Category Archives: Wedding Photography Melbourne

Werribee Mansion Wedding Photography | Sarah & Jay

Jay and Sarah met on a crisp autumn evening in 2010 at a dinner organised by Jay’s now sister in law Jillian and his brother Jay Vern.  During the night the romanced blossomed and Jay sneakily persuaded Sarah to give him her contact details, claiming that he wanted her input for an upcoming best man’s speech that he was giving at Jillian and Jay’s Vern’s wedding.  He asked her on a date the next day and the rest is history!

Three years later Jay surprised Sarah with a trip to Hamilton Island.  On the first evening they went for a walk along Catseye beach where Sarah found a half buried ‘message in a bottle’.  As she started reading the message which was from Jay, he dropped to one knee and proposed.  The romance followed with a private dinner on the beach.

It’s no surprise that their wedding day was classic, romantic and beautiful.  With the gorgeous Werribee Mansion as a stunning backdrop, fitting their day beautifully.  The sacred Chinese Tea Ceremony symbolised respect to older generations and acceptance into the family.  The tempo changed as celebrations spilled on into the Grand Ballroom.  Up until then, everything had gone totally to plan, when suddenly the DJ stopped the music to inform us we had to evacuate outside due to the fire department investigating.  Thankfully there was no fire (rather the use of a smoke machine elsewhere!), and the party continued!  Sarah & Jay are now settling into their new life in Trinidad where they have been re-located with work.

Congratulations Sarah & Jay, such a wonderful to be a part of!  xx

(excuse the Iphone image, we gathered all the important items such as memory cards / laptops, anything with wedding images on it, rather than the cameras! You just never know when there’s evacuations!)

You can view the beautiful Video of Sarah & Jay’s wedding HERE

Sarah & Jay’s Wedding Team

Bride’s Dress: La Sposa

Bridesmaids Dresses: Zimmermann

Groom’s Suit: Lords Tailor

Make up/Hair: Vivian Ashworth

Flowers: One Day Your Way

Stylist: One Day Your Way

Cake: Cake Face

Videographer: Anthony C2 Video

Celebrant: Lynton Round

 

Jen & Brad | Bram Leigh Wedding Photography Melbourne

What can I say?  The GORGEOUS Jen & Brad…. sigh;)

I met Jen about 3 years ago when she sang at my brother’s wedding.  A surprise from my beautiful sister-in-law to her new husband instead of a speech.  Jen brought the house down.  (And I still get teary whenever I hear that Keith Urban song, although Jen sang it better!)

When Jen & Brad announced their engagement I think everyone squealed in delight!  I know I did!

Joining them on their wedding journey has been so much fun.  Alex took to his video camera once more, and I got my awesome photography buddy Mandy to help me on the day.  It was like one big happy family:)

Their wedding day was amazing.  I can’t tell you how full of love, adoration, joyful tears and (of course) fun it was.  From start to finish, it was just a day to remember.  From the bee getting symbolically trapped in Jen’s dress, to the look in Brad’s eyes every mili-second he looked at his new bride, to the party at the reception – with instruments for the guests to play along with the band!

Congratulations my beautiful friends, a wedding I’ll never, ever forget xx

Jes & Paul | Botanical Gardens Wedding Photography

 

Once, a little girl I remember; so wilful and assured,
A friend, a sister; so caring and adored
Inseparable, unbreakable;  the bond that we shared
So special, integral; It’s just how we faired
This friendship and love; is from which one builds
The understanding, the strength, the trust, the guild
For future relationships; to grow and flourish
For true love to prosper; To nurture, encourage
This once little girl; my friend for life
Is now this incredible woman; soon to be wife
to this wonderful man; Her one, her other,
Her partner forever; her equal, her lover
They share something so; many will want and envy
A love and respect for; one another, so very
undeniably real and true and raw; Built on trust and admiration,
banter, laughter and more

My heart is so happy for my
wonderful friend,
That once little girl who’s
found love til the end.
To Jessica and Paul,
if you remember each day
Just why you fell in love,
that love will undeniably stay.
May your marriage be full
of love, light, and laughter
May you grow together
May you live happily ever after.

Poem by Jenna Corcoran

Congratulations Jes & Paul!

Ebony + Michael | Williamstown Wedding Photography

Ebony and Michael met through friends and after 3 years of dating got engaged, on their anniversary at Queenscliff Beach.  This gorgeous couple were surrounded by family and close friends as they exchanged their wedding vows in front of Michael’s Uncle, Paster Allan Herman at Westgate Vineyard Church.  Together we ventured around Williamstown’s gorgeous Botanical Garden’s and of course Williamstown Peir for their wedding photography.

Their reception at 501 Receptions in Footscray was themed as an Asian Banquet due to their love of Asian cuisine, as guests were treated to course upon course of amazing food!

Their wedding had many personal touches, of course being married by Michael’s Uncle, the stationary was all made by the groom (and how fantastic does it look!?) and two of Ebony’s Bridesmaids took charge of all things beauty!

Congratulations again Ebony and Michael!

Ebony + Michael’s Wedding Team:

Ebony’s Dress- Sottero & Midgley
Bridal Bolero by Etsy store Mary and Angelika  (Custom Bridal Accessories Handmade)
Hair accessories- Anna Campbell
Flowers- by Natalie Peluso at Feather Bud
Bridesmaids dresses- Elan Jersey Convertible Wrap Dress in navy
Girls hairAbbie and Ally mobile hair and make up
Girls make up- Kerryn Mastapa makeup artist (Sister in law/bridesmaid) , Sarah Magilton beauty therapist (bridesmaid)
Groom/Groomsman suits- New England
Cake- Sugar Puff Yarraville
Celebrant- Pastor Allan Herman (Grooms’s uncle)
Reception501 Receptions
Lolly buffet and floral centre pieces- Inspired Weddings and Celebrations Geelong
Stationary – All made by the Groom

Babies of 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  To welcome 2014, first meet the gorgeous babies of 2013!

Is it just us or did 2013 fly by!?  A very busy year for the studio!  We saw many clients returning with their newest additions and many new wonderful families!

In March, I entered the WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) 16×20 Photography Competition for the first time, receiving two Silver with Distinctions and a GOLD!  At the AIPP APPA awards, receiving a Silver with Distinction.  At the Awards night received Associateship with the AIPP, and later in 2013 received Associates Honour with the WPPI.

2013 also saw Alex officially joining Iris Creations as a photographer on weddings, and soon will be expanding our wedding packages to include Videography!  So stay tuned!  Now it’s his turn to start the awards circuit, and plans to get his Associates with the AIPP quicker than me. ;)

And here we are in January, and already this year is flying by!  A few announcements to start the year..

in 2014 Iris Creations will be officially operating on PART TIME hours.  The office and studio will be open and available Wednesday & Fridays and selected weekends for sessions.  Therefore it is advised to book sessions as soon as possible!  Pricing for 2014/2015 Wedding Packages is available, and can be downloaded HERE.

Portrait Session pricing available HERE.

To stay up-to-date with news and announcements, and of course previews please be sure to ‘LIKE’ our facebook page HERE.

All the best for the new year!  Stay safe and have a wonderful summer!

x Gemma