From the first time I met up with Anne Marie & Simon, I couldn’t wait for their wedding to come around. As ex-pat Londoners and now calling Sydney home, showcasing their new country meant a lot. With a large contingent of family and friends traveling from the UK, Anne Marie & Simon wanted to have their wedding somewhere uniquely Australian, somewhere that would leave a lasting impression. They chose to get married at Undercliff Winery in Wollombi, a sleepy little town in the NSW Hunter Valley. It’s rich in history and absolute eye candy to look at. An easy choice really.
I often talk about the weather when I share these weddings and for good reason. I shoot so many outdoors that the weather is always a major factor and influences the day in one way or another. Australia has a reputation as a sun burnt country, always sunny, warm and for the most part that’s fairly accurate, especially in November. It wasn’t the case here however. It was almost like the English had brought the English weather with them. In the 2 days before the wedding it rained, a lot. It rained so much the day before that Anne Marie & Simon very nearly considered moving the wedding, there were tears. The grounds were wet, soggy, almost flooded in fact. Come wedding day it had cleared a little, but still grey and the rain was again threatening. All Anne Marie wanted was a little patch of blue sky, a little sign that things would turn out ok.
We got that little blue patch, pushing its way through the clouds, we got that sign. Anne Marie & Simon went on to have a fantastic wedding and below you’ll see how it unfolded.