Ash + Luke: a lush garden wedding


In a lush garden venue on the NSW South Coast, Ashleigh and Luke celebrated their marriage in the company of all their favourite people. Surrounded by beloved family and friends, they declared their love and began the rest of their life together.

The couple’s wonderful wedding followed an incredible and carefully orchestrated beach proposal. “At sunset, a pathway of rose petals and candles led the bride to the groom, who was waiting on one knee ready to propose,” says Ash. “He was surrounded by blankets, pillows, flowers, candles and many other decorative pieces, as well as a picnic basket full of my favourite foods and champagne (of course). I thought I was going to the pub for Christmas Eve drinks with my sisters… But instead ended up here, looking at one of the most beautiful setups I’d ever seen.”

Images of the wedding day itself are dominated by smiles and clear moments of pure joy, perfectly reflecting Ash and Luke’s relationship. “It sounds clichéd, but we really are each other’s best friends. We spend a lot of our time laughing, mucking around and having fun.”

Scroll down to see some radiant happy snaps from photographer Kat Stanley.


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