Michael & Nita’s Country Wedding

For months now I’ve been picturing myself photographing this wedding in the stunning landscapes of the Southern Highlands.  Nothing but green pastures, lushes vineyards and rolling hills that seem to go on forever and ever. Well last Saturday, all became reality and Nita and Michael were married during a beautiful ceremony at Silos Estate in the quaint country town of Berry, NSW.

Despite the overcast skies and the threat of rain, the day shined with happiness for everyone especially Nita and Michael and their five children. The ceremony was very much a family affair with Nita’s children Jacob, Gabriel and Xavier and Michael’s children Grace and Hannah all being part of the nuptials.

After the ceremony and family portraits, I whisked Nita and Michael away to the vineyards for some alone time.  We finished just before the last light and shortly afterwards Nita and Michael joined their guests at the reception where Michael played the ukulele and sang a beautiful duet with his daughter Grace.  Celebrations continued late in to the night at the Berry Hotel – by that stage I was tucked up in bed, it was a very long day.

I would also like to mention here how honoured I felt when Nita and Michael asked me to photograph their wedding day.  I first met Michael at his brother Ross’s wedding five years ago, and again at this other brother Scott’s wedding three years ago.  I jokingly said to Michael back then that I would have to complete the Boogaard brothers and when it was his turn I must be the photographer.

To Nita and Michael, I don’t think there has been a wedding where I have witnessed so much love and respect expressed for one another and family.  It was such an incredible thing to be part of – thank you.

 

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Wedding Cake is homemade,  cheese supplied by Woombye Cheese Company

Hair & Make-up by Pure Hair & Beauty

Flowers by Helen Howarth