Brigham Creek wedding photos – Brook & Leigh’s sneak peek!

Hi guys!

On Friday – we had the pleasure of photographing Brook & Leigh’s beautiful wedding at Brigham Creek.

Amber, Holly, and I began our day around at the boys place… where we discovered that the colour theme was black & red & white. The guys all had red socks – and a little ‘survival kit’… along with a hip flask 🙂
It’s funny – usually the groomsmen are needing to smuggle the hip flask in, but today it was officially sanctioned!

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Leigh had found these amazing cufflinks for Brook on Etsy – perfectly suited, considering his occupation..

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I don’t think that this smile left Brook’s face all day.

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We then headed up the road to the girls place, where things were in the final stages of readiness. It’s always so exciting, to see all the details, and planning, and preparation falling into place!
All the bouquets were done by Amy at Keepsake Bouquets – such perfectly detailed flax weaving! And so cool, that they’ll last forever.

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There were still a few decisions left to make, however..

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(for the record, red shoes for the photo shoot, and white for the ceremony – best of both worlds!)

Leigh’s bridesmaids were fantastic – and proved to be expert dress lacer-uppers too.

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Leigh looked amazing in her gown!

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We had time for a couple of quick photos with the bridesmaids…

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And then it was time to clear the decks – as the boys had arrived – and it was time for Leigh & Brook to see one another for the first time.

I just love this next shot – to me, it tells a story of anticipation, nerves, excitement, emotion – all in one deep breath.

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After they had the chance to take it all in, and a few minutes recounting the morning’s events from either side – we headed off for some shots with the bridal party, before the ceremony.

First stop – a cool old shed / yard with some interesting rustic wood textures, some long grass, biddy bids, blackberry – pretty much everything you’d rather NOT be standing in!! Still… beauty is pain 😉

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I love how the red tones in the shed (and even sometimes the stalky grass things) work in with the red in the bouquets 🙂

Afterwards, we headed off to a private residence nearby – which had a beautiful grove of willow trees shading the lawn (by this time, the sun was nice & warm – and the shade was a welcome respite… plus the added bonus of great light)

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Down the back was also a lovely little chestnut orchard:

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It was time for the boys to leave (well, actually a little bit past time… but sssshhh)… so we took the last few minutes opportunity to grab a couple of last shots of Leigh, before we too headed off for the ceremony.

I love this ivy wall!

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Down at Brigham Creek, the guests were gathered on the lawn, and the paper lanterns were in place!

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The boys made their entrance to a Metallica song… and our favourite celebrant of all time, ever, (and Amber’s mum!) – Peta Hardley – gathered the guests in close.

Leigh arrived with a V8 rumble, in the (conveniently red) Holden:

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And the bridesmaids began their walk up the aisle.. each with a flowergirl / page boy in hand.

Nawww…..

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One of my favourite parts of having the pre-ceremony photos is that by the time you’re walking up the aisle – you have much more chance to ‘take it all in’. And Leigh was doing just that!

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Each of the parents came forward to give their children away to each other:

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And there were readings by friends & family (one being an extract from Sex & the City!!)

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I just love the way these two look at one another.

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After the ceremony… they had a photo with their baby – bowtie & all!

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Meanwhile – the kids were being seriously cute – bouquet in one hand, tippee cup in the other! Bless.

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While I photographed the group & family photos – Amber headed into the restaurant for a peek at the setup:

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mnnnn… place settings… that double as cupcakes…. (or should it be the other way around..)

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Technically… we had done all the photos. But then we found a field.
It was in the back of our minds that we’d love to get a nice big sweeping shot… and after a quick scout, Amber discovered this gorgeous spot. Permission granted (people always look at you a bit sideways when you ask if you can take wedding photos in their paddock… they mustn’t be able to envisage it’ll look like these photos below!)

So we sidled up to Leigh… heeeyyyyy Leeeiiggghhh….. can we ask a littllleeee favouurrrr pleeeasssee……. just jump in our car, we’ll pop down the road for 10 minutes, and it’ll be really really cool.

And it so was.

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This is just a tiny selection of our favs from the day (and it’s so hard to narrow it down to just this many!) – and there are plenty more to come.

If you haven’t ‘liked’ our Facebook page yet (I almost typed “licked” but that’s entirely different) – do so, and you’ll get the recent photos pop up in your news feed – and keep in touch with our latest creations 🙂

Leigh & Brook – thank you so much for having us along to be part of your day!
We had such a great time – and there’ll be many more photos to come!

Isaac, Amber, and Holly.

Comments

  1. Leigh and Brook says:

    OMGosh guys,

    Thanks so much 🙂 You finally got the tears you were after 😀

    We love them so much!!

  2. Shontell says:

    Wow what awesome pics and what an awesome day!!! Yay 🙂

  3. Aimee - Little Sister says:

    You guys are amazing, did such a great job catching the moments!!!
    Cant wait to see the rest of the photos!
    Broook and leigh you loook awesome!

  4. Barbar Swann says:

    Fantastic, particularly like the last ones with the angry sky as a backdrop

  5. Mish says:

    Particularly love the B&W one of Leigh holding her veil out/back.

    They are such awesome photos, you get a real feel of the day 🙂

    Leigh you look gorgeous!
    I like your theme colours, the outfits and venue look fab.
    Oh and your doggie looked too cute in his bowtie.
    x

  6. Yvonne HARLAND (MOTHER IN LAW OF ALL MOTHER IN LAWS) says:

    The fantastic photos only capture a little of what a fantastic day it was! All credit to you Brook and Leigh. You could always be an event planner now Leigh!

  7. Estelle Tunoho says:

    Gorgeous wedding & stunning photos! As always wouldnt expect any less from Issac & Amber

  8. Mandy says:

    Such great photos guys, perfect depiction of such a moving day
    xo

  9. Ryan says:

    Stunning Pictures!
    You guys looked soo fantastic. Proud of you both 😀
    So looking foward to seeing moar pics!

  10. Sophie says:

    WOW AWESOME PICS!
    Lee you look beautifull, Brooke you look hot 😀
    It was such a fantastic day, thank you for sharing it with us all.

    So cant wait to see more pictures now!

    p.s. love the photography!!

  11. Kylie & Jesse says:

    The photos are gorgeous – thank you Leigh & Brook for inviting us a long to enjoy your special day.

    xxx

  12. Marianne says:

    Such beautiful pic’s!!!!!! Can’t wait to see the rest!

  13. Richard says:

    Awesome photo’s

  14. Rehutai says:

    I  the photos, u both look hot. It’s a shame I couldn’t
    See all of the photos though only got a sneak peak
    at the pre wedding ones. Muz would be so proud of u both. Congratulaions. 

  15. Sabah says:

    WOW these photo’s are absolutly amazing!! It looks like you had a wonderful day Leigh, and everyone looked gorgeous!! I love the photo of Ky and Seth hehe.

  16. Gen says:

    WOW amazing guys! Leigh as always looks stunning and I love how you captured Brooks checkyness, absolutly amazing photos of the padock!! It was such a wonderful day and now the magic is in the photos forever 🙂 Great job!

  17. Tamara says:

    Beautiful photos Leigh 🙂
    I love the little personalised details you can see in your wedding, and I think that last lot of photos on the field are gorgeous!

  18. Abby D says:

    Loved the photos Leigh! The team @ perspectives did a great job! It felt like the photos had life and meaning so it should be easy to reflect on your big day with photography like that!! hmmmm might keep them in mind for my wedding day! 🙂 xx

  19. Michelle says:

    I don’t htink I have ever seen such awesome wedding photo’s – you look awesome in every single one of them 🙂 Many congrats on to you both.xx

  20. Robyn says:

    Absolutely gorgeous – your photographer done a wonderful job…The pics are really awesome, congrats to you both.

  21. Trischelle says:

    What amazing photos!

    You must be so pleased that they captured such a fantastic day so well.

    You looking stunning Leigh.

  22. Sammy says:

    Most amazing day ! The Venue looked amazing, perfect place. Leigh you looked stunning ! Amazing Pictures <3

  23. Desi says:

    Amazing Photos ! Well done leigh & brook

  24. Chanelle says:

    Gorgeous photos

  25. Drifty says:

    AMAZING Photos – you two look so in love and all your little details just make the whole day and your theme come together so well!! Oh and you were a stunning bride too 🙂

  26. Gary says:

    Truely lovely photos of a very special day,
    Best wished for the future Brook and Leigh

  27. Tracey Henry says:

    Wow these fotos are amazing, every single one of them. Congratulations leigh one on your marriage, secondly on picking such an amazing photographer. Money well spent.

  28. peter says:

    Stunning photo’s both of you look really great. looked like you had a beautiful day. Good luck to you both

  29. Aunty Jane says:

    What can I say, Absolutely stunning. You guys are beautiful. Can’t wait to see the rest. Love to you both. xoxo

  30. Leigh says:

    I keep coming back to these, and love them more and more each time!