Kirstin & Matthew got married at Maleny Manor.  Now I’ve photographed a few weddings at Maleny Manor over the years (lost count) and what I love about this venue is that it never gets boring.  Every wedding is different.  Kirstin & Matthew, with the help of the very creative Trudy Croad at Lovebird Weddings, managed to transport me (and Maleny Manor) to the english countryside.  I swear if it wasn’t for the view of the Glasshouse Mountains, I could have been in the Cotswolds.

This was a great wedding.  Matthew is English and many of his family and friends travelled from the UK to be there to see Matthew & Kirstin become husband and wife.  One of the things I love about England is that when the sun comes out, so do the people.  Seriously, if you have ever been in London on a day when the sun finally forces its way through the clouds, you notice that people are suddenly everywhere in their shorts, sunbathing in the parks, playing footy or listening to music.  It is like they don’t want to miss a second of the beautiful day that has blessed them.  Sometimes I think in Queensland we get a little complacent & take our great weather for granted.    Kirstin & Matthew’s wedding felt just like a summer day in England to me.   The sun was shining in that warm winter way and thanks to the floral creations of Terrianne at Mondo Floral designs, it felt like a country garden.  Between the ceremony & reception guests drank Pimms while playing croquet and boules on the lawn.   It was all so gorgeous that we didn’t even leave the venue for a location shoot!  All the photos (except the getting ready shots) were taken at Maleny Manor with their friends and family around.    I have to say though I wouldn’t have minded a ride in the black London cab or the classic black jaguar that transported bridal party to the venue!

This wedding was fantastic!   A real reflection of the two people that sealed their love that day.   Kirstin & Matthew actually live in Abu Dhabi.  I know why they chose this beautiful place to get married.   It was perfect.   Thank you Kirstin & Matthew for inviting us to be part of your day.    May your marriage be filled with more perfect weather and warm sunshine!

And for the girls….the dress is Vera Wang….the shoes, Manolo Blahniks.   I can hear you sigh….  Kirstin did look beautiful!

The theme was carried right through to the scrumptious cake by Cake Designs, and with the entertainment for the guests not stopping the whole night, including the fun of a dress up photobooth courtesy of Photobooth Moments.

Wedding guests are welcome to view a sneak peek slideshow of Kirstin & Matthew’s wedding.

Wedding guests are welcome to view all images on the online gallery.

(Slideshow & gallery are password protected. Please contact Kirstin & Matthew for access.)

2 Responses

  1. So often good photographers get caught up in the “average” or even less than that category when people are looking but above is a great example of a huge difference: Good photographers don’t just take photos, they capture the life, emotion and action of the moment. They take snaps of life and allow you to laugh, cry and love all over again. Great job capturing those moments, thanks for doing our job well!

  2. Beautiful as always. I’m often jealous of your bravery in post-processing. No matter what I do I can’t feel comfortable doing so much dodging and burning. Kudos.

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