Scone Wedding | Megan & Richard
Megan & Richard’s Wedding - Scone - Hunter Valley
Megan & Rich got married on Saturday 6th October 2018 in Scone, located in the upper Hunter Valley. 1 hours drive North of Singleton, roughly 2 hours from Newcastle. Their wedding venue, the Scone Arts and Crafts Centre really had quite a lot of character. An old church with crumbling render, faded paint and unique detail, the perfect backdrop for their ceremony & reception.
Fast-forward to the pre-ceremony lead-up. I arrived at the Scone Arts and Crafts Centre to capture some of the details and set up ahead of time before making my way over to the Groom prep. The styling was done perfectly and really transformed what was already quite a beautiful venue into something else, even more magical.
Rich got ready with his groomsmen and Dad at his home in the heart of Scone. Whereas Bride Megan was over at the gorgeous Strathearn Park Lodge. Located a short 8 minute drive from where the ceremony would be taking place.
When I arrived over at their wedding venue the Arts & Craft Center, Jae & Sarah of the wedding videography powerhouse Little Ruby were setting up. Bride Meg pulled into the driveway beside the old church building, with her Mum by her side and bridesmaids following in the car behind. The raw emotion shown by Rich as he saw his Bride walking down the aisle towards him had everyone smiling uncontrollably.
Following the ceremony and family photos, we headed off with the bridal party. Shooting at a semi-abandoned home in the Scone, a place scattered with great textures, an old brick home with a veranda that wrap around the entirety of the house. With a old wooden shed at the roadside, a photographers dream location. We then made our way out to Arrowfield Stud on Gundy Rd. A thoroughbred stud farm comprising of 2,500 acres in the fertile Segenhoe Valley, just outside of Scone. Established in 1985, Arrowfield Stud is the largest Australian owned thoroughbred stud, well known among horse lovers.
As we were nearing our last photo location a storm started to roll in, we didn't let the potential downpour dampen our spirits though. Finding an epic hillside that seemed to go on forever, with cacti and contrasting dark storm clouds overhead. The last of our wedding photography locations for the day, and definitely our favourite.
Arriving back at the reception the bridal party were announced and welcomed in by their guests, rolling into speeches, the cake cutting and all that goes along with a great wedding reception. An acoustic guitarist and vocalist played throughout the evening, creating the perfect atmosphere for the guests to relax and enjoy themselves.
Following the bridal waltz, Meg and her mum did a mother & daughter dance.
An emotion filled moment that had the whole room in tears. After the formalities a local DJ arrived to kick it up a gear for the rest of the night, which saw the dance floor erupt with guests carving it up for the remainder of the reception. It was definitely an epic Scone wedding!