The rain poured as I drove to Distillery Botanica to begin shooting Claire & Lloyd’s wedding on Saturday. When I arrived, it had stopped. When I walked to the ceremony site, it had started again. It proceeded to turn off and on like a tap for a while, until Claire arrived to marry her love when it stopped completely. The sun shone and Claire and Lloyd promised each other forever under careful guidance by the divine Lisa Philipsen.
If ever there was a wedding all about love it was this one. There were the beautiful surrounds, gorgeous florals by the Petal Sisters, a stunning bride, and live soundtrack by Georgina Grimshaw, but the love was the standout. The way Lloyd looks at Claire! The way she giggles back! They are just incredible to watch.
When the ceremony concluded we took full advantage of the grounds for some photos, then drove to a second location for some more, then for some quick photos with their beloved Arnie. Finally we settled in for a night of spoiling at The Box on the Water at Ettalong. It was such a perfect day! The cherry on top was a live performance of ‘I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You’ sung in part by Lloyd’s Grandfather, his Grandmother watching on with tears in her eyes.
Thank you so much to Claire and Lloyd for including me in such a spectacular occasion! I loved getting to know you both!
Ceremony Venue: Distillery Botanica
Makeup: Georgia Hull
Bride’s Gown: Lily Grace Bridal
Florals: The Petal Sisters
Celebrant: Lisa Philipsen
Music: Georgina Grimshaw
Reception Venue: The Box on the Water