Danielle & Luke – St Michael’s Church Mittagong – Peppers Craigieburn Wedding

Winter weddings in Bowral can be cold but on a clear day it’s a stunning time of year to get married – you just need to rug up! Thankfully Danielle & Luke had great weather for their beautiful Southern Highlands winter wedding 🙂

Luke and the boys got ready at Peppers Craigieburn and looked very sharp in their blue suits. The rooms are Craigieburn with the balcony access are great for any preparation photos. Danielle & the girls were also at Peppers and had the balcony room on the second floor. It’s a smallish room but had nice natural light and the balcony is a good extra area (as long as your guests don’t see you!).

There were lots of laughs from Danielle and her sisters – it’s such a great moment in a wedding day and is often when everyone starts getting teary knowing the ceremony has finally arrived. We then we had an awesome moment of her Dad seeing Danielle in her wedding dress for the first time. Just beautiful. The tie Danielle gave him with such a sweet message embroidered on it was a guaranteed tear jerker.

The ceremony was held at St Michael’s Catholic Church in Mittagong – it’s an old and beautiful looking church with plenty of space and a bright light interior. Guests arrived and mingled outside where there is lots of room. There were definitely a few nerves before the start of the ceremony but Danielle & Luke were soon married and pretty stoked when walking back down the aisle as husband & wife.

We had ample time for mingling outside the church and this is a great chance to get some candid photos with your guests so I highly recommend allowing time in the schedule for this and not rushing off too soon. A group photo is also a good option here as all the guests are together and the light is good.

For the bridal party photos we headed to nearby Lake Alexandra and also an open grass field before arriving at Peppers Craigieburn. Peppers is one my favourite wedding venues in the Southern Highlands – it has lovely formal gardens, the golf course, and several old buildings including the main manor house entrance, which all make for lots of different photo locations.

Check out the photo highlights below – I love how the bridal party had such a fun time during the photos and this always makes it easy for me to capture plenty of smiles and some great candid shots. The grass field photos are fantastic and we used the soft winter light to perfection 🙂

The reception room at Peppers looked amazing with long tables with seating for around 150 guests and beautiful details & flowers. Check out the awesome chairs for Danielle & Luke too. It was a great night with touching speeches and lots of fun dancing. We even had time for some night shots too, so all in all an awesome day!


Photo highlights – Winter Wedding Bowral

Danielle & Luke's winter wedding in Bowral

Danielle & Luke’s winter wedding in Bowral

Love these shots in the grass with beautifully soft winter light

Wedding photo Lake Alexandra Mittagong

At Lake Alexandra in Mittagong

Dress and flower details wedding

Dress and flower details

Bride preparations at Peppers Craigieburn


Danielle looked stunning!

Such a sweet idea for Dad

Groom outside Peppers Craigieburn car wedding

Luke and the boys

Interior view of St Michael's Church in Mittagong

Interior view of St Michael’s Church in Mittagong

Stoked to be married!

Aisle exit at St Michael’s Mittagong

Group wedding photo outside St Michael's Church in Mittagong

Group photo outside St Michael’s Church in Mittagong

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Stunning soft light for some beautiful portraits of Danielle winter wedding Bowral

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The bridal party having a laugh

Danielle and her sisters

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The old barn at Peppers

On the balcony at Peppers - the old wrought ironwork is awesome

On the balcony at Peppers – the old wrought ironwork is awesome

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The bridal party and the Manor house in the background

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Ceremony: St Michael’s Catholic Church Mittagong
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Reception venue: Peppers Craigieburn Bowral

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A bit about me

I’m a Bowral wedding photographer available for weddings all over the Southern Highlands, as well as Sydney, Canberra and the South Coast. I love being part of a wedding day and capturing beautiful memories. I moved to Bowral over ten years and the area is amazing for weddings… so many great wedding venues and a chance to make your wedding a weekend getaway for all your guests.

If you’re getting married in the Southern Highlands in winter please get in touch – you can contact me here.