Hawkesbury Valley Wedding Under the Stars

May 13, 2020

Scott and Ayder’s October wedding took me right back to Europe – beautiful clear skies, one venue for ceremony/ reception and an outdoor reception around a huge dance floor and strings of sparkly lights.

I spent the morning with Ayder, her family and bridesmaids at the house on the property. There was such a nice buzz in the air – children playing, make up being done and a little worry over the southerly winds coming through. The original ceremony location was down by the river but it was relocated to the orchard which was perfectly sheltered.

Scott was absolutely beaming as he saw his stunning bride walk down the isle and so was Ayder as she walked closer. Their smiles continued on for the rest of the day (with the exception of a few tears during speeches). After the ceremony, we took a few family and group shots including a couple with their beloved bulldog (gosh I love when couples include their fur-babies!).

The property was just full of picturesque areas for photographs so we took a walk around, allowing Scott and Ayder to have a bit of time to themselves whilst I took some snaps in the background. I find that this is a really special time for my couples as they’re able to enjoy the time together, the first as a married couple.

Their reception was under the stars and strings of pontoon lighting. Absolutely incredible. People were even dancing as they were trying to find their seats! Speeches – these were some to remember. I still remember the tears of pure love and joy streaming down Ayder’s cheeks.

Finally, the dance floor – it was going mental! Lines of guests doing set dances, Scott and Ayder being lifted into the air, circles of people dancing off against one another… what a shame it had to end!

A special shout out to Ayder’s amazing wedding planner and sister, Deray Lombardi who made sure that every aspect was thought about and ran seamlessly.

If you’re getting married in the next few months, or in 2021/22, reach out. Elopements, small intimate weddings, large gatherings… I would love to be a part of your plans.

Dress | Brides of Sydney
Suits | The Bespoke Corner
Bridesmaids | Etsy
Venue | Hawkesbury Country Retreat
Wedding Planner | Deray Lombardi
Cake | Cakes by Tania
Band/ MC | Salsa Kingz
DJ | DJ Jay
Florist | Moss Lane
Hair | Hair By Sophie
MUA | Jessica Pavlovic
Photo Booth | Belle Bus
Caterer | Mason Rose