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August 18, 2014 / Marianne & Kyle wedding | St Francis Berrima & Briars

Looking for a beautiful venue to get married? The Briars in Bowral is set on 15 acres of rural countryside and is a superb venue for a romantic country wedding. Set apart by tranquil gardens, rural surroundings and elegant atmosphere, this is the place where Marianne and Kyle celebrated their wedding reception.

You might have remembered a recent engagement session post of Marianne and Kyle at North Wollongong. Well today was their wedding day.

Here in the Southern Highlands, we were very lucky to experience one of the most gorgeous sunny and warm autumn day’s in a long time. The sun was out all day which was a pleasant delight.

Marianne and Kyle got ready at the Briars in Bowral among their dearest friends and parents. I love this venue for its beauty and versatility, so many beautiful back drops, a photographer’s dream.

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Their ceremony was held at one of my favourite churches, St Francis Xavier Church in Berrima. I just love its history and the beautiful sandstone walls.

Their ceremony was unique and special to them, which involved Filipino traditions of the cord, veil and candle ceremony. Just beautiful and touching to see.

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Location shots were taken in the township of Berrima, at the courthouse and surroundings before heading back to the Briars for their reception.

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Thanks M&K for the many laughs were had with your fun bridal party. Enjoy the viewing. x DW

October 20, 2012 / Stephanie & Joshua | Married | Briars Country Lodge Bowral

It was a magical day, beautiful sunshine topped with amazing company. Who could have asked for a better day!

Stephanie is a beautiful caring person always helping others. She always has a smile on her face. Joshua, the dashing gentleman with a big heart. They met a few years ago at Gallipoli on Anzac Day and then lived in London for two years before moving to Sydney.

The Briars was the ideal venue for their wedding and they were so delighted to have their close family and friends (some travelled many thousand of miles) to share this special occasion with them.

Louise Robinson conducted their ceremony on the lawns near the lake of this gorgeous property. Josh looking at his beautiful wife-to-be with love and respect and Stephanie just couldn’t wipe the smile off her face. It is a wonderful privilege to photograph and witness this special moment in their lives. It made my heart sing.

After family and friends congratulated the happy couple, I had the privilege of photographing Stephanie and Josh with their bridal party while their guests enjoyed drinks in the inn followed by canapés on the lawn.

The ceremony and reception was beautifully styled by the amazing talented Emily Cooper for their floral arrangements. http://www.emilycooperfloraldecorator.com.au

The cake was made by Lisa Williams.

Once again the staff at Briars did a magnificent job. It was a pleasure working with you all again.

The speeches were heart felt and of course hilarious. In all, it was an amazing wedding day full of fun and laughter.

Thank you Stephanie and Josh for trusting me to capture this memorable day on your behalf. I wish you all the very best for the future. Keep in touch. 

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