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From start to finish, Natalie + Sam’s wedding was big. Really big.

When I first met these two and asked them to describe their wedding, I’m pretty sure I said ‘whoa’ with more gusto than Keanu Reeves.

7 bridal cars.

14 bridesmaids + groomsmen.

5 flower girls + boys.

Ribbon dancing, plate smashing and a surprise musical interlude by Sam + his groomsmen.

Oh and a dress so pretty it made me a little teary.

Whoa indeed.

It was action packed from the get go (from the barbers cutting all the boys hair in the morning, the 40 family members packed into Natalie’s family home just to give her their blessings all the way to dodging flying pieces of plates on the dance floor), but in between the action, Nat + Sam’s garden party wedding still had a lovely stillness about it. The little moments in between that made the whole day ‘whoa-worthy’.

Love Katie xo

| Full vendor credits at the end of the post |
Bride’s dress + veil | One Day Bridal

Venue | Stones of the Yarra Valley

Bridesmaid’s dresses | ASOS

Flowers | In Full Bloom

Stationary | Santiago Sunbird

Celebrant | Jen Lawrie-Smith

Entertainment | The White Tree

Groom’s Suit | Topman

Ties | Ben Sherman

Natalie + Sam’s wedding was also featured in Hello May’s Real Wedding Special.

When I sat down with Charlotte + Steve, one of the things they wanted to emphasis was how much they wanted this to be less of a wedding and more of a huge party. A party with all their friends and family, excellent food (Ed Dixon’s grazing table made me weak at the knees!) expresso martinis for everyone, loads of dancing and a shared moment watching the sun go down from their favourite spot on Steve’s family property. And it was all of these things. And a little more.

I absolutely adore shooting weddings on properties and in backyards. There’s a closeness and a bond to the space. And they tend to get rowdier and crazier into the night. This property in Flinders had already seen numerous engagements and proposals in the family. Charlotte + Steve had spent months chopping and stacking wood to make the huge wood pile fence that divided the ceremony space from the reception. It was home.

And it ended up being one hell of a party.

Love Katie xo

| Full vendor credits at the end of the post |

 

CSIMG_7294Venue | Private Property, Flinders

Bride’s dress | Dan Jones via The Bridal Atelier  http://www.thebridalatelier.com.au

Florist | Flower Jar  http://www.flowerjar.com.au

Catering + Event Management | Ed Dixon Food Design  http://eddixonfooddesign.com 

Celebrant | Sarah Dobson, Mrs Hitch http://www.mrs-hitch.com

Marquee + place settings | Peninsular Party Hire http://peninsulapartyhire.com.au

Videographer | Tim Egan https://vimeo.com/user8012591

Bridesmaid’s Dresses | Saba http://www.saba.com.au

Invite Design | Rachel Marvin Creative via Etsy https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/rachelmarvincreative 

Signage | SimplyType via Etsy https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/SimplyType 

Make Up | Georgia Walsh http://www.georgiawalshmakeup.com

There’s something so wonderful about an outdoor summer wedding – when the weather is perfect, the wine chilled, fairy lights are strung high and the dance floor is heaving. These are the weddings us photographers do love to be at. They’re the kind of wedding where I wish I was a guest. They’re relaxed, yet sophisticated, beautiful and a hell of a party.

Last December, Felicity + Sam chose the Butter Factory in Euroa (about 2 hours out of Melbourne) as their venue, and boy, if you haven’t been there, you need to check it out. It’s rustic, it’s rural, it’s awesome and couldn’t have been a better spot for all the festivities. They turned what could have been a one day affair into whole weekend wedding festival with lunches, brunches, dinners and catch ups with all of their wedding guests.

With the talented teams from Georgeous + Prunella teaming up, the main courtyard of the Butter Factory was transformed into a Tuscan al fresco dream, complete with long tables, cascading flowers, a cocktail bar and a smattering of outdoor games for a bit of fun. This was the perfect summer wedding.

xo

| Full vendor credits at the end of the post |

Venue | Euroa Butter Factory

Event Styling + Planning | Georgeous, Simply Georgeous Occasions

Bridal Gown | Collette Dinnigan 

Groom’s suit | Jack London 

Floral Stylings | Prunella 

Bridesmaid’s dresses | Zimmerman

Music | The White Tree

Celebrant | Mrs Hitch

Neon sign | Delta Neon

xo

Rebecca + Chris’s wedding at Stones of the Yarra Valley was my last shoot for 2014. It had been a huge year for Sarah and I and I just knew in my waters that this one was going to be a goodie. And when Rebecca told me it was also the Summer Solstice – the longest day of the year – I made sure I ate my weetbix that morning because I knew I was in for nothing short of an epic day.

Despite living a world away in New York, Rebecca + Chris (and their friends from Dot Dot Dash) were able to coordinate and seamlessly pull off what I could only call a Summer Party Wedding Feista. Yep, all capitals! Cocktail carts, liqueur icy poles, mountains of flowers and glitter cannons.

What more could you need?

I would shoot this wedding over and over if I could. Perfect from start to end.

Love Katie xo

(Full vendor credits at the end of the post)

 

Venue | Stones of the Yarra Valley

Bridal Gown | Jenny Packham

Bridesmaids Dresses | Whistles

Flowers | Fleur Florist in Armadale 

Event Styling + Management | Dot Dot Dash

Stationary Designer | Santiago Sunbird 

Videography | C2 Video | See their gorgeous film here

  • CurvySam - Simply breathtaking photos. Looked like a lovely wedding full of happiness and loveReplyCancel

  • Linda - A fantastic wedding captured beautifully !ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie - As if this night was not perfection enough. the first time round, it got even better when we did it all over again in photos. Oh Beccy you radiant fanastic creature. These photos are just spectacular. Like your amazing wedding xReplyCancel