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Mark and Milly's wedding day was unapologetically them. Free of fuss and rigid formalities. The Woodhouse Wollombi was the perfect location, nestled amongst the mountain ranges with zero phone reception. As Milly’s Dad described it, a place in the middle of nowhere with no phone reception is Mark & Milly’s idea of a good time.

We started the day with a forecast of rain. The umbrellas were stacked by the door and the ceremony plan B was being considered but luckily not a drop of rain fell! It was the most spectacular afternoon on the lawn at The Woodhouse, with a huge grazing table, lawn games and the champagne was well and truly flowing!

Highlights of their day were meeting their dog Ted (who I’d heard so much about!) Their ‘un-wedding’ 70's style Toyota Landcruiser wedding car and a ROCK band for their reception. Oh and this hilarious moment during their ceremony that left everyone in stitches, celebrant Mel retelling the story of how they got engaged on the Caribbean Coast of Columbia (just one of 7 countries they have travelled to together).

In Milly’s own words: “We did a huge day hike in Tayrona National Park on the Caribbean Coast of Colombia. It was one week into our 2.5 months in South America. We finally reached the beach, sat down and started making sandwiches, when I looked up and saw two people near the water, embracing each other while a bunch of people were looking on. "HAHA! MARK LOOK, I THINK THESE TWO GOT ENGAGED - I CAN'T THINK OF ANYTHING WORSE THAN THAT HAPPENING IN PUBLIC!"

Mark went quiet. As we were about to leave, his bag fell open, and I offered to pick up the socks. He snapped and said "NO, I'll get it" It was a hot day, I shrugged it off and didn't worry that he was a bit cranky. The next night, while we were alone in our little cabin, he proposed!”

This was such an awesome day, with some of the funniest moments I've ever experienced at a wedding. Enjoy!

Mel x

Venue: The Woodhouse Wollombi
Florals: Hunter Valley Bouquets
Caterer: Fennel & Co Catering
Entertainment: Ben Woodham & Touch Crazy
Videographer: Pure Image Photo + Film
Celebrant: Hitched in the Hunter
Hair: Empire Artistries
Makeup: Lauren Pride Makeup
Dress: Grace Loves Lace
Bridesmaids: Petal & Pup
Suits: M.J. Bale

Kinds Words from Mark and Milly:

Where do I start... We just received our incredible gallery of photos from our wedding at The Woodhouse in Wollombi. I feel silly because I shouldn’t be in disbelief. I knew from the start that she’d be the best in the business. But woah.
Mel helped us through the process, and made us all feel so relaxed and at ease on the day. She was a delight to have there as not just a photographer, but I promise she’ll become your friend, too.
Mel put so much effort into keeping us all on track and sticking to our timeline, but also had the greatest suggestions for hilarious photos!
Thank you Mel, you have literally made our day unforgettable, and we are so so glad we chose you to capture the most special day of our lives.
Lots of love, the Bradys


Mark & Milly’s Fine Art Album





“What means the most is all our family & friends in the same place, having a big party to celebrate our love”

When I ask my couples what means to most to them about their wedding day, most of them tell me they can’t wait to have all of their loved ones coming together to celebrate and have one big party. Casey and Jake had this dream for their day and they absolutely nailed it.

Tocal Homestead provided the perfect location for their relaxed outdoor ceremony under the gigantic fig trees. The threat of rain had loomed overhead throughout the day, however it held off for their EPIC outdoor dance floor where all of their loved ones danced the night away under the stars and festoon lights.

Mel x

Venue: Tocal Homestead
Film: Morelife Films
Band: Venus Music Band
Bar: The Airstream Social
Catering: Sprout Catering
Celebrant: Wed by Kez
Neon Signs: Love Glows Letter Lights Love
Flowers: Little Willow Floral Design
Makeup: Makeup by Stevi




Sophie & Dylan's Wedding - Newcastle Museum


So many people tell me they love this wedding.

They love Sophie's Made with Love Bridal dress (it has pockets!), the iconic Newcastle locations, the amazing styling, the doughnut wall and neon sign at their reception. While I love it for all of these things, I love it for so much more than that....
The love and respect that Sophie and Dylan have for each other just radiated from them all day. They weren't fazed in the slightest as it rained while we piled into the limo to head off for photos. They were just so happy to be in the moment together and soak up their first day of being a married couple.

Okay, I'm not going to lie...the doughnut wall may have also stole my heart.

Mel x

Some of Newcastle's finest vendors that were involved in the day:

Venue: Newcastle Museum
Styling: The Wedding Designer
Dress: Made With Love Bridal
Florals: Flowers by Lorey
Celebrant: Julie Muir
Doughnuts: Doughheads
Makeup: Inspiring Makeup Artistry