Melbourne Wedding Photography – Our Favourites of 2016
Throughout 2016 we were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to capture lots of awesome couples celebrating their unique and carefully planned weddings. This post, which will be updated with videos featuring some of our own favourite shots from each month.
Melbourne wedding photography – January
January saw us capturing weddings on the Morning Peninsula and in Melbourne’s CBD.
What’s better than kicking off the new year with a sun-drenched beach wedding on the iconic Mornington Peninsula? Jess and Ben moved their wedding after the unfortunate loss of The Baths in Sorento (happily now back up and running), and moved their wedding to right on the beach across from the very lovely Pavilion McCrae Beach.
Abbyrose and Jason’s traditional ceremony at beautiful St. Patrick’s Cathedral was followed by photography around the city and then on to an absolutely stunning reception at The Hotel Windsor.
In an amazing coincidence, we also captured Kathleen and Andrew’s reception at The Windsor just a week later, having been to their ceremony at Our Lady of Victories earlier in the day.
So a very modern beach wedding and super-relaxed beachside reception followed by two very traditional church weddings and reception at one of Melbourne’s most iconic hotels – what a start to the year 🙂
Just the two weddings in February 2016 – here in the Yarra Valley at the absolutely awesome Eastern Golf Club, and in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD.
Mid-February found me photographing amazing couple Kate and Jason under The Dome at 333 Collins St – you can’t really get much more central than that! And then on to Maia at the Docklands, celexa side effects fatigue with it’s dramatic views outside and lighting inside.
And later in the month, I was lucky enough to be chosen by Jen and Ryan to capture their wedding – just the second at the newly-finished Eastern Golf Club and its stunning views across the Yarra Valley.
One very city wedding and one with a very country feel – perfect 🙂
March 2016 was a busy month for us (isn’t every March?), with all outdoor weddings, including gardens, historic buildings, traditional reception venues and a country backyard wedding – but this wasn’t just any backyard!
First up was Mia and Ray’s very family-oriented celebration at Rivers of Yarrambat, with a special appearance by an absolutely awesome Chevy.
A week later and it was a very entertaining ceremony for Haidee and Chris, just down the road from Millgrove at beautiful Wild Cattle Creek.
Melissa and Ben tied the know at Wattle Park Chalet in Surrey Hills, in an outdoor ceremony, framed by the beautiful old building and conducted by the always fun John Byrne.
The following morning, I met up with gorgeous bride Courtney and her husband Asjad, having flown in from Kenya for the Australian leg of their wedding celebrations!
And finally, to cap off March, I drove up through central Victoria to meet up with Sue and Michael for their “backyard” wedding extravaganza with just a few close friends and family.
This is a timely post now with March just around the corner – looking forward to another great start to Melbourne’s Autumn wedding season 🙂
April 2016 was another busy month with weddings from as Torquay, and as near as just around the corner at Chateau Wyuna.
We began on the very first of April, meeting up with gorgeous couple Jen and Scott, for their church wedding and reception at the the Wyndham in Torquay and a really awesome cliiftop and beach bridal shoot.
The very next day, another long awaited wedding where I met up with Stef and Ash who had been booked for more than a year! A lovely church ceremony at St Monica’s, followed by awesome reception at the Emerald in Thomastown.
Fast forward a couple of weekends, and I covered Karen and Jamie’s cosy wedding at Chateau Wyuna, and then Jacqui and Nick’s stunning celebration at Como House and reception at the Mountain Goat brewery in Richmond.
Then it was two Ballara Receptions weddings to finish off the month – starting with the very lovely Kirsty and Brad’s cosy chapel celebration, and finishing with Rebecca and Tom’s evening garden wedding and dog friendly ceremony 🙂
May 2016 started with the highly anticipated wedding of Alex and Katie, who’d been chatting with me for more than a year. What an awesome day, and what an amazing couple – the wedding was at beautiful Healesville Gables with some more shots off-site in Healesville.
Next day was Luke and Shantal’s celebration at awesome Ballara Receptions, with our shoot finishing in the dying Autumn light and then inside for more.
Mid-May saw us visiting the surprising little gem Alexandra Gardens in Kew, for Mel and David’s moving and very family-oriented ceremony, followed by their reception at the Manningham Hotel.
Finally, with Autumn coming to a close, it was a Poets Lane wedding for lovely Lydia and Matt, another wedding with some kids to join in and share the experience.
Jess and Dan got hitched on the very first day of July 2016 in a very moving ceremony in the gazebo at Bram Leigh. With a late ceremony, we finished family shots in the gathering dark and then did our bridal shoot under flash lighting and using Bram Leigh’s own beautiful night locations.
Then later in July, it was into Port Melbourne to cover Ann and Tom’s big day, with Father Bob Maguire presiding at the awe-inspiring St Joseph’s in Port Melbourne. Grey skies, a little rain, and the middle of winter didn’t deter Ann and Tom from a great bridal shoot, including locations at RMIT where they met.
Next was a secret wedding that I can’t talk much about – and can’t show anything about – but it involved a high-ranking Air Force career serviceman and his gorgeous bride on the NSW bank of the Murray River.
And finally in July 2016, the very lovely Alison and Chris tied the know at Quaff in Toorak, after we spent the morning at various CBD locations getting some great architecturally-inspired shots.