Hatton Vale Wedding Photographer | The Real Life Wedding Story – Eli & Stephanie

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of photographing the beautiful wedding of Elijah and Stephanie out at Hatton Vale. It was such a beautiful day to be part of. And even though we had a little sprinkling of rain, it didn’t dampen the spirits of these two lovebirds… And they always say without the rain, you never get a rainbow….

So here is their real life wedding story as told by Stephanie…

Bride’s Name: Stephanie
Groom’s Name: Elijah
Date of Wedding: 21/04/2018
Number of Guests: 450 roughly

The History….

How did you meet?
We met at a friends birthday party

How long did you date?
12 months

How did he propose?
Just a quiet proposal at home

The Wedding….

What was your wedding date?
21st April 2018

Where did you have your wedding?
Hatton Vale

If you could pick one special moment from the day to remember what would it be?
Walking down the aisle to my future husband

The Gown….

Where did you get your gown from?
Luv Bridal & Formal

What was your gown shopping experience like? Was this dress the first one you tried on? Did you try on hundreds, loved it, hated it?
I tried on a few before I decided, but it was heaps of fun trying on dresses

Was there any special details you included in your day? Did you borrow a piece of jewellery etc?
We used a lot of items from the farm to decorate such as, old sewing machine, cream cans, window frames

Did you have any DIY elements to your day?
Elijah’s sister used our old window frames to insert photos

If you could describe the overall theme of your wedding day what would it be?


Gown: Luv Bridal & Formal
Suits: Connors at Riverlink
Bridesmaids: For Her & For Him (online)
Rings: Goldmark
Hair: Michelle Tobler
Makeup: Tyneale Hahn Makeup
Videographer: Family
Cake: Sharyn Muller
Bonbonerie: Toowoomba Confectionary Wholesalers
Flowers/Florist: Stop & Smell the Roses Marburg


Do you have any advice for other brides?
Don’t stress about the little things

What made your wedding day so memorable?
The overall love and joy to share with friends and family

What was the funniest memory from your wedding day?
When we went to leave and our ute wouldn’t go because dad left the lights on inside

What was the weather and location like on the day?
Slightly overcast with a couple of showers & a beautiful rainbow

If there was one thing that you would change from the day, what would it be and why?

Where did you go on your honeymoon?
Airlie Beach & Hamilton Island

And a few kind words about Nicole…

Nicole did a great job making us feel comfortable in front of the camera. It was so great that she enjoyed taking the photos as much as we enjoyed being in them. Thanks again!

Thank you both for inviting me to be part of your wedding day. It was such a beautiful day and thanks for being troopers even in the showers of rain!

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