A beautifully elegant wedding with an abundance of cuteness and the perfect start to their happily ever after.
I first met Mathew and Chrissie in front of the camera when they had their first born, Jak. I went to their home to capture the newborn cuteness that is my other love in photography. Then Jak came to the studio a couple years later and introduced his baby sister Ella. During several friends weddings, I would see Mathew and Chrissie - always such a pleasure to photograph, so natural in front of the camera. I remember seeing on social media the sweetest proposal that Mathew had planned including Jak and Ella, and I was so chuffed when they asked me to be their photographer. Their wedding day came and it was STUNNING! One of the nicest families ever!!!
Mathew and Chrissie married at the Elephant and Castle Hotel in Newtown, it was a sunny day and the venue looked great. The Bridal party got ready at the venue, with hair and make in full swing, Chrissie had kept her dress a secret from her bridesmaids and it was such a treat to capture their reaction. She looked amazing.
The boys arrived, looking dapper in their black suits and bow ties. As Mathew welcomed guests and made his way to the outdoor ceremony garden he was ready to watch his children and Chrissie walk down the aisle. This was by far the cutest moment! Even I felt a surge of a proud parent moment watching Jak and Ella walk down followed by the beautiful bride and her bridesmaids.
I asked Chrissie what her favourite moment of the day was; she replied, “It’s so hard to pinpoint, it was all so amazing! Definitely, a moment that will stick with me is when myself and the bridal party were just about to walk down the aisle. The mixture of emotions in such a special moment was unbelievable and something I’ll never forget."
As the guests sat witnessing Mathew and Chrissie tie the know in the glorious sunshine, they were serenaded by New Dynamic choir, who always add such emotion to a wedding, as they were announced Mr and Mrs - smiles beaming, everyone cheering, it was time to celebrate.
We snuck off for a few family photos - they are the most photogenic family I know, it was great. Guests celebrated in the garden whilst group photos were taken and a few more couple shots around the venue. After several weekends of skimming stones with my boys, I knew the perfect location down by the river and knew it would make a great area for romantic photos as the sun was setting.
Speeches were great, best men had the wedding guests in stitches, the boys had their lucky cigars and the girls threw the confetti. It really was a relaxed, enjoyable, perfect day.
Jak and Ella almost stole the show one last time as they copied mummy and daddy do their first dance, I honestly think most of us were watching the kids…. it was beyond cute!! These adorable children are a real credit to you Mathew and Chrissie. I left the wedding with the children rocking the dance floor and all the guests dancing the night away.
Again it's always good to get the advice of someone who has lived it, I asked Chrissie what advice would she give to a future bride, she answered: “enjoy your day and take it all in, time flies when you’re having fun.”
Wishing Mathew, Chrissie, Jak and Ella lots of love and happiness xXx
Here are a few wedding photographs from Mathew and Chrissie's wedding.
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