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Beach Huts Middleton Wedding – Sarah & Tom

Sarah and Tom’s Beach Huts Middleton wedding was a delightfully intimate family affair with the focus being on enjoying themselves with their friends and family without ducking out too much to have photos taken. Due to this Sarah and Tom opted to have their glamour photos done before their ceremony at the nearby Middleton beach which was super busy due to the warm weather!

Middleton Beach First Look

While I’ve called their photoshoot beforehand a ‘first look‘ truth was that Sarah and Tom both arrived together so that whole idea of getting over the nerves with a first look photoshoot had already been done that morning :). All Sarah and Tom were really after were a couple of nice photos together without having to spend too much time away from their family and friends at the Beach Huts Middleton.

So after they arrived about 30 mins late due to usual wedding morning shenanigans, Sarah and Tom only had about half the amount of time originally allocated to have their photos done – but it was plenty of time to walking up the Middleton beach board walk and walk about the beach a bit. A bit of photoshop was required to remove all the other beachgoers though!

Beach Huts Middleton Wedding Ceremony

As is usually the case with a Beach Huts Middleton Wedding, Sara and Tom opted to hold their ceremony on the grassy area nearby the tennis courts, surrounded by the delightful little beach huts which the venue gets it’s name from.

While Sarah and Tom had opted to do thir photoshoot beforehand, they still did the traditional bridal entrance where she walked down the aisle with father on one arm and veil covering her face before approaching her soon to be husband.

The ceremony was a lovely, simple affair spearheaded by vows full of in jokes and funny anecdotes of the couple’s lives together.

Reception

After the ceremony and before heading to the Blue’s restaurant on site at the Beach Huts Middleton for the evening reception, Sarah and Tom hosted a laid back afternoon reception for their guests which they were keen to be a part of.

The afternoon was full of lawn games, having fun with friends, and a couple of guests even picked up the tennis racquets and tried to hit my camera 😛 Every now and again I might catch Sarah and Tom and pull them aside for a quick photo, but I was aware they diddnt want to leave their friends and family for too long 🙂

The reception within Blues restaurant consited of a nice sit down dinner, with simple addons like a photobooth in the corner run by ‘In the Booth’, a kareoke machine set up as the DJ and Tom acted as his own MC – even going as far as announcing himself and Sarah as they entered the building!

It was a beautifully fun filled afternoon with plenty of lovely people laughing, playing and having a great time being together to celebrate this lovely couple’s love for one another.

Thanks so much to Sarah and Tom for having me capture their delightful Beach Huts Middleton Wedding for them! I had a blast taking the photos and I hope you guys enjoy them as much as I did taking them! Cheers!

Middleton Beach Huts Wedding – Lauren & Marty

I always love heading down to the Middleton Beach Huts for a wedding, as the nearby scenery and awesome setting that the beach huts provide always make for stunning wedding photography! So when Lauren and Marty asked me to be their wedding photographer for the day, I was very excited to be a part of their day! Another neat part of their day was the fact that their DJ had suggested using his private land up in the hills for photos instead of the usual heading down to the beach, so we got to use some awesome gumtrees as a backdrop instead.

Preparation

After having set up my photo booth in preparation for Lauren and Marty’s reception, I sauntered over to the Beach Huts that Lauren and Marty were getting ready in. They were using two separate huts adjacent to one another, so it was easy enough to flit in between places of preparation which was great.

The air surrounding Lauren and Marty was very laid back, and easy going, with little to ruffle feathers and only the slightest showing of nerves from Marty, the groom 🙂 As soon as he donned his crows scarf though, and mentions of his hero, Taylor Walker, it soon vanished 🙂

Middleton Beach Huts Wedding Ceremony

It was a super sunny day, and unfortunately there’s little shade for the congregation on the grassy area of the Middleton Beach Huts, so it made it tricky to mitigate the harsh shadows and highlights when taking photos, but it was certainly a love filled ceremony and the weather was really nothing to complain about!

Glamour Photos

After the group photos, we began our glamour photos session by walking around the grounds together with the bridal party, making use of the curated gardens and unique vibe the venue provides. We then hopped in the car for a bit of a drive to the aforementioned private property of their DJ. It happened to be an old winery estate, filled with rolling hills and stunning gum trees, which I loved taking photos of! On the way back we stopped off at the beach for a few shots using the sunset 🙂

Middleton Beach Huts Wedding Reception

Finally, with the wedding reception on site, all the guests were already packed into the restaurant when we arrived back, leaving little room to move! It was a great atmosphere, with guests spilling out into the outside areas, making use of the balmy weather. The dance floor was packed all night, and I had a blast! 🙂

Thanks so much to Lauren and Marty for having me as your wedding photographer! Hope you love your photos.