Ann and Tom’s touching church ceremony at St. Joseph’s Port Melbourne

Last weekend I headed across town to catch up with Ann and Tom for their wedding at St Joseph’s Port Melbourne. Having caught up with them and booked back in November last year, I knew the church had special significance for them, with a long history in their family of weddings, baptisms and other family celebrations having been held there. And personally I was looking forward to being there for a ceremony conducted by the inimitable Bob Maguire, and he didn’t disappoint 🙂

Preparations for Ann were at the home, with lovely bridesmaids Emma and Bernadette there to give her a hand getting ready.

Then it was on to St. Joseph’s Port Melbourne for the ceremony, with grey skies overhead and a pretty cold wind – it was really Melbourne weather. That, of course, didn’t detract from the warm and very sweet ceremony inside the church, where we also shot all the formal portraits with the church’s permission.

Post ceremony we headed out to RMIT, which is where Ann and Tom first met – I think they were lab partners at the time. Is this where I finally get to make the “must have been some great chemistry” joke? Read on below the video and gallery for some more about the shoot.

The reception was at the Taylors Lakes Hotel, where Steve Angelini did a brilliant job as professional DJ and Master of Ceremonies, doing a great job at keeping the dance floor full. Unfortunately he couldn’t prevent the bouquet ending up in one of the light fixtures … but that’s a story for another day.

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Ann and Tom – St Joseph’s Port Melbourne

Just a couple of quick notes on how the shoot at RMIT went. Although we all got there in the rain, and it continued to rain more or less throughout the shoot, Ann and Tom did brilliantly in the conditions. They moved fast between shots, were happy to work with me, and even though the dress did get a little wet, and it did get a little dark, I think we managed to get some great shots in the time we had available.

Hope you enjoyed them guys – congratulations again Ann and Tom 🙂


Church: St. Joseph’s Port Melbourne




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