SOARING SKY HIGH. RAINY OUTDOOR WEDDING AT SECLUSIONS BLUE MOUNTAINS
RAINY OUTDOOR WEDDING AT SECLUSIONS BLUE MOUNTAINS
ASHA & MATT’S EMOTIONAL BLUE MOUNTAINS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
SOARING SKY HIGH
Nobody planned for what was about to happen. Up until Asha put on her wedding gown, the weather had been completely fine, dry in fact. Plans were a go for their outdoor wedding ceremony at Seclusions Blue Mountains, near Lithgow. Seating was set. Florals by Jess at The Golden Dandelion donned the entire timber arbour. Guests were arriving, eyes cast to the sky in anticipation for the first lonely rain drops to fall.
So what do you do when you plan for an outdoor wedding and it starts raining? If you’re anything like Asha & Matt, you double down. And I’m honestly glad they did. Rain and clouds always make for drama, which make for better photos. Give me wet and rainy any day! I shoot at Seclusions a fair bit, and the change in afternoon light, filtered through the clouds and rain was a blessing.
Asha & Matt are two of the most genuine people I know. Both of their instagrams are always inspiring and motivating, Asha’s focused on health and wellbeing, and Matt’s about his Crossfit workouts. Matt actually owns his own gym, Crossfit Urge, in Blaxland. When I shot their engagement photos he was telling me his story about how he changed his outlook on fitness at a young age and turned his life around, and how he eventually opened Urge and encouraged his whole family to join. In fact most of Asha & Matt’s wedding guests are part of their supportive Crossfit community. And I’ll be damned if I don’t join, too.
Asha & Matt’s all-season wedding at Seclusions was one of my favourites of late. Not only shooting them and their families, but also editing and designing their vegan leather albums has been a dream. Their wedding had everything. Picturesque earth. Highland cows. Sunset portraits by Lake Lyell. Night portraits by festoon and fairy lights. Dope dancefloor. Epic sparkler exit. Seclusions Blue Mountains brought it, as per usual. The Golden Dandelion smacked people in the face with Jess’s incredible styling. Laura Lee, Peta + Sarah did some of the best bridal hair and makeup I’ve seen.
Asha and Matt, your wedding was out of this world. Really bloody loved hanging with you again.
Check out Crossfit Urge if you wanna join a supportive community who like to get fit together.
Edited with our newest Preset Pack, THUNDER UP.
Shot using Fujifilm X100s + XT-2 and Polaroid Originals.
Photographer — Kings & Thieves
Blue Mountains Wedding Photography
Venue — Seclusions Blue Mountains
Florals & Styling — The Golden Dandelion
Hair — Laura Lee
Makeup — Peta & Sarah
Celebrant — Terese Klynhout
Caterers — Black Bear Meat Smoking + Glenbrook Green Grocer
Doggo Care — Wedding Paws
SECLUSIONS BLUE MOUNTAINS
~ autumn ~