Jack & Kathryn | Norah Head Lighthouse Wedding
Jack & Kathryn’s Norah Head Lighthouse Wedding
Elopements and smaller micro-weddings have gained traction over the past 12-18 months, with restrictions on wedding numbers being a thing for a while there and travel restrictions also being in place. But not only that, but people have also shifted more towards the idea of having a more intimate ceremony and celebration with just their closest friends and family.
So that takes us to Jack & Kathryn’s gorgeous Central Coast wedding (elopement) at the unique wedding venue, Norah Head Lighthouse. In December 2020, Kathryn, who I’d met quite a few years ago at a family member’s wedding on the Central Coast, sent me an email about their elopement plans at Norah Head Lighthouse that was scheduled to go ahead on 2nd January 2021. But, unfortunately, things happened, and the elopement had to be postponed from the original date and moved to a later date of 26th March 2021.
The new date rolled around, and the weather was flawless! The day started with both Jack & Kathryn getting ready at a nearby property before heading across to Norah Head Lighthouse separately for their ceremony. Groom stood outside the Lighthouse before the ceremony awaiting the arrival of his Bride Kathryn.
The ceremony was short, sweet and unique, being inside of the Lighthouse itself. Following the ceremony, we made our way onto the roof section of the Lighthouse for family portraits, which had a very Santorini Greece vibe with its white, rounded, concrete structure from the right angle to meet the sky and could have been anywhere. We photographed a few shots of the couple on the roof before heading into the Lighthouse, using the curved staircase for a few portraits, before making our way down onto the beach. The gorgeous coastline partly shaded from the cliffside provided a fantastic spot for a few shots before making our way out onto the rock platform in direct sunlight with the waves crashing behind. After this, we scaled the stairs back towards the Lighthouse, where we used the LightKeepers Quarters unique architecture, stunning stone texture and old windows for a few portraits. Lastly, finishing up in the forested section beside the car park & the cliff that overlooks the coastline where we had been earlier.
It was such a perfect day, and being such a great venue with a lot of variation in spots available to photograph, we were able to produce a lot of photos in a relatively short amount of time. Thanks again so much for having me, Jack & Kathryn. It was genuinely great to be part of your elopement.