Cinderella Arrivals Visit to Chapel Ridge
It's that time in the set up of the new business that we need some photography done, professional photography with a beautiful wedding venue, mock bride and groom, basically organising a small wedding.
We need these photos for the website, our social media and flyers for our upcoming Wedding Expo. The images need to be examples for our potential brides and grooms of how the black horses and the black cinderella carriage will look in the backdrop of their upcoming special day.
I have had my eye on a photographer I would like to use, although she is extremely good at what she does and, therefore, mostly booked up. A friend of my husbands is a videographer with a drone for those overhead moving shoots, and I have another friend who was recently married her and her husband are happy to be my mock bride and groom for the shoot.
I was missing the perfect venue, which appeared timeless, beautiful and maybe a little over the top, to match my gorgeous over-the-top carriage and horses. I was looking for a venue that had a driveway, visible buildings and established gardens that would allow for my carriage to be the feature of these photographers and videos. I was looking for this fantastic venue to be available venue leading into Christmas, as all my other people were open Thursday, the 22nd of December.
A friend in passing was like have you seen Chapel Ridge? I haven't heard of it, and while that wasn't surprising, I tend to live in a bubble of my horses, family and farm. So I looked it up, and man, it's beautiful and exactly what I had pictured for this photoshoot. I reached out, and while the availability was tight, it would cost us. Then as I started crunching numbers and locking it all in, my budget fell short, my photographer was no longer available, the horse wrangler had to work back at his regular job, and my mock bride got covid. So I pushed it, as it wasn't meant to be, not to mention a tough ask the week of Christmas.
The new year came around, and I made an appointment & trekked the 1 and 1/2 hours to see Chapel Ridge in person. And while I have decided not to take the horses so far away for our photo shoot, I can see us in our epic black Cinderella carriage and pair of black horses driving up to the sandstone brick chapel.
From the very front gate (two ramps will need to be covered), giving the bride (and bridesmaids) a few quieter, slower moments to take in the picturesque paddocks and rolling hills from within the Cinderella Carriage on our way to the chapel, giving guests distance looks at the horses and carriage from afar before we drive into the visitor's car park and make our final approach the chapel.
Or from the visitor's car park, which is mostly shaded by trees and we can park our transport vehicle in a way that will shield the bride and bridesmaid from the guests as we transfer the bride (and bridesmaids) into the Cinderella Carriage and once ready we can continue our way up the cream coloured path to the beautiful Chapel Ridge Sandstone Chapel.
Cinderella Arrivals would then be available for photos with the bride, groom and bridal party after the ceremony before Chapel Ridge staff whisk the bride, groom & photographer away to explore picturesque areas of the work farms for additional wedding photos.
If you're looking for a wedding venue that would be entirely yours (nestled in the middle of 130 acres) just an hour north of Sydney, do yourself a favour and look at this breathtaking venue.
Chapel Ridge Contact Details
+61 402 829 144
1550 George Downes Drive
Kulnura, New South Wales
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