“Yes I love this one!” Jess knew this was the perfect wedding Maggie Sottero dress for her from Abbey Bridal in Sydney, there was only a small problem, she wasn’t engaged yet, she just knew that Dale was the one. Of course he did eventually propose to her 😉 It’s just funny how sometimes you know they are the one for you.
Dale also knew that when marrying Jess, he wasn’t just marrying Jess but her love of animals too (which included all her fur-babies). Jess is a vet nurse so is was paramount that Dale was an animal lover too! It’s not unusual for Jess to be fostering baby animals until she finds loving homes for them (I absolutely love going to her place to play with the animals! Ummm I mean catch up…… 😛 )
Jess and Dale were married at the stunning Estate Tuscany in the amazing Hunter Valley. The first time they visited Estate Tuscany they were sharing their first valentines day and not only fell in love with each other, but the whole Hunter Valley too, so it was only fitting that they have their wedding celebration there too (and also because the food is out of this world!! I’m drooling even thinking about it….)
Jess and Dale decided to have an outdoor wedding ceremony followed by an outdoor afternoon reception. Outdoor wedding receptions are seriously something to consider if you’re getting married and wanting something a little different. They are very much weather dependent (not just rain, but hot sunny heat too) so do have back up options in place, but it sure makes for a lovely & intimate garden party 🙂
After the reception we went around and took some photos around Estate Tuscany’s amazing property. We were graced by my favourite time of day for photos: golden hour. I seriously love it!! Jess and Dale also decided to do things a bit different and switch having photos usually after the ceremony to after the reception, which meant they were able to spend more time with family & friends and then have some time with each other after the reception to soak it all in.
Just remember, when planning your day, you don’t have to do everything that everyone tells you too, it’s your day and change it to how you want it to be, if you’re after a Hunter Valley Wedding Photographer for your day, click here to get in contact, I would love to hear from you! 🙂