Bonnie and Aron’s Geelong wedding celebration

Bride and groom Geelong wedding

On Saturday I loaded up the car with all the gear and headed down for Bonnie and Aron’s Geelong wedding (well, Grovedale – which is actually a fair way out from Geelong when you get there 🙂 )

I’d met with Bonnie and Aron a month or so ago to finalise everything. It was their turn to come up to the Valley that time. We had a chance to talk through how the day would pan out, and they went away to find the spots they’d like to use for location shots after the wedding.

With absolutely beautiful weather, I arrived at Aron’s family’s home for the groom’s preparation shots. With some Elvis going in the background, the family were gathered to help Aron prepare. I think it’s safe to say there were some nerves there, but that is normal for a wedding day.

On to meet up with Bonnie and girls. When I arrived there was some intense jewellery cleaning going on – and all the jewellery was absolutely sparkling come wedding time. With a beautiful dress hanging in the lounge, Bonnie was pretty relaxed and I have to say remained that way throughout the day. A very chilled out bride and groom all round actually.

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Geelong wedding celebration

The ceremony was led by Pastor Scott, who delivered a very modern, thoughtful and entertaining few words before conducting the Geelong wedding formalities.

Outside for a group shot, which is why the ladder had come down with me – we had over a hundred people to include, so the ladder made things that much easier.

After formal shots with family the bridal party headed off to Bonnie and Aron’s chosen location – a pretty little lake and some bushland just out of town. We had about 45 minutes to shoot, and I think we got some great stuff in that time.

When we got back to the hall, it had been completely transformed for the reception. And everyone looked to be having a great time, despite the temporary fire alarm and visit by the fire brigade 🙂

For me then it was back into the car, a few hours drive back to home before transferring and backing up the images, recharging everything, and getting ready to do it all again the next day.

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Michelle and Jeff, Deakin Lakehouse

Deakin Lakehouse Wedding

Deakin Lakehouse Wedding

Michelle and Jeff got married at Deakin Lakehouse in February 2014.

I had two wedding to cover down in Geelong on the same weekend in February 2014. Firstly down at Torquay, and then up to the Deakin Geelong campus.

Michelle and Jeff had booked me to cover their cute, cosy, intimate and very family-oriented ceremony.

Beautiful bride Michelle arriving in her bridal car.

Bride in her bridal car

A very proud gentleman walking our bride down the aisle.

Deakin Lakehouse chapel, bride walking down the aisle

Loved how Michelle and Jeff were framed in the pointed archway of the chapel for this shot.

 

Bride and groom in the archway with a little guest in the foreground

 

Group shot outside the Deakin chapel at the Lakehouse

The elegance of this dress was in it’s cheap celexa simple styling and beautiful thin straps – awesome.

Black and white portrait of bride outside chapel

Bride sitting on groom's knee after wedding ceremony

I added some glow to this shot of the lovebirds on that little bench, with their reflection in the lake for which the place is named. It was lovely to see them from several hundred metres away, having a few quiet moments to themselves after all the rush that precedes any wedding.

The guests had headed up to the restaurant already, and they just had some time to chat and catch up a little bit – beautiful moment.

Bride and groom reflected in lake, sitting on bench

Bride and groom kissing on a little bridge outside the chapel

Wedding cake in 3 layers

Wedding photography at Deakin Lakehouse chapel, by Millgrove Photography

Venue: Deakin Lakehouse and Chapel

 

 

 

Naomi and Dean’s beachside wedding at Wyndham Resort Torquay

Wedding photography by Millgrove Photography, Wyndham Torquay

Wyndham Resort Torquay

Wyndham Resort Torquay was the location for preparations, ceremony and reception for Naomi and Dean’s beautiful beachside wedding in February 2014.

Both Naomi and Dean got ready at the resort, and we almost had an “incident” when Naomi was giving me an early tour that morning. As we came down out of the lift, Naomi spotted Dean and the groomsmen also coming out of a lift across the entrance. So as to avoid being seen before the wedding, we did a quick turn and headed celexa side effects breastfeeding straight back into the safety of the lift. You can’t be too careful!

Wedding photography by Millgrove Photography, Wyndham Torquay

Some makeup being done in one of the function rooms at Wyndham Resort Torquay.

Preparations at Wyndham Resort Torquay

Wedding photography by Millgrove Photography, Wyndham Torquay

Wedding photography by Millgrove Photography, Wyndham Torquay

I loved how that little shot of perfume was caught perfectly by the light coming through the window. Which was the intention, of course!

 

Wedding photography by Millgrove Photography, Wyndham Torquay

 

 

Wedding ceremony at Wyndham Resort Torquay

Wedding photography by Millgrove Photography, Wyndham Torquay

Wedding photography by Millgrove Photography, Wyndham Torquay

Wedding photography by Millgrove Photography, Wyndham Torquay

Wedding photography by Millgrove Photography, Wyndham Torquay

Wedding photography by Millgrove Photography, Wyndham Torquay

Wedding photography by Millgrove Photography, Wyndham Torquay

A relaxed bride and groom on the beach

Bridal party on the beach

Bridal party chatting on the beach

Bride and groom walking on the beach

Black and white really worked for a few of the shots in this set, and I really liked the detail on the breaking little wavelets as well as on Naomi and Dean.

Bride and groom on the beach near Wyndham Resort Torquay

A cool and moody beachside shot

Gorgeous bride and groom

Gorgeous wedding cake at Wyndham Resort Torquay

Bride and groom entering the reception

Dip in the first dance