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Jade & Matt | Wedding

Back in October, I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Jade & Matt’s gorgeous wedding at Circa 1876 up in the Hunter Valley.

We started out the day with the girls getting ready in the Lavender Cottage at Thistle Hill near Pokolbin. I could honestly have spent a day just photographing the property!

Rustic Wedding Photographer: Wedding dress hanging in windowThistle Hill Wedding Photographer: Wedding dress hanging in treeFine Art Wedding Photographer: Wedding dress sketch

Hair & Makeup was by Bonita & Diane of Your Big Day & they did a stunning job getting the girls glammed up!

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I asked Jade if her dad was likely to get emotional when he saw her, and she said it wasn’t likely, so I was pretty chuffed to capture this look :)

Documentary Wedding Photographers: Bride's father seeing brideRustic Wedding Photographers: Bride's bouquetFine Art Wedding Photographers: Bridal portraits

This is one seriously stunning bridal party!

Thistle Hill Wedding Photography: Bride & bridesmaidsHunter Valley Wedding Photography: Bride leaving for ceremony

The ceremony was held in the simple stunning gardens of Circa 1876.

Circa 1876 Wedding Photographer: Flower girl walking downt the aisle

I loved the way they looked at each other as Jade walked down the aisle, and the huge hug on arrival!

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These two were so excited to be married :)

Photojournalistic Wedding Photographer: Bride & Groom walking down the aislePhotojournalistic Wedding Photographers: Hugs after ceremonyPhotojournalistic Wedding Photography: Bride & Groom chatting with grandma

A short drive to a gorgeous field, the most perfect light I could ask for!

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We then headed back to Circa 1876 for a few more portraits amongst the vines.

Pokolbin Wedding Photography: Vineyard portraitsHunter Valley Wedding Photographers: JadeFine Art Wedding Photography: Bride portraits

Circa 1876 is the ultimate venue for anyone wanting a rustic wedding!

Vintage Wedding Photographer: Circa 1876 RestaurantVintage Wedding Photographers: Table detailsVintage Wedding Photography: Reception detailsRoberts Restaurant Wedding Photography: SpeechesSydney Wedding Photography: Bride & groom cutting cake

I totally fell in love with this wall in the lounge, it made the perfect backdrop for the photobooth.

Hunter Valley Photobooth Photographer: Wedding Photobooth

The night was capped of with some shenanigans on the dancefloor!

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Congrats Jade & Matt! I hope you had the best day ever :)

Lastly, a huge shout out to my incredible second shooter Fe Lumsdaine for helping me out on the day!

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