Another wedding flashback! We're loving trawling through the archives to bring you some of our favourite brides and grooms from over the years. We had a stunningly beautiful day for this Ballarat wedding of Rachael and Aaron.
As with most weddings, we started with the groom and his groomsmen getting ready at home. This is always the most relaxed part of the day because, let's face it, the groom has the easy job! Have a shower, a shave (or not!) and throw on a suit and they're good to go!
Sometimes Mum is even on hand to make sure the boys don't get into too much trouble.
Since guys take much less time to get ready, it means we usually get more time with them to do some different, posed shots outside. We call this one the "hero shot" and it involves Robyn laying on the ground...on this particular occasion, in a dust bowl.
[Note from Robyn: For some reason, this always seems to happen to me at the beginning of the day!]
We also like to get the guys to do silly things, like stand in the middle of the road. We've had some horn blasts over the year but we're pleased to say we've never lost a groom yet!
Then it was off to see the wizard...I mean the bride...who was busy getting dressed. The great thing about your wedding day (among many other great things) is that people will do everything for you. You don't even have to dress yourself!
"First looks" are becoming more popular with the bride and groom, but Rachael decided to have one with her dad. There was not a dry eye in the house!
Rachael was such an organised bride we had plenty of time for portraits with her and her bridesmaids.
Something we don't get to do very often is the hero shot with the girls, but it looks totally amazing here with that stunning blue sky as a backdrop.
Then finally, it was time...
Wedding rings have been around for centuries, but did you know it's only in the last 100 years or so that there's been a double ring exchange at weddings?
Then it's time to sign on the dotted line...
After the ceremony we wandered the Ballarat Botanical Gardens and Lake Wendouree for bridal party photos.
One of the groomsmen was giving us some cheek, so we put him to work as punishment...
After we'd well and truly worn him out (and he still hadn't managed to tow the bridal party anywhere), we went for a stroll by Lake Wendouree.
The weather could not have been more perfect.
Then finally the chariots awaited to whisk the bridal party away to their reception.
A big thank you to Aaron and Rachael for allowing us to photograph their special day!