New South Wales, Australia Destination Wedding on the Beach

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Melanie and Stuart wed in New South Wales, Australia in an intimate and vintage inspired destination wedding to Oz.  Their wedding photographer, Hilary Cam shared with us their story that spans the globe!  “This is a love story that covers many countries, Stuart is from England, Melanie is from Australia, they met in Canada and were engaged in New York and they had a destination wedding in a country town in rural Australia.”

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“We had a unique groom’s prep in the morning, rather than the classic shots of suits and ties Stuart wanted a more apt prep for a beach setting and so we headed to the beach with his groomsmen who had all travelled from the UK. Stuart got more of Boomerang Beach than he bargained for when he was thrown in the water by his groomsmen.”

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“Melanie was one of the most fun brides I have every photographed, the entire morning she didn’t stop smiling and laughing, genuinely excited and thrilled about the day. The couple’s wedding stationery (designed by the groom) – features a kookaburra and a robin holding a love heart – symbolic of an Australian and an Englishman falling in love. As we set up detail shots we were all surprised when a kookaburra flew down to take a closer look at the wedding shoes.”

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“The ceremony was held in the Green Cathedral, a forest cathedral that overlooks the lakes and our celebrant the wonderful Sarah Julian had the crowd in stitches.”

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“The reception was held at Pacific Palms Surf Life Saving Club and was coloured with many personal touches; from the gorgeous stationary, bunting and paper lanterns to the orange and poppyseed cake made by aunty Denise from a recipe passed down from Melanie’s parents wedding.”

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Hilary Cam Photography Sydney

Wedding Vendors: Ceremony: Green Cathedral, Reception: Pacific Palms Surf Life Saving Club, Wedding Dress: Melanie Ford, Floral: Blooms, Tuncurry & Taree, Celebrant: Sarah Julian, Stationery: The Groom, Rings: Designed by the groom, produced by Bill Hicks Jewelry