August 25th saw the much anticipated and long awaited marriage of Belinda and Alex! I have known these awesome guys personally for about 8 years, and they were already 4 years into their relationship then! For them to finally tie the knot has been so exciting!
We started the day with the chance of rain – thick clouds loomed overhead and sprinkles came randomly. Bel kept cool and calm, knowing she could do nothing about the weather but she was sure by the time her preparation was over and the ceremony to start, we would have beautiful weather. She was right – the rain held off and the light was extraordinary!
Bel and Alex were able to have their ceremony as planned outside with an arbour of flowers and their longtime furry friend Boof as the ring bearer! Alex’s look as he saw Bel walk down the aisle left many teary themselves, myself included. There is nothing like that level of pure raw emotion, it is so moving to see. The guests cheered and celebrated as they spoke their vows and sealed the deal with their first kiss as husband and wife! Belinda was now Mrs Bel Bell!
We then spent some time around the grounds of the amazing Collits Inn at Hartley Vale provided the perfect backdrop! Being so used to shooting in and around Newcastle and the Central Coast it was so lovely to be visiting a new destination! The grounds are beautiful, the light was spectacular with Bel, Alex and their bridal party were so easy to work with – going with the flow with everything we wanted to shoot. Working with Fyona and Dave from Pipewolf Wedding Videos was also so easy and relaxed!
The night started in and we headed into the bard for the reception. With the open fire and amazing atmosphere, we could hardly notice the chill. Throughout the night everyone laughed, cried, danced and celebrated! At the end of the night, we sent Bel and Alex off with a sparkler exit, which showered the couple in congratulations, good luck and love.
Thank you Bel and Alex! It was such an honour to share your day and be with you as you start the next chapter of your lives together! Congratulations again and all my love xxxx