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Elyse and Jon – Married!

“Being Deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage” – Lao Tzu

Two beautiful people so deeply in love. No doubt for a lifetime. Elyse and Jon, thank you for including us in your beautiful wedding, making us feel so welcome and loved. Your warmth truly shines through. You two are beautiful.

Not that you need any more of it, but sending you much love  and kisses.

xo

Lee and Kelly

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Surprise it’s a wedding!

Recently we had the pleasure of photographing a surprize wedding. Everyone was invited to Mel and Andrew’s engagement party only to be surprised with them getting married! They had only THREE weeks to arrange the wedding and did a wonderful job. It was amazing to be part of this fun- filled wedding.

The evening started with Mel and Andrew in party clothes and their guest enjoying finger food under the guise of an engagement party.

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Melbourne wedding photography

Both of them later left the party to change into their wedding clothing.

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Meanwhile helpers were setting up the ceremony area under a cover of darkness while the guests partied on the deck none the wiser…

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Then the surprise was revealed….SURPRISE! It’s a WEDDING!!!

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Melbourne wedding photography

Melbourne wedding photography

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Melbourne wedding photography

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Olivia and Michael {Married!}

Olivia and Michael were married in the beautiful township of Trentham at the amazing Cosmopolitan Hotel. It was such a beautiful wedding held in a beautiful place surrounded by their loving friend and family. You can see by the way they look at each other what an amazing love they share which was very moving to witness.

Olivia got ready at a house in town surrounded by her sisters, family and friends and another star of this big day their daughter Alice.

Meanwhile Michael was across town getting ready at the Trentham Hotel.

Olivia and Michael’s wedding day was blessed by good luck. Its rained! So as a result the ceremony was inside the hotel.

The ceremony was touching, funny, romantic and filled with love. Look at the way they look at each other. Heartwarming!

As Olivia isnt taking Michaels surname she denounced her football team and pledged to follow sports mad Michael’s team – Geelong. Even Alice was included.

The Cosmopolitan Hotel provided an amazing backdrop for Olivia’s and Michael’s formal portraits.

Then it was onto the reception which was just beautiful.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sarah & Steve Married {Daylesford | Wedding Photography}

Our first Daylesford wedding. We were really excited and to have Sarah and Steve as the couple to experience our first country wedding with was really the best experience we could have asked for. Such a beautiful couple who we had the pleasure of photographing for their engagement session a few weeks ago. The day dawned sunny and beautiful and warm. Ah Daylesford, you really turned it on for us! We started by catching up with the boys who were finishing off the last minute decorations at the venue. Oh, and watching Sarah & Steve’s ADORABLE baby boy, Milo.

Then it was off to the girls to catch up with them, enjoy the rush of the final preparations of the day and the excitement of getting the bride ready:-)One little quirk of the day that we absolutely loved was this: Sarah’s dad went out to buy them some hairspray. Upon his return, Sarah, her mum and her sisters started laughing and squealing… dad had unwittingly bought the exact same hairspray that their grandmother had used all her life. So special. Once they had all used it, they said they smelled like her. Brought a tear to their eyes… and ours!Then it was off to the ceremony we went at the beautiful Tarascon Village. The ceremony was held in the resort gardens and it was just so beautiful and rustic. Sarah & Steve had a vintage theme and it just flowed so beautifully through the entire wedding. Such a beautiful ceremony, not a dry eye to be found. Little Milo was part of the ceremony as ring bearer, which he wore around his neck on a  red ribbon. Another thing they had in their ceremony that we absolutely LOVED was a hand-tying ceremony. It was so beautiful and special and so memorable. The bride and groom’s hands are joined together, usually holding hands so the wrists and pulses are touching, with a ribbon or symbolic material looped over the bride and groom’s wrists and tied by the celebrant or a friend. The words spoken usually express that the couple are bound by their love and commitment for one another and like the cord, which has two individual ends, they are two individuals. Sarah and Steve have chosen to hang the rope used to tie their hands over the threshold to their home, forever reminding them of their bond and the love they share.  After this BEAUTIFUL ceremony we took advantage of the beautiful light and took some beautiful portraits, which were….well…. beautiful!
Finally we made our way to the beautiful reception, which was stunningly decorated by the gorgeous couple! They did an incredible job and we loved everything from the macaron cake tower to the photobooth at the back. It was a beautifully personal reception as well, with speeches that yet again left us laughing and crying along with all the guests. The highlight of the speeches was when Steve’s parents came up to speak and the power promptly went out. Talk about a grand entrance. They then proceeded to read their speech by cell-phone light… the new-age version of candlelight. Love it!  And the perfect end to a perfect day:-)

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