spicers Hidden Vale grounds! Having photographed a fair few weddings there now, I was on the hunt to find a new spot I could use for Rhey & Zebb! I was pretty stoked when I found these stone steps… they kind of reminded me of our adventures in Italy.
Of course we had to use the stunning infinity pool for some romantic photos with the newlyweds…. honestly, this pool with this view is simply a dream come true!
To finish off their portraits, we were spoilt with the most gorgeous golden light at sunset! I love that my couples don’t mind hiking through paddocks for me… I’m seriously the luckiest photographer around!
WEDDING RECEPTION VENUE: THE BARN, SPICERS HIDDEN VALE
Meanwhile, the final touches were being done in the Barn at Spicers Hidden Vale for their Wedding Reception… isn’t it just stunning!
Introducing Mr & Mrs Hancox! After the newlyweds joined their guests, it was time for good food, heartfelt speeches, a first dance and plenty of memories to be made with the people they love most in the world!
These guys sure do know how to party!
A huge thanks to the following vendors for making Zebb & Rhey’s Wedding Day as beautiful as it was:
Wedding Venue: Spicers Hidden Vale, Grandchester QLD | Celebrant: Hills Celebrant Services by Natasha Hill | Stylist & Florist: Inspired By Love Events | Bridal Gown: Pronovias from White Lily Couture | Suits: Tarocash | Bridesmaid Dresses: White Runway | Hair & Makeup Artist: Aurum Bride | Bridal Accessories: Mimco | Cake: Petal & Peach Bespoke Cakery | Invitation Suite: Laura Elizabeth Design | Bomboniere: One Last Bite Desserts | Musicians: The White Tree
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