Living in the Hunter and Newcastle for a few years now allows you as a wedding and couples photographer to see many amazing locations, venues and hidden gems - like most places in the world I guess. But this wedding location was a whole new experience for me - one I hadn’t even heard of!
Nestled at the foothills of Mount Bright Lookout, sits this amazing, private estate called Wynella Estate. An amazing homestead built on the property in the 1860’s was the perfect location for Shanna + Josh to exchange vowels and party on into the night - no noise complaints here!
Only possible through family relations, the wedding was moved from another location early into their planning, after Shanna’s Grandparents mentioned the amazing property to them due to it’s family history and close location.
With that all set in place, and typical summer weather on the day, it' was the perfect event out in the Hunter Valley. Set under a gorgeous established Jakaranda tree, the couple met by Jacie Whitfield in front of family and friends. Shanna wore a gorgeous Anna Campbell gown full of textural pearl detailing, which supplemented Josh’s choice of modern style, slim fit blazer.
The area also allowed for gorgeous family photos, and a chance for the couple to get away from all the party action and hit the mountain lookout for photos with a view.
As sun set, their celebration was brought together with some beautiful speeches under the stars, and an open dance floor with festooning to light the way. Slider Burgers by Sprout Catering, local organic wines from Tamburlaine and live music by Roller Girl, built the atmosphere where a mother daughter dance took place, and family got into the wedding spirt vibes with beers in hand!
This wedding had all the hallmarks of location, location, location! Such an amazing spot to host a magical wedding event. It was a great reminder that every wedding is amazing, and to plan a party and the rest will fall into place!
Hope you all enjoy!
Gown Designer - Anna Campbell, Bridesmaid Gown Designer - Esther Boutique, Shoe Designer(s) - Tony Bianco, Hair Artist - Aleesha Kemp, Make Up Artist - Naomi Stevens, Invitations Design - Dear Little Darling, Florist - TLC Design, Cake Designer - Candice Aulton, Music / Enterainment - Rollergirl, Catering Company - Sprout Catering