Jess and Zac’s very Melbourne wedding at Fitzroy Gardens and Mountain Goat Brewery

Hair and makeup on High St Northcote, ceremony in Fitzroy Gardens, reception at Mountain Goat Brewery, and taking a tram to the reception (complete with confused Saturday-afternoon randoms offering their thoughts and opinions) – does it get any more Melbourne than that? I had a brilliant day last Saturday photographing Jess and Zac’s awesome celebration with their friends and family – thanks to you both for having me there to capture it for you.

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Fitzroy Gardens wedding

We started off the day with me meeting the girls at Akabu in Northcote, where they were finishing up hair and makeup. It’s always great, and a little bit different, to have the opportunity to pop in for a while on the preparations if they’re off-site.

Then I acted as chauffeur for the first time in a while, as we all moved back into the city for the girls to finish getting ready before heading down to the Fitzroy Gardens for the ceremony.

Mountain Goat Brewery

This isn’t the first time I’ve had Melbourne’s trams involved in wedding shoots – but it’s absolutely the first time I’ve actually travelled on the tram with the bridal party to the venue. With our newlyweds regularly travelling into work together on the tram, they were keen to make it a part of the day.

And then on to the always awesome Mountain Goat Brewery, for drinks, dancing and celebration. And an awesome grazing table.

 

Ceremony by the lovely Felicity Johnston – http://felicityjohnston.com.au/

Ceremony: Fitzroy Gardens

Reception: Mountain Goat Brewery – www.goatbeer.com.au/

Transport courtesy of Yarra Trams 😉

 

 

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In mid November 2016 we photographed Lauren and Carlos’s simple and beautiful Melbourne Registry Office wedding, and then headed into the heart of Fitzroy for a lunchtime reception at Charcoal Lane – with guests transported by Bike Rickshaws no less. Does it get any more Melbourne than that?

 

 

 

The wedding was held at the Melbourne Registry Office at the Old Treasury Building – http://www.oldtreasurybuilding.org.au/

Awesome bike rickshaws from the friendly team at Green Cabs – http://www.greencabs.net.au/

Reception lunch at the very cool Charcoal Lane – http://www.charcoallane.com.au/

Connie and Johnny’s wedding at St John’s and Berth Docklands

Berth Docklands wedding

On Saturday I spent the day with the lovely Connie and Johnny, photographing their big day at locations around Melbourne, finishing at Berth Docklands.

After taking the long drive all the way across town, I started out by meeting Johnny and best man Drago out at Johnny’s place. Being joined by family and some close friends and a visit from their cute flowergirl, it was a very relaxed but genuinely excited atmosphere. With tailored suits donned, buttonholes pinned, we headed out for some shots of the awesome Camaro. I’m also sure I saw some cigars being readied for later in the night.

Then I headed back down into Northcote to meet up with Conne and her family, gathered at home. After some family shots and portraits, their friend with his detailed and rebuilt Customline arrived. Given their attachment to racing, these cars were a feature of the day, and the Customline was an awesome ride for Connie and Johnny, with an amazing job done by their friend. After some more portraits it was on to the church.

St. John’s, Lygon St

Amazingly I got a park just down from the church, and headed inside to set up the cameras. From a photography point of view, once I’m inside the church the light pretty much doesn’t change, so I can set the cameras up in advance and know that when I walk back in I can just switch one dial and my preset settings are ready to go.

With Johnny and the guests’ all arriving, we were ready to go. Johnny had to make a quick dash back inside as the Customline started coming down the street. With Connie escorted down the aisle by her Dad, a traditional Greek Orthodox wedding followed, itself followed by a group shot outside the church.

On a classic Melbourne spring day, we then headed down to Fitzroy Gardens for family shots and some more portraits. Then on to Albert Park’s Kerford Pier, it was a little breezy but it did give the guys a chance to take Connie’s shoes off and get a walk in the sand on their own before we headed to the Langham for some shots on the staircase.

Berth Docklands

Then it was on to Berth Docklands for an awesome cocktail reception. Starting with cake and dancing, followed by great food and lots of drinks and dancing overlooking Docklands.

Reception: Berth Docklands

Church: St John’s, Lygon St, North Carlton