Rose and Mike had the most original and eclectic wedding in our favourite country town of Braidwood. Braidwood is a small historic town nestled between Canberra and the NSW South Coast. We escape down there regularly to see our family who live there. It was lovely to be able to photograph a Braidwood wedding after a decade of getting to know it so well. And not just any Braidwood wedding but one that was a beautiful celebration of the town and its talented residents. Rose (a multi-talented creative) & Mike (a passionate musician) have made the area and community their home and family. Their circle includes fellow artists, musicians, producers as well as local fashion designers Saloon, who made Rose’s pink dress.
Rose’s mother hosted the ceremony on her charming cottage property. In addition, she grew all flowers for the wedding in the same garden. Rose & Mike’s “first daughter”, Luna the labrador, joined in on every moment of the day. Their “second daughter” was the bump in Rose’s belly at the time of the wedding. So every portrait you see here of the two of them is actually a portrait of the three of them!
Their good friend and celebrant Cecily Hardy performed the most exuberant ceremony following a Native American smoke bowl blessing. After everything was made official, Rose & Mike were played back down the aisle by Mike’s band. Soon after, the entire wedding party walked down the street to the Braidwood National Theatre for one hell of a reception. Rose & Mike were treated to heartfelt speeches and dedicated performances by their nearest and dearest in waves of emotion. To cap it all off, Cuban styled band Rufino and the Coconuts kicked off an epic dance floor. This is one wedding we won’t forget in a hurry.