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Sarah & Mike

If puppy dogs are your thing, then might I say that today’s relaxed Margaret River engagement photos are just for you? Gorgeous puppy dog Luna practically stole the show from Sarah and Mike as they walked beside the sea with Bianca Kate Photography behind the camera, but I think these two lovebirds shone just as brightly as they shared their story with us.

Sarah tells their story of how they came to be. “We met when Mike started working at the supermarket I worked at. A few months later I invited Mike around to our house for a party with a group of people from work and we hit it off immediately.

On choosing Margaret River for their shoot, Sarah explains “We wanted to have some pictures of us in one of our favourite places – Margaret River. It was Bianca’s idea to go to the cliffs, but we liked it because it’s not something easily done in a wedding dress – it was the perfect opportunity to do something a little adventurous.
We also had to have our puppy Luna in the shots. It was great to have such good pictures of her while she was still so little!”

The couple were practically on top of the world when Mike proposed, Sarah, explaining “Mike and I were on holiday in America, even though we had been together for 6 years he was incredibly nervous. We managed to watch a Broadway show, have drinks, have dinner and walk halfway around New York City before he finally proposed to me at 1 am at the top of the Empire State Building.”

On what she loves about Mike, Sarah notes “I am always in awe of Mike’s work ethic. He is also the most generous, kind and caring person I have ever met. I love how much he cares about his friends and family.”

On what he loves about Sarah, Mike tells “I love that Sarah is so family oriented. She is easy going and good fun to be around.”

Sarah tells “Mike and I refused to admit to anyone that we were actually in a relationship. It took us 3 months to officially become “in a relationship”.”

When it comes to wedding talent, Australia has a plethora and today’s autumnal wedding luncheon inspiration in a rainforest is all about showing it off.

Coordinated by Bronwyn at Brand Notes, a team of photographer Cloud Catcher Studio, stylist Arctic Fox Hire, floral designer New England Flower Co., gown designer Emmy Mae Bridal, stationery designer Love Notes and special guest Ulyana Aster created an autumn inspired luncheon at the beautiful rainforest venue of Cedar Creek Lodges.

With the rainforest of Mount Tamborine as the backdrop, a long table was laid with taupe linens and dressed with blush linen napkins and grey crockery. Tea light candles were set among wild centrepieces of pink, apricot and blush blooms, complemented by handmade paper menus and wooden cut-out name place settings.

The team, who worked hard to create the setting, enjoyed glasses of rosé in the sunshine, and an amazing grazing platter by a bonfire; the most beautiful way to spend an autumn day.  Bronwyn noting, “We wanted to bring vendors together to not only shoot their product but their lovely faces. It was such a great way to network with everyone over a glass of wine as the shoot was wrapped up.”

Photographer: Cloud Catcher Studio / Creative Director: Brand Notes / Flowers: New England Flower Co. / Special Guest: Ulyana Aster / Bride's Dress: Emmy Mae Bridal / Styling: Arctic Fox Hire / Invitations & Stationery: Love Notes / Venue: Cedar Creek Lodges