We met these guys in our hometown of Maleny when they were first looking for a Maleny Manor wedding photographer. Straight away they seemed relaxed, down to earth and just genuine people – the kind of couple we love! You now you are onto something special when conversation flows.
We booked and shot the engagement session even further up the mountain in our neck of the woods and boy was it fun! It was so enjoyable and to top it off, there was a sneaky full moon that started rising over the hill.[Side note] We were so carried away with chatting and taking photos of Matt & Erin that the sun had well and truly gone down and the moon was on its way.
This image below was the result. What a beauty! How we managed to take the photo and get those two in the right position is a whole different story for another time 🙂
Matt and Erin decided to have their wedding at the stunning Maleny Manor, except this wasn’t your normal Maleny Manor wedding…it was a bit more special. Now, if you’ve ever attended a wedding at Maleny Manor then you KNOW that they thrive on making every single detail special and they go above and beyond their service requirements. Each time we have shot a wedding there it amazes us how professional, approachable and “onto it” the staff are. This particular wedding was the wedding of Marlene’s nephew! Marlene is the owner of the Manor with her lovely husband Simon. We felt very honoured to be asked to shoot such a special family occasion!
Both guys and girls got ready at the Manor and managed to keep out of each other’s sight. As usual, Erin and her girls had been getting themselves prettied-up for hours before the boys had even arrived. When they did arrive it was chucking on their clothes, relaxing with a beer and soaking it all up as the ceremony drew closer. This is a pretty standard wedding tradition 😉
The ceremony was so stunning! The wonderful Cassandra Nielsen was their celebrant – we love her! We thought we’d get rain earlier in the week with it forecast for a downpour, but the weather was magnificent!
After the ceremony it was onto a whole group photo, family photos and then bridal photos. No travelling needed for photos when your wedding is at the Manor. Their gardens are varied and exquisite. Even Matt and Erin’s fur-baby made an appearance for a few shots.
The big feature of the reception was the incredible cake by …… Oh my goodness! Matt and Erin insisted that we try and piece and they had been raving about it at their engagement shoot when they had their taste-test and it definitely lived up to the hype! Seriously incredible.
Venue: Maleny Manor
Celebrant: Cassandra Neilson
Flowers: Mondo Floral Designs
Hair: Jenna Elyce Bridal hair
Maleny Manor Wedding Photographer