To make things easier, Sue and Myke separated out their wedding celebrations across 2 days. First, the Vietnamese traditions (prayers, tea ceremony, and present-giving) on Tuesday, and then 4 days later the ‘regular’ wedding in 2 of Melbourne’s most elegant and classic locations – Labassa mansion and Quat Quatta. This certainly helped make the wedding day itself quite laid back and leisurely (compared to some other weddings) – but there was still plenty of emotion in the ceremony, as you’ll see. To make the most of their day, Sue and Myke assembled a first-class team including celebrant Sally Hughes, Julian Meehan (originally from Serendipity Photography), and DJ Bruce Harrison.
Sally and Brenton’s fun and gorgeous wedding at Tatra. One of the great things about Tatra is the fact that everything can happen in the one place: the preparations, the ceremony, the photo shoot and of course the reception – even the after-party accommodation for a large number of guests. Sally and Brenton took full advantage of this and had a fun, (mostly) relaxed day in the beautiful environment. Rosalind MacKay did a great job as the cheery celebrant, entertainingly re-telling the couple’s story and gently supporting the emotional moments. Photography by the husband and wife team of Kristof and Trish, who kept the bridal party entertained with their banter and also made the most of the photographic opportunities.
Weddings are family affairs and nothing says this more than having kids around. In Soula and Nick’s case, they had lots of them! Even the couple sometimes seemed to turn into 2 kids with the excitement and joy of the day, and who can blame them. Surrounded by close family and friends, they had a fabulous fun day despite the cool weather and occasional drop of rain. And when it came to the reception at Red Scooter, the dance floor lit up with action (and a really big LOVE sign).
As a surprise for their guests, Marty and Alan arranged for a fabulous Latin dance group to come out and liven things up towards the end of their reception at Linley Estate. And did it what! Not that the day wasn’t full of action and fun already – a 12-person bridal party, “Dukes of Hazzard” cars for Alan and his groomsmen, their 21-month-old twins Georgia and Levi, and the awesome Rumours band made sure of that! Sadly, one of the bridesmaids passed away shortly before the wedding, and in a special and moving tribute Marty kept a place for her at the reception table by her side. There were definitely some emotional moments during the day – but overwhelmingly this was a day of laughter, wild dancing and a bit of vodka drinking. Alan Jacobs did a splendid job as both celebrant and MC, a double-act that makes perfect sense. And Andrew of Passion8 photography – who I’m happy to say is a regular wedding colleague – kept things jovial and clean.
Lee and Nick chose two very different locations for their wedding – the rustic charms of beautiful White Chapel in Langwarrin for their ceremony, and the elegance of the Sandringham Yacht Club for the party. Along the way they found time for photos at the beach with photographer Sarah Coyle. Celebrant Julia Doeven brought a lot of fun and excitement to the day, and the White Tree band (mmm, seems to be a bit of a common thread going on) absolutely rocked the party.
Another of the many 15-minute movies we’ve made this year – since introducing this format as an option a couple of years ago, it’s been a popular choice for couples who want something more substantial than a quick highlights video, but also something short enough to easily share with family and good friends.