Petersham Nurseries…*sigh*… heaven on earth! When Ashley (gorgeous bride-to-be who dreams of becoming a florist one day) & Wilsey (chilled out groom-to-be and chef) suggested we do their Engagement Shoot there, I had no idea what I was letting myself in for! Having never been to Petersham Nurseries I fell head over heels in love with the entire setting, the minute I walked through the gates. Gorgeous flowers in bloom, happy bees buzzing around and the yummy aromas of Petersham Teahouse wafting through the air – it very much reminded me of lazy Saturday afternoons as a child, spent wandering around our local Nurseries with my mum, back home in South Africa. I used to treasure those afternoons and the time we spent together in the garden when we got home.
There is something very peaceful, rustic and welcoming about Petersham Nurseries and it was the perfect setting for our shoot – so many quiet nooks & crannies to explore and endless beautiful things to drool over in their shop. We had a relaxing stroll around before ending up the Teahouse for some vino & honeymoon talk – definitely my idea of a fabulous Saturday afternoon!
Ashley & Wilsey are tying the knot this Saturday, followed by the reception on Wilsey’s family’s farm near Salisbury and I can’t wait to see what these two creative lovebirds have planned for their big day. Here are a few of my favourites from our afternoon together. Enjoy!