Alice and Blake

Venue: Sebel Harbourside Kiama
Portraits: Minnamurra Headland

Stunning can hardly describe this small wedding.
Alice and Blake definitely made the most of their wedding day, creating a dreamy and intimate Winter wedding that radiated warmth and nostalgia.

Our bride and groom caught their first glimpse at each other of the day in a little courtyard tucked away and hidden behind the grand Heritage building on the Sebel Harbourside grounds, the other side of which was also the backdrop for their nuptials. The two got cosy with a bottle of Moet prior to their vows, where they arrived hand in hand to all their waiting nearest and dearest.

A touching and heartfelt ceremony followed, loaded to the brim with personal touches and tiny details. The most obvious detail being that their backdrop – the Heritage building – was the primary school attended by Alice as a child. During our portraits she spoke fondly of her memories as they appeared into her mind, sparked by another glimpse of a familiar scene.

While rain began to appear on the horizon, we decided not to let that dampen our spirits at all and went full-steam ahead for our portraits session on the Minnamurra headland, a place that the couple walked through often, overlooking the gorgeous Minnamurra river. Sunset began to arrive and sprinkles began to rain down, creating one of the most stunning scenes I have ever gotten to photograph in my entire life – and blessing the couple with a rainbow on our way back to the reception.

The low-key reception was held inside the Heritage building, decorated almost entirely by hand-made and DIY details created by Alice, one of the most impressive of these being their wedding cake, made completely from scratch by the bride.
After the formalities of the evening had lapsed, I took the bride and groom out for one last set of pictures – under the oak tree that graced the school grounds with acorns; one last nostalgic touch to end the evening.

Published by Chloe Ianni

I am a Wollongong based photographer who specializes in small weddings and on-location portraits.