This is a blog post about my first Biota Bowral wedding. In fact, I knew about this venue long before it was even called Biota. It used to be a hotel called The Manning and I used to go there in my early 20s to drink great wine and chat with friends around the fireplace. Eventually The Manning became Biota, and eventually one Saturday I finally had the chance to shoot a wedding here.
Let’s get straight to the point here: if you have a Biota Bowral wedding, you’re going to be eating some seriously good food. Like, the food at this place is absolutely incredible, but if you’re considering getting married here, I think you already know this. I think this was some of the best wedding food I’ve ever eaten, period. I really enjoyed the sharing menu: people would grab a plate, head to the central table, grab the food they want and go eat.
Lester and Kate had their ceremony at Biota too; under a lovely tree, with 100 or so of their friends and families. I’m very grateful that I got the chance to shoot my first Biota Bowral wedding with these two and their lovely guests.
You’ll also notice below that Lester and Kate in fact met up and had all their portraits before the ceremony. We call this a ‘first look’. I love shooting first looks as I get to control the exact moment the groom sees the bride; it’s in a private setting without 100 people watching. I get to choose the exact location and make sure the light is perfect. It also benefits the couple as by the time the ceremony comes around, they’re just that little bit less stressed as they’ve already met up, already seen each other, and already had all their photos. All that’s left to do is drink, party and be merry.
If you’re getting married at Biota and are looking for a wedding photographer, I’d love to hear from you 🙂