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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Jacqui and Nick’s very Melbourne Como House wedding and reception at Mountain Goat Brewery

Como House Wedding

Saturday was a brilliant day for a wedding, and it was an absolute pleasure to be asked to photograph Jacqui and Nick’s Como House wedding in South Yarra, followed by a reception at Mountain Goat Brewery. A Como House wedding is always special, it’s a National Trust listed building built in the mid-1800’s and the house is an impressive backdrop as well as the beautiful gardens.

I first started out though with a very quick meeting at the Park Hyatt, where Jacqui had asked me to come by for a very quick pre-wedding shoot to just get a few shots of her and the girls and family before heading to Como House.

Then it was on to the Como House wedding venue, to touch base with lovely Bianca Paliaga from the Modern Celebrants ahead of an intimate ceremony on the lawn by the fountain in the gardens. Later, it was on to the Mountain Goat Brewery in Richmond for the reception which then stretched into and after party nearby ….

Check out the images, and read on below for some more words about Jacqui and Nick’s big day.

 

Preparations – Park Hyatt

Como House Wedding

Mountain Goat Brewery

 

After talking with Jacqui and Nick fairly recently to run through what was going to happen on the day, they were keen to have a big group shot in front of the historic house, so I’ brought along my ladder for a bit of perspective.

Also, when we headed out to Richmond, it was for some shots in the fading light as night closed in, daylight saving now being over. And I absolutely loved the entrance through the roller door, into the low-lit brewery bar. It always reminds me of an old speakeasy or underground club, with the entrance through the door on a side street in the backblocks of Richmond.

Hope you guys had an amazing day and kicked on with the crowd into the night,  you’re such a pleasure to be around. Many thanks for having me be there to photograph your big day.

 

Ceremony location: Como House, South Yarra, Melbourne – https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/places/como-house-and-garden/

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

 

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