Lizzy C Photography, Melbourne Photographer

Renae and Darren’s Kyneton Wedding at Highbank and the Royal George Hotel

Roses, laughter, food, family and celebration were themes resonating through Renae and Darren’s wedding day.

Renae and Darren were married at Highbank in Kyneton and held their reception at the Royal George Hotel.

Despite the heavy (and almost torrential) rains the night before their wedding, it stayed clear all day. In fact, the rains just made the surrounding countryside look greener and more lush from atop the hill at Highbank. Renae’s mother is a marriage celebrant and conducted what was a very sincere and emotional ceremony.

Sweet definitely comes to mind when I think of Darren on his wedding day. Not only did he surprise his lovely wife with earrings on her wedding day, but when I first saw him and mentioned that Renae looked absolutely beautiful he agreed without even having seen her! Hearing that almost made me tear up! How sweet is that?

Renae and Darren decided quite early on that they wanted a day that celebrated their union, along with good food and wine. And that they did! Their wedding ceremony was followed by a lavish high tea in a beautiful country setting. Renae and Darren gathered up their nearest and dearest and put on an amazing spread in their beautiful country estate. They had help though; Tonia Todman hosted the day and ensured they didn’t have to dust off grandma’s collection of cups and saucers and make the lamingtons themselves!

At one point I caught Andy, my assistant, digging into a pink frosted cupcake and looking a little faint. I asked him if he was ok and he remarked that the cupcakes were so good they were making him giddy!

Drinks and canapés followed at the Royal George Hotel. The intimacy of the day was maintained with everyone seated at a single long table, upon which many glasses of wine and course after course of delicious food was served.

I am now Kyneton’s newest and biggest fan. It was such a beautiful and relaxed placed to hold a wedding. I can’t wait to return…

Thanks go to all the Kyneton crew who were an absolute pleasure to work with. Caris and Vanessa the florists from Prunella, Melinda Wain the makeup artist and Tonia Todman from Highbank.

Suppliers who helped make their day special

Wedding location: “Highbank” Kyneton

Ceremony Official: Lesley Gasmier (mother of bride)

Bridal gown: Marianna Hardwick

Grooms attire: Travellers

Shoes: Allan Pinkcus

Makeup/hair: Melinda Wain

Flowers: Prunella

Jewellery: Tiffany Earrings

Music: all guests sent in their favourite songs on the rsvp which we played on the ipod

Bonboniere: lindt chocolate hand wrapped with Florence Broadhurst paper

Invitations: Hand made with Florence Broadhurst paper

Bridal accessories: Millinery by Reny

First night: Highbank B&B accomm

Comments (4)

  1. Lesley says:

    Awesome photos Lizzy!!
    Your photos have captured the people, colourful flowers, fun time and happiness we shared with Renae and Darren from start to finish.

  2. Renae says:

    Beautiful Lizzy. Thanks for being part of such a wonderful day. Photos look fantastic!

  3. Kimberly Benwell says:

    WOW – stunning pics! You have captured the essence of the day perfectly! Getting all teary again 🙂

  4. Lynne Benwell says:

    Hi Renae, thank you for thinking of us and sending these amazing photos. Just amazing. I think you are one of the happiese brides I have seen. love John and Lynne.