Milton Park Wedding | Bowral Southern Highlands | Georgina & Philip

Milton Park Wedding | Bowral Southern Highlands | Georgina & Philip

A few weeks ago I had the great pleasure of photographing Georgina and Philips Milton Park wedding at Milton Park Country House near Bowral.
Milton Park grand mansion was built by the Hordern Family and is located near Bowral in the NSW Southern Highlands.

I am lucky enough to photograph quite a few weddings at Milton Park but each one is very different from the next. No matter how many times I photograph the estate I always find something new and interesting to explore.

Throughout the year different seasons offer so many opportunities to create something unique. For Georgina and Philip’s wedding, it was Winter to play host which I loved.

Milton Park Winter Wedding

People often ask me why I love photographing weddings in winter and the reasons are simple as the light during winter months in the southern highlands is amazing. It’s hard to put into words but the angle of the sun on the horizon is lower in winter and the ‘golden hour’ is prolonged and put simply you get very pleasing warm colours and textures and for photography.
I asked Georgina to provide some background information about themselves as it’s always nice to have a story to go with the images.

Family Background

Phil was born in Cambridge, UK, while his father was finishing postdoctoral studies there. His parents are from Chicago and Milwaukee though he was raised in Sydney.

After high school, he moved to the American midwest for a year, before returning to Australia and enrolling at Sydney University. He cut a Bachelor of Science short to pursue pilot training.

Georgina was born in Dorrigo, a tiny mid-north coast town in NSW.  Her father is originally from Copenhagen, Denmark, and mother from Sydney.

Georgina is an amazing artist and she told me she always drew as a child and eventually studied an Architecture degree because of her love for design, physics and art. She also completed her Master degree in Architecture at Sydney Uni and started her own business at 19.

How Gergina & Philip Met

In Georgina’s words:
“Philip and I met in Sydney, at a dinner party, a week after the wedding of our mutual friends. We continued to see each other at church, went on motorcycle rides together, and had dates in just about every restaurant in Newtown. Opposites certainly attracted because we are so different, but from the very beginning got along like a house on fire.
I like our contrasts – Philip with his sights on the skies, rounding out my creative earthiness. I like to think I keep Phil grounded and thinking more creatively, while he reminds me to focus, look a bit further, and dream a little bigger. We are currently living in the NSW countryside where Philip flies every day and I draw every day. We’re pretty blessed all round.”

Milton Park Bowral

My assistant Simone and I met the boys at Milton Park for photos in the bar area. Philip’s suit was from G. A. Zink & Sons Tailoring which happens to be the same family tailor where Georgina’s father had his wedding suit made.

The boys were very relaxed and easy to photograph. I love using the dark wood backdrop combined with natural light Milton Park’s bar provides.

After photographing the boys we went upstairs to the bridal suite to photograph Georgina. Georgina looked amazing in her Pronovias gown and we got some great portraits before heading to the ceremony.

As wedding photographers, we get to meet so many different couples from a wide variety of backgrounds and is honestly one of the reasons I love doing what I do.

The whole wedding party were very laid back and so easy to get along with. The amount of time we had for photos ensured a relaxed and creative feel throughout the whole day. It’s not always possible to have a lot of time for photos during the wedding day but Georgina and Philip were very accommodating which I appreciated so much.

After the ceremony, we had a small detour for a break and some impromptu basketball, before heading back to Milton Park for location photos.

Reception

The reception was help in The Orangerie which overlooks the French bathhouse and manicured gardens. I love photographing couples in front of the French bathhouse and always prefer around dusk if possible and usually right before the reception starts is a good time.

The vendors, wedding party, family and guests were all amazing to work with and Georgina and Philips wedding day really was a perfect day.

I do have to mention Georgina’s mum Lynne who made the wedding cake and was also responsible for all the other floral arrangements other than the bouquets and boutonnieres.  Artistic creative people obviously runs in the family.

You can view more weddings I’ve photographed at Milton Park here.

Venue: Milton Park Country House

Dress: Pronovias

Suit: G. A. Zink & Sons Tailoring

Hair: Sensoria

Makeup: Makeup By Lilly

Florals (bouquets and boutonnieres) – Posy & Vine

All other florals were crafted by Georgina’s mother Lynne Kreutzer

Cake: Lynne Kreutzer

Ceremony Music: Red Soda Band

Reception Music: Macarthur Strings

Cars: Shoalhaven Prestige Wedding Cars

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    • Sensoria Hairdressers/ Barber RoomJanuary 10, 2018 - 10:47 am

      From her first inquiry, we were on the same page as to the preparation of Georgina’s Wedding Hair. Our Stylist Shelley was delighted to be part of Georgina’s special day. Georgina and the bridesmaids looked stunning, and created a welcoming and fun preparation time, that was a pleasure for Shelley and the Sensoria Team, to be part of. ReplyCancel