Hi, my name is Nick. I am a Canberra wedding photographer and I would like to introduce you to Rachel and Andrew. I was very lucky to be introduced to Rachel and Andrew through good friends of theirs, Winnie and Mark whose wedding I photographed last December.
Every wedding is different and when I’m photographing a wedding I am looking for that “thing” that makes this day different from others. On Rachel and Andrew’s wedding day, the stand out to me was their amazing community of friends and family. I have never seen more people at a ceremony. Speaking with the bride’s father, he told me they set up 300 chairs and I can tell you, it still wasn’t enough. About 30 more were set up in the minutes preceding Rachel’s arrival and there were still people standing at the back and side of the church once the ceremony began. It was obvious that Rachel and Andrew are loved and respected by many people.
Rachel got ready at her home surrounded by her family and friends. Andrew prepared for the day with his groomsmen in the house, which from the wedding day forward would become his new home with Rachel. The atmosphere at both houses was very relaxed and this set the mood for the entire day. As the best man recalled in his speech, “Andrew and I have thrown the frisbee three times today”. I’d say that’s a pretty relaxing day.
Following the ceremony we made our way to the House of Representatives Rose Gardens near Old Parliament House. The light was fantastic. The bride and groom had a chance to catch their breath, spend time with the bridal party, eat cheese, drink tea and of course, throw the frisbee around.
The reception was at the beautiful Kamberra Winery. The night was filled with laughs, heartfelt speeches and a wonderful game hosted by the Master of Ceremonies, Josh. The purpose of the game was to find the longest married couple. The winners with 64 years under their belt said the keys to a great marriage were forgiveness and laughter. I think these are words to live by.
Photos: Wedding photos from Old Parliament House and Kamberra winery Canberra