Inner City Charm for Elizabeth and Christopher’s Wedding Day
A charming inner-city wedding with delicate details and all the class in the world – Elizabeth and Christopher’s Perth Town Hall wedding is the very definition of classically romantic.
Having met at work, the couple went from team mates to life mates as they stood at the alter, ready to commit to one another for the rest of their lives. But first, let’s delve into the start of their wedding day!
Elizabeth prepared with her two daughters in the house she and Chris built together. With matching pyjamas – and all three looking completely alike! – Elizabeth helped the girls get dressed after all their hair and makeup was complete. The girls’ soft pink dresses worked beautifully with the palette of their home, and everything just simply tied in together perfectly. Before long, it was soon time for the daughters to return the favour and help Elizabeth get ready by buttoning up her gown, fixing her veil and strapping on her heels.
Inspiration drawn from their relationship, their portraits are delicate and elegant, with natural lighting come through the windows absolutely ideal to work with. Following a shoot of individual pictures, Elizabeth suggested she hop onto Christopher’s race car gaming console for a bit of a laugh! The girls certainly had some fun before we all made our way downstairs to finish the pre-wedding shoot and head off to the ceremony venue.
With effortless stunning style, Elizabeth and Christopher chose Perth Town Hall as their ceremony location, the perfect place to say their vows and commit the rest of their lives together. There was plenty of room for me to get to as many points as possible before Elizabeth made her appearance, because let’s face it – Perth Town Hall is absolutely beautiful for an indoor ceremony, no doubt about it. Those floorboards, the rose petals, the large windows and framed archway near the rear….Christopher mingling with guests and then waiting patiently for his bride.
I got word that Elizabeth had arrived and it was time to head outside. Gloriously happy to be just minutes from saying her vows, we took some shots with the girls (the weather was perfect!) and then it was time for the beautiful bride to make her way through the doors and into the arms of her husband-to-be.
It was an emotional ceremony, lots of laughter and tears of joy; guests were enthralled and Elizabeth’s daughters did an incredible job as bridesmaids. With vows said, rings exchanged, the first kiss and signing of official marriage documents, there was no doubt there was happiness all around the newlyweds as they walked back up the aisle to receive congratulations from all their family and friends.
And where there’s a balcony, you know I’m going to get an air shot of everyone who attended!
We didn’t have to go too far for the bridal shoot. With Perth Town Hall located right in the heart of the Perth CBD, Elizabeth and Christopher made plans to have their photos done close-by. Not having to drive from location to location meant we could spend more time taking photos, and less time in vehicles getting to a destination. We headed to The Como Hotel and spent time near there, but also managed to get a lot of shots around The Treasury, St George’s Anglican Cathedral, the Supreme Court building and outside the council house. Some great inner city destinations with fantastic shapes and angles to use as backdrops; it was great fun playing around with framing. Even when the bride and groom walk together to get from one place to another, him holding her dress or having a quiet snuggle as they hang back a bit – those candid and purely natural shots – are always something to keep an eye for because it’s those peaceful moments that work out beautifully.
And when Elizabeth, Christopher and the girls crossed one of the major intersections, all I could think in my head was The Beatles’ Abbey Road crossing!
With a final abundance of photos, our last stop was of course the Victory Lounge at Optus Stadium, the reception venue. When we arrived, all the décor was ‘en pointe’ and while the bridal party rested a bit away from the crowd, I snapped away to capture the essence of the party room before anyone else made their way in. Slowly yet surely, guests began to arrive and you could see everyone was impressed! Elizabeth and Christopher made their entrance and went straight to cutting the cake – because who wouldn’t?!
Before leaving for the night, I got the bridal couple to have their last photos in amongst the stadium seats, and I loved the backdrop of this with the lights shining behind them.
To Elizabeth and Christopher, I wish you both the most happiest of marriages and am honoured to have been chosen as your wedding photographer. Enjoy your lives together, may you be full of contentment, prosperity, laughter and above all – love.