Kaisa and David's Intimate Tumbling Waters Retreat Wedding
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Kaisa and David’s Intimate Tumbling Waters Retreat Wedding

Relaxed, fun and emotional!

Kaisa and David chose to get ready together at their Tumbling Waters Retreat Wedding.  The sun shone bright as I captured their portraits together before the ceremony started. The clear blue sky with stunning view over the escarpment was perfect for their photos! Kaisa and David were so happy during this time, ‘dancing’ around like teenagers in love!

Before the wedding Kaisa and David broke their own ‘rules.’ Firstly they met at work when David had said, “I’m never getting involved with anyone I work with.” Secondly, marriage was not really thought about. “We initially weren’t planning to get married. David received an offer for a posting in Hamburg, Germany. Because we thought Germany didn’t recognise de facto, we thought we needed to get married. This wasn’t the case, but we liked the idea of getting married so much we decided to do it anyway!”

With 30 close friends and family Kaisa and David said ‘I do’ at their Tumbling Waters Retreat Wedding in November. Throughout the day, traditional and non-traditional elements featured.

Kaisa’s background is Polish. Their parents performed a special blessing before the ceremony. Although they weren’t sure what they needed to say, it became a very emotional time. I noticed lots of glassy red eyes and happy smiles. Before Kaisa and David entered the reception room another polish tradition was performed with bread, salt and vodka.

Living in Germany is their next adventure now that the wedding is over!

Tumbling Waters Retreat Wedding – All the Details

Wedding dress: Eva Tomala Couture  / Flowers: Poppy’s of Thirroul  / Engagement ring: Michael Hill  / Wedding rings: Uniform Black  / Venue : Tumbling Waters Retreat  / Groom’s suit: Charles Tyrwhitt

Did you know I captured these photos in just 3.5 hours? I specialise in shorter coverage for weddings and offer up to 5 hours (maybe 6).  At this wedding I captured Kaisa and David getting ready together, their bride and groom portraits, the blessing and the ceremony. Along with group photos, congratulations after the ceremony, reception details, candid guest photos and the beginning of the reception.

Gorgeous decorated arbour with ceremony set up and gold Tiffany chairs at this Tumbling Waters Retreat Wedding

Kaisa and David walk hand in hand through a fern covered walkway at this Tumbling Waters Retreat Wedding

Bride and groom walking candidly across the ridge as they are reflected in the pond at this Tumbling Waters Retreat Wedding

View across the pond as the couple look to each other in the background with the overhanging branches framing them at their Tumbling Waters Retreat Wedding

Bride and Groom stand on the bridge as they look dreamingly into each other's eyes at their Tumbling Waters Retreat Wedding

Small number of guests enjoy the ceremony of Kaisa and David at this Tumbling Waters Retreat Wedding

This Tumbling Waters Retreat Wedding in black and white as the couple have a drink and a cuddle on the balcony overlooking Stanwell Park Beach

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