What makes a perfect wedding?
Who knows really (to tell you the truth, Katie and I come away from pretty much every single one saying “Best. wedding. ever!”) but I think if we could narrow it down, the one thing that time after time nails it for us, would be to have as few guests as possible.
I know that sounds terrible to the poor old guests (remember, I had 150 guests at my own wedding, and it was impossible to narrow that number down any more) but when you’re on the other side of things as a photographer, you have an entirely different perspective. Katie and I are absolutely smitten with the small, the sweet and the simple of weddings. In fact, we left Lou and Dave’s wedding and immediately had a discussion about whether or not to put a disclaimer on the website saying we only do weddings with 50 guests and under (and only country weddings that involve a road trip, where the air is fresh and the vibe is picnicky!).
Lou and Dave’s was just magical! It was all held on the same property in Woodend. Lou got ready there, then walked across to the ceremony site where only their absolute closest family and friends were gathered. They got married, then sat down at a little table and chairs in the afternoon sun, shared a celebratory glass of champagne, and took everything in. Meanwhile their guests chilled out, and relaxed throughout the garden.
We had so much time for couple portraits (an absolute luxury we don’t always get) and it made such a difference to the way we worked. So many beautiful shots! No rushing, no conversations about the position of the sun, or how long we had before they would be announced at the reception. In fact, we ended up with time to spare, so Lou and Dave went back to the garden to see their guests, and then when the time was right, they all strolled into dinner together.
Lou and Dave, you totally rocked our worlds on your wedding day. In fact, we love the s**t out of you both.
Love Katie & Sarah xo