This wedding is set in the picturesque Mindaribba House in the beautiful wedding mecca of the Hunter Valley, NSW. Mindaribba House is a hugely sought after venue and one of my personal favorites to photograph when it comes to Hunter Valley weddings.
Besides being two of the more genetically blessed humans on the planet, Nick and Tanya are genuinely beautiful people. From the inside out these two radiate kindness and it’s clear to see why each was drawn to the other.
The pair met at a birthday party for a mutual friend whilst living in Singapore, and in the weeks that followed there were several social run-ins where the two happened to meet again and again. As fate would have it, Nick was doing a shoot near Tanya’s office (yes ladies, he’s a model) and decided to pay her a little visit. Tanya worked in a bridal store so it’s easy to imagine the attention and fuss a male visitor of his caliber would attract. Clearly there was only one thing to do… so Tanya did what any self respecting woman would do and asked him to dinner.
Later that night when she finished work, they met up and attempted to find a cozy place to grab a bite to eat however all the restaurants in the area were closed and the pair found themselves on a first date with little to no options. Clearly there was one thing and one thing only to do… “We can head to my place and I’ll cook”, he suggests with both a smooth and gentlemanly air.
I don’t know what he made that night for dinner but whatever it was it worked! Nick and Tanya spent the next 7 years falling in love, traveling together, working apart and surviving a long distance relationship between Sydney and Singapore.
It was on a trip to New Zealand when he finally did it. The pair were enjoying a helicopter tour of the Milfourd Sounds when he proposed atop a snow capped mountain (the romance game is strong with this one) to which Tanya said a resounding “yes”!
Their special day was set on the property of the stunning Mindaribba House with even their little french bulldog Winston in attendance at their perfect Hunter Valley wedding. The weather was stunning, the guests stylish, and Tanya definitely gave Nick a run for his modelling money when it came to throwing some heart stopping stares down my lens.
Here’s to this beautiful (photogenic) couple making my job insanely easy and allowing me to capture their special Hunter Valley wedding at Mindaribba House. I am always honored at the prospect of the great responsibility that’s been entrusted to me on one of the most important days of people’s lives and to Nick and Tanya – a sincere thank you.