When Jess and Will first approached me about photographing their wedding at Kings Plains Castle (between Inverell and Glen Innes), I was very excited. I had seen pictures of the Castle on the internet.
Then, I visited the Castle in a pre-wedding consultation, and was blown away by this AMAZING location.
Kings Plains Castle is owned by Will’s family and until recently had been run as a B&B. So we had full access to all parts of the Castle and the grounds on the wedding day, which meant that I had access to areas that Will said that no photographer had even asked to use before.
The wedding day rolled around and some rain in the week of the wedding had provided a beautiful boost to the grounds in a pretty dry spring.
Both Bride and Groom were getting ready on the property – Jess in the King’s Suite and Will in his Mum’s house, just a short walk from the castle. This meant that I got to spend a good amount of time with both of them while they were getting ready. Both had bought gifts for each other, and to be able to capture both of them opening those gifts was so beautiful.
The bridesmaids were brought around to the front of the castle in traditional country style – on the back of a ute, while Jess and her father made use of a historic horse and cart for their entrance.
The front side of the Castle was almost completely covered in green vines, providing a spectacular backdrop for the ceremony. After the short ceremony and the usual congratulations by attending friends and family we then had about an hour to get some great shots utilising several areas of the Castle and grounds.
The trees alone provided some lovely points of interest, with a beautiful willow tree which was wafting in the wind, a gorgeous old Oak tree, which worked well for whole of bridal party shots and then the front of the Castle and those amazing green vines. I took Jess and Will upstairs to a rooftop balcony for some shots by themselves – so romantic!
It was such a beautiful day, at an absolutely amazing location – so much choice for a photographer. I wish Will and Jess all the best for their future together.