Ascot House Wedding – Sharlie and Rowan

Ascot House Wedding Melbourne

Ascot House wedding

An Ascot House wedding was on the cards in February, 2015. I hadn’t met Sharlie and Rowan before the wedding day, they’re from Perth and it was a little bit far to go to organise a meeting 🙂 So we caught up on the morning of the wedding, having had a couple of long chats on the phone with Sharlie beforehand.

A personal story, I’m always extremely early to any booking in the city and this was no exception. And in this case I’m glad I was, as the parking spot that I needed to use at the hotel was extremely tight – you’ve heard of a 3 point turn, this just about required a 33 point turn to fit my rather long car into the underground secure spot at the hotel.

After the girls had hair and makeup done at a hotel in the city, everyone (bride and groom and attendants) traveled our for our Ascot House wedding, and prepared in some of the beautiful rooms there. Sharlie and Rowan had definitely decided they wanted to do most of their bridal photography pre-wedding so they could get straight into the reception afterwards, so we did a “first-look” in the music room, and then headed out to the grounds to capture those shots before the ceremony got rolling.

The ceremony was a very personal and intimate affair, held in the little gazebo that lives in the gardens there at Ascot House. Sharlie made her entrance right down the path that runs down through the garden, to meet a very excited and happy Groom Rowan at the altar.

Such a laid-back and friendly couple, it was a privilege to be a part of the day. And always so awesome to get a nice text like the one I got from Sharlie the next day – “Hey Jon, just wanted to say thankyou for being part of what we thought was a pretty perfect day. We loved working with you and are really looking forward to the photos – Rowan and Sharlie”.

Well it’s not the whole set, but here’s a tiny preview of this laid-back Ascot House wedding.

Ascot House – Sally and Kym

 Ascot House

Sally and Kym’s beautiful Melbourne wedding at Ascot House in November, 2012.

Sally looked absolutely gorgeous framed in the light coming through the Ascot House music room windows.

Beautiful bride lit by the window

Bride in the wedding car

A very proud Dad read to escort his daughter down the aisle as Ascot House.

A bride and her proud dad

Beautiful soft light on Bride Sally

Soft light on Bride Sally

Love the expressions on the guys’ faces as Sally came down through the beautiful garden at Ascot House.

Broom Kym and his groomsmen waiting

Proud dad and bride

Proud dad and bride

Proud dad and bride

Always a bold move bringing little ones with you down the aisle, it can either work out well or not – you just have to go with it on the day. In this case, the little one couldn’t have been better behaved.

Proud dad and bride

Ready to get married

Wedding ceremony

Wedding ceremony

Close ups of rings and certificate

Newlyweds

Newlyweds

Bride and groom with their cute kids

Bridal images by Millgrove Photography

Bridal images by Millgrove Photography

Bridal images by Millgrove Photography

The expression on Sally’s face as she shows off the new bling …

Close up of the ring

Bride and groom at Ascot House in Melbourne

Bride and groom at Ascot House in Melbourne

Wedding cake

First dance as husband and wife

Finally a vintage look to finish off this set, which is a good fit for the beautiful historic Ascot House in Melbourne’s west.

First dance as husband and wife

This might be one of my favourite first dance photos from the last few years. Just such a genuine and beuatiful embrace from a couple very much in love.

First dance as husband and wife

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