Zoe + Simon / South Coast Wedding
South Coast Farm WeddingCeremony - Rose Valley, Gerringong, South Coast Reception - Mercure Resort Gerringong Gown - Lisa Ho
Capturing strong family bonds on this South Coast farm.
Zoe + Simon and their wedding guests (myself included) enjoyed the raw beauty of a South Coast farm they had chose for their big day. We all took in the beauty of the scene, while mastering the art of dodging cow pats.
How’d these Sydneysiders wind up tying the knot in Gerringong’s farming district? Motivated by a free spirit and determination, plus a love of nature, they’d approached a farmer they’d never met before, asking if they could borrow a paddock for the day. They’d simply fallen in love with the farm’s outlook over Gerringong. The farmer said yes …. and it was on!
Zoe + Simon invited their two tight-knit families, plus a bunch of friends, to this tranquil country. They planned to make their vows on the farm itself and have the reception at nearby Mercure Resort.
Love On All Sides
Wearing her Lisa Ho gown, Zoe looked stunning in that rustic setting. The wedding was beautiful, with a natural sense of free flow. The sort of structure we like, loose, so people’s connections to one another are given space. Breaking the usual conventions, Zoe was taken down the aisle by her father and mother, and then greeted the groom’s family before she greeted Simon. There was lots of love on all sides here, so real you could practically feel it.
With the bonds being so strong between the families, the time after the vows became very important for me to capture. It’s one of my favorite parts of a wedding…. there’s a sense of relief in the air, leading to a flood of really great energy. Love it!
The farm was typically rural South Coast, charming and honest. An amazing view of dairy country merging with the coast line. We had previously scouted a neighbouring property that offered great possibilities for creative photography in a rustic setting.
Exploring places is a core part of our process. When I take a couple to a great destination on the day, I tell them: ‘forget me, forget the camera’. When there’s a variety of places at a location, there’s something extra for them to interact with, to explore and enjoy, together.
The reception over, the after party began early with everyone hitting it off. Being easy going, Zoe + Simon were able to flow with the mood and let go. There’s nothing like the groom grabbing the bass guitar from the band and busting out. I’m grateful to have been able to reflect the positive energy at Zoe + Simon’s wedding. Thanks so much to some great people!