Megan and Mark’s stunning wedding celebration overlooking Yarra Ranges Estate

Yarra Ranges Estate Wedding

It was an honour to have been asked to photograph Megan and Mark’s reception and at Yarra Ranges Estate wedding, and to have the opportunity to shoot a first-look at well is always an extra special moment.

Mark I have known for a long time – we went to school together (although a few years apart, and too many years ago!). When he contacted me to have a chat about the possibility of me covering his wedding to the lovely Megan, it was great to meet her and catch up with him again, as it had been a few years since we were in touch on anything other than Facebook.

So we caught up, and after chatting things through, it was awesome to hear that they wanted me to cover the wedding at the beautiful Yarra Ranges Estate. We even had the opportunity to do a pre-wedding shoot in the Redwood forest up here near home (more to be shown on that later … )

Breakfast and prep with the guys, preparations for the girls at an absolutely stunning B&B in Kallista, followed by a first-look and then on to an amazing wedding, surrounded by friends and family – absolutely brilliant.

Here’s a sneak preview Megan and Mark – hope you love them, and congratulations!

Yarra Ranges Estate Wedding

 

 

The venue was the Yarra Ranges Estate, and the weather turned out one of those Melbourne Autumn days perfect for a big-sky wedding – http://yarrarangesestate.com.au/

The touching ceremony was conducted by the very lovely Bronte Price, who was an absolute pleasure to work with – http://gaycelebrant.melbourne/ or http://bronteprice.com.au/

Great to catch up with videographer Anthony from Video Boutique after a few years of not working together, always easy to work with – https://www.videoboutique.com.au/

 

Our Top 5 Wedding Bouquet Photos

Bridal bouquet on the beach

Wedding Bouquet Photos – Millgrove Photography Top 5

Hi everyone, I thought I’d do a quick post on some of our favourite wedding bouquet photos from the last few years. That is, the ones that we’ve taken – check out Pinterest if you want to see all the thousands of amazing ones other photographers have captured.  Over the nearly 200 weddings we’ve covered in the last 4 years, these are some of our favourites.

Some are big, some are small, and one may not even be “real” … but they are all absolutely beautiful. So here is our list of our Top 5 Wedding Bouquet shots – for the moment! 🙂

 


 

Casey’s beautiful native bouquet

Casey and Luke got married almost a year ago to the day, and we’ve absolutely loved this bouquet from the minute we saw it. I don’t really know much about the names for these flowers, but those big bold colours and unmistakeable natives made this a perfect bouquet for their wedding, held at the historic Emu Bottom homestead.

See more from Casey and Luke’s wedding by clicking here.

Wedding bouquet photos - Beautiful bridal bouquet at Emu Bottom Homestead

 

 


 

 Gretta’s gorgeous red and pink bouquet

Another bouquet featuring red flowers and natives as well, we love how this arrangement with roses and orchids is framed with a collection of gum leaves and ferns – again a great fit for the venue which was Ballara Receptions.

See more from Gretta and Pat’s wedding – click here

Wedding bouquet photos - Beautiful bouquet from Ballara Receptions wedding


Jess’s pastel roses

Something more traditional here for Jess and her wedding with Dave at Yarra Ranges Estate. Really soft and beautiful little bouquet bound up with some rustic string – I thought they looked great against the polished boards.

 Some more shots from Jess and Dave’s winery wedding – click here

Wedding bouquet photos - from Yarra Ranges Estate wedding


Rachel’s soft and gentle beach bouquet

Loved Rachel’s collection of different sized flowers in soft tones to match the rest of the laid-back wedding – and the setting against the beach worked great with the very cute couple in the background.

Rachel and Phill’s beachside wedding is featured here – click for more

Wedding bouquet photos - Bridal bouquet on the beach


Amy’s ultra-modern stainless steel bouquet

This shot is from one of my very first weddings, and I still really like the shot as well as the bouquet. I still use this in some promotional materials and it always gets commented on. Even though they’re not real, the bouquet does have certain advantages – it will never fade, never lose its leaves, and I haven’t seen another one like it since – definitely deserving of making this list.

Unique steel metal bridal bouquet

Yarra Ranges Estate – Jess and Dave

Wedding Photographer Melbourne - Yarra Ranges Estate Yarra Valley Wedding

Yarra Ranges Estate

Yarra Ranges Estate

Although we’d chatted on the phone and by email, I first met Jess and Dave at their wedding rehearsal, a few days before the wedding, and it was great to meet, chat and I even got to do something I’d never done before – stand in as a bridesmaid during the rehearsal 🙂

The beautiful backdrop of the Yarra Ranges Estate was perfect for a sunny, but not too sunny, afternoon ceremony conducted by the lovely Bianca Paliaga .

With a fun and engaged bridal party, it was great to head down into the vineyard and make use of the vines and fields to grab some great bridal and bride & groom shots.

I just remembered, it was HOT – we were all glad of a drink when we got back up the hill, and then Jess was keen to head inside and get some special shots on the beautiful bluestone staircase inside Yarra Ranges Estate – great idea.

Then it was time to start the Reception, and the band were rocking (to the point where the volume meter that measures the volume was getting quite interested – I think there were some concerns from the owners at one stage …

It was such a great day and I had a ball working with Jess and Dave and their fun and funny bridal party.

Hair and makeup by Meg at Revillo Hair and Beauty

Jess’s Dress by Fairytales