Winter Wedding Wonderland {Hawkesbury Wedding Photography } | #IBOT

If you follow me on social media (in particular, Instagram) you may have noticed back in July that there was an influx of wedding photos. For those not in the know, my beautiful sister-in-law got married, and it was hands down, one of the most elegant, unique weddings I've ever been to. And I've been to a LOT of weddings!

I was the photographer for the day (but not the night, more on that later) and it was such an honour to document the day in all it's glory for L & A. It's only the second wedding I've shot in an official capacity, and I can tell you that the experience just gets better and better. I think there's a wedding photographer inside me after all! The ceremony was held at Scheyville National Park, an absolutely beautiful location, and a photographer's dream. The reception followed at the Richmond School of Arts, a wonderful old building in the historic Hawkesbury town of Richmond.

L & A were determined to hand-make or create as much as they could for the big day, and the prospect of a lot of time, money and effort didn't hold them back! From the button bouquets (above) to the custom signs and hand painted table decorations, no detail was missed.

Being able to photograph a family wedding, and see all of the Purtells looking spiffy in their fancy wedding clothes was an added bonus for me. Punky and Zee were flower girls and they had an absolute ball! They were in love with their dresses, and watching them walk down the aisle with Dave, throwing flowers with abandon, definitely filled me with a lot of love and pride for my beautiful girls.

At the reception I did the photography for the first hour, and then I had a couple of my tafe friends come in to man the photo booth and provide roving reception photography. They did an outstanding job! Much better than I would have been able to, after partaking in the numerous shots being offered by everyone from the bride's brother's girlfriend to the bride herself!

The headache I woke up with the next day was well and truly worth it, and I have to say a big thanks to my Mum for coming over and taking the girls after the ceremony so Dave and I could party like only the Purtell family can.

It was a fabulous day and I was honoured to be asked to be a part of it.

What season did you get married in? Any other winter wedding wonders out there (Dave and I got married in winter too)?

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