This was my first Robertson Hotel wedding in quite some time – around 5 years I think! I was stoked to get back to this wonderful venue and spend some more time shooting around these wonderful grounds.
A lovely day for a Robertson Hotel wedding
I arrived to the Robertson Hotel on a wonderful spring day. Cool temps but not too cold; a lovely Southern Highlands day. Robertson sits just at the top of Macquarie Pass and I find the weather there can either be really bad (misty, rainy, dark and gloom) or really amazing (calm, soft light, clear skies) – but nothing in between. This day was definitely the latter, and was the perfect setting for a Robertson Hotel wedding.
I was delighted upon my arrival to find that Cathryn and Matthew’s gorgeous doggo would join us for the day – she even had a flower crown! I love when couples bring their animals along to their weddings. After all, a pet is part of the family!
A lovely story
This is a lovely story that I learned on the day of Cat and Matthew’s Robertson Hotel wedding.
When Cat was young, she would sit on her Dad’s lap and sing a particular song while he played it on the piano; the song was called Rainbow Connection. Her Mum would be right there too, singing along (both her parents were music teachers). Cat told me that these moments are the best memories she has from her childhood – that she just adored spending time her with her parents and sisters, making music.
Cat’s mum passed away around a year before the wedding. Many times during the wedding day, I watched with great respect as Cat and her siblings honoured the memory of their Mum.
In the evening, Cat surprised her Dad with a song. Unbeknownst to him, she’d located the original sheet music to Rainbow Connection, ordered it from the USA (to make sure it’d sound exactly as it did when they used to play it as a family). That evening, with her cousins playing the piano, her aunty playing the violin, and her sisters singing, Cat and her Dad danced together.
Her Dad had no idea that any of this was going to happen. He didn’t know he’d be called up to dance with his daughter on her wedding day, to a song they used to sing together when she was a kid. Watching the emotions play across his face was a truly humbling thing for me to watch.
About her Mum, Cat told me: ‘She was the most incredible woman, and my best friend.’
Hit me up if you’re getting married at the Robertson Hotel!
If you’re planning a Robertson Hotel wedding – and you’re looking for a Southern Highlands wedding photographer, I’d love to hear from you! You can find my contact form in the menu at the top of this page. I’ve photographed weddings and most Southern Highlands wedding venues, and I know the area really well. There’s a wonderful venue called Somerley House that I love, and that is quite similar to Robertson Hotel. Click here to see a Somerley House wedding. Alternatively you might like to check out this Peppers Craigieburn wedding.