For Kyle & Monique we transformed this family home, back garden into a night time fairy tale of lights & love. To spend as much time possible with their guests without being pulled away for ‘formalities’ was the main heart behind Monique and Kyle’s night time wedding.

When time fly’s (which it just seems to do on your wedding day) and you have some of your favorite people in the world in one place, leaving for a couples shoot can feel like precious time wasted, so by doing a first look and their couples shoot first they got to spend every amazing minute after their ‘I Do’s’ with their special people.

Monique grew up under these trees and it is a very special place for her (and now Kyle too). The fact that this childhood garden turned into a magical place of light and laughter once the sun went down was just an added bonus. Candles, fairy light canopies and ‘sparkler confetti’ all added to the nights glow.

Family pulled together to stock the cutest ‘caravan bar’, create the most amazing bread and dessert tables and Emily made sure everyone was fed and happy with a hearty Greek menu.

We created special remembrance bottles for all those who are loved but not here, keeping family the focus of this celebration.

This simple table of collected bottles (thanks mom’s) and candles, greens from the garden and wine from their favorite wine farm, set under a canopy of lights represents my version of perfection.

‘Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.’

– Antoine de Saint Exupéry –

Kyle and Monique your focus on each other and the people you love was beautiful to experience. Thank you for bringing me in and making me feel like family.

I hope every time you visit Emily’s garden you are reminded of the night you started your adventure as Husband and Wife with all the people who love you.

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The team:

&Story thank you for taking on the pretty flippen technically challenging task of night time shooting. I loved that you were always up for it and captured such gems. | De Light you made the entire night with your pretty lights and amazing skill thank you |Musician extraordinaire Liska Leslie | And as always the amazing decor from Hire Society events.

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