Shelly’s Beach Pavilion was the venue for Dishali and Nik’s gorgeous beachside Williamstown wedding, in November 2015.
I met up with Dishali and Nik a week or so ago to catch up with them pre-wedding, and also for a pre-wedding shoot that we’d arranged – check our their Yarra Valley pre-wedding photography shoot here.
In the leadup to the wedding, the plans were to see how the weather became on the day. To be fair, the forecast wasn’t great, and a large storm did thunder across the city some hours before. In the car on the way I did wonder whether they’d be sticking with the original plan to be married out on the deck, or whether we’d be inside the cosy beachside room there at Shelly’s Beach Pavilion.
So when I arrived (early as always) it was to a scene of much activity. The rain had passed, there were cloudy skies above but no sign of any more rain, so the decision had been made to go ahead and have the wedding outside as originally planned. So venue staff and decorators were seriously moving to get everything re-set outside, which they did an amazing job at.
Dishali arrived in a beautiful Bentley from Always Classic Cars, right on time for the 6pm wedding. And little did she know that a further surprise was waiting. Although her Mum had travelled all the way from London to surprise her before the wedding, a favourite Uncle had also made the trip across to celebrate the day and help walk her down the aisle.
A very personal and thoughtful ceremony by celebrant Ernest J. Rigby went beautifully, and we then did a group shot from up on the terrace at Shelly’s.
I escaped with Dishali and Nik and their lovely bridesmaid and best man for an express beach photography shoot, although we did take the Bentley up the road a little way first.
Shelly’s Beach Pavilion
Arriving back it was time for me to take a breath, and hand over to Daniel from Mercury DJ Hire to get the party going. The lovely folks at Shelly’s were serving up some amazing food and although it was an early finish for me around 9pm, it was the kind of party where I would have loved to stay on and enjoy.
Congratulations Dishali and Nik, hope the Indian leg of the wedding festivities are amazing as well.