When I arrived at Errol Park on the morning of Angus and Kirsten’s wedding I almost had to pinch myself. The sun was splitting the sky, the grounds were stunningly beautiful and I really couldn’t imagine a more perfect setting for an outdoor wedding. The air was full of the promise of early summer and the buzz of excitement. I was nearly beside myself as I took photographs in the gardens and in the beautiful converted stables. I think it would be fair to say I was really quite giddy.
The excitement continued when I joined Kirsten and her bridesmaids as they were getting ready. The room was filled with beautiful light and like a photographer’s playground. I think you’re probably getting the idea by now that I really quite liked this wedding and I haven’t even started on all the personal details!
The bouquets of flowers were created by Kirsten’s clever sister (who also doubled as a skilled make up artist) and featured blooms from their dad’s garden. The tables were adorned with hand made place settings and home made jams. Even the crocheted hearts on the chair backs were lovingly hand crafted and the stunning personal wedding cake was made by Kirsten’s mum.
Alas the weather was not to stay on our side. The sun shone brilliantly throughout the ceremony only to disappear behind large clouds carrying lots and lots of rain. The first drops fell as we were in the midst of taking some group shots and it didn’t stop for at least 7 hours. Thankfully Errol Park provides a magnificent setting for indoor photography so I was still a happy camper (I also loved capturing shots of the guests negotiating the puddles using a wide array of umbrellas – some less effective than others!).
Huge thanks to Kirsten and Angus for giving me the opportunity to photograph their beautiful wedding. Here are a few of their photographs.