On Sunday morning early, it was such a pleasure to photograph Anastasia and Darren’s wedding at Ballara Receptions, followed by lunch (and a few more photos) at stunning Tokar Estate, just down the road in Coldstream.
Anastasia and her bridesmaids all arrived in a long white limo at 10.30am on the dot, including bridesmaid/groomsmaid(?) Carly. Definitely a family affair with the 6 combined children all acting as the bridal party, truly a modern merged family 🙂
Obviously a couple very much in love, their simple vows and ring exchange were the central part of the ceremony (conducted by the lovely Meriki Comito), in front of around 50 family and friends.
Just a sneak peek for Anastasia and Darren – hope you enjoy!
Ballara Receptions, Eltham
Tokar Estate, Coldstream
After taking around 30 minutes worth of shots at Ballara, it was off to Tokar Estate (also in the Yarra Valley) for some more shots on the amazing grounds there. We didn’t have a huge amount of time before lunch, just enough to slip out while guests were having canapes, and grab a quick 15 minutes or so outside. The weather was holding out – it was to be the only sunny day amongst about 14 days of rain and showers. A brilliant sunny Spring day in Melbourne, it was so pleasing that the weather held out for such a lovely and friendly couple and their family and guests.
Celebrant: The very lovely Meriki Comito – http://simplycelebrant.com.au/
Venue 1: Ceremony and bridal shots at the always-beautiful Ballara Receptions – http://ballarareceptions.com.au/
Venue 2: Lunch at stunning Tokar Estate – http://tokarestate.com.au/
Dress: Beautiful – Rafaelle Ciuca Bridal
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