Eleanor & Ben's Wedding 1/4/2017

The beautiful property of Kiameron is located around an hour north of Warren and the place has a magical

quality to it, as it's rich with family history and the garden is absolutely gorgeous! I had a wonderful

couple of days with the Egan family, who welcomed me into their home and El and Ben are such a

fabulous, laid back and fun couple! 

On a personal note, the other part of the wedding that I loved was that I got to catch up with my old

friend George, who I studied photography with around 10 years ago in Sydney. I was incredibly

touched when she called last year to ask if I'd be free to capture her brother's wedding, as she's

actually a fabulous photographer in her own right, who's shot for ........ ahem VOGUE! 

The day started early with a big serve of bacon and eggs and then everyone got stuck into the various jobs

that needed to be done. Ben's sisters Sarah and George did an excellent job of making the boys button holes

with the flowers picked from the garden and the groom's men and brothers-in-law banded together to set up

the marquee.



This is sweet little Flo who is affectionately referred to as the Egan's fourth child and was actually a

present from Eleanor to Ben's lovely mum Sue.

From Kiameron, I travelled over an hour to the otherside of Warren to El's parents Gai and Steve's propery

at Old Bowen Park, where funnily enough I met my gorgeous bride for the first time! Usually in the lead up

to the big day I have many meetings and chats with my bride, but on this occassion it was actually Ben who

I got to know pretty well through many a phone convo as he stepped up and handled lots of the planning

as El was busily studying :) 

Eleanor's stunning gown was designed by Niccolina from their Eternal love collection and it had the most beautiful back!

I'm a little bit obsessed with Eleanor's stunning engagement ring!!!!! OMG the boy did good :)



The gorgeous bridesmaids were made up of Eleanor's oldest and deartest friends Ange, Lucy (MOH), Emma and

Pip, and she also had Audrey and Zoe as her Junior bridesmaids, and lovely Charleigh as her flower girl.


El's friend Cassie who styled the ladies hair and works at Sassy Styles Hair Salon is the mother of these

two little cuties. They both did a wonderful job on the day and looked adorable!




The incredible bouquets were created by The Meadow Floral Design from Dubbo and the beautiful make up

created by Coral from Beauty by Coral.



The boys all looked very sharp in their MJ Bale Suits and the crew was made up of mates John, Will, Hugh

and best man James. The junior groomsmen are Baxter and Thomas with little Layland as the ring bearer :)





There was one big presence missing on the day and that was Ben's dad Michael, who unfortunately had been

hospitalised a few days before and sadly wasn't able to attend. Through the wonders of technology though,

Sarah and George FaceTimed the whole ceremony and other main aspects of the day with him, which was very

special and he was even able to do his speech from the hospital bed!!! 




The fabulous cars were organised by Greg Wallace, who is an old mate of Eleanor's father Steve from his

days spent as a mechanic.


The bridal party were so much fun to work with and I could easily have spent hours photographing in and

around these incredible old stables!!!! I would also like give a big shout out of thanks to two of the coolest

and best bridesmaids around who went above and beyond to help create the perfect shot. In the image below

Lucy is actually hiding behind the door holding the veil in place, and coming up there's a magical shot with

dust swirling around, which was created by Ange kicking and thrasing branches around!! You girls ROCK!



Eleanor and Ben are absolutely perfect together and it was beautiful to witness the love and respect that they

both share. Ben is a bit of a romantic and actually proposed to Eleanor in New York's Central Park, which is

just about every girl's dream!!!! You definitely got yourself a goodie El :)

I do love magical evening light and these two made my job incredibly easy!

One of my favourite moments from the day was when Ben gave me a big bear hug, after I showed him some

of the shots on the back of the screen. It's the best feeling seeing my couples reactions to their images :)




I forgot to mention previously the significance of the delicate and beautiful Honeton lace veil that Eleanor

wore. It's an Egan family heirloom, which was first worn my Ben's great-grandmother in the early 1920's and

has since been worn by over 20 other family brides. Very special, and it's in incredible condition! 

I was so happy that I was able to capture this beautiful image below, as Eleanor loves her horses and again I 

need to thank bridesmaid Ange for patiently organising them for us :)

While the bridal party had photos taken the guests enjoyed expresso martinis in the garden, which were

made by their cool UK backpackers and tasted delicious :)



Yummmmm, the delicious homemade profiteroles were made by family friend Rhonda Richardson and the

wedding cake was lovingly baked by good friend Hannah Mackillop! Guests also enjoyed delicious food made

by caterer The Cocky's Wife from Nyngan.




The Egans and Millers along with all their family and friends seriously know how to party and I was pretty

impressed by some of the spectacular dance moves on display that night!

It really was a wonderful wedding and I wish Eleanor and Ben all the very best for their future together.

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  • Stacey said

    Omg Eleanor and ben, you guys looked stunning and the photos are amazing. Congrats to you both. Sending best wishes for your future.

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