Orange, NSW Wedding |
Just when you thought a vineyard wedding couldn’t get any more romantic, imagine the full moon shining, just in time for Lisa & Shaun’s couple portraits! What a beautiful backdrop! I was excited to photograph Lisa & Shaun’s wedding, as I had been to Orange, NSW several times, both for work and for personal reasons (ie Orange wines!). I just knew that it was going to be special.
Lisa & Shaun chose Orange for their wedding location, as Shaun grew up in this part of NSW. I thought it was appropriate that their wedding reception was held at Racine Restaurant – as ‘racine’ means ‘root’ in French.
The wedding venue exudes that countryside charm, set amongst picturesque vineyards. The owners want to give their guests “good food, good wine and good service that creates a ‘flavour of the region’ in a sophisticated way”. As it says on their website “because rural doesn’t have to be rustic’!
Lisa and Shaun exchanged their wedding vows underneath ‘The Oak Tree.’ As a nod to Shaun’s Sri Lankan background, the wedding ceremony included some Sri Lankan traditions and concluded with Kandyan drummers leading the couple up the aisle and to the cocktail area with all their guests following behind them. With the drummers wearing elaborate costumes, this extraordinary style of drumming is one of the loudest and most exuberant in the world.
Sunset, full moon and vineyards – everything that spells romance were all there at Lisa & Shaun’s wedding!
Thank you Lisa and Shaun for allowing me to capture your beautiful wedding.