Have you ever been to Penrith Panthers Leagues Club?
I have. I used to run around the arcade floor when I was a child, with a bucket full of tokens and a giant cup of orange juice (that I am now completely confident never contained a single orange), feeling like a total gangster, and wondering if everyone on the floor thought I was one independent woman of the Doogie Houser variety, or if they, in fact, knew I was only 6. I am guessing it was the latter.
Turns out, that the bride in this love story, was also running around that same arcade. Unbeknown to either of us at the time of her choosing her wedding photographer, we went to the same school, and she, as a little Westie kid, had come to my childhood home for birthday parties and playdates.
And now, by some bizarre twist in the tale, we have both ended up living in the Northern Suburbs of Perth, and I am here, telling the story about this Penrith Princess, finding her perfect Prince.
As so the love story begins, and I had the pleasure of documenting the day, as Danielle and Owen tied the knot. And what a day it was.
Mandoon Estate, as always, turned on it's magic, with the bride and groom saying their 'I Do's' in the Arthouse Courtyard - giving it a wonderfully intimate vibe. The colour scheme worked in beautifully with the Autumn colours, and despite the formal attire, and the stunning setting, the couple were relaxed and casual as they exchanged rings, and shared 'that' kiss.
The fun started as I followed the bridal party on a stroll around the grounds. The vineyard looked as though it had been set alight, thanks to the gorgeous burnt oranges and reds of the season. The couple spent their first few hours as Mr and Mrs laughing and loving, accompanied by their closest friends.
The celebration continued into the evening in Mandoon's fine dining restaurant, which had been intricately styled for the occasion, creating a cozy and romantic setting for this Penrith Princess, and her Prince, to party with their nearest and dearest.
It was an absolute pleasure photographing your big day - a huge congratulations to you both! Wishing you a lifetime of love, laughter, and cuddles!!