Jacqui and Matt

Here’s a pretty wedding I shot back in February. I was very excited to be shooting a wedding at the Werribee Mansion again, especially for such a fun and beautiful couple. Jacqui and Matt are Kiwis living in Melbourne, so there were many international guests and that always makes a wedding just that extra bit exciting, fun and joyous. I also had my awesome Kiwi 2nd shooter Courtney Horwood helping me out on this one, so she was there to translate for me too:)

Jacqui looked gorgeous in her Gwendolynne gown, Sue Barnes did Jacqui and her bridesmaids’ beautiful make up, and those pretty and elegant hairdos were all done by the talented Melinda Mckenzie. Sue and Melinda are fantastic and I highly recommend both of them.

I’m looking forward to shooting some more Werribee Mansion weddings next year!

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Alex and Adrian

Alex and Adrian’s wedding was the perfect example of how FUN a low key, easy going wedding can be. They purposely kept everything really local which meant we could walk from hotel to ceremony to reception, which provided perfect opportunity for the natural style of portraits I love best.

These two lovebirds made me laugh the whole day, and I still can’t stop thinking about the amazing food served up at their reception, which was held at Bistro Gitan in South Yarra (I do so love a restaurant reception!).  Thanks A + A for a fabulous day!

 

Alex and Adrian’s team:

Hotel: The Hatton
Ceremony: The Royal Botanic Gardens
Reception: Bitro Gitan
Celebrant: Cassandra Duncan
Hair and Make up: Dante Amato
Flowers: Farinadonna
Bride’s Dress: Carla Zampatti
Groom’s Suit: Ted Baker
Groom’s Bowtie: Brown’s Bows
Ceremony Music: Sagamore

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Tania and Jonny

Here is a short and sweet collection of photos from Tania and Jonny’s big day which was held last year in the spring. I really loved this wedding, especially the ceremony which was held at St Mark’s in Fitzroy. Not only is the church beautiful and in a fantastic spot in Fitzroy, with plenty of room out front for photos (always a bonus for me!) but the beliefs of the church community are very modern and inclusive. As they say on their website: “The community that gathers at Saint Mark’s Fitzroy reflects human diversity – rich and poor, gay and straight, male and female, single and married, black and white”. If you’re after a church for your ceremony I recommend this one!

After the ceremony we took some snaps around the streets of Fitzroy before heading over to Luminare in South Melbourne, which I always love going back to. Tania looked stunning in her Gwendolynne gown, and of course I forgot to ask Jonny who made his suit but I think you’ll agree he looks super suave!

My favourite little wedding band The Belle Tones provided the music (check them out – Annabelle’s voice is ridiculous! She sings like an angel) and the gorgeous girls at Flowerjar did an amazing job with the flowers, as usual.

Enjoy!

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Erin and Chris

Here is another one of my favourite weddings from last year (I’m a slow blogger, okay?). Erin and Chris’s wedding wasn’t only beautiful to shoot, but THEY were beautiful, funny and wonderful to work with, quite simply because they are two of the happiest, most fun-loving people I’ve met. I think you’ll be able to tell from these pictures that these two enjoy a laugh. They even let me fulfill my lifelong wedding photography dream of photographing portraits in a supermarket. Thank you Erin and Chris!

Now here all the details that I can remember: Erin wore a Lisa Ho dress and her bridesbabe wore Carla Zampatti. I’ve been seeing a lot of stunning Carla Zampatti dresses at weddings (on brides and bridesmaids), so there’s my hot tip for brides on the lookout right now for an elegant, cool dress. (If you’re after a Lisa Ho number like Erin’s you might have to search harder as I think she’s shut up shop).

Cecilia Fox made the beautiful floral creations. I’m always excited when I hear she’s doing one of my weddings and on this day she didn’t disappoint! The (loose) theme was “winter going into spring” and she did a beautiful job of injecting colour into an August day.

We can’t forget the groom’s shoes! They are from Loake Shoemakers (fancy!).

Their ceremony was held on the balcony at the Melbourne Town Hall and their reception was at Hare and Grace.

Enjoy this fun, colourful wedding!

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Remembering Stokehouse

As many of you know, Melbourne lost one of its best restaurants this weekend, when St Kilda’s Stokehouse was destroyed by fire on Friday night.

Not only was it a brilliant restaurant, but it was also one of Melbourne’s best wedding reception venues – definitely in my top 3. It was visually beautiful, had amazing food (I ate the best steak ever at one wedding I shot there) and the service was always fantastic.

I am happy to hear that the owners vow to return Stokehouse to its former glory, and in the meantime I want to share some of my favourite photographs taken at weddings over the years.

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