There was a busy calm filling the bride’s house, as we gathered and preparations began to turn a young girl in love, into a bride. My assistant and I waited outside as she wiggled into her dress, and then the fun began. We started with some casual portraits of the bride and her attendants, complete with a photo-bombing four legged family member. Behind me, I saw a red clad friend of Erin’s pause as I bent down to grab the shot I saw in my mind, and as I straightened, I heard a familiar voice greet me by name. I turned and looked again, and was startled to see a friend from mothers group in Inverell. A bride from Brisbane, being married in her home town of Armidale, and we had a mutual friend. Funny how small the world can be at times.
Not long after, we headed to St Mary & Joseph’s Catholic Cathedral to catch up with Pat, and wait for his beautiful bride. After a lovely ceremony, we emerged from the church to the peel of church bells, thanks to another wedding at the Anglican Cathedral just across the road. With photos around the lawns of Armidale’s UNE complete, we released the couple for some down time with the bridal party, before they rejoined the reception, held at Booloominbah, also at UNE. Despite only a distance of around 130km, I always forget how much colder Armidale can be, and now know that even a December wedding isn’t a guarantee of not needing a jacket in the evening. It must have been a shock for those who travelled from Far North Queensland…it was bad enough coming from Inverell!
These are a few of my favourites from the day – click on an image to see it larger (a slideshow is also available for veiwing at http://vimeo.com/rachelmeszaros/erinandpat ). Erin and Pat, congratulations again, thanks so much for having us.