Early in the summer of 2017, I received an email from Courtney and Scott. These young love birds couldn’t wait to marry each other, and I’m pretty sure that they are the youngest couple that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Courtney and Scott grew up in Canberra, and made a trip up to Sydney to meet with me – they were so excited to chat about their wedding day. We spent a couple of hours at Rosebery’s Three Blue Ducks (who make awesome coffee by the way) discussing their plans for a Rose Cottage Canberra wedding.
Rose Cottage is an old estate dating back to the 1860’s. The land that the cottage now sits on was originally part of Tuggeranong Station; a cattle and sheep estate belonging to Andre Cunningham. Rose Cottage, in its current form, was built by a fellow called Richard James Harris, a cabinet maker from England, in 1877.
After nearly being demolished in 1975 by the Government’s intentions to build Issabella Drive (the plans were thrown out and the estate was preserved due to significant community backlash), Rose Cottage Canberra is today listed under the National Trust of Australia (1980) and listed on the Register of the National Estate – Australian Heritage Commission. Rose Cottage is listed as a Site of Significance.
Rose Cottage’s genuine rustic appearance is very honest and warm. Cottage gardens, timber fireplaces, iron-clad roofing and the simplicity in construction heralds a pastoral Australian heritage – you cannot replicate this property’s homestead character of years gone by.
Later this year, in April, I left Sydney early, driving down the Hume Motorway to photograph Courtney and Scott’s Rose Cottage Canberra wedding. The couple’s nuptials were held on Rose Cottage’s rustic terrace. After some celebratory drinks we strolled around the estate of Rose Cottage, chatting away. Courtney and Scott are big music buffs, loving the concert scene, and the couple are both very creative individuals. I’ve learnt that Scott is quite the musician. I had a great time in Canberra with Courtney, Scott and their families.
If you’re holding your nuptials in the nation’s capital and would like a quote for wedding photography, feel free to drop me a line here.