Toorak Hotel Torquay Wedding ~ Annette & Nathan
We were thrilled when Annette and Nathan asked us to photograph their Toorak Hotel Torquay wedding. Having first met them on a family photoshoot with their little girl, we were so pleased to come back and see them get married.
We arrived about two hours before the ceremony and bridal party preparations were in full swing. Snapping away, we captured the atmosphere of the morning and all the little details, including the gorgeous flowers from Les Fleurs and Annette’s stunning gown from The Bridal Box. The girls were so relaxed as they chatted, joked and drank bubbly – it was just like they were getting ready for a girls’ night out! Of course they were on hand to help with the fiddly business of doing up necklace clasps too. When the little flower girls arrived it was cuddles all round and they were soon transformed into little princesses for the day. Once the bridal party were ready, they left the bride alone with her mum for some precious mother-daughter time. After giving them some privacy to help Annette into her dress, Mel went back in to capture those special moments of mum doing up the dress and helping with those final touches.
About half an hour before the ceremony Jen went down to the bar to meet the groom and capture some shots of him having a drink to calm his nerves and chatting to arriving guests. The ceremony room was packed with friends and family as Annette and Nathan made their vows to each other. Afterwards, guests spilled out into the bar for welcome drinks and there were congratulations all round. The reception room looked stunning and everyone marvelled at the cake from Daisy, Molly and Me. Drinks continued to flow throughout the day as guests enjoyed catching up; after the wedding breakfast cocktails were served on the lawn and everyone relaxed in the late afternoon sunshine whilst children played hide and seek. The gardens at The Toorak were a perfect backdrop for us to capture some dreamy, relaxed couple portraits too.
Here’s a selection of our favourite images from the day…