Wollombi Wedding | Cathie & Chris
Cathie & Chris’ Wedding - Wollombi - Hunter Valley
Cathie & Chris’s beautiful festival style wedding in Wollombi was absolutely amazing. A reception held in a giant tipi, amazing music supplied by Hunter Valley Wedding Singer Gareth Hudson, celebrant Julie Muir leading the ceremony, Billy Goat Catering serving up some amazing food, The Event Master supplying a lot of the styling & furniture for the day, along with many other excellent wedding vendors involved.
Both Cathie & Chris got ready on-site at the two level home. With the girls upstairs and Chris and his family downstairs. We had discussed during the week leading up to the wedding that they’d love to do a first look before the ceremony. So when our Bride & Groom were ready Chris made his way outside onto the balcony facing away from the path his bride-to-be would take to join him. Turning around only when she was within an arms reach to see her in her gorgeous bridal gown for the first time. A very emotional moment for all who were there and shared in this.
Following the flawless first look, Groom Chris made his way down to the ceremony location to greet friends and family before the ceremony commenced. Bride Cathie & her bridesmaids made their way down to the perfectly styled ceremony location, walking through an opening of trees, with lanterns strung from branch to branch. Hunter Valley celebrant Julie Muir created a super chill vibe for the ceremony, a really relaxed and engaging atmosphere for the couple and their guests to celebrate the love of Chris & Cathie. The couple read their personalised handwritten vows, exchanged rings and sealed the deal with a kiss. Before walking down the aisle under a shower of rose petals.
I always place a large emphasis on family photos and the importance of getting great portraits with those who mean the most to you. With all the guests congratulating the couple after the ceremony, we got everyone together for a large group photo, followed by family photos.
Billy Goat Catering catered for the lunch time reception in the tipi, serving up some delicious food as always which had the guests coming back for more. Live music from Hunter Valley Wedding Singer Gareth Hudson filled the air for the full duration of the reception. Following the cake cutting and speeches, we finished up with a few friends photos before heading off site to catch the best of what Wollombi has to offer for Hunter Valley wedding photography.
Cathie & Chris, with their bridal party in tow jumped into my car and one of their’s before making our way to a few of my favourite spots nearby to create what you see below. A phenomenal afternoon with perfect light, a unique landscape and a super fun bridal party meant we were able to create some pretty impressive Hunter Valley wedding photography images. Check them out below!
Also, if you haven’t seen the amazing pine forest engagement shoot of Cathie & Chris that can be seen here