Kellie and Tino’s beautiful Melbourne wedding reception at Overnewton Castle

In September 2015 I had the pleasure to photograph Kellie and Tino’s wedding at the Church of the Living God in Keilor. Following on from the wedding, everyone traveled to historic Overnewton Castle for their reception. This was followed by a private bridal shoot after the reception was finished – kind of doing things out of the usual sequence but it worked really well for a lunchtime wedding.

Overnewton Castle

After the spiritual and very personal ceremony at their church, all the guests gathered at Overnewton Castle for canapes and a sit-down lunch to celebrate their union. With songs and prayers, and some brilliant food, the lunchtime reception absolutely flew by. When it had finished, after of photos during the reception with their many local and interstate guests, we headed upstairs and around the beautiful historic venue to capture Kellie and Tino in some of its amazing aspects.

Some of our favourites from this shoot were the sensational Canoli cake – how amazing is it!? And Kellie and Tino were just so cute having their bridal shoot after all the guests had long gone – they had the entire venue to themselves to create a really cosy and comfortable vibe.

Some of the shots from upstairs at Overnewton Castle really take advantage of the historic building. Light floods into quite dark rooms, allowing us to create a beautiful contrast between light and shade. This works particularly well on a fairly bright day, like the one we had for Kellie and Tino.

Having Scottish heritage and visited there several times and lived there for a little while, I absolutely fell in love with the dry stone wall featured in the last couple of images. When I found that wall I was immediately struck by it, and the rolling hills in the background really do remind me of Scotland. It was no surprise to then find a chart of the Scottish clans inside the castle – not surprising that a Scotsman would have chosen this particular location.