Kieran and Emma’s Herberton Historic Village wedding
Despite the events of the past 5 months Emma and Kieran were lucky enough to be able to hold their wedding last weekend at the Herberton Historic Village. The weather wasn’t great at the start of the day, with showers and drizzle at both Malanda where Kieran was getting ready and at Atherton where Emma was getting ready. Everyone just ignored the weather and continued on regardless! As an Atherton Tablelands wedding photographer you get used to the changing weather!
I started out by meeting Kieran at the reception venue, Malanda Showgrounds hall. I photographed the reception centre set-up. Everyone had worked hard the day before to get it all set up for the wedding and it looked great! Next stop, the house to photograph Kieran and his groomsmen and grooms-woman ( his sister Sarah ) along with Kieran’s immediate family.
From there I headed over to the girls getting ready at Suzy and Tim’s house – thanks Suzy and Tim! I hope the house wasn’t too hard to put back together after that! Fun, laughter and hilarity ensued photographing Emma and the girls getting ready. All the while it was still drizzling rain outside, so no outside bridal photos.
After leaving Emma and the girls to some last minute celebratory sparkly wine, I made my way to the ceremony location at Herberton. I was very relieved to see the rain abating and finally leaving as I drove up the hill. At Herberton, even though it was only 14 degrees, it was NOT raining! Hooray!
The ceremony was held in the garden surrounded by old machinery and beautiful golden flowering wattle trees. Emma and her bridal party arrived on time in a bus driven by her Dad Peter and everyone looked amazing! They made their way over to the ceremony location via the big swing bridge, stopping along the way as we all did, to sign in to the COVID register at the front gate.
The ceremony was short and sweet and performed by local celebrant, the lovely Cheyenne Trevor. COVID rules were observed with everyone keeping their distance and no traditional congratulations hugs.
After the ceremony the guests made their way back to the reception venue while we had a wander around the Village. We took photos with all the amazing old cars, tractors, steam engines and buildings. We also popped down to the Wild River for some lovely sunlit photos by the water. Then it was time to head back down the hill to Kieran’s Grandfather’s dairy at Malanda.
At the dairy we were very lucky as the rain had stopped, the sun came out and a beautiful rainbow showed itself in the sky…..YAY! A quick run around the paddocks, dodging hungry horses and cows and then back to the reception.
At the Malanda showgrounds hall all the guests were awaiting the arrival of the bride and groom and their bridal party. They made their entrance and then dinner was served, followed by speeches, cake cutting of a very delicious and wonderfully decorated chocolate and cream cake made by Becky’s Mum!
I stayed until 9pm and then left Emma and Kieran to celebrate the night away. Congratulations to you both and thank you for asking me to be your Atherton Tablelands wedding photographer. It was an absolute pleasure to be part of your special day!