photography by Anni Payne & Matthew Duchesne
Kristl and Chad’s wedding was held in the grounds of the fairytale setting, Hopewood Estate in Bowral. Kristl’s gown came from Mariana Hardwick in Melbourne and was so perfect for the dreamy day! Kristl’s purple shoes really set off her gorgeous style. Kristl’s lovely floral silk bridesmaids’ dresses are from George. Kristl’s grandfather personally delivered Kristl’s late grandmother’s prayer book for her to carry down the aisle to the cottage where she was getting ready. It was a beautiful and emotional touch to the perfect day!
Chad was waiting under the weeping willow-tree for Kristl as she walked down the aisle for a lovely ceremony and they couldn’t have wished for more perfect weather. Their VIP guest and ring-bearer was their much adored dog, Percy. The different areas of Hopewood estate make you feel like you have been transported to a manicured garden or to an enchanted garden or to an overgrown field, all at once! It is so inspiring to take pictures there and especially with such wonderful models who didn’t mind the cross country!
The reception was filled with luscious flowers and fruits and no detailed was left unturned! The dessert buffet was something to be remembered… yumm, and the catering by M&B Food and Catering really was one of the best I’ve seen, and tasted! Kristl and Chad’s wedding was a joy to be a part of, thank you for having us!
Look out for the latest Real Weddings magazine for a gorgeous feature on Kristl and Chad’s wedding …..