Peel Manor House Wedding | Em & Chris

Peel Manor House Wedding | Em & Chris

Em and Chris had planned every detail of their Peel Manor House wedding in Karnup, WA. A month before their big day, the three of us spent some time together exploring the wonderful gardens, looking for ideal locations for their wedding photos. Both inside and out, the Peel Manor House is beautiful location for a wedding.

Arriving early on their big day, I met up with Em, her family and bridesmaids and I was given full access to take photos as they were having their hair done and makeup applied. Once Em was partially dressed, I had the opportunity to photograph her as her helpers laced up her dress and assisted her with the finishing touches, like shoes and her veil. Some group photos of the  bride-to-be with all her bridesmaids, as well as with her parents.

In between times, I was also spending some time with Chris, his groomsmen and his family, as they were getting ready….which included a few quiet drinks and a few games of pool.

As 3.30pm approached and with the 120 guests assembled around the bottom of the elegant staircase, Em and her father made their way down the stairs to begin the formal proceedings. During the ceremony, Em and Chris exchanged their wedding vows, rings, shared their first kiss and accepted the applause from their guests….and the confetti that seemed to land on everyone except the bride and groom.

Following the ceremony, the marriage certificate was signed outside under the gazebo, then after mingling with their guests, we took the group photo, just as the rain began to fall.
Inside for drinks and canapes, then the family photos on the staircase…complete with the obligatory ‘selfie’. With the rain now gone, we headed outside to the gazebo for the formal photos, followed by just the bride and groom in a secluded part of the garden.

With the reception about to start, the bridal party made their way into the reception, accepting the hearty cheers from their guests.
With the cutting of the cake and then their first dance, the evening was in full swing.

It was an absolute pleasure to photograph Em & Chris’ wedding and I must express my sincere gratitude to them for entrusting their special day to me.

Russell, just wanted to say that Chris and I are so amazed and happy with our wedding photos! You did such a great job and you were a real pleasure to work with and made the whole day an even better experience!