I’ve known Tara for a large portion of my life, we went though primary school together so being asked to photograph her wedding was definitely a very special moment, especially such a small private and intimate  ceremony with not too many guests.
Tara & Matthew told me the story of how they found their ideal location for their wedding. Tara one day decided she wanted to show Matthew “Gnomesville” which is in the South of Western Australia in Wellington Mill. It can be quite tricky to find but after visiting it they needed to find a bathroom, after getting a little bit lost they stumbled across the Wellington Forest Cottages and Conference Center. A beautiful little rural location with accommodation, a beautiful big fig tree canopy for the ceremony, and a quaint little fairy light lit reception area and delicious buffet catering!
My day started at Tara’s Mums house where she was getting ready, photographing her Chanel perfume, beautiful bouquet, and the wedding rings as well as her very beautiful detailed dress. Any brides will know that once the dress is on, going to the bathroom becomes a massive task, Tara wanted a sneaky little photo of her pretending to go to the bathroom backwards which was the most logical way to position the dress! Her ride to the venue was a beautiful Hummer limosuine and she was accompanied by her Mum & brother.
Upon arriving at the Cottages myself it was easy to see why they had fallen in love with it, and their celebrant was someone that were very comfortable with that worked at the Wellington Forest Cottages. With a beautiful big LOVE sign to their right, an antique signing table, and a beautiful set up, their close collection of family and friends watched them commit their love to one another. They were both so overwhelmed with emotion that there were tears all around, and Tara snuck a little kiss before the ceremony began after seeing her love in front of her! After exchanging beautiful vows, they signed their marriage certificate and were presented to their loved ones as Mr&Mrs Andersson!
After a flurry of congratulations and group/family photos beneath the beautiful fig tree, I snuck Tara & Mat away for some private sunset lit photos up on the country road, such a beautiful backdrop. We then returned for their entrance to the reception, a delicious meal, beautiful speeches by loved ones and of course who can forget tearing up the dance floor?!
Congratulations to you both and thank you for allowing me to be a part of your special day! Wishing you all the best to come :)