Stevie and Barend got married in the sweet little country town of Condobolin (Condo! Birthplace of Shannon Noll!) in a wedding that was a little bit South African and a little bit Aussie, and a whole lot of fun. For a lot of us, Condo was a destination wedding, with so many of their nearest and dearest travelling from South Africa… and, well, us, travelling from the Big Smoke too! After a beautiful ceremony and a few tears from Barend, we headed out to a few spots around Condo where we found the most insanely beautiful light to take some photos and hang out with their wonderful wingwomen and wingmen. Stevie will forever be our hero for somehow managing to coordinate and style her own wedding with such sweet country and vintage vibes, and pull it off without a hitch, maintaining her total bridechilla status the whole day.

The party atmosphere at the reception was kicked off with Springbok Shots (that’s Creme de Menthe and a South African cream liqueur… yep… layered on top of each other) before everyone sat down to dinner and heartfelt and hilarious speeches. The dancing at Stevie and Barend’s wedding was next level though, because so many people knew how to ballroom dance! Ballroom dancing to ‘Simply the Best’ will forever be the only way to dance to that song from now on.

Travelling to little country towns and places we’ve never been before makes the whole experience so immersive. We will never forget our time together in Condo (although we didn’t see Nollsie like we were hoping) but luckily for all of us, we got to take all these pictures! Here’s a preview of Stevie and Barend’s beautiful day:

Reception venue: Condobolin SRA Hall
Coordinator/stylist Stevie!
Florist: Florist la Fleur Condobolin
Hair: Leanne’s hairdressing Salon
Make up: Blush Organic Beauty Forbes
Dress: Maggie Sottero
Bridemaid’s dresses: PS Frocks
Suits: Milano
Cake: Eat Me Edible Goodies
Celebrant: Fr Don Gunn
Music: Gabe Music
Food: Delish Food and Catering Orange
Vintage furniture: Midco Vintage
Vintage Cars: Condobolin Veteran, Vintage and restoration club

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OMG GUYS!!! they are so fabulous!!

James hasn’t looked through them all yet – he’s only seen a handful but he’s in love already. And me – well I’m ecstatic! they’re wonderful guys – we love them and we love you! They brought back all the feels and we’re so happy and thrilled with the day and the photos. I’m laughing in nearly every photo – I clearly had a good day! hahahaha!!! Thanks again lovelies – you truly are just the best and are total babin’ Queen camera ninjas!

Beck and James

These are AMAZING! I can not even begin to thank you enough! These pictures are beautiful and are totally everything we were hoping for and more. Thank you again!

Mel and Gareth

I just wanted to say thankyou so much for Saturday. We had a blast sharing the day with you. You are such talented photographers but also awesome, caring and top women. We had such a magical day and you helped make me feel as beautiful as I ever will. Your care, love, effort and pride in your work did not go un-noticed. We would recommend you to everyone.
Lots of love xxxx

Kate and Cam

Hello cloud catchers,

All I can say is wow the photos are amazing and everything we wanted out of the day. The finer detail is incredible thank you so much.
Nikohl and Ben
Hiiiiii,
Thank you so much for your email. You’re probably going to laugh reading this but I was finally able to access this email after I finally achieved one of my life goal of taking a selfie with a llama and was like “yasssss best day EVER”. As we finally connected to wifi for me to upload one of my 500 llama shots I saw your email. Poor Brett thought I had really lost the plot as I burst into happy tears in the hotel lobby and then showed all these random Peruvian hotel workers the pictures saying “holy shit, this is us’.
I was so so worried on the day as when I get nervous / anxious I screw my face up like an angry potato and was silently freaking out I had ruined your pictures but your pics make me look nothing of the potato variety! They are stunning and both Brett and I can’t believe we scrubbed up so good haha.
Thank you for capturing those tender moments between us. I’m so in love with the pics!
Cheers,
Nat (and Brett aka her kiwi gentleman lover) xx

When we first started planning this wedding just a few months ago, finding a photographer nearly did my head in because I was so hell bent on finding someone who would capture the day in a way that truly reflected us and our relationship. Well, we had to go to Brisbane to find them, but Alyce and Ash have surpassed my wildest dreams! Can’t wipe the grin off my face right now….

 

Jess and Karn

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