“HOLY MOLY!!! I don’t even have the words!!! I have tears in my eyes right now as I am writing this to you!! What an amazingly beautiful surprise! I have already gone over the photos twice – Oh mate they are just stunning!!! Your photos are just simply amazing!!! What a brilliant Bendooley Estate wedding photographer you are!!! It’s so lovely going back over the day – and to relive the day by viewing top class photos is such a treat! We are soooo lucky to have had you!! (you must be getting sick of me singing your praises! lol)… We just think you are fab!!! Can’t tell you how much it means to us to have you give us such beautiful memories!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!! x. Michelle & Brett”
Bendooley Estate is one of my all-time favourite wedding venues, located in Berrima in the Southern Highlands. It’s a jaw-dropping expanse of picturesque fields dotted with serene gardens, a majestic lake and the impressive Berkelouw Book Barn. It’s the perfect place to be married no matter what time of year it is. Michelle & Brett opted for a winter wedding in the middle of June and it was absolute bliss. I know a lot of couples tend to avoid having their wedding smack bang in the middle of winter, but to be honest, the winter sunset light is magical. It’s a shame that not many couples exploit it! If I could be a Bendooley Estate wedding photographer every weekend of the year (including winter!) I’d be a very. happy. wedding photographer. It’s not just the beauty of the grounds that draws me to the venue though, but the good hearts of those who work there too. Hands down the best wedding and events staff you will come across, the type that will go the extra mile every single time.
So, back to Michelle & Brett (and their daughter Millie)…. they are some of the most genuine, loving people I’ve ever had the opportunity to work with. It was incredibly special to watch Millie (and her cousins) walk down the aisle as Michelle’s bridesmaids/flowergirls, and even more heart-warming to see the girls’ involvement in the day every step of the way. It really was a beautiful family celebration and I’m so excited to be able to share that with you through my eyes.
Bendooley Estate Wedding Photographer | The Details
Photography | Jonathan David
Stylist and Hire | Audrey & Angus Weddings & Events
Bridal gown & veil | Couture by Francesca
Bride’s Shoes | Shoes of Prey
Florist | Flowers by Van Til
Rings | Audreys Jewellers Bondi
Flowergirl’s Dresses | Made by the bride
Groom’s Suit | MJ Bale
Hair & Makeup | Ethix Hair & Makeup
Ceremony & Reception | Bendooley Estate Book Barn, Berrima
Celebrant | Paul Grech
First Dance | “Just Breathe” – Pear Jam