Royston House Wedding
Emma and Mick's Royston House Wedding
Sometimes when you pull up to the gate of a wedding venue you just know it is something special. Royston House is certainly one of these properties! Coffee in hand (a good coffee might I add), I pulled onto the driveway which creeps up to the main homestead. Queensland was in the midst of a drought, the grass was brown but it made no different to the beauty. The view rolls on with beautiful horses in the foreground.
I was met at the house by Royston House Manager Drew and to say he was friendly and helpful is a total understatement. Drew whisked me across the property allowing me to take in a few photo locations and have a plan sorted for the afternoon. Next I met Bronwyn from Scenic Rim Bride. Styling on point! Bronwyn took Emma's vision to the next level with the help of New England Flower Co and Sperry Tents Australia. Everything was coming together perfectly!
Entering the house to start shooting with Emma, the mood was calm and joyous. Emma was helped into her dress by her mum, something I love seeing. It is such a big day for parents as well as the couple, I really love when people include their parents in the preparations. Once ready Emma had her girlfriends come into the lounge for a first look. Emma surprised her sisters and girlfriends with a single rose and asked if they would walk down the isle ahead of her. Emma and Mick weren't having an offical bridal party however Em didn't want to leave out these beautiful ladies that meant so much to her.
Em and Mick's paster from Beaudesert was perfect, he was just the right mix of religion, humour and most importantly delivered a ceremony unique to them.
Throughout the lead up to Emma and Mick's Royston House wedding I think I was told in excess of 285 times how much Mick hated photos. Emma was pushing for him to agree to ten minutes in front of the camera. Walking back over the house paddock, taking in the sunset, Mick was asking where he could leave a review, we couldn't wipe the smile off his face. Maybe photos aren't that bad after all, hey Mick?
Emma and Mick then partied well into the night dancing under the stars, mingling under the beautiful Sperry tent and warming themselves by the firepit. This wedding was something special and will stay with me for quite some time.
Why Doe + Deer Photography
My approach to photography is to capture the raw emotion, your connection and your day as it is. It's the little things and the in between moments that matter. The best way I can describe my style is real and honest with just a little mix of posed to provide a gallery showcasing your connection and your wedding day as it feels. I am a sucker for natural images, there is something about an imperfect photo that is next level, the mood it creates is everything!
If you are considering a wedding at Royston house I would love to hear from you.