Dryridge Estate Wedding

Dryridge Estate Wedding

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Wedding Photographer

Richard Johnston

At Lonely Hunter, we only photograph a limited number of weddings each year and do book out quite far in advance. 
Don't leave it until we are already booked before you decide to make an enquiry..

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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 | Caterer: Hangree