"I wish you to know,
that you have been the last dream of my soul"
~ Charles Dickens; A tale of two cities ~
When you are invited to the top of a splendid mountain range for a romantic wedding in the hills, you say yes! Lovers get engaged, pick a date, plan a wedding and then leave the rest up to fate to get the weather right... well, the heavens came through for us in the most delightfully unexpected way! It was a rainy time of year, and the sunshine coast hinterland is a pretty rainy place, so it was feeling ominous leading up to this magical day. Somehow though, the weather made this day even magical then we could have hoped...
Venue: Maleny Manor / Gown: White Lily Couture / Celebrant: Venita Manning / Flowers: Mondo Floral Designs / What a cake! By: Elegantly Frosted / Hair: Hair to Be
Beautiful window light in an attic room of a splendid Manor high up in the mist and cloud is just about the most perfect setting for a 'getting ready' location for a bride.
Mist enveloped us throughout the 'Getting Ready' time. Matt and his Groomsmen enjoyed a drink and a laugh at another location in the glorious hinterland hills.
And then it was time for these wonderful souls to say "I do". A little rain and the most gentle cover of clouds turned up the romance factor, taking an already stunning venue to another level.
Sometimes the universe conspires to help you - this was one of those times! As we left for portraits the sky cleared for just long enough for us to have so much fun creating bridal portraits. It's always impressive when a bride is willing to get her shoes dirty for the perfect shot - Amie was such a good spirit!
Right on cue, the heavens opened up as the sun went to sleep and it really was time to party. This party will go down in history!
At the end of a brilliant wedding day the most perfect way to close it out is with a newlywed portrait under the evening sky. Thank you most loving couple Mrt + Mrs Mooyman for sharing this wonderful day with Art for Life Photography.