I've been waiting a while to be able to share this gorgeous wedding with you! Amy and Braiden's Hawthorn Den wedding in April was elegantly beautiful and uniquely styled. A day filled with joy and love.
These two made sure their day was just how they wanted it to be and a true reflection of them & their love story. They didn't fuss over details but instead were big picture thinkers, leaving the finer details in the capable hands of their vendors. Neither of them stressed or got nervous instead just soaking up the happiness of the day, even when Amy was more than a little late to the ceremony - Braiden didn't even break a sweat! And they chose to keep the day beautifully intimate; with a smaller guest list so they could really spend quality time with everyone. No big bridal party either, the day was all about family and of course their wee son Elliott being at the heart of it!
Congratulations Braiden & Amy! I know this wedding day was a long time in the making for you guys and it was our absolute pleasure to be chosen as your photographers. We loved celebrating alongside you both (it's hard to call our jobs work when we're having such fun with friends!). Although I'm sure Braiden is thankful the portraits are over and he doesn't have to get bossed around by me anymore haha!
Elliott stole the show much of the morning as Amy got ready. Isn't he just adorable, those squishy wee cheeks!!!
While Amy had everyone a bit speechless with her timeless dress Braiden got ready out at the venue with his best friend and best man, Nathan - or as we know him, Thumb. I went to high school with both Braiden & Thumb so it felt like a bit of a mini school reunion!
How cool is Braiden's boutonnière?! Something a little different and much easier to fit than the usual flower & pin situation, simply sliding into the jacket pocket. I reckon this style of boutonnière could be the next BIG thing! There you go Braiden, you're a trendsetter!
Barbs' ceremony for Amy and Braiden was filled with love, beautiful sentiments and of course a couple of great stories which produced a lot of laughs!
Braiden and Amy chose to keep portrait time really simple, we just wandered around Hawthorn Den as guests began moving towards the reception. There was no driving required which meant less time away from guests. Amy even had time to stop and feed Elliott in between photos!
Jan at Hawthorn Den had the venue inside looking incredible as always. I love this lady's styling! And Jude Taylor and her team served up a delicious dinner, buffet style.
While guests finished dinner we snuck Amy & Braiden outside at sunset for ten minutes just to themselves. We timed it just right to capture the last little glow as the sun came down and Amy's long veil was flying in the wind.
Back into Hawthorn Den's gorgeous reception venue and the speeches kicked off an evening of laughter, reminiscing and of course more celebration.
Braiden and Amy brought some epic moves to their first dance and just before we packed our gear away for the night we even got outside for some sparkler shots!
Friends, Matt and I wish you so much happiness in your marriage. It was a privilege to capture your beautiful wedding and to be a part of your wedding journey Braiden & Amy. I've loved all the catch ups we've had along the way, the laughs and of course the cuddles with Elliott. x
DRESS: Love Me Do Bridal | SUITS: Tarocash | MAKEUP: Laura Braithwaite | HAIR: Love Hair (Jodie) | NAILS: Nails by Nicola | FLOWERS: Stacey & Jenny Butler | STATIONERY & SIGNAGE: AB Signs | CELEBRANT: Barbs Frew | CATERING & CAKE: Jude Taylor | VENUE & DECORATIONS: Hawthorn Den, Gore | FELT FLOWER CROWNS: Oakleigh Crafts.