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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

Wedding Feature | Peter Yacono Productions

It’s Spring!  Which means ‘Wedding Season” is in full swing, as is the planning for upcoming weddings.  Many of our Brides & Grooms ask for recommendations for vendors to use on their wedding day.  Be it Hair & Make-up, Florists, Video Production, Invitations..  With this in mind, we would like to start a feature of some of our favorite wedding businesses dedicated to making your big day, ONE TO REMEMBER!

For our first feature, I’m really excited to share Peter Yacono Productions.  You may remember Kate & Tom’s amazing wedding featured on our blog last year.

Peter is a DJ, but he doesn’t just play music at your reception. He creates unique and highly personalised wedding experiences. I have found this to be very different to the industry norm.  MANY weddings tend to hire a DJ and then have a very typical playlist to cover all bases to please their guests.  The same music.. and the same generic way of doing formalities.

He sees himself as a ‘Wedding Producer’, and helps you piece together the finer details to produce your most perfect and memorable wedding reception.  Seeking to make the event highly unique and personal to his clients.

“I truly believe in quality rather than quantity; putting the emphasis into creating one-of-a-kind events. Together we brainstorm to produce unique and creative ideas that are specifically tailored for your reception. Through these preparation meetings, your notion of a dream wedding builds to become a reality” Peter Yacono

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Want to know more?  Then how about this message from the Bride & Groom themselves?

To contact Peter and to see more:

WEBSITE: http://melbourne-wedding-dj.com.au

FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/py.productions

Werribee Mansion Wedding Photography | Justine & Keeden

This is a wedding I’ll never forget. From the moment Keeden called me about photographing their wedding, I knew this couple were special. From the second I sat down with them to discuss their wedding, I felt we were old friends. Lucky for me, they felt the same and booked me!

Their wedding day was honestly one of the most sincere, loving, emotional, at times hysterical, and relaxing day I’ve had the honour of photographing. The day went without a hitch. There was no stress, it was all smiles, and I’m sure the guests who may not have known the extended family well, will agree that by the end of the night, you were considered family.

They are couple to be jealous of.. How they met is so romantic (think secret admirer, love letters – with no creepiness!) a proposal at Keeden’s 30th in front of family & friends.

(And to add to Keeden’s embarrassment the said introduction letter asking Justine out was on display at the wedding!!!)

Every moment of their day had personal touches. Cards to each other, family traditions including gifts, letters and jewellery.    Both were very close to their grandmothers, who sadly could not be present, however this didn’t mean that there were not an important part of the day.  Justine wore a heart shaped token of her grandmother’s wedding gown inside her dress, close to her heart.

The bridal party were so much fun, and watch out for the images of them “shuffling”!

A massive thank-you to Mandy & Alex for your help on the day, you guys rock!

Justine & Keeden – it was a joy to witness the beginning of your new chapter in life together.. All the best for the many years to come xx

Melbourne Wedding Photography | Justine & Keeden

I’ve mentioned (a few times!) on the Iris Creations Photography Facebook page how much I was looking forward to photographing Justine & Keeden’s wedding.  WOW.  What a day.  I will tell you all about it when I present the full showcase of the day, however couldn’t resist a small preview!

Hope your enjoying your honeymoon, and once again congratulations! x

Woodend Wedding Photography | Kate & Tom

I have wanting to share this post since before I’d even photographed this weeding!  I have known Kate since before she was born, and growing up she used to call me her “big sis”.  I remember watching ‘The Neverending Story’ as children hugging pillows for when the wolf scared us.  We did ballet together, (and I was very jealous, although proud, when she was one of the leads in ‘The Princess who wanted to play with the Stars”) and I even kept my barbie’s so she could play with them even though I had well and truly gotten over them.

Then Kate met Tom.  And Tom proposed.  Kate is a Doctor of Animal Science and has a small “farm” on her parents property.  Having organised a romantic dinner for the big question, it was changed when Kate’s horse wouldn’t get in the float and basically Kate cracked it.  So plan B was put in motion, he lit a fire and got some red wine and proposed with all Kate’s animals at witnesses.  And then they asked me to photograph their wedding!  Because of this emotional connection with the Bride, I asked the amazing Katie Kolenberg of Heartstory Photography in Canberra if she would help me on the day.  (In honesty, I was a little worried I would cry my way through the ceremony!)  Not only Katie, but I had Simon Pollock on my team as well who photographed Tom’s preparations back in Melbourne, whilst Katie and I started the day in Woodend.  (I learnt a lot about my dear friend Katie that day – Photographers, if your working with Katie I would suggest you don’t put her in a paddock with sheep.  She is slightly afraid of them..)

Kate and Tom’s day was just beautiful, from start to finish it was a photographers DREAM.  The amazing setting of her parents property in Woodend for Kate’s preparations, the beautiful Church, the horse drawn carriage back to the property for afternoon tea, concluding with the amazing elegant reception at the RACV Club back in Melbourne.  Kate & Tom stole the show of course the whole day, but their bridal dance was truly something to remember!

Congratulations Kate & Tom, and thanks for allowing me to be part of your amazing day xx


Kate & Tom’s Wedding Day Team:

Brides Dress: Sofia Tolli

Groom’s Atire:  Travellers Apparel, Collingwood

Make-up & Hair: Chelleon for Hair and Beauty, Woodend (And Kate’s Sister-in-law Kylie)

Flowers: Gisborne Flower Shop, Gisborne

Afternoon Tea:  Hanging Rock Petanque Club

Reception:  RACV City Club

DJ:  DJ Yak (Can I just say the most AMAZING DJ I’ve ever seen or worked with;)

And once again, MASSIVE THANKYOU to Katie and Simon for your amazing work!  Can’t thankyou enough!