An early start was had by all on 1st November 2014. The weather report looked fantastic especially after the previous weekend was fully rained out. And what a day it was!
Our first call was with Peter and his Best men who were getting ready – a lot of fun was had with the Groom and his identical twin brother, David. (This is the third set of twins I have photographed getting married. Maybe that’s an album in the making for some quiet winter weekend.)
The other two groomsmen certainly added to the special moment, not only did they share in Peter’s joy but they had us all in fits of laughter with their clever one liners and constant joking around. Brilliant moments were captured as we took our time getting warm moments with Peter, while he reflected on his new life ahead with his future wife, Marianna.
Next stop was Marianna’s sister’s home, to catch up with Marianna and her bridesmaids, who were all in various stages of dress and make up. This gave us time to get shots of the flowers, and the elusive flower girls moments before we cornered Marianna while her sister Rose assisted with the finishing touches.
Some amazing images were created with Marianna in her dress, a stunning design from Fara Almani, revealing elegant lace and delicate beadwork, a long train and matching veil which, we photographers love to play with.
The formal ceremony was held in Perth City at Mercedes College, in a quaint little church, called the Chapel of Immaculate Conception. This exquisite building is nearly 100 years old, with interiors displaying timberwork and pews in pristine condition. A stunning place in all its finery. That’s where we found Peter and his best men all waiting patiently, as guests sat down eagerly awaiting the brides arrival.
Flower girls received their last briefing in preparation for the brides arrival, the little page boy Bailey looked on with amazement, with so much happening.
And the bride arrives,
Peter and Marianna prepare for their final walk down the aisle, as Mr & Mrs Bennett
We took the opportunity to photograph the entire group of guests outside in the blistering sun, before we spent time taking the traditional family and close friends group photographs and finally bridal party. Three venues were selected, firstly we stopped under the narrows bridge to get one or two amazing shots, then the famous blue boat house and finally UWA and its stunning buildings and arches. It is here that we get creative, producing something new and unique.
This last image is one of my favourites, just before we packed up to head back to the reception at Frasers in Kings Park. The light was behind Peter and Marianna, and we were able to get several stunning images.
The Reception at Frasers was fantastic, the food and wine uninhibited as was the dancing as we danced the night away.
Thank you Peter and Marianna for a wonderful fun filled day, your wedding day will be remembered by many, and we are honoured to have captured your day. may your love for one another continue to grow