When Cat + Zane invited us to shoot their wedding on the Bellarine Peninsula we were beyond thrilled. Two years ago we didn’t even know the Bellarine existed…but photography leads you to all sorts of weird and wonderful places, and it’s hands down one of the most beautiful places we’ve ever been in Australia - a cross between Cape Cod and those gorgeous rugged coastal areas you see scattered around the bay in Melbourne.
Cat and Zane were married in the Geelong Botanical Gardens (seriously Geelong, you are full of surprises!) and held their intimate reception at Jack Rabbit Winery, and as you’ll soon see, they are both beautiful people inside and out.
So much so, that at times it felt like we were shooting the wedding of a Hemsworth brother to a supermodel…so it brought tears to our eyes when we were chatting to Zane’s mum during the reception who confided that when he still lived at home, Zane would never come home from a night out with friends without coming into her room first for a cuddle and to tell her all the goss from the evening.
And Cat, all elegance and class, admitted to us she kept waiting for Zane to show a rougher or less sensitive side – yet it never appeared. They are two of the biggest sweethearts we have ever met, and we couldn’t have been more blessed to capture their picture perfect day. Oh, and their dog also blew our minds! Seriously, is that dog real?!!
We didn’t think anything could top Cat’s flawless Collette Dinnigan gown…until a helicopter pilot friend of the couple organised a chopper to fly them into their reception! It was SO Hollywood! I don’t think any of us will ever forget the roar of the chopper as it came into view and looped over the venue with Cat and Zane waving from the window. The looks on their guest’s faces was priceless…
We couldn’t think of a more perfect wedding to end the year on, and we hope it gets you in the mood for a spectacular festive season wherever and however you may be spending it.
We cannot wait to see you all back in 2014, where our most exciting year at Love Katie + Sarah awaits. It will be a thrill to share it with you all.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support this year, and the hugest of thanks especially to all our beautiful 2013 couples who rocked our world and thanked us with gestures from mentioning us in their speeches to sending us home with anything from hand made preserves to cases of beer (we’re looking at you, Dave!). It truly has touched our hearts and we will be remembering these acts of kindness as we see in the new year.
Love Katie + Sarah xo