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December 6, 2015 / Bendooley Estate wedding | Natalie & Daniel

Bendooley Estate is an ideal wedding venue located in a quaint township called Berrima in the Southern Highlands in NSW. The gorgeous venue houses a barn, homestead, vineyard, new cellar door and beautiful gardens – it is a bridal couple’s dream location. This place is so amazing as no matter what season it is, this venue can cater for all elements of the weather. Natalie just fell in love with this place and knew straight away that this was the place for their wedding day.

Natalie and Daniel are two of the most lovely people I have met! Relaxed, fun, just beautiful. Nothing could have wiped the smiles of their faces on their wedding day. Their ceremony was conducted by Sue Jackman among family and close friends. The weather was a gorgeous spring sunny day – a perfect time to get married in the Southern Highlands.

After the official ceremony, everyone came together to enjoy the great food, great wine and dancing. Everyone was on the dance floor celebrating, and I mean everyone!

The sunset was just beautiful, ready to set in the distance hills. It had a warm honey glow.

Natalie and Daniel – Thank you so much for choosing me to be a part of your celebrations. x

Suppliers: Bridal preparations accommodation – Romney House, Bowral, Hair by Jess, Makeup by Flawless Makeup, Flowers – Blooms of Bowral, Cake – Alison Lawson Cakes, Celebrant – fabulous Sue Jackman, Music by Nyssa and Alex.

 

 

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November 27, 2015 / Elegant vintage Kangaroo Valley wedding

This wedding had me at hello, I mean at the location- Kangaroo Valley is one of the most stunning regions in Australia and my gosh what a beautiful backdrop it made for the wedding of Kim and Glenn. Elegant, vintage and love!

Kim and Glenn held their beautiful wedding celebration at Willabrook Retreat in Kangaroo Valley. The property has two luxurious cottages and is in the  heart of the Upper River of the Valley in which the Kangaroo River runs through. It was the first time I had photographed at this venue and it was such a delight driving along the road, seeing such beauty. When entering into Willabrook Retreat you are greeted by a beautiful treelined driveway and breathtaking views of the valley.

The weather was absolutely gorgeous, beautiful  blue skies, breathtaking views of the valley were to die for.

I love Kim’s wedding gown and hairpiece. Hair and Make up was beautifully done by Yvette from Ethix Makeup Beauty & Styling.

If you are looking for a professional photographer to coverage your intimate wedding and only require 3 to 4 hours (like Kim and Glenn did), get in touch soon as I would love to capture your special day.

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August 15, 2015 / Southern Highlands Wines wedding – Kate & Eddie

Kate and Eddie’s wedding was just amazing. It was a hot glorious sunny day where their wedding was set in the beautiful Southern Highland Wines vineyard in the Southern Highlands. And the sunset was just amazing, you will see what I mean with the images below. To top it of, I had the pleasure of getting to know this fun loving kind humble couple who immensely love each other. The bridal party were funny and relaxed. It was a day to remember forever. I love all the images we created together and hope you do too. Thank you for inviting me into your magical world for the day, I loved every second of it!

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July 18, 2015 / Jem & Simon | SHW wedding Sutton Forest

Recently I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Jemma and Simon’s wedding at the Southern Highland Wines. It was such a wonderful glorious hot day, the sky were blue and the ceremonial area was decorated with beautiful smelling lavender, purple balloons, vintage decorations  and wine barrels all set at one beautiful vineyard in the Southern Highlands.

Jemma contacted me about photographing her wedding as her fiancé’s best friend had recommended me. You see, four years ago I had photographed John and Helen’s wedding at the Briars Country Lodge.

Jem & Sy are such a beautiful couple. It was touching to see the love and emotion during the ceremonial vows. They love and care for each other dearly and to see the expressions of their parents face – they were so proud of their children and delighted that today had come.

In all, their wedding day was a spectacular fun filled  event, lots of laughter, funny speeches and crazy dancing and I was just delighted and honoured to be their wedding photographer.

Thanks so much for having me as a part of your day and I wish you all the very best for the future and look forward to designing your beautiful wedding album which will retell the story of your wedding day xx Di

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Venue: Southern Highland Wines http://www.shw.com.au

Flowers by Emily Cooper Florist http://www.emilycooperfloraldecorator.com.au

Hair & makeup by Deahne Brumfield: www.bridalmakeupandhair.com.au

Entertainment by: Johnny Spitz and Justin Anderson (Woody Spitz Duo) www.facebook.com/woodyspitzduo

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

March 21, 2014 / Rebecca & Ilker Solar Springs Weddings Bundanoon

I was very excited about photographing Rebecca and Ilker’s wedding. I met them last year and subsequently did an e’session photo shoot at their proposed wedding venue at Solar Springs Weddings in Bundanoon of the Southern Highlands.

They are such lovely people: friendly, warm, caring.

When I woke up on their wedding day, it was hot. I mean extremely hot. It was already 30 degrees, expecting to reach 38 degrees later in the day.

Upon arrival to the beautiful gardens of Solar Springs Health Retreat www.solarsprings.com.au, I was in awe of how beautiful the ceremony was set up. Michael and Kate from Absolutely Flowers did a magnificent job, ensuring with this intense heat the flowers look fresh and luscious for Rebecca and Ilker’s wedding ceremony.

As I arrived early I saw Ilker busily ensuring that everything was organised and running smoothly. I love organised people!

It was a beautiful wedding. Rebecca, a caring gorgeous bride and Ilker, a gentleman the devoted husband to be. Together one loving couple who are loved by all who were present for their wedding day.

There were many highlights of my day with Rebecca and Ilker. Seeing kangaroos on the lawn, joining in the laughs with the bridal party, trying to keep cool as much as possible, watching belly dancing but most importantly it was those wonderful endearing moments I captured of their loving relationship.

Thank you for letting me be part of your special day.

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PS I will upload some reception photos very soon.

Celebrant: Nina de borde – www.ninadeborde.com
Make up and hair: Jay Kruse Hair and Make up Wollongong

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December 14, 2013 / National Carillon Canberra wedding

Last weekend I had the absolute pleasure of capturing Adrian and Vera’s wedding day at the National Carillon. The National Carillon, situated on Aspen Island in central Canberra. It is a striking 50 metre tall architecture landmark which also has an impressive musical instrument with 55 bronze bells.

The weather was simply superb and Adrian was holding back the emotions when he saw his bride to be Vera walking down the aisle with his grandfather.

After the ceremony and family photographs on Aspen Island, we head to the Yarralumla Yacht Club for their wedding reception.

Thank you for an amazing day, I had so much fun capturing all those special important moments for you to cherish forever. xx

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November 16, 2013 / Jessica & Damian | Married | Eling Forest Winery

What a day! Despite the on and off rainy conditions, this didn’t dampen our spirits to have some fun at J&D’s Southern Highlands wedding. Many laughs were had, absolutely crazy fun bridal party and how can I forgot their entertaining fun and supportive friends. A day to remember! Thank you for trusting me to capture your wedding day. xx

August 6, 2013 / What they say | Studio news

I just received a beautiful surprise, a gorgeous thank you card from one of my past wedding clients. I love my job; it puts a big smile on my face to hear so many nice compliments.

Here is what their thank you card said:
“To Dianna,

We are so delighted to of had you as our wedding photographer and commend you on the excellent professional service you provided to Jordan Gash and I (Courtnee Fitzgerald-Gash) on our wedding day at Sylvan Glen on the 17th of November 2012.

We can’t thank you enough for all that you did for us you were such a pleasure and easy going person to be around not only on our wedding day but the entire pre wedding meeting appointments and our engagement shoot which you travelled to Wagga Wagga for.

Your professionalism was outstanding, you always responded quickly and promptly to email enquiries and questions we had. Your organisation with running sheets for the wedding day was easy to follow and helpful from your knowledge and years of experience.

We are so extremely happy with our wedding photos. They are beautiful and creative. You captured every detail about our wedding that we wanted. The picture quality exceeded our expectations.

All of our family and friends were appreciative of how friendly and nice you interacted with them for family and group shoots by making the experience fun.
I would be more than delighted if you would like me as a bride reference for any client enquiries or brides thinking about booking your service. I meet with other photographers in the Southern Highlands and no one compared to tick as many boxes as what you could meet a new clients’ expectations and needs as much as yourself. You should be commended on the pre and post service you provide to your clients.

The Southern Highlands share a special place in our heart whenever we visit this beautiful region. We think of the happy wedding day and weekend we had at Sylvan Glen.

Dianna, thank you for your kindness and sharing our wedding day we are extremely grateful.

Kind regards Courtnee and Jordan Gash”

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