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February 16, 2016 / Winter wedding at Gibraltar Hotel

The Southern Highlands is a beautiful region no matter what season it is. Caroline & Chris chose the Gibraltar Hotel for their beautiful winter wedding celebrations. This luxurious hotel is in the heart of the Southern Highlands which has an 18 hole golf course, indoor pool and other facilities.

It was a brisk morning, dew on the leaves a bit overcast but still so pleasant. Their close family and friends joined them at St Jude’s in Bowral for their intimate wedding ceremony followed by their reception at Gibraltar Hotel Bowral.

Location shots were taken in and around Burradoo as well as on the golf course at Gibraltar Hotel.

Thank you C&C for a lovely wedding, it was an honour to capture this special moment in your lives. All the best.

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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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November 10, 2015 / Bespoke wedding albums

I truly believe it is important to have a wedding album – it is a precious heirloom for your family. With wedding albums, they are a way to tell YOUR unique wedding story. Each image is carefully selected, edited and arranged in a manner that compliments the flow of the day while telling the beautiful story of the start of your family.

I am a proud supplier of the absolute gorgeous hand crafted Queensberry albums. Their attention to detail and high quality is very much like minded with my photography and how I present the final product to my clients.

Your Queensberry can be as unique as you are. There is several book and album ranges, all different on the inside, where it matters – the pages and the printing. http://www.queensberry.com/products

Pictured below is a 10″x10″ Overlay matted album, cappuccino leather cover, embossed with the client’s names, 20 sides displaying their chosen wedding images.

There are many ways to design an album to retell your wedding story. Come and visit our studio to see the whole range of custom made quality wedding albums (designer, lay flat, mat styled, flush mount, magazine and photo books). You won’t be disappointed.

Want to own a Queensberry? Contact me for further details.

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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

March 31, 2015 / Celia & Clint | Gibraltar Hotel Bowral wedding

They say it’s good luck if it rains on your wedding day.

Well Celia and Clint’s magical day was indeed very wet but it was one to not forget for many reasons.

Celia is a beautiful caring young lady and Clint is a gentleman. They compliment each other.

I had the absolute pleasure meeting them some years ago when Celia’s family hired me to photograph their family portrait. I was so honoured to be asked to photograph their wedding day.

Earlier in the year you might have seen their e’session photographs taken on a winery in Joadja.

They had planned to get married here but due to the wet conditions, their ceremony was relocated at the last minute to the Gibraltar Hotel in Bowral.

Civil celebrant Nina de Borde conducted a beautiful ceremony.

While family and friends enjoyed canapes and each other’s company, we (bridal party and myself) decided to venture out in the wet and head out to their friend’s winery.

Such a beautiful spot and great for photographing those dramatic shots. Check out below.

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Thanks C&C and your bridal party for an amazing fun filled day. I look forward to one day designing a wedding album to retell your beautiful wedding story

kindest regards x Di

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Despite experiencing a day which didn’t stop raining, I mean torrential rain – this lovely bridal party knew how to still have fun.

Thank you for allowing me to take you out in the rain, get a bit wet whilst sharing some jokes together – we did have a lot of fun!

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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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February 28, 2014 / Marianne & Kyle’s beach e’session

North  Wollongong Beach on a hot summer’s day was the place to be for Marianne and Kyle’s beach e’session in preparation for their autumn wedding in the Southern Highlands.

It was a very hot day and we were very glad that we were near the water for this e’session photo shoot.

Marianne came prepared with props and helium balloons, even one got away :). She wanted to make their e’session memorable, comfortable reflecting who they are as a couple and what the area means to them as they spend a lot of time walking along the beach here.

Thanks for the many laughs and water fights.

Looking forward to capturing your wedding day in May at the Briars Country Lodge, Southern Highlands. xx DW

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February 20, 2014 / Tiana & Michael Peppers Manor House wedding

Tiana and Michael’s wedding was held at the picturesque Peppers Manor House in the Southern Highlands. It was one hot summer’s day!

I have known Tiana for many years now and I was so delighted when she asked me to be their wedding photographer.

Their wedding day was amazing, beautifully decorated by Michelle from Affair from George (Flowers and Styling). Tiana wore a gorgeous gown. She was pretty like a princess!

I loved every minute of this fun, relaxed wedding. My day was filled with joy, happiness, cheekiness from the bridal party, long walks, beautiful sunshine (sometimes too hot). I smiled so much my cheeks hurt.

Here is a little sampler of their perfect day xx

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