I had to travel by car for almost 2 hours to arrive at the town of Lithgow for the wedding of Cherie and Ryan. The town is located in the Blue Mountains region. I had passed the town a few times on my way to Mudgee during my past coverages. So I previously had a passing familiarity with the place 🙂
Cherie and Ryan met over the Internet and for 5 years, had only known each other there before deciding to meet. At their first meeting, they both felt an immediate attraction! Since then, they enjoyed travelling to Sydney together. They like to spend time sitting at the park to have lunch, driving, playing the Wii, watching and and cuddling up!
Ryan specially thinks that Cherie is a loving, kind, and sweet person. Cherie describes Ryan as loving, supportive, and funny. What makes them unique as couple is that they get along really well. They see the same future together and both want the same things in life so they don’t argue.
Cherie realised that Ryan was “the one” was when a few weeks into their relationship, they went to Sydney for her Aunty’s birthday. At her cousin Stacy’s (maid of honour) house, Ryan sat in a bed room with Breanna (flower girl) and let her paint his nails. She knew that he fitted in and he was perfect for her. For Ryan, he knows that she was the one only a week after seeing each other.
They got engaged when Ryan proposed next to the waterfall at the Chinese Friendship Garden at Darling Harbour. While surrounded by the beautiful scenery, he dropped to his knee and asked her to marry him.
They got married at the Lithgow Anglican Church. We had their location shoot at the Queen Elizabeth Park. They then celebrated their union at the Lithgow Workmans Club. it was a beautiful experience and I totally enjoyed working with the couple and interacting with their bridal party and guests. It was another memorable coverage. Thanks and all the best to Cherie and Ryan!
Dodie Labial is a Sydney wedding photographer and heads the team at Expert Photography