Alyce & Mitch
Dryridge Estate Wedding
Dryridge Estate Wedding
Alyce & Mitch - Dryridge Estate Wedding
Alyce and Mitch's Dryridge estate wedding took place in the lovely Megalong Valley which is located near the Blue Mountains. This was the first wedding that I have shot since COVID first became a thing roughly 6 months ago. It was nice to have a short break but I'm definitely glad to be getting back into the swing of things now that weddings are beginning to start back up. We aren't entirely out of the woods though when it comes to COVID-19, so there were still some restrictions in place for Alyce and Mitch's wedding. This included a requirement for all guests to wear masks at their ceremony and no dance floor at the reception. Regardless of these restrictions Mitch and Alyce still wanted to get married and push forward with their Dryridge estate wedding, a decision I applaud them for! So how did their Dryridge Estate wedding turn out you ask? Extremely well if you ask me!
Alyce's morning started at a home located 5 mins down the road while Mitch got ready on the Estate. Having the couple get ready within five minutes drive of each other was extremely handy as I was able to go between the two to ensure all of their prep was covered. With everyone dressed and ready to go, we ventured back towards Sydney to Our Lady of the Way in Emu Plains. It was here where the couple said their I do's and made it official. Following their ceremony, we jumped back in the cars and headed back to the Blue Mountains as this is where the location shoot was going to take place. The location of their portraits is a personal favourite of mine because it overlooks the entire valley of the Blue Mountains! Once their portraits were complete, we then made a b-line back to the Megalong Valley for their Dryridge Estate wedding reception. With the exception of no dance floors, their reception unfolded no different to any other wedding. Everyone enjoyed drinks, a lovely meal, listened to speeches and shared a few laughs over a slightly customised game of 'Cards Against Humanity' which is a personal favourite of Mitch & Alyce's.
Alyce and Mitch's wedding just goes to show, you can still get married and have a really lovely day even with some government restrictions in place. To see how their Dryridge Estate wedding unfolded check out the photos below.
Venue: Dryridge Estate
Make-up artist: KYZO
Floral designer: Botanical Art
Live Music: Maple Creek Music
Bride's dress: Jane Hill
Bride's shoes: Alice & Olivia
Rings: York Jewellers
Groom & Groomsmen's suit: Brent Wilson
Groom's accessories: Aquila
Invitation designer: Be Bold By Halo
"Richard did an unreal job at photographing our wedding. Whilst we were working through the issues with COVID impacts Richard was extremely responsive and accommodating with any changes we may have needed to make. Leading up to the day he would consistently check-in, ensure we were ready and ensure he had everything he needed for the day. Absolutely helped put us at ease. He has a natural ability to make you feel comfortable and ensure those candid shots are achieved! We were hoping to at least get a few photos that we would be happy with out of the day, however, all the photos we received were perfect!
We would have no issues recommending Richard to anyone looking for a Blue Mountains wedding photographer!"