Real Wedding Wednesday ~ ***Flashback*** A Stunningly Romantic, Incredibly Beautiful Australian Wedding

I can't even begin to compete with what Hilary Cam wrote about Phillipa and Anurag's Wedding. I just can't! I know my limits, bridey, and frankly, he will write it better because he was there! And what's even better? This is only Day 1 (of 2), the Western Ceremony... The Indian Ceremony is on it's way! Anyway, back to how great Hilary is... Seriously, just read the first line... "I feel like photographing this wedding changed me – made me see with fresh eyes how precious our families are, the importance of far away friendships and reminded me that marriage is more than loving an individual, it is also accepting and embracing their family, friends and culture.

Philippa and Anurag met in Sydney, they now live in London but decided to have their destination wedding back in Australia at the magnificent Bendooley Estate in the Southern Highlands. This venue is overflowing with treasures, pockets of beautiful backdrops; lakes, vineyards, autumn leaves, rolling hills, golden fields and more stories then you could imagine. Philippa and Anurag’s wedding day was drenched with love, their love of music, travel, books and of course family and friends – many of their guests traveling across oceans to share in their day."

OMG! Just look at those wild horses!!Super dapper Anurag!! Absolutely exquisite!"At one point Philippa was nearly hysterical from excitement “I can’t believe today is finally here!”This is probably one of my favorite shots ever!!!Love the programs and the delicious, refreshing pre-ceremony beverage."When Philippa walked down the aisle, we all witnessed a magical moment. Golden light glinting through the pine trees and autumn leaves falling around her. The ceremony was beautiful in so many ways, the location under the pines, the perfect weather after a cold week, the ceremony and the autumn colours.""But I think the most memorable moments was when surprise guest, Abby Dobson, took to the microphone and sang “All you need is love” from The Beatles. All the guests joined in and became her backup singers erupting into song.""Equally as beautiful was when Abby sang her hit “Even when I’m sleeping” – a favourite song of Anurag’s father, he just sat back and closed his eyes listening to the music overcome with emotion."

You did it!!Um... Yeah... This is stunning!!! Soft and fabulous...Could 'ya bust???How perfect!!!Such a funand warm couple!That horse is totally sticking out it's tongue at Anurag!!!"I don’t think words can really describe just how beautiful this wedding was; hopefully these photos do it justice and share a fraction of what we felt on the day." Thank you Hilary Cam! Can't wait to see Day 2!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Hilary Cam Photography
Wedding DressSuzanne Neville, London
Hair & MakeupSimona Janek Hair + Makeup
JewelleryStephanie Browne
Bouquets & Buttonholes by Radha Deva of Paper Rose
Isle & Reception’s Floral ArrangementsNati Bros Roses, Dural
SuitPaul Smith, London
Venue & Catering: Bendooley Estate
VeilJoyce Jackson Bespoke Wedding Veils
Ceremony Music: Abby Dobson  & Emily Harrison  (Abby Dobson is from the famous 90s Aussie band Leonardos Bride - "Even when I'm sleeping"  was their hit song which was sung during the wedding)