For Kiri & Dave’s Wedding day to be spectacular, we needed to always be ‘one step ahead of the weather’. Their Photography started the with Hair and make-up (and ultimately the unveiling of the Dress) at the Art Deco inspired ‘Eugenie Cottage in Bright. They had their amazingly beautiful floral arrangements created by Bright Florist. The skies were heavily overcast, with impending rain on the horizon, as the Girls arrived at Chestnut Tree Apartments for the Ceremony. Kiri and Dave had picked a group of trees on the ‘golf course’ lawn to have their Ceremony and Bruce Kilpatrick, (the local Celebrant) preformed the nuptials. During the Ceremony, the clouds dissapeared and any idea of a wet day was long forgotten as the sun burned bright. This was just the opposite as we arrived for the Bridal Party Photos only just down the road in Germantown. It literally hammered down with much needed rain for the locals. So we abandoned this location and departed for another Alpine Valley location. This time we tried the (temporary) sunny location of Wandiligong, where we utilised rustic rural ruins for their Photography. It wasn’t long until the rains caught up with us again. An hour later the skies were filled with a spectacular light show as the Guests enjoyed Canape’s surrounded by the Farm Animals at the Red Stag. One thing about rain and Photography. If it starts raining in Bright, then go for a drive for 10 minutes.
This is a ‘snippet’ of Clare & Roberts Wedding and the location for this amazing day was the Lindenwarrah Country House in Milawa. The Ceremony conducted by Bruce Kilpatrick .
Clare & Robert decided on a ‘first look’ meeting, which allowed us to utilise the Lindenwarrah Country House grounds for their photography before and after the Ceremony. An opportunity to photograph a Wedding at Lindenwarrah leaves us with more than a ‘fuzzy feeling’. Whats so special about this Venue? To have one central location for the Bridesmaids and Groomsmen to ready themselves makes logistics and timing perfect for the Couple and for us. With a Ceremony being performed on the Grand Lawn and the Drinks and Canapés being served close by, also adds to a Venue that means we can maximise our time together. If we also mention the fact that the staff pride themselves in service beyond expectations, then how could Clare’s and Roberts day be anything less than Perfect. A Venue like this can help to take away any evidence of wedding day ‘stresses’ which also makes our Couple relaxed for their Imagery. Yes, we love this place and if the Couple is happy, then so are we for them. So, you may ask. Whats with the Balloons? With the weather being forecast to be a wet day, the Girls found holding Balloons sure beats holding umbrella’s. The umbrella’s were later released to the Stratosphere (much to the distress of our 6 year old who was viewing the final photos).
When Melissa & Adam requested our photography for their ‘Victorian Period Wedding’, we were fascinated by their extensive plans to try and truly reproduce a 19th Century Wedding in a modern world. Their idea was for us to photograph the wedding, not only in Sepia, but to photograph in a way that does not show modern elements in their backgrounds. A hard feat considering the continuous stream of traffic over the bridge, cars certainly were not in Benalla 150 years ago. Melissa & Adam also researched the style of Photography from the 19th Century via numerous ‘google’s’ of photos taken and the resulting images are a first for us. Never have we produced a Wedding that contained more than 98% ‘sepia type’ toned images, but this was not your average wedding! Even the guest we asked to dress in appropriate clothing and the food for the reception was in picnic baskets with local produce.
Louise and Martin, firstly had their nuptials in Moyhu at the Catholic Church which was followed by their Reception with their closest family and friends in Whitfield at the Pizzini Winery. This was our first time to Photograph a Reception at Pizzini’s Winery in the King Valley and have found that its perfectly groomed gardens will stimulate us again in the future for Bridal photography. We believe that Louise and Martin’s choice of venue was decided on the criteria of: Location, Location, Location. Stunning Food & of course Wine. The kids will need to have fun too and were looked after with a ‘sand-pit’ with toys, just the start of activities for them, but we would hate to see their clothes afterwards! We can easily expect that Staff at Pizzini’s looked after the couple to ensure a memorable night.
Why ‘heavy Metal’ ? Its the music that brought them together. Checkout the Cake! Chelsea & Rowan celebrated their Wedding Ceremony and Reception at the Red Stag Restaurant in Eurobin (Which was later in the day, after they had their own ‘first look’ Photography). Rowan was waiting patiently (alright nervously) for his ‘Bride to be’, to walk along a forest path towards him standing alongside a river in the foothills of the Mt Buffalo National Park .This was the first time their eyes met on their special Day. An hour or so later we met up with the Bridal party in one of the Porepunkah Forests, we then let the ‘blair witch stories’ set the mood for some erie forest scenery.
We find it rare, when a local couple just wants to have their Wedding in their home Town. Today its our local town of Benalla, and the couple (Jasmine and Damien) didn’t want to follow the trend and have a ‘Winery Wedding’. But instead they picked one ‘Gem’ of a venue for their Ceremony and Reception in the heart of Benalla – The Benalla Moira Bowls Club. The beautiful 19th Century Victorian Mansion was chosen to stimulate the visual senses of the guests while they ‘rocked’ the night away. The Bridal Party Photography was undertaken in the Benalla Gardens, most importantly and literally in the Rose Garden.
Jackie & Daniel absolutely love the town of ‘Bright’ (which isn’t hard) to the extent of having their Ceremony at the ‘cute’ Uniting Church in Town, followed by a ‘road-trip’ of ‘iconically’ Bright & ‘Rustic’ Rural locations for their Photography. To top that off their Reception afterwards was held at the magnificent Red Stag Restaurant & Deer, Goat, Emu, Ostrich (and other animals) Farm, to the delight of all that attended.