Hunter Valley Prestigious Wedding at the Chateau Elan

Rarely in life do we take the opportunity to really express our lust for life and love for those nearest and dearest. Lisa & James weren’t wasting another moment at their stunning wedding at the Chateau Elan in NSW’s Hunter Valley. 

 Like something from a bond movie, the groom and groomsmen arrived via helicopter - It was something the groom James had always wanted to do. Gathered around the whiskey bar, the boys calmed the jitter of excitement in quiet connection.   

The bride shone in a stunning white gown and the expression of love between her, her son Alex and James drew a tear to the eye.  Making the most beautiful of memories, this day was truly a celebration. 

A wedding isn’t simply a ceremony of spoken promises and lavish party, it’s a declaration of love for your partner and family. It’s an opportunity to share the most joyful of days with the people you want in your future, for the hope you share and an expression of joy for this moment, today. 

 Live a passionate life and make your wedding a true example of the beauty of living. In celebration of joy, love, connection and adventure, a wedding can mean so much more than the exchange of vows – why not tick an item off on your bucket list? 

 What do you need the perfect excuse to do? and why not have it captured in time with stunning fine art film photography at your wedding? 

 Please comment below - I’d love to hear what your dream would be.

Florals - Trille Floral | Venue - Chateau Elan

Timeless Southern Highlands Elopement Wedding in Bowral NSW - The Rift

A love that translates though time 

Katherine & Winston were only a stone’s throw from Sydney but a world away from its’ bustling stress at their intimate elopement in the NSW Southern Highlands.  

Witnessed by a select few and under the loving gaze of Mother Nature herself, the bride and groom pronounced their love in the lush gardens of the historic mansion The Rift, in Bowral NSW.  

 The tables were classically dressed with a glint of stylish silverware, beautiful calligraphy and stunning blooms which punctuated the lush greenery of the rambling countryside.  

Unapologetically intimate, the wedding of Katherine & Winston was captured in timeless fine art photography that is sure endure the test of time.

Stylist - Sandra Chau | Florist - Idyll Flower Studio | Venue - The Rift | Stationery - Little Duck Calligraphy | HAMU - Emma McGill Makeup | Gown - Babushka Ballerina

Feminine Bohemian Wedding in Mudgee NSW

Sydney couple ventures to prestige wine country of Mudgee, NSW to create an unforgettable wedding day.

Jo and Michael were going for a sentimental feel, as they were privileged to have the opportunity to wear family heirlooms for this momentous occasion. As you scroll through the photo gallery you will see Michael’s Nonnas fur coat and his Nunnos gold wristwatch. This joyous occasion brought both family members together with wedding details being made by themselves and their family. Jo’s mum made the dream catcher, with cotton used from her late Grandmother and Jo’s Grandma made the crochet backdrop for the dessert table. The women in their families made delectable desserts, using Mary’s secret Biscotti recipe. 

The bohemian style that Jo envisioned was achieved using feminine floral head crowns and a lush bridal bouquet of soft pastel tones with a touch of vibrant red hues. The groom wore a dusty pink blazer to complement the brides vintage gown and the classic salmon pink ‘56 Chevy Bel Air.

We stumbled upon Sheri McMahon Photography by pure luck and we will be forever grateful. Sheri was professional, full of ideas and a load of fun but most of all, her passion for fine art film photography shone through both on the day of our wedding, and in our photography collection we received in the weeks after our magical day.  Not only were my now husband and I impressed, so were our guests with many commenting on the amazing and professional service we received on our day.  In the weeks leading up to our wedding, Sheri calmed our nerves and fears surrounding our photography choice, given we had misfortune with the original photographer we had booked, leaving our only wish being that we wish we found Sheri from the get go. She made us feel comfortable and we had complete confidence in her work and her talent prior to our day, knowing that everything would be taken care of.  On our wedding day (29.09.2018), we left it in Sheri’s hands to choose our photo locations at our beautiful venue – Burnbrae Winery. When we received our collection our hearts were full of love, joy and pure happiness. Not one photo disappointed us. They are truly pieces of art – we can’t believe how good we look!!!!  Sheri has exceeded all expectations for us, and we couldn’t be happier with our choice of photographer to capture our special memories.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts…Mr & Mrs Mattarelli.

Venue – Burnbrae Wines | Gown – Zavana Bridal | Bridal Gowns – JJ’s House and Mix Bridal | Groom Attire – YD and Connors | Music – Veronika Lawson @veronikalawson | Hair – Candice Rose hair @candicerosehair | Make Up – KR Makeup Artistry @kr.makeupartistry | Flowers – Flowers By beth  @flowersbybethc | Styling/Prop hire – Wildly Whimsical @wildly_whimsical_events | Custom Outdoor Games – Mickey The Chippy Constructions @mickeythechippyconstructions | Celebrant – Kali Newcombe Civil Celebrant

Intimate Wedding in the Hunter Valley Australia

Have you dreamt of an intimate wedding day with only your closest friends and family? Hayley and Jacob did just that, to one of Australia’s most popular wedding destination locations; The Hunter Valley in NSW.   Not even the rain on their wedding day was going to stop these two from full filling their dreams.  Adams Peak Country Estate set a perfect landscape and backdrop for this overcast wedding day.

Destination Pre-Wedding - Sydney Australia

Why you SHOULD book a pre-wedding photo session.

Pre-Wedding photo sessions are my absolute favourite.  The time you get to spend with your clients in a relaxed, easy and no rush environment, being able to create romantic images and deliver a gallery of the most beautiful and intimate wedding photos, why would you not!  

This was an incredible day spent with Jo and Dylan around the beautiful Sydney Opera House and The Royal Botanic Gardens.  Jo flew in from Singapore the week of to meet up with her fiancé Dylan in Sydney so we could capture their love before their big wedding day in January next year, which will be held in their home country of Singapore amongst family and friends. 

Florals - Gathered Floral | Gown - Goddess By Nature | Make UP - MUA Ebony Smith | Hair - Hair By Chlo

Timeless and Classic Wedding - Taronga Western Plains Zoo

While we all love swooning over the latest trends in fashion and wedding attire, there is just something fulfilling about a classic and timeless wedding day with a soft colour palette and loads of greenery. Groom Max wore a classic black suit while bride Georgia wore a gown that was simple yet held intricate details of lace with subtle peeks of skin.  A timeless ceremony area with a soft romance vision that included white chairs and loads of fresh greenery for a half arch to set that wow statement. 

 
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Stationary - Theo Berry | Gown -  Bohemian Brides | Suit/Groom Attire - Harry's Menswear | Florals - Denises flower Studio |  Make Up - Danielle Pearce Make Up Artistry | Hair - Katie McDougal | Venue - Taronga Western Plains Zoo | Ceremony Chair Rentals - Adors | Chair Covers and Draping - The Wedding Shoppe

Luxurious Country Wedding - Mudgee NSW Australia

An oasis in the middle of the country.  Kate and Andrew were married in the cutest little county chapel a few hours from Mudgee NSW Australia. With a luxurious cocktail reception on Andrews family farm "Gullendah".  Kate wore a simple sundress with lace trim detail throughout by Zimmerman while Andrew was looking very stylish in his MJ Bale suite. It was not your typical November weather this year.  The family farm had a lot of rain before their wedding day, which made for picture square lush green gardens.  The farm also backed onto a national park with stunning mountain views, this landscape made for amazing wedding photos.  Not to mention the beautifully presented and delicious canapés and dessert table by Mudgee Made Catering for guests to enjoy during the twilight cocktail hour under fairy lights.

Scroll away and enjoy this Luxurious country wedding, of fine art film photography!

"I have know Sheri for over 20 years, and in this time I have watched her passion for photography grow.  I love the way she uses light and the timeless style of her work. So naturally, when it came to choosing a wedding photographer, Sheri was at the top of our list, and we weren't disappointed!  Sheri was extremely professional, punctual,  attentive and flexible. We had all of our edited photos back, presented beautifully within a few weeks of our big day." - Katie Hughes