Ben & Millie ❤
Congratulations on a flawless backyard wedding, it’s easy to see that you work well as a team with majority of the setup completed by yourselves and those final touches by your suppliers.
A gorgeous venue, on Ben’s Mum, Rachel’s property at Mungay Creek.
I fell in love with the Tuscan feel of this home, those mustard walls and all the vines hanging down plus Rachel’s stunning gardens and the interior!!!
I couldn’t wait for the day to unfold.
Ben & Millie were one of my first engagement sessions since relocating from Sydney to Kempsey. They were absolute gems, we remained friends and as I grew with the business, time got less and less until their wedding day.
When Millie finally contacted me to book in for Nov 17, 2018. I was stoked, it had felt like forever since the engagement session but had creeped up so quickly and…. Well, I may have done a few somersaults of excitement.
A super calm morning, I couldn't believe how stress free it was.
They started off at JB’s in Kempsey, with the talented Jemma styling the girls hair.
Millie and the girls returned back to the property on Mines Road, Mungay Creek to finalise the setup for the ceremony with the help of the boys... I really love a backyard wedding and the idea of having both the bridesmaids and groomsmen in the one place.
Another wonderful local florist “Poppy’s Garden” were there setting up, they styled the arch and the entire marquee plus bouquets and made a beautiful floral dog collar – a truly amazing job!
*Terry’s Entertainment provided the marquee and all tables/chairs plus all tableware by Macksville Ex Services Club.
Kirralee Tassel of “Pure Bliss & Body” beautified the bridal party and both the mums.
She is so talented x
The guys suited up first while the girls hid out in the room with Millie trying to re pierce her ears 🤔
Ben & Millie were married by Jason Nicholson, Civil Celebrant and wrote their own vows, which had a very special touch.
I had to laugh when Ben asked that he be allowed 1 gun per year as Millie had previously mentioned her disapproval.
A lot of fun had out on location, 3 bottles of champagne popped and showered over everyone and even the partners of those in the bridal party joined in for dancing in the long grass!
The real party begins...
Catering by Macksville Ex Services Club...
Dinner followed up by Speeches from the Mother of the Bride, Father of the Groom and Sister of the Bride + Groomsmen ...
Gorgeous cake by the talented Trish Jackson.
Bouquet toss goes to.............
Woohoo, Michelle !!!
Followed by the first dance......
The night ended with Ben & Millie’s friends gifting them “fireworks” so they sent some of the boys out into the paddock to light them, a few not going to plan, they went sideways across the paddock with the boys running for safety. It was a good laugh.
The day was amazing. Re living these photos makes my heart happy.
Honestly, meeting you both two years ago, as “lucky” entrants in a free engagement session comp, I can’t thank you guys enough for being so comfortable during that first shoot and for the feedback and the support you have showed my business since. It feels surreal that it has been and gone but now I await the next adventures that lie ahead! Thanks for trusting in me to create these wonderful memories.