With an email that opened with “Hello there, we are planning a relaxed and intimate wedding in the Carlton gardens”, I knew this was my kind of wedding.
A relaxed approach and the couple’s nearest and dearest (rather than 400 of their parent’s friends..!) are the key things I hope for in a day when I’m photographing weddings so I was delighted when Lucy & Ally booked us in for their ceremony and photos near the Royal Exhibition Buildings in Carlton Gardens.
In order to spend more time with their guests following the marriage ceremony, they opted to photograph their couple portraits prior to the ceremony, so while their ceremony site was being put together we took a wander around the gardens for approximately an hour.
This gave us time to use several different locations and take our time so that we arrived at the ceremony looking perfect, although the photographer may have been a little disheveled by this time…
Following their ceremony and all the legal stuff, the newlyweds led their guests on a short walk through the gardens to their reception at Recoleta, Bourke Street.