Kirsty and Brad’s touching Chapel wedding at Ballara Receptions

Chapel Wedding Melbourne

A Chapel wedding at Ballara Receptions was the perfect spot for Kirsty and Brad’s wedding. In Melbourne, it’s always necessary to have either an undercover wedding, or at least a Plan B especially in April, but basically at any time of the year).

I headed out to Bayswater for a quick session with the guys – as it was a 10am wedding, it meant an early start for everyone, but the guys were up and ready to get into action at 7am which was a great effort.

Then it was on to Yarra Valley Lodge where the girls were getting ready – and I believe had been since well before 5am.

Making my way down to Ballara in the bright Autumn sunshine, I met up again with the guys and the nervousness and emotion from Brad had definitely increased, and throughout the ceremony the emotion and sense of “meaningfulness” and genuine love for each other was quite powerful and beautiful to see.

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Pre-wedding Preparations

Chapel wedding at Ballara Receptions

Absolutely loved the Chevy Bel Air’s that Kirsty and Brad had arranged to drop them off at their Chapel Wedding, and an awesome long white stretch Cadillac to take them away – those classic cars are always amazing and I have to admit the Chevy’s are one of my favourites πŸ™‚

Also loved the personal touch that involved the wedding cake(s) – Brad’s parents had single-handedly put them together and it very much looked like a professional job. I’m not sure whether or not they are actually bakers – but it sure looked like they know their way around a kitchen.

And the look on proud Mother of the Bride in the mirror during the prep was one of favourite moments from the day – keeping it together but as I mentioned earlier, the love and emotion between Kirsty and Brad was both touching and powerful, and it was a privilege to be there and capture some of those moments.

Girls preparations: Yarra Valley Lodge – http://www.yarravalleylodge.com/

Venue: Ballara Receptions – http://www.ballarareceptions.com.au/

Elise and Chris, St. Michael’s in Kalorama, Yarra Valley Lodge

Yarra Valley Lodge wedding

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Yarra Valley Lodge was the venue for Elise and Chris’ wedding shoot and reception. Earlier they both got ready there as well. They were married at St. Michael’s in Kalorama – by candlelight, after the power was kindly disconnected by the supplier earlier that day….

 

 

Bridal jewellery

Bride's shoes

Slise withBridal make-up

Groom's tie

The girls preparing the wedding dress for Elise to get ready.

Bridesmaids preparing the wedding dress

Beautiful Bride-to-be Elise all ready to head down to St Michael’s. Nice soft light coming in through the windows of the suites at Yarra Valley Lodge.

A happy bride

Bride and bridesmaids

A bride and her proud father

This is one of our favourites from the shoot and it features in a couple of display albums. Elise and the bridesmaids framed in the little mini-chapel that protects the entrance to St Michael’s at Kalorama.

Through the chapel entrance

Groom and groomsmen waiting

Walking down the aisle

a large bridal party in a small chapel

First kiss

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Confetti on the bride

 

The bridal party chatting

Check out these flowers

 

Images by Millgrove Photography

Images by Millgrove Photography

Bride and groom enjoying their photo shoot

New husband and wife Elise and Chris on the bridge at Yarra Valley Lodge

Bride and groom on a bridge

One of my favourite shots from Yarra Valley Lodge, the guys up against that beautiful blue sky.

Groomsmen and a big blue sky

Fun bridal party shot

Loved these guys, such good sports and they had a great time and really enjoyed the shoot.

Groomsmen holding up the bride

If you’re going to get your wedding shots done on a golf course, might as well travel in style.

Golf course wedding carts

A beautiful bride

Really love this shot of the two of them walking off into the distance together

Bride and groom shown from above

The beautiful Elise and new hubby Chris on the stairs at Yarra Valley Lodge

Bride and groom on the staircase

Announcing the bride and groom into the reception

Images from St Michael’s and Yarra Valley wedding venue Yarra Valley Lodge