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Classic Wedding at Summergrove Estate: Northern New South Wales

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Winter Weddings always hold a special kinda charm, especially when it means a quick trip south o' the border into the coastal range of the Northern Rivers Region...

The day was cool and clear, and although it's not ideal going into a wedding having never met the talent, so to speak [Susy and Caleb had chosen to do the destination wedding thing, having flown down from Darwin only a few days prior], on arrival, the gorgeously laid-back Susy proceeded to warmly welcome us, and ensure that we had the lay of the land in photographic hand...

Summergrove Estate sings a tasteful kinda tune for itself: Set atop the range, with panoramic views of mountain and ocean alike, and run by a bunch of super-lovely people, the reception space is a contemporary blend of modern styling and homely inclusion, complete with a 'medusa-inspired' chandelier, a charming little fireplace, and a central island-style bar that served as a mediatory space between tables and dance; but the real thing to note about the property was the disused golf course / artfully overgrown ramble of goat-tracks that led down the southern face of the mountain -- with each venturing turn offering a different little nook and photo-op...

Fast forward until after a casually delightful hilltop ceremony, and It did however turn to pass, that our photo-trek down the rambling track was somewhat short-lived, as after a late-ish start [for winter standard],  we were seriously under the pump, and the failing light in the lower reaches of the valley was screaming at us to get a wriggle-on! and besides, there weren't buggies enough for the whole party, so we did have them to consider too...

Anyways, after choosing one of the many tracks that steadily lead skyward, we made it back, in time for a quick break, and a reception that may have had one of the best dance entrances, ever! 

The food was super-good, and as the cake was whisked away for the cutting, The newly wed stood under star and sparkler alike; Susy swooned and Caleb dipped his bride with first-class style to rival the very essence of a future's promise to one another... 

Viva l'amore, 

Loui and Donna xx