Chelsea & Sophie’s Surprise Wedding - Murray’s Brewery - Port Stephens


“Two brides are better then one, come and join us for some fun”

These words were the very first thing Sophie and Chelsea’s guests saw as they arrived to what they thought was their engagement party.

Sophie and Chelsea planned their surprise wedding from 800km away, without a single friend or family member finding out. Pretty impressive huh?

I just can’t even begin to explain how amazing the reactions were from Sophie and Chelsea’s family and friends. I thought my heart was going to burst. It was such a joy seeing everyone so genuinely ecstatic and emotional at the thought of them finally being able to be legally married.

The most important thing to them on their wedding day (besides allll the wine haha), was spending quality time with their guests celebrating, catching up and dancing the night away. They were happy to just spend 10 mins away together post ceremony to soak it all in and have a few photographs together, then we went straight back to the party

Mel x

Video: Hunter Valley Video
Venue: Murray’s Brewery
Celebrant: Becky Married Me
Hair: Bliss Hair Artists
Makeup: Demme Porter Makup
Flowers: Jade McIntosh Flowers
DJ: Silent Shout Entertainment
Cake: Hello Naomi
Arbour & Signs: Crab Apple Vintage

Kind words from Chelsea & Sophie

Mel, OH.MY.GOD, what more can we say?!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you…for everything!

You were hands down the best photographer we could have chosen. You understood our vibe and the style of photos we wanted, you were so efficient at actually taking the photos, and whilst the majority of the time we didn’t even notice you, oddly enough you seemed to be everywhere. You made us feel so comfortable and at ease, and whilst we gave you the complete reigns in respect to our couple photos, you took control and thought so quickly on your feet. We’ve only received our preview photos back (mind you 3 days later-once again, very efficient), and SHUT.THE.FRONT.GATE they are ah-maz-ing!!!!

You captured everyones reaction to the surprise and the quality is beyond what we ever could have imagined. You (and Sam from Hunter Valley Videos) worked perfectly together and we honestly cannot thank you enough. Every single one of our guests complimented the way you worked, and since seeing the photos, everyone has contacted us to tell us how amazing they are. We had the best day ever, which is evident through your photos, and words cannot describe how thankful we are.

Love, The Powers