I love the Hunter Valley region. For years. Ever since that very first day trip that my husband and I took all those years back as university students, I was just head over heels smitten with the place. The lush rolling green hills, with imprinted lines of vines meandering through the landscape. The wafting scent of violet grapes. The tingling warmth of the sun that settled so comfortably on the skin. The place has always had a very soft place in my heart - so much so that my husband and I returned every year we could so we could catch the wine season. And on top of that, we came back another time to celebrate our first day together as husband and wife :)
So it comes as no surprise when Josh and Grace came knocking on my inbox door, and told me they were getting married in one of my favourite places ever, I was extremely excited! Even as the ominous grey clouds swirled over the ceremony that day, threatening to unleash its storming contents below, nothing could dampen the spirits of the intimate wedding that celebrated Josh and Grace's love :)
Here are my favourites of the day! Get ready, this is a monster post, to make up for the lack of updates while I've been on the mend from tonsilitis :)
I know its weird, but I found that Grace's silhouette in the background was interesting in this photo.
Fascinators are the best! :D
Grace's attention to the details at this wedding was just sublime! It went along with this vintage theme she had for her big day, and I swear, it was one of the most well themed weddings I've seen for someone who did it all by herself! :D
Just before the ceremony, at Peppers Convent Estate.
haha! I've been WAITING for ages for a groom that would be wearing a funky tie and socks!! :D I was delightfully surprised when I saw this! :D
I don't normally post down the isle shots, but this little girl was so incredibly adorable!! Her smile could almost radiate the silly grey weather we had all day!
And even though it was gloomy all the way through, weather wise, you could just tell that the bride and groom didn't let that stop them from having the best time at their wedding :)
Look carefully and you'll see their cute little 'confetti balls' as I'd like to call them hehe :)
What is a Hunter Valley wedding without enjoying some yummy bubbly right?
here are more of those gorgeous details that Grace made/prepared. Including an awesome wedding favour from T2!! (which I got to take home, yay! :D)
The speeches were full of laughter....
And hugs... :) Its why I love small intimate weddings with only the people that matter. The photos also become that much more personal, and intimate.
Sneaking off to get some pictures before the light disappeared that day! There were no vines out yet, so we played in the gardens instead :)
Then back to dance the day away :)
Much love! :)