before the sun had risen, dan and i were driving through heavy rain and thick fog on our way to newcastle to shoot for white magazine's spring issue. we warmed our bones with coffee and chatted the whole way there. a couple of hours into driving (lots of aw-ing and ah-ing at the beautiful landscapes we zoomed past on the way) and we had arrived and our beautiful location for the day - a big garden that has been tended to with what looks like lots of love and care throughout the years. we drove through the big gates and down a little dirt road lined with orange trees.
we walked past the rose gardens and made our way to a cosy cottage where the team was getting ready for our day of shooting. the rest of the day was spent changing into pretty dresses and wandering the gardens, shooting in the countless locations we found along the way. somehow the rain had magically stopped by the time we started shooting and we even had a few minutes of lovely sunlight here and there, something that we weren't expecting or waiting for at all. these are the wonderful people that let this shoot come to life:
white magazine issue 25
photography julia @ swoon weddings
videography dan @ swoon weddings
model cassie @ the agency models
hair + makeup abbey love
florals chanele rose flowers