Em and Dan decided to do things their own way and show their commitment to each other with a gorgeous ceremony and rocking party at the Fairfield Boathouse with no involvement of God or government. In the lead up to their big day friends and family asked them why they were going to the trouble of planning a wedding if it wasn't going to be legally recognised, but on the day there was no questioning their devotion to each other. I love this notion - that love transcends tradition or legalities - and all that matters is the bond between 2 people. It's really as simple as that.
This seriously sauve Black Tie do was the shizz. Not wanting to miss a moment of their party, Carla & Matt decided to do their portrait session before the ceremony so they could slide straight into the reception. I gotta say it's a great way to do the day, and it gave us the opportunity to do a 'first look' which is always amazing - the look on the groom's face when he sees the bride for the first time gets me every time.
Bride Carla made an incredible entrance to the sweet sounds of Kayne, she absolutely rocked her Vera Wang gown down the aisle at The Deck - Circa to her Matt. My favourite part of the night was sneaking these 2 off for a twilight portrait session on the streets of St Kilda where we captured some moody nighttime vibes, before Matt & Carla headed back to their party. Oh and the guests of honour - 2 Grandpas, both aged 94 and looking dapper in their bow ties. Heart melting.
Nothing could spoil the day for this awesome couple; 38 degrees early in the day followed by pouring rain, but you could not wipe the smiles from these happy faces. Nicole & Kris chose the always stunning Stones of the Yarra Valley as their venue and it set the backdrop for the most heartfelt ceremony and wild reception. Love notes, happy tears, vodka shots and a rocking D-floor. Epic.