I met Megan and Lachlan at Megan’s sister’s wedding in the Clare Valley near Adelaide. You can have a look at that wedding on my blog here. Some time later, Megan emailed asking if I’d like to be involved in her Walka Water Works wedding near Maitland. I googled the venue and was amazed at the images I was seeing. Of course I wanted to be involved!
The Walka Water Works
The Walka Water Works is an incredible old structure built in the late 1800s. It was in fact, as the name implies, a functioning water works that supplied water to Newcastle. At some point it was gutted and turned into a function centre. The outside is, I guess, somewhat original, and makes a perfect backdrop for the ceremony and for portraits. The inside is an absolute joy to behold; original exposed brickwork, high ceilings with open beams; huge windows with rounded tops which let in shafts of sunlight. It’s a blank canvas for you to work with at your wedding, and it looks absolutely wonderful – scroll down to see the inside of the building fully decked out at this Walka Water Works wedding.
This Walka Water Works wedding
Megan and Lachlan were married on a windy day in mid-autumn. Their Walka Water Works wedding ceremony was a wonderfully intimate celebration on the lawn in front of the towering structure of the Water Works. Afterwards we made out way around the building and shot some portraits in the golden afternoon sunlight. My favourite parts of the day were as follows: when the Megan’s family dog Fletcher wouldn’t leave her site as she was getting ready, and when the entire bridal party managed to crawl under a barbed wire fence to get into a paddock for some photos.
Thanks for having me, Megan and Lachlan 🙂
Furniture +flowers | The Wedding Designer
Lighting | Love and Protect
Caterer | Sprout
Makeup | Brittany Jade Makeup
Hair | RnB Hair
Suits | Ken Lane
Dress | Efagi
Bridesmaids Dresses | Shona Joy
Celebrant | Geoff Gauci