Butleigh Wootton was the venue for Alison and Phil’s classic and stylish wedding last weekend.
Alison and I were friends going all the way back to high school days (in fact, we had a number of classes together), but that is too long ago for me to think about. But it was awesome to have Alison contact me and discuss her wedding with Phil, and I felt honoured that they chose me to cover their photography for their big day.
I joined up with Alison and her family and the bridal party at her sister’s place, and we headed off to Central Park in Glen Iris for some initial family shots, and a few bridal party shots as well. As this is Melbourne and winter, and was going to be a 5.30pm ceremony, we were going to have no light by the end of it. So making the most of time beforehand meant we got some great shots before the sun had gone to bed.
Then it was on to a little secret spot in Malvern that I hadn’t shot at before, but I think some of the shots amongst the pillars worked great and it turned out to be a great suggestion by the limo drivers. Alison and Phil and I all where intending to shoot outside the Malvern Town Hall, but this spot gave us some more unique shots and something different to the Town Hall look.
Then it was on to beautiful and historic Butleigh Wootton. The other wedding I shot here was that of some of my best friends, Scott and Emma, so I have a perfect record of only shooting Butleigh Wootton weddings for people I have know for at least 15 years. I’m sure that record will be broken soon 🙂
The simple but heartfelt and personal ceremony, including a couple of readings, was by our friend Sian Holm .
The beautiful historic mansion has its famous sweeping staircase and spacious rooms both up and downstairs. The ceremony was held in the marquee at the back of the property, which was very cosy and welcoming from the winter chills outside.
I had a great day and really enjoyed working with this lovely couple and their very kind and friendly families.