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Victoria & Sam, Montsalvat

Victoria & Sam were married at Montsalvat, the unique artists colony in Eltham. Not quite Melbourne and not quite the Yarra Valley, Montsalvat exists in it’s only little world and feels a thousand miles from the nearby suburbs and city. I remember visiting when I first arrived in Melbourne from London and felt like I’d been transported back to some far flung corner of Europe. It’s a really special place and an absolute gem for wedding photography. In fact, it’s probably one of my favourite wedding venues in Melbourne.

Their ceremony was held in the iconic Upper Gallery, with it’s long pews and full height stained glass windows, and conducted by the very funny celebrant Paul Bonadio.

Following the entertaining ceremony (it helped that the groom, Sam, is also a stand up comedian!) the couple, bridal party and their guests assembled in the courtyard for a group photo, before we ventured off for photos with the bridal party around the grounds of Montsalvat.

I love the variety of wedding photography locations on offer, including the bluestone chapel, Long Gallery and Ornamental Pool, scenic wooded area with fir trees, archways and of course, the instantly recognisable attic room with it’s large skylights.  Anyway, here are a few of the photos from our wanderings around Montsalvat for you to enjoy.

 

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M&C’s Zonzo Wedding

I was delighted to enjoy yet another wedding at Zonzo recently, with it’s fabulous views and delicious food.

My clients M & C are a little camera shy so I’m only posting a few shots of the happy couple that should keep them from being recognised in the street!   There are plenty more shots of the newlyweds around the grounds of this stunning Yarra Valley wedding venue so please let me know if you’d like to see them and I’ll gladly show you in person.

 

 

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Yes, I love the Yarra Valley too!

As much as I love working in and around Melbourne, I also really love getting out to the Yarra Valley for weddings.

Perhaps it’s because it feels far removed from Melbourne and creates the feeling that you’re on a day out or a little holiday from the city. Maybe those rolling hills and vine upon vine for long stretches gets you thinking about wine early in the day?! That always relaxes me!

With some world class dining and views across the valley, life always feels pretty good up there! One of my favourite spots for a wedding is Yering Station.  Partly because of the fantastic food, famous wines and the famous five star service, but also because of the uninterrupted views from the floor to ceiling windows in the restaurant. It’s also great for wedding photography, with plenty of rustic as well as modern looking options around the grounds.  Plus, I can land my helicopter on the grounds…

Amongst the other venues and restaurants I enjoy working at, Stones of the Yarra Valley always stands out for it’s attention to detail and picture postcard views. Again, an absolute winner for photography and the chapel is a really great space for photos both during the marriage ceremony and after. The Barn is a nice addition to and has been styled really well. Obviously, if you’ve been there you’ll know that there are loads of options there so I won’t go on about it here as this is more about the wider Yarra Valley area.

Zonzo at TrainTrak winery flies under the radar a little as it’s tucked away and is known best for it’s simple but brilliant Italian food.  Pizzas you’ll just want to keep eating even if you’re ready to burst and their endless food service at wedding receptions is something to behold!

The estate at Train Trak winery boats some of the best views in the valley and has some really nice options for wedding photos, including the barn and a disused railway line. Also, because it’s not just a wedding venue and is a restaurant in it’s own right it never feels too weddingy, and more like a jolly good feed and knees up at a great restaurant.  No seat covers or sashes in sight!

Please do feel free to get in touch if you’d like to chat about your wedding photography in the Yarra Valley, or indeed if you’d like some feedback on any of the wedding venues in the Yarra Valley that I have worked at previously. I have mainly good stories, but there are a couple of stinkers out there that don’t deserve anyone’s patronage, least of all yours!

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Making an entrance

For some people, rolling up to their wedding in a classic sports car is enough for them to feel like they’ve wow’d their guests, but Michelle & Mark took things to a new level last week at Stones of the Yarra Valley and surprised their guests by circling the venue a few times and then landing on the lawn in a helicopter.

It was great watching the reactions on their guest’s faces as it slowly dawned on them that the helicopter above them contained the bride and groom.

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Gill & Ross’ wedding at Sticks Winery, Yarra Valley

When Gill & Ross booked me in for their Yarra Valley wedding photography I knew were pretty relaxed, but they proved exactly how laid back they really are during our photo session near Yarra Glen when I had them clambering over barbed wire AND electric fences!

Some brides wearing a Mariana Hardwick wedding dress and hovering over the barbed wire whilst her new husband disconnected the power would tell me to get stuffed and find a new location for photos, but these two adventurers took it all in their stride.
As Ross pointed out in his speech, it wasn’t the most traditional wedding photography session, but it was “very Ross & Gill!”.

Maybe they were so calm because they knew they would shortly be returning from this OH&S nightmare, back to their reception venue at Sticks winery, where they knew there would be a crowd of their closest friends and family from around the world enjoying some cracking wines and fantastic food?

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Oldsmobile’s make great wedding cars

Oldsmobiles make for a classic wedding car for those looking for that vintage feel in their wedding.

I photographed this one whilst at a wedding on Bulong Estate in the Yarra Valley – the bumps, dirt and windy roads were not a problem for this old workhorse – still going strong after all this time!
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Samantha & Matt’s Stones of the Yarra Valley Wedding

Stones of the Yarra Valley has to be one of the nicest venues for hosting a wedding in the Melbourne and Yarra Valley region.
It has it’s own on-site chapel, great views, a fountain, LOADS of photo locations, great staff and amazing food. Shall I stop already?
Here are a few shots from Sam and Matt’s recent wedding at Stones…

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Charlotte & Lachlan, Wild Cattle Creek Estate, Yarra Valley

Charlotte & Lachlan were married recently at the friendly Wild Cattle Creek Estate in Seville East, Yarra Valley.

This winery is really great for weddings as couples can make their preparations on site as there is plenty of accommodation for the newlweds, bridal party and their guests.
The homestead the top of the hill is the most picturesque setting for bridal preparation photos with it’s cute details, verandah, garden and great views over the Yarra Valley.

Not only is the location great, but the food is always sensational, with really attentive and friendly staff. It all goes towards making a great Yarra Valley wedding venue!

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