Zohie & Chad | Wedding | Spicers Peak, Cunninghams Gap | 25th March 2011
My first friday wedding for the year, and we couldn’t of asked for a more perfect day. Cobolt blue skys with hints of whispy clouds dotted the sky. The wedding of Zohie and Chad was a day to remember. All of their 22 guests where picked up in Ipswich for the wedding, without knowing the location of the wedding. It was a surprise! The groom wrote a poem as a hint for where they may possibly be getting married. There were some outrageous guesses like Dreamworld, Alma Park Zoo and even Las Vegas. No one guess it would be the spectacular Spicers Peak Lodge at the top of the Cunningham Gap. What an AMAZING property.
Priya accompanied me out to Spicers and with a long drive up the mountain, the fun really began with the off road component of the day. The lodge is about 12kms from the main highway up windy, ditchy dirt roads. The scenery was just spectacular. We took our time getting up to the lodge and stopped where ever we saw a photo opportunity. Zohie loves the scenery and it was important for us to capture that for her.
We arrived before the guests as they were running late with roadworks up the range, but it gave us a chance to have a look around for some beautiful photo locations. Zohie & Chad had the whole lodge to themselves and their guests were staying the night. It was perfect. Once everyone arrived it was a flurry of activity with some quick shots with the groom and bride pre-ceremony and then up to the main lodge for a gorgeous ceremony with a beautiful mountain view. Just amazing. The sun was beaming down as Zohie and Chad exchanged their vows. The cows mooed loudly in appreciation.
After a beautiful ceremony and some family photos, we started our location photographs. As it was late afternoon, the sun started to set to the west which created a spectacular backdrop for our gorgeous couple. I am totally in love with this location. The clean mountain air, the mooing cows, the gorgeous sunsets and not to mention the fabulous food, drinks and staff at Spicers Peak. A perfect location for a small intimate wedding.
It was an absolute pleasure to photograph you Zohie & Chad. You are a gorgeous couple and we didn’t even feel like we were working photographing your wedding – it was so relaxed! Enjoy your honeymoon and a little sneak peak!