Amy and Tony: Toowoomba wedding photography

I’m often asked: “What’s your favourite moment at a wedding?”

It’s always hard to pick a favourite, but I always come back to one….When the groom sees the bride for the first time.

I’ve been to many weddings over the years and the grooms’ expressions are always memorable, but never predictable. Some smile, some laugh, some cry and some simply hold their breath in anticipation.

Amy and Tony’s beautiful Toowoomba wedding was no exception.

As Amy slowly walked down the aisle, looking every inch the fairytale princess, Tony’s eyes immediately welled up with emotion. His obvious joy and happiness was incredibly moving and I felt very honoured to share in their special day.

Thank you for another great moment, Amy and Tony – I wish you all very the best.


The day started off with some beautiful details.

Preston Village Chapel and Manor: Shoes and bouquetPreston Village Chapel and Manor: Dog in tuxedo

Amy and Tony’s gorgeous dogs were a big part of their day and were decked out in these adorable tuxedos. ¬†This little ragamuffin has been by Amy’s side for 16 years!

Preston Village Chapel and Manor: Two dogs in tuxedos

Everybody stopped what they were doing to check out Amy in her beautiful dress.

Toowoomba wedding: Bridal preparationToowoomba wedding: Bridal portrait

Amy and her best friend Amie ¬†(don’t you love that?) share a special moment.


Toowoomba weddings: Bridal preparationToowoomba weddings: Bridal preparation

Just before she left for the chapel, Amy gave her best friend a very special note.

Toowoomba weddings: Bridal note

And some beautiful pearls.

Toowoomba weddings: Bridesmaid giftToowoomba weddings: Bridal portrait

The ceremony and reception were held at Preston Village Chapel and Manor, which is a fantastic venue full of charm.

This handsome fellow is none other than the groom, Tony.

Preston Village Chapel and ManorPreston Village Chapel: Groomsmen

Tony sees his bride to be for the first time.

Preston Village Chapel: Tony sees Amy

Preston Village Chapel: Amy walks down aislePreston Village Chapel: Amy and Tony

Preston Village Chapel: AmyPreston Village Chapel: Amy and Tony kiss

After the ceremony we headed to a nearby farm for some photos. This has to be one of my favourite images from the day. Everyone in the wedding party looks amazing.

Toowoomba country photography: Bridal party

Time for some fun…

Toowoomba country photography: Amy and Tony

….some laughs…

Toowoomba country weddings: Amy and TonyToowoomba country weddings: Engagement rings

…and a quiet moment under a tree.

Toowoomba country weddings: Couple under treeToowoomba country wedding: Amy and TonyToowoomba wedding photographer: Samantha Shannon Photography

Did I mention that Amy has a gorgeous, megawatt smile?

Toowoomba wedding photography: Samantha Shannon Photography

The reception looked absolutely stunning and was decorated with amazing pink and white flowers. The cake looked delicious too.

Preston Village Manor: Wedding cakePreston Village Manor: Wedding reception

The newly married couple are announced to their guests. Let the fun begin!

Preston Village Manor: Amy and Tony arrive

Wedding Details:

Ceremony and Reception: Preston Village Chapel and Manor
Celebrant: Natasha Lewis
Flowers: Jada Flowers
Hair: Cheveux
Makeup: Annalise
Cake: Lyn Cox
MC: Muzic 4 U
Photographer: Samantha Shannon Photography

Many thanks to Lyndal Carmichael for second-shooting on the day.


Samantha Shannon