Wonganella Estate Weddings |
When you think of Port Stephens weddings, you imagine blue water, white sandy beaches and plenty of secret bays. Let me let you in on a secret: Port Stephens also offer something quite different that most people are surprised to discover this country gem of a wedding venue: a ‘coastal’ vineyard right in the heart of Port Stephens. Yes, you read that right: a vineyard wedding is possible in Port Stephens!
Wonganella Estate Weddings are perfect for couples like Jessica and Lukus’ who want a relaxed vibe for their wedding. It sits on top of the hill, which affords a grand view of Bobs Farm. Jessica and Lukus’ exchanged their wedding vows outdoors with the bushland in the background.
There were plenty of natural backdrops for Jessica and Lukus’ couple portraits and bridal entourage photographs that we didn’t have to leave Wonganella Estate. There were the vineyard, the bush outlook and even a small tropical garden to choose from. And when the sun sets the whole place was illuminated with the sun’s golden light.
Even though I am a local Port Stephens wedding photographer, as part of my service I always visit your wedding location prior to your wedding day to prepare. When I visited the venue the day before their wedding to check out the light, I saw Jessica and Lukus’ families working together to put the final touches of their wedding reception at The Barrel Room: a long wine and storage cellar that has been converted to create a wedding reception venue with rustic features.
Jessica and Lukus’ had the balcony illuminated with a ‘Just Married’ sign and took a couple of moments on their own to reflect on their wedding day.
Thank you, Jessica and Lukus for allowing me to tell your story.