I hadn’t captured any weddings at the Southern Highlands Kalinya Estate wedding venue before, so I was super keen when Emily and Paul had chosen this stunning spot to celebrate their marriage. And while I would like to make my website a bit of a “Covid Free Zone”, for Emily and Paul, their wedding certainly looked a little different to what they had planned!
Emily is from Townsville and so all of her friends, and family, plus all of her bridesmaids were unable to pass out of Queensland into New South Wales for the big day. Thankfully Emily’s mum and dad were able to quarantine to get through and made it to the Kalinya Estate wedding.
Paul’s brother also couldn’t make it, being stuck overseas. But despite that, they all were very much able to “Attend”, thanks to plenty of FaceTiming during bridal preparations, and with my team here at Magnus Agren Photography providing live-streamed video of the day.
This is where the one member of the bridal party, best man Jesse, stepped up to the plate. Taking on all the roles of flower girl, paige boy, maid of honour, and groomsmen he went above and beyond his call of duty! Ive shot plenty of weddings in my time and I think he could seriously start a business as a “one man bridal party for hire” type thing!
Kalinya Estate wedding venue is a gorgeous spot with formal gardens, plenty of accomodation for guests, along with plenty of on site activities to entertain everyone. Mandy, the venue owner is fantastic and her enthusiasm was contagious on the day.
It was so special to have a couple just embrace the day and celebrate choosing each other for life, regardless of what 2020 had thrown their way. With most of my weddings cancelled or postponed this year it was such a delight to have Paul and Emilys Kalinya Estate wedding go ahead rain, hail or virus!
Congrats Paul and Emily, you’re a fantastic couple and I had such a great time celebrating with you both!
People that helped make the day happen for the Kalinya Estate Wedding
Wedding venue – Kalinya Estate Wedding
Caterer – Chef & I
Hairdresser – Hair by Amy
Make Up – Blown Away Makeup and Hair
Cake – Baked Couture Cakes
Florist – Ruby Oak Florist
Wedding planner – Planned by Page
Photographer – Magnus Agren Photography
Live Stream + Video – Magnus Agren Photography
Photo Booth – Pick a Pose
Equipment Hire – Campbeltown Party Hire