Gorgeous Relaxed Country Boho Wedding in Monarto. Not a Shotgun Wedding, a Wedding with Shotguns! // Kiralee & Pete

There were a few firsts for me on this glorious spring day out at Monarto at Kiralee’s folk’s place.

It was the first time I’d photographed groomsmen going shooting in the morning of a wedding. I’ve not really been around guns much, but considering Pete used to work in a gun shop, he knew his way around them.

We took a few minutes out for the boys to teach me how to shoot one too. Pete was a pretty excellent teacher, and I managed to hit the clay target on my first shot. (I put it down to years of panning telephoto cameras – there were a few similarities!)

It was the first time I’d taken photos of a first look in a dry country river bed. By the time Pete had stopped crying it was slightly less dry, hah!

All in all a bloody magnificent day, I had a ball with both the boys and girls (and the horses and dogs!)

Look out for the pics of the 1) The ridiculously good looking kids of Kiralee & Pete, 2) The most intense cake knife I’ve ever seen 3) The perfect moonless night for a milky way photo.

Tell me about your The Beginning!

We met when we were teenagers. Pete was my then-boyfriend’s friend. Many years had passed and Pete messaged me out of the blue one day and continued to pester me to go out on a date with him. Took me 3 weeks to say yes.

We went to watch a Star Wars movie Rouge One. After he dropped me off at home and met my mum we shared our first kiss which happens to be not far from where we’ll be saying I DO.

He had promised that we would go out to dinner after the movie, but totally forgot! I have not let him forget ever since.

We now have 2 beautiful boys and plan to spend the rest of our lives together.

What are you most looking forward to on the day?

Seeing Pete for the first time in my dress. Saying I DO to the man of my dreams. Dancing the night away with my loved one.

Top Tips?

Don’t sweat the small stuff. Everything will come together one way or another.