It is always an honor and thrill driving down the south coast, through the Australian bushland to document a Riversdale wedding and today was no different.
You see, Riversdale at Bundanon Trust is stunning and has breath-taking views down the Shoalhaven River and is designed by one of Australia’s international prize-winning architects, Glen Murcutt. It also displays a number of original artworks by master Australian painter Arthur Boyd.
Now, about the couple. It took a few years before the mutual friend, convinced that Mick and Steph would be perfect for each other, was able to get the pair in the same room. “She loves to cook and loves a man with facial hair”, the mutual friend tells him. “He doesn’t have a beard, but I bet he could grow one”, the mutual friend tells her. “You guys would be great together”. Finally, it was at a fateful birthday bash that Mick spotted Steph hovering over the food table and Steph could see that, whilst he may have been sporting a horrendous Freddie Mercury moustache for Movember, the bearded potential was there.
The pair has been inseparable ever since. Steph and Mick share a love of food and cooking, Led Zeppelin, skiing and travel in general. Their weekends tend to involve their regular Saturday morning trip to Eveleigh Markets in Redfern, Sydney, multiple coffees at Campos in Newtown, and wrapping up with some sort of backyard dinner party with their closest friends. So it wouldn’t have been Mick and Steph’s wedding if it hadn’t involved a tight-knit group of family and friends, incredible food and a couple of DJs busting out some classic tunes.
I hope you enjoy the photographs as much as I did taking them. I have since gotten to know Steph and Mike more closely and have been fortunate to document Steph’s sister’s wedding. Thank you for entrusting me to document your day as well and hope to hear from you soon. John
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