When I was 12, and in Year 7, a new family moved to my town. There were three kids – all girls – and the eldest was my age. We became fast friends, spending almost 90 minutes together on the bus every school day. I spent many, many weekends at Abbey’s house watching Dirty Dancing, practicing netball in the backyard, or playing Squatter (if you haven’t played it, it’s like a sheep station version of Monopoly – but instead of having to pay a poor tax or hotel repairs, your sheep get flystrike, etc etc).
Over the years, the family became like a second family to me.
So it was with a lot of pleasure and pride that I photographed Laura’s wedding a few weeks ago. Laura was the youngest of the three sisters, and adorable six year old when I met her. I often get a bit misty eyed at weddings, because there is always so much genuine emotion during the day, but I can honestly say that this is the first time I’ve shed a tear of love and pride when the bride has put on her wedding dress – here was my surrogate baby sister, all grown up and ready to marry the love of her life.
It really was an honour to see Laura marry her love, Nick, on a glorious sunny October afternoon at Roberts Circa 1876.
Laura’s dress was by The Sposa Group
Nick’s suit, and the groomsmen’s suits, were from Ben Sherman
The glorious flowers were by Hanako Floral Designs – and can I gush that Hanako came back just before midnight and wrapped all the blooms from the reception for guests to take home? AMAZING.
Hair and makeup was by the ever-wonderful Chic Artistry
And the ‘cheese cake’ was from the team at the Hunter Valley Cheese Company.