Melinda & Paul’s Linton Gardens Wedding | Central Coast Wedding Photography

Melinda & Paul’s Linton Gardens Wedding Photography | Central Coast

Ask any wedding photographer and they’ll likely tell you that one of the best parts of the job is the frequent travel to some place new, meeting new people and photographing in the uncharted territory of what may as well be considered your own backyard. It’s the discovery that keeps us fresh, motivated, inspired, on the ball. One of the greater things about doing this for a living is the small slice of life we are privileged to enter at every wedding; be it a family, a group of friends or a place of significant importance. For Melinda and Paul it was all of the above. For me it was something new, and it was incredibly exciting.

Chain Valley Bay and Tumbi Umbi are about an hours north of Sydney on the Central Coast of NSW. My starting point was the amazing house that Melinda grew up in, overlooking the bay, where access to the ocean is just a few feet from the backdoor. This is where she and her family prepped relaxed in the morning. A few drinks, ample tunes, an abundance of sushi and most importantly, cake, is not a bad way to get into the groove before a wedding, let me tell you. Oh, and Alice the dog was rocking a tiny dog wedding veil. As someone who’s family pets are always dressed in appropriate attire (dog scarves are a thing), I can relate to the awesomeness of that. Frankly, when you start a wedding day with a vibe like this it’s guaranteed to resonate for the entire day, and this day was filled with good vibes.

Onwards to Linton Gardens, a quaint venue in Somersby just south of Peats Ridge, complete with an old white chapel and a long dirt road that lead us to an open ceremony in the garden itself. Partly shaded from the prying eyes of the summer sun, it was an intimate and emotional affair without a single straight face in the room. All broad grins, all the time. If there’s one thing that pent up excitement leads to though, it’s an insane dance floor by the end of the night, and I have the pictures to prove it.

This was my last wedding for 2014, and what a way to go out. Congrats to Melinda and Paul!

Special thanks to Madeleine Zahra for lending a hand and second set of eyes on the day.

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Vendors:
Makeup – Kimba @ White Lion Cosmetica
Hairdressing – Karen Purches
Bridal Bouquets – Olivieri’s
Bride’s Shoes – Nina
Ceremony Decoration – Linton Gardens
Cake – (Homemade by Paul’s mum!) Chris Buxton
Invitations – Made by Erin O’Brien at The Distillery

Linton Gardens Wedding Photography

  • Jenny Vaughn - Derek – the photos are amazing. You certainly captured all the moments. It was a fabulous day. I know all weddings are a happy occasion – but this was an extremely happy day. I have never seen a couple so happy and in love and it is captured in your photography. Thank you so much for all your hard work, and you did work tirelessly. You did a wonderful job. Much appreciated. John and Jenny VaughnReplyCancel

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