We have known Cheri for many years, she was a bridesmaid at our own wedding and despite not always seeing each other on a regular basis. We always manage to catch up during important times and events and we pick up where we left off.
So when she told us that she was getting married to her long time love Luis. We were absolutely ecstatic for her and Luis. When she asked us to take some shots of her day – we were over the moon as we loved the idea of being able to capture elements of her day exactly how she wanted and give her images that would be memories to last a lifetime.
Cheri was very clear with us that she was having a very relaxed wedding on her country property in Mirboo, it was to be just with a set of close friends and relatives and she definitely didn’t want us to be working overtime taking shots. She just wanted a few nice shots to commemorate the day and capture it the way it was.
We had never been to her property before, but when we got there. we were absolutely amazed. No wonder both Cheri and Luis love coming here and spending their time there. It was a country house set on a hilltop where the back of the house and decking overlook the most amazing vista of hilltops and a valley down below.
Everyone laid back on the couches as the Venezuelan band started to play tunes that echoed throughout the valley. Quite often when you are asked to be both a guest and take shots of the day it can be quite hard to balance the two. However, this day seemed magical, the happy vibes seemed to permeate throughout the whole area, as people got up to dance on the hilltop decking whilst others were happy to sink back into the couches and watch whilst nibbling, sipping their beverages and exchanging in conversation with others.
It was exactly, how both Cheri and Luis had envisioned, a close knit cohort of friends and family relaxed and enjoying the beautiful day, the scenery and the music to celebrate their coming together as a family.
There was no strict timing as to when things were to happen and so the party went well into the night as a fire was lit to gather around and embroidered blankets were given as gifts to keep warm.
I have to say this wedding was one of the most unique we have ever been too let alone captured and we felt privileged to be apart of it. Not just as a photographer but to share it with one of your close friends was even more special.