Renee and Shaun’s Spring wedding at beautiful Roselyn Court and Queens Park

Roselyn Court Queens Park Wedding

On a sunny Friday in late October 2016, the big day had finally arrived for Renee and Shaun to get hitched at Roselyn Court in Essendon. I say “finally” because it seems like forever that I’ve had them on my booking sheet – I had to go back and check, and they booked way back in mid September 2015! So it was great to catch up again in person after the emails and calls, and for the much-anticipated day to arrive.

 

 

No bride preparations shots in this gallery, as they were taken care of by Shaun’s sister – just mentioning it in case it looks like they are missing! It was actually a little strange to just meet up with Renee again as the car pulled into Roselyn Court, but it looked like the girls had had a fun and relaxed morning.

Arriving at Shaun’s parents’ place I found a very calm and all-ready trio of groomsmen helping Shaun enjoy the day, and it was a pleasure working with the lovely bridal party (guys and girls) throughout the day.

Then it was on to Roselyn Court for the ceremony in the bright sunshine – I think Renee drew the short straw as the sun was definitely pointed right in her direction! No complaints though about the spectacular Spring day, especially for our trip across to Queens Park for a fairly express photo shoot before getting back to party some more.

I know this preview is keenly anticipated, so Renee and Shaun – hope you like them!

 

 

Roselyn Court

Queens Park

 

The venue was the ever-popular Roselyn Court in Essendon – http://www.roselyncourt.com.au/

We went for photos at nearby scenic Queen’s Park – here’s a Google Maps link – https://goo.gl/maps/7CagvW5kYNE2

Ceremony by the fun and friendly Paul O’Donohue.

 

 

Stef and Ashley’s wedding at St Monica’s, bridal shoot at Queens Park, Moonee Ponds

St Monica's, Queen's Park Moonee Ponds Wedding

It was about a couple of years ago I first met with Stef and Ash here at Millgrove HQ, and we talked about a wedding at St Monica’s that was going to happen in early April, 2016. It seemed a long way off at that point – we talked about how things were going to pan out, the plans, the thoughts, and what we might do on the day.

Now to use a bit of film editing terminology; smash-cut to last Saturday, and the day had arrived, slowly but somehow suddenly. And what a great day. These guys had such a great time throughout the day, I was so pleased for them. Every time I looked over, they were smiling, joking, and absolutely loving this day that had been so long in the planning. It was a joy. It was a privilege to be there, and I’m sure the guests felt that same feeling that this was an absolute celebration.

Here’s a preview – please read on at the bottom of the post for some more about the day.

St Monica’s, Moonee Ponds

Queen’s Park, Moonee Ponds

The Emerald, Thomastown

 

Alongside the very friendly (and all-around great guy) Zed from Cutting Edge Video, it was a great wedding shoot, from the ceremony at St Monica’s right through until Stef and Ash departed the Emerald at midnight, or thereabouts.

The first dance was definitely something to see, although I think Ash might have upstaged himself (?) with the “Melbourne Shuffle” later on in the night 😉

One of my favourite parts of the day is having a few quiet moments with the bride and groom after we’ve done some bridal party shots, just to let them take a few seconds alone. We (the photographer and video guys/girls) can just set them up in a position, tell them to relax and just “be”, and walk away. It’s great to watch from afar, seeing them take a few seconds to gather themselves and talk about what’s gone on – there’s so much to talk about, and somehow so little to say sometimes.

Congrats Stef and Ash – hope you enjoyed having your photos taken as much as I enjoyed working with you both.

 

Church: St Monica’s, Moonee Ponds

Bridal shoot: Queen’s Park, Moonee Ponds

Reception: The Emerald, Thomastown

Videographer: Zed from Cutting Edge Video