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Carlton Gardens Engagement Photography | Lee Yen & Gary

Lee Yen told me they didn’t like photographs.  I think she was lying ;)  This gorgeous couple have been very busy with study, work and travel that we very almost didn’t find a date we could hold their engagement shoot!  We were all very excited for this session to also include their baby, who unfortunately wouldn’t be allowed at their wedding at Stones of the Yarra Valley.  And may I just say, THE most behaved puppy ever??!  Very excited to be sharing their amazing day at Stones very soon! x

Montsalvat Wedding Photography | Amy & Dan

Get ready for an epic post! As I said in their engagement photography post, “Amy and Dan are one of those couples who just ooze romance, love and fun”, and well, their wedding could almost be said to be themed around such!  What an amazing day… Honestly this is one of those weddings where I’m lost for words to describe it, so I’ll simply let the images do the talking!  Congratulations Amy & Dan, certainly a wedding to remember! xx

Krissy & Ivan | Encore St Kilda Wedding Photography Melbourne

I’ve known Krissy for almost 15 years and was so excited when she called to say that Ivan had proposed and would I photograph their wedding!
Krissy & Ivan met at a mutual friend’s 21st birthday party.  They were on a jumping castle.  Yep!  How cool is that!?? They have been together for 10 years, when last Christmas, Ivan asked Krissy to marry him.
Now for most Australian’s (ok mainly Victorian’s) Grand Final weekend is a big one.  Well, it was much bigger for these two lovebirds!  Two ceremony’s and the party of all parties at Encore in St Kilda.  I mentioned on our Facebook page that their wedding weekend was EPIC, and well, it was!
The first civil ceremony was under the amazing ‘Dome’ on Collins St, Melbourne.  Now normally the city can be a little difficult to navigate on a weekend, however not on Grand Final day.  It felt almost like a ghost town!  We went on a little journey around the city for our photos, whilst listening/watching to the grand final on one of the groomsman’s mobiles.  (I was super happy, he was not so much… yes you guessed right, I’m a Hawthorn supporter!)  We completed our adventure back at Encore in St Kilda, where we chilled out to watch the final quarter of the football and relax before the party started.  The reception was a wonderful celebration with photos of their parents and grandparents weddings, and few rounds of Macedonian dancing! Their first dance was AMAZING, and choreographed by Krissy’s sister and head bridesmaid, Trish.

The next morning was the traditional Macedonian Orthodox ceremony, followed by a lunch with close family & friends.
Congratulations Krissy & Ivan, it was a wonderful weekend!  We had a ball with you both x

 

Krissy & Ivan’s Wedding Team

Brides Dress | Brides of Melbourne

Bridesmaids Dresses | Swish

Grooms Suits | Spurling Myre

Car Hire | Exotic Car Hire

Ceremony | The Dome

Reception | Encore, St Kilda

Amy & Dan | St Andrews Market Engagement Photography

When Amy and Dan arrived to discuss their wedding photography and I saw her floral Doc Martins, I knew we’d get along.  I had the same beloved Doc’s in a different colour.  When they left (after chatting for two hours) I said to Alex, “If they don’t hire us to shoot their wedding, I hope they invite us!”  Amy and Dan are one of those couples who just ooze romance, love and fun.  Whilst we chatted at our meeting they mentioned their favorite place to go on the weekends was the St Andrews Market and describing it I exclaimed what an awesome place for their pre-wedding shoot that would be.  So there we went!  They brought along Dan’s other ‘baby’ – his awesome vintage car.  The sun was shining, it was  stunning Spring day and all round it was a fun morning full of laughs.  Cannot wait for their wedding this coming November, I can tell it’s going to be something pretty epic:)

Ryan & Sarah – Edmonton, Canada Wedding Photography

 

“Ryan and I had both just returned from living in British Columbia (I was actually just home for a vacation) and we met at the local karaoke bar through a few of my longtime friends who hosted karaoke there. We spent nearly a year as just friends until Ryan asked me out on Valentine’s Day and we had our first of many French Onion Soup at the Keg dates”

It’s a little after this that I met Ryan & Sarah, in England at the start of 3 weektrip.  We did a 6 day tour together and instantly became friends.  After parting I decided to jump on a British Airways flight and met up with them again in Amsterdam.  On the first day there, I won my first ever AIPP APPA  Award.  That evening celebrating, Ryan asked me, “You’ll photograph our wedding yeah?”

(Ryan and Sarah on the way up the Eiffel Tower in Paris)

“What!? ” I exclaimed… “Are you proposing while your here??!”

“No…” he said, looking rather shocked.  “I’m never getting married…  But you will photograph our wedding yeah?!”

“We were treated to a trip to Cabo San Lukas in Mexico by Ryan’s parents who were celebrating their 20th anniversary and brought his whole family along. On our one date night away from the resort we went to a really nice Mexican restaurant with a live mariachi band. Without my knowledge Ryan had spoken to the band and got them to come over to our table and play Besame Mucho, which was once covered by the Beatles.

 

While they were playing and singing, Ryan got down on one knee and proposed. The table next to us was a local Cabo San Lucas family and they had taken pictures of the proposal and emailed them over to me later that evening.”  And I even have some of those images for you;)

So off I went on a big jet plane, to make the big journey to Edmonton, Canada.  I honestly wish I’d been there for much longer, but alas, it was only five days.  I had the most amazing time, meeting family and friends, and being part of the lead up to their special day.

“Our wedding day was amazing! We couldn’t have asked for better weather for an outdoor ceremony. And the ceremony was brilliant. It wasn’t too long or traditional. I love that I’d found a clarinet/marimba team that was willing to play Hey Ocean for us, a Canadian band from Vancouver, and one of both Ryan and my favourites. I enjoyed turning a few traditions on heads by eating appetizers with the rest of the wedding guests chatting on the balcony and I would wear my wedding dress every day if I could. It was super comfortable and looked stunning. Trees/nature was our wedding theme and teal and bronze the colours.”

I would say a special thanks to everyone who helped us prepare for the wedding, especially our parents and wedding party.”  Sarah.

Congratulations Ryan & Sarah, what a wonderful day, miss you all!! x

 

 

Sarah’s Dress – Bridal Debut

Ryan’s kilt – Variety of on-line stores

Wedding coordinator – Marcus Hoople

Limo driver – Gene of Limousine1.ca (he was a brilliant vendor who went above and beyond consistently.)

Flowers - flowersbymerle.com

Cake – Jacqueline at Cake Affair.

Ceremony clarinetist – Stephanie Geary

Ceremony – Botanical Gardens, University of Alberta

Reception – Royal Glenora Club