Grand Magnolia

Grand Magnolia
The stunning leaves of the magnolia make for a bold statement with hydrangea and lotus pods to soften.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

A bowral wedding

Bowral is the antique, country hub of the Southern Highlands, and if you're looking for old, well tended gardens, vintage chic shop fronts and great coffee, then it's the place to go on a Saturday or your leisure!  Just an hour south of Sydney, it's easily accessible, and buzzing with energy and industry.
It's also the perfect place for a wedding, or two or's hard to keep up with the number of cars headed down the main street.  However if you want privacy and elegance, and space...then take a look at the private houses available for lease for just such an occasion.
Saturday's wedding started with a long driveway framed in birch (whose stained glass window leaves are hard to ignore), maples, oaks and camelias.  Lamp posts with a single cream ribbon showed the way towards the house...the old lawn visible through the branches of the old sycamore (boy was that a treat) gave way to a tennis court, pool house and gabled path covered in wisteria.
Then there was the house...sandstone and brick, plate glass windows and a red tiled roof.  The whole scene was set for a romantic day, even before I set foot in the house and beheld the bride's dress, and the busy family members keeping children entertained, while the bridal party prepared speeches, eyelashes and bottles of vodka.

The flowers were delivered, the bride was enthralled, the venue was set and the petals were scattered.  Time to get out the camera.  For more great photos, visit my photostream at Flickr! GLR xx

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