Just after one of Australia’s worst fire seasons, and a few months before Covid-19 left us all house-bound, I ventured just outside Bowral for Veronica and Ben’s Milton Park wedding. The month was January, which is normally quite warm and dry in the Highlands. On this particular day, as I drove up the long driveway, I was in for a big surprise.
A misty Milton Park wedding
When I arrived to the car park at this Milton Park wedding, I could barely see a few metres in front of the car. It was so misty! This kind of weather happens maybe one every two years or so, and I think it’s pretty much every wedding photographer’s dream weather scenario. Soft, muted light is just so lovely to shoot in. The mist stayed for most of the day at this Milton Park wedding – I was pretty happy about this.
I’ve shot lots of Milton Park weddings over the years, and I’ve come to know it really well. Every time I’m there I discover some new location that I didn’t know existed. It’s a wonderful venue to shoot at.
How this Milton Park wedding played out
Both Veronica and Ben got ready on site at Milton Park. Veronica got ready in the Carriagehouse, which is lovely old building and contains heaps of accommodation. It’s totally separate to the main Milton Park hotel area which is great. Ben got ready at the Hayloft House which is also totally separate to the hotel area and very private. Both are wonderfully photogenic and are great places to get ready for your Milton Park wedding.
The ceremony was on the tulip lawn, which is a lovely grassy area surrounded by flowers. It actually started raining in the middle of the ceremony, but nobody seemed to care (definitely not Veronica or Ben). In fact, they shared their first kiss while being sheltered under an umbrella being held by the best man!
We stayed on site for photos after the ceremony; no point going off site when the venue has so many amazing places for photos. The mist had descended on us again by the afternoon and I got some lovely misty shots – my particular favourites are the ones with the horse, see below.
The reception was on site at Milton Park in their ballroom. This lovely room is down the back of the venue and surrounded by paddocks and bush.
Other vendors at this Milton Park wedding
You can find Milton Park’s website by clicking here. Hair was by Dane Wakefield, and makeup was by the amazing Savannah Rose. Video on the day was by Alex O’Halloran. The celebrant was Coral Kortlepel. Also shout out to my friends at Botanica Style co who were responsible for the amazing styling you’ll see below at the reception. These guys are wonderful, I don’t know how they do it! Shout out to the amazing staff and kitchen at Milton Park. I’ve dealt with these guys heaps and they’re amazing. Plus the food served up at Milton Park weddings is consistently wonderful.
Are you planning a Milton Park wedding?
If you’re planning a Milton Park wedding, I’d love to hear from you. I’d love to shoot at this amazing venue as often as possible! No matter the season, the time of year, it’s an amazing place for a wedding. From here, you could go check out my list of epic Southern Highlands wedding venues that I love (Milton Park is on there!)