It took four different wedding dates, a last minute venue change, a mad scramble to find a string quartet and much more to get Jonathan and Meg’s Deux Belettes Wedding to happen. But boy oh boy did Jono and Meg manage to pull off the wedding of the century!
I booked Jonathan and Meg’s wedding at a pretty low time for me. I’d been dealing with what felt like a million wedding postponements and snap lockdowns which was making life difficult to say the least. Then out of nowhere I got call from Jonathan asking me if I wanted to photograph his and Meg’s Deux Belettes Wedding. What a way to lift my spirits. Jono and Meg turned out to be my dream couple!!
I always know that when it’s a groom taking charge and pulling the strings that the wedding will be serious business. I clearly recall Jono mentioning on the phone that he “liked I how I filled the frame” in my images. Straight away I knew that this was a guy who shared my vision which made me even more excited.
Speaking of serious business, Jonathan and Meg hired a Chesterfield lounge just for the bridal party. They requested an editorial, vogue like bridal party photo. Having never done one of these before I said sure, and started doing my homework straight away. The result is the image above. A big high five to Jonathan and Meg’s dream team bridal party who really pulled this off!
Deux Belettes Wedding Photographer
In a sense this wedding was a double whammy for me. Meg’s prep took place at the stunning (also very French inspired) Victoria’s at Ewingsdale, whilst Jono and Meg kicked off their reception at Deux Belettes. With the dramatic light at Victoria’s and the fairytale like grounds of Deux Belettes, these two venues complemented each other really well.
Some of my favourite things to look out for:
- Jono and Meg’s wild first dance to Wagon Wheel whereby Meg whipped out her cowgirl boots
- The architecture of Lismore cathedral which made for some epic compositions
- Did I mention the bridal party pics?
On a personal note, Meg and Jonathan were an amazing couple to spend the day with. They were super fun, very romantic, and full of adventure. I’ll leave you with a little haiku Jonathan sent me when I informed him my second shooter would need a vegan meal:
“We’ll gather some freshly fallen nuts, blown loose by an idyllic breeze, then kissed to ripen by swarms of bees and butterflies in the Alstonville sun.”
If you’re looking for a photographer who can nail those candid moments and make your bridal party look 19th century badass, then I might be your guy. Click here to send through a booking request and say hi!
And be sure to scroll to the end of the gallery to see the dream team of vendors.
Here are the awesome vendors that helped make this incredible day happen:
Florist: The French Petal
Trees: The Planted Co.
Videographer: Anchored Cinema
Wedding Planner/Stylist: Hayley Cravigan
Dress Designer: Darb Bridal Couture
Suit Designer: Rodger Bartholomew & Oscar Hunt
Hair Stylist & Make Up Artist: Ava Belle
Live Music: Byron Bay Strings & The White Tree
Furniture: Hampton Event Hire
Table Setting: The Wedding Shed
Marquee/Hire Items: Event Party Hire
Lighting: Out of the Dark
Cake Maker: The Cake That Ate Paris