Teigan & Nick | Weddings | Hatton Vale & Toowoomba | 9th February 2013
Yesterday I had the pleasure of photographing the beautiful wedding of Teigan & Nick. We had a very early start yesterday morning, heading out to the Lockyer Valley to meet the boys for their prep photographs before the ceremony. The morning was so picturesque with a few dark clouds, morning showers and pockets of sunlight streaming through on the beautiful drive out there. You would never know that there was a massive flood only two weeks ago. The boys were all up and in the midst of getting ready. It was calm chaos with 9 boys trying to get dressed. Nick was incredibly calm and excited about marrying the girl of his dreams. You see, Farmer Nick was single a couple of years ago when the community created a “Farmer Wants A Wife” tv spoof, where a bunch of lovely ladies were trying to win Nick’s heart. Unbeknown to Nick, Teigan was in the crowd that night when his “Farmer Wants A Wife” spoof aired, and I guess you say the rest is history. We were lucky enough to see the “final” episode of “Farmer Wants A Wife” at the reception yesterday, where Nick got his happy ending. Anyway, back to the boys. It was so much fun photographing such a large group of boys out on the farm. They were full of fun and were happy to bring out the tractors and hang around the farm sheds to capture some fun photographs.
Then it was off to the girls, where it was a little more chaotic. Good chaos that is. I think as girls have to do so many more things, then add in a big bridal party and you have a million and one things going on at once. The girls were all very pretty in pink. Teigan was gorgeous with her beautiful lace and bead encrusted princess gown and a beautiful cathedral length veil. I LOVE a bride with a veil. They are so much fun to photograph and I think really make a bride a bride. Teigan was incredibly calm throughout the whole getting ready process. I think when you know its true love, there’s not much to be nervous about. Before we knew it, the limo arrived to transport the girls to the church.
After a beautiful church ceremony, we headed to the church hall for a beautiful lunch with the community. During the ceremony, we are not allowed to take photographs, which I think is really special. As wedding photographers, there are too many ceremonies that we attend where too many people are fumbling around with their photos trying to take photographs and missing out on what is actually happening during the ceremony. Watching the experience of the couple getting married. Unplugged weddings are great, as they ensure that your guests don’t miss any of the special moments through the ceremony. After lunch we headed out the back to some cattle fields for some bridal party portraits, before heading up to Picnic Point in Toowoomba for the final stop of the day.
Picnic Point is a special location for Nick and Teigan as the waterfalls, was the spot where Nick proposed to Teigan. It was lovely to be able to head back up there with their bridal party and capture some more memories for the two of them. I have to give a big shout out to the bridal party. It was the largest one I have ever photographed and I must admit I was a little worried. But you were all AWESOME and made my job as a photographer a wonderful experience. So thank you so much!! And as the sun set over the Lockyer Valley, so we came to the conclusion of the day. Thank you so much for asking me to be your photographer. We had a ball and thoroughly enjoyed photographing your day. Enjoy your sneak peak and see you when you get back from your honeymoon!!!!