Natalie and Andrew's Preston Peak Wedding

 
 

It’s not too often I venture up the range to photograph Toowoomba weddings, so it was with a fresh enthusiasm that I arrived at one of the region’s premiere venues, Preston Peak Winery… The open-air chapel looked magnificent within the scape, and the stunning view through the valleys to the East made one feel a world away from anything even remotely stressful: “Ahhh — fresh!

I soon learnt that the venue was no longer an actual, functioning winery; but my dismay was short-lived, because the establishment’s manager soon assured me that they did indeed have ample amounts of wine in the stores [I believe the climate may have proved less friendly to the grapes, and although a somewhat less romantic notion, they now bring their grapes up from a little further south along the Granite Belt] and hey: that sounded good enough to me! Haha

Natalie, our bride, was the kinda gal who was secretly wishing for some cloud-cover and a little ‘climatic ambience’ shall we say – knowing full well that such lends an air of magic and intimacy to photographs… She must have had the fairies on call, because whilst the skies remained clear for the most part, on the back-end of her photo-shoot a most inoffensive moistness descended from the skies – just enough to justify a few portraits under the brollies…

Of course, the epic chandelier was yeah, epic… but the fairy-lit driveway was a nice surprise too, so I was super-glad when the team we’re up for one last romp before I had to roll back down the mountains…

Thanks to the staff at Preston Peak for making a dude feel so at home, and if anyone’s still tossing up where to get hitched, as a photographer, I’d say this venue would have to be one of my definite faves…

A massive thanks to the gorgeous Natalie, and her super- photogenic, Andrew, for their patience, spirit on the day, and for choosing me to hang with as I captured a little time…



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