I am in a bit of a pickle and am wondering if anyone can offer me some advice.
My FH and I are looking at flying a photographer over from NSW (we are in Perth WA) to do our wedding photography and he is going to be costing us between $6000-$8000 alone, therefore we want to make the most of having him over and want to do the following:
Ceremony: Looking at starting around 1pm at Kings Park (in the city), assumed finishing time is around 2pm
Reception: The reception is booked to start at 6pm at Araluen Golf Resort (about an 1 and a 1/2 hours drive from the ceremony location)
Therefore there is roughly a 4 hour gap between the ceremony and reception. Is this too long for our guests? We are getting married on a Thursday so everything in the city will be open, Kings park also has BBQ facilities people could use etc. We are also giving guests an option to come to only the ceremony or to come to both depending on what suits them.
We want to use that 4 hours to have photography in Kings Park, along the coast, etc etc slowly making our way to the reception venue for photography there. Photography is hugely important to us as we are not having a honeymoon, and want amazing photography and lots of it...
Any opinions? Am I wrong in thinking this could work?
Thank you in advance!