Author Archives: Jodie Reardon

Michael & Stevie – Rafferty’s Resort: 10.8.19

Congratulations Michael and Stevie who married at Rafferty’s Resort on a chilly winters day. Due to the winds, the ceremony was moved indoors (wise choice), and lucky I managed to find a couple of spots a little sheltered. Once the bridal party were announced, there was only one speech made by Maid of Honour Sam and then a father daughter dance that Stevie did with her grandfather in memory of her Dad – what lovely moments to capture. 

Congratulations again and wishing you two all the best as you begin married life.

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Daniel & Gemma – Rafferty’s Resort: 3.8.19

What a great way to kick off wedding season! A perfect day at Rafferty’s Resort for Daniel and Gemma’s wedding with the sun shining upon them so brightly. Gemma walked down the aisle with her Dad to her extremely happy groom who was quite emotional as he looked at his bride. A lovely ceremony delivered by Tracey Walsh and to end it with the releasing of some butterflies. The day was lots of fun, heartfelt, and a wonderful first dance choreographed by Your First Dance Co to surprise the guests. Other shout outs go to: Jenna Mclean Make Up Artist, Brides to Be, Olivieri’s Florist for those stunning bouquets, fantastic MC and DJ from Tim from Timeless Weddings, Brad from Coastal Prestige for the photo booth and of course Rafferty’s Resort for their wonderful service and venue. 

Congratulations guys – wishing you both a beautiful life together. 

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Jason & Nicole – North Entrance SLSC: 15.6.19

I think fun is what most couples aspire to have on their wedding day. There can be a lot of stress organising such a big day and hopefully each couple just forget all the organising and enjoy it! This wedding was certainly all about catching up with family and friends and everyone having a wonderful time. You can tell by all the giggles Jason and Nicole did just that! There’s lots of laughing moments in these images and I truly think that is what a wedding is all about. It was great to be a part of this special day. 

After ten years they made it official! Congratulations Jason and Nicole and thanks for having me a part of this wonderful celebration. 

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Wade & Sarah – Tocal Homestead: 25.5.19

What can I say about this wedding? Absolutely beautiful in every way. So many moments filled with lots of love, a bride and groom who you couldn’t wipe the smiles from their faces if you tried. Fun, muck about pics but so many sweet moments between Sarah and Wade. A brilliant Autumn day (felt more like Spring) at this amazing venue they call Tocal Homestead – a wonderful place with stunning country views. A shout out to one of my faves Fiona Rogers for her hair and makeup talents and also conducting yet another heartfelt ceremony. Another one to Your First Dance Co – totally nailed the first dance to a Johnny Cash song. If you’re wondering about these amazing flowers – The Naked Florist is your girl!

Also, have a look at Sarah’s dress made by her very talented Mum Kerry. How special to have an original and absolutely gorgeous dress. And a shout out to Wade’s Mum Debbie for a wonderful wedding cake and that awesome stand that Wade made. 

I hope you enjoy this slideshow as much as I loved choosing the photos for it – it’s a bit long this one but I’m a terrible culler. I want to show all the love and happiness that was so obvious on Sarah and Wade’s special day. 

Congratulations and thank you for choosing me to be a part of it! I’m super lucky to be a part of all these awesome weddings. 

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Alex & Jade – Kangy Gardens: 14.5.19

My autumn weddings have been so lovely and this one was no exception! What a gorgeous midweek wedding for Alex and Jade who were married at Kangy Gardens. Let me just say – I am so impressed by this venue. My first wedding here, however I did check it out the week before with Jade and knew the colours would look absolutely stunning. This place really has so much to offer and if you’re looking for a venue – check it out!  Alex and Jade got married in the wonderful chapel like building made all official by celebrant Gabe, we did a few photos around the grounds and with their beautiful girls and finished it off with some family and friends photos. Everyone enjoyed a few beverages and canapes.  This was a short and sweet amount of coverage, but we packed in some great shots in the time we had. 

Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Patterson! 

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Dayle & Dimity – Wyong Golf Club: 11.5.19

Who doesn’t love a surprise! Dayle and Dimity held their ‘engagement party’ on Saturday at the Wyong Golf Club – throw in a ceremony not long into the celebration and what do you know, you’re at a wedding! What a great way to do it. I met these two for some photos prior to the party. We got in the golf buggies and off we went around the course. Perfect weather at the best time to shoot. After an hour we headed back inside for a change of clothes for Dimity and guests started to arrive soon after. We did some photos with guests and shortly after Dimity disappeared to put her wedding dress back on. Meantime the celebrant arrived and announced to everyone that they were getting married. Lots of surprised faces! Dimity then walked back in escorted by her Dad. A lovely ceremony, followed by guest congratulations, family and friends photos, dinner and lots of celebrating. It was an awesome vibe and everything went perfectly to plan.  

Thanks for having me be a part of this super fun engagement/wedding!

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Amanda & Sarah – Magenta Shores: 4.5.19

Magenta Shores was the backdrop to Amanda and Sarah’s beautiful wedding day. I started coverage from the ceremony and stayed to capture the formalities and of course the guests having a great time. What started off as a bit of a cloudy morning turned into the most beautiful autumn afternoon. After the ceremony we did some family photos and jumped in the carts for a quick session around the golf course as the sun was going down fast! 

Once again the room at Magenta looked absolutely stunning. 

Thank you Sarah and Amanda for having me a part of your day and after all these years of being together, I’m so happy that you two have made it official. 

My very best wishes to you both. 

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Josh & Jody – Cedar Brush Creek: 27.4.19

What a top day with Josh and Jody on Saturday. These guys hired two lovely properties at Cedar Brush Creek which is out past Yarramalong. I felt like I wasn’t even on the Central Coast anymore. I’d sussed it out the day before and knew it was going to be a fabulous location for a wedding. I started off with Josh at Knottapharm (the location of the ceremony and reception), then headed a little up the road to Jody at a gorgeous cottage where her and the girls were getting ready. Josh arrived soon after for a first look and took the girls to the ceremony in his pride and joy – a Ford Ranchero. A lovely ceremony conducted by celebrant Brad Tyler-Webber who was also MC for the evening and did a fabulous job. We headed back to the cottage for bridal party photos but with the sun going down quick we took off down the road for some shots with the last bit of afternoon sun which was just perfect. 

The reception was in a fab Teepee, fires were going surrounded by hay barrels – it was truly a great country wedding with a terrific bridal party, lovely family and friends and it was great to be a part of it. So much fun was had! 

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Luke & Paige – Yarramalong Valley Farmstay: 6.4.19

Two weddings for me this weekend. Saturday saw Luke and Paige become a Mr and Mrs Burns. My first time shooting at Yarramalong Valley Farmstay and what a fabulous ‘all in one’ wedding venue it is. Accommodation for the bride and groom to get ready, a ceremony amongst nature and a huge barn for a great reception with plenty of room to roam around, sit on the grass, listen to some music and party the afternoon away. A great arbour for photos of the guests. It was such a relaxing vibe with perfect weather to be outdoors. 

Congratulations and thanks for having me capture the day.

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Blake & Grace – Christ Church Cathedral & Merewether Surfhouse: 5.4.19

A stunning autumn day for Blake and Grace’s wedding in Newcastle. I started with Grace and the girls at a lovely Merewether airbnb as they got ready then off the Christ Church Cathedral to make it all official. Mr and Mrs Harris then walked down the aisle followed by their guests with lots of hugs, kisses and congratulations. After some family photos we headed down to King Edward Park where there was a lovely sea of red flowers and also a few shots near the Surfhouse. Definitely a fun filled day had by all! Thanks for having me be a part of this special day.

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