In mid November 2016 we photographed Lauren and Carlos’s simple and beautiful Melbourne Registry Office wedding, and then headed into the heart of Fitzroy for a lunchtime reception at Charcoal Lane – with guests transported by Bike Rickshaws no less. Does it get any more Melbourne than that?




The wedding was held at the Melbourne Registry Office at the Old Treasury Building –

Awesome bike rickshaws from the friendly team at Green Cabs –

Reception lunch at the very cool Charcoal Lane –

Joh and Pete, Melbourne Registry Office and The European

Melbourne Registry Office wedding

Melbourne Registry Office

In January 2014, I had the pleasure of photographing Joh and Pete’s Melbourne Registry Office wedding, and I couldn’t have hoped for a more fun and engaging couple to spend the day with.

We started with Pete’s preparations, which included a couple of good Scotches and some very entertaining and engaged groomsmen – I could tell right away that this day was going to go great.

Groomsman holding wedding rings in his palm

Groomsman helping groom with his cufflinks

A relaxed Pete waiting for “go time” – they guys were ready in plenty of time so I think there was a bit of time to relax before the headed into town towards the Registry Office.

Groom Pete sitting with the light behind him

Joh’s dress and other accessorites laid out before she was to get dressed. With all the girls getting ready at the Grand Hyatt just around the corner from the Registry Office, it made life very easy for us all to get across for the wedding ….

Joh's accessories ready for her wedding day, wedding dress laid out

Beautiful bride Joh with light coming behind her, lace wedding dress

Bride Joh spraying some perfume pre-wedding

Bride pinning flowers onto Dad's lapel pre-wedding


Beautiful bride on the stairs at the Grand Hyatt

… so easy, in fact, that the beautiful bride and her family just made the walk across – a perfect way to sum up how relaxed, down-to-earth and simply elegant Joh and Pete’s wedding was.

Bride walking with red bouquet across Treasury Place

Beautiful red bridal bouquet

Exchanging rings inside the Registry Office.

Bride putting wedding ring on groom's finger

First kiss at Melbourne Registry Office

I happened to catch this shot just post-wedding as Joh and Pete were discussing something – I was too far away to hear, but I thought it was an amusing little vignette considering they’d just got married – the bride taking the credit card with a look as if to say “well Husband, I’ll be taking care of this from now on:. 🙂

Bride and groom talking credit cards just after wedding



Bride and groom sitting on a sign at Treasury Place


The reception was held at The European, a super cool spot above the Melbourne Supper Club. All in all a brilliant day and one I enjoyed photographing very much and I know from the feedback that Joh and Pete had a great day as well.


Ceremony: Melbourne Registry Office

Reception: The European