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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

Florist | Flower Jar

Catering + Event Management | Ed Dixon Food Design 

Celebrant | Sarah Dobson, Mrs Hitch

Marquee + place settings | Peninsular Party Hire

Videographer | Tim Egan

Bridesmaid’s Dresses | Saba

Invite Design | Rachel Marvin Creative via Etsy 

Signage | SimplyType via Etsy 

Make Up | Georgia Walsh

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.


| 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


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

“I may most miss coming home to deliver the narrative curiosities of my day, the way that a cat might lay mice at your feet: the small, humble offerings that couples proffer after foraging in separate backyards.”  Lionel Shriver. 

I first met Tim + Dani about a year ago. They had booked me to photograph their wedding, but first they wanted to do a couples shoot as they insisted that they weren’t great in front of the camera and needed some practice, which turned out to be absolute rubbish. They were divine. Sweet, genuine and in the moment. They took me down to the beach in Anglesea where they would go on to have their gorgeous wedding ceremony 10 months later. They told me stories of their eleven year relationship, of the jobs they had, places they had been and stories from their past. I had joked about getting walkie talkies on the wedding day to make driving around from location to location a little more exciting, and lo and behold on the day of their wedding, Tim presented me with two walkie talkies. After making me a cup of coffee and asking me about my morning.

I could have photographed these two wonderful souls over and over. But for now, perhaps twice is enough.

Love Katie xo

(Full credits at the end of the post)

Celebrant – Jo Betz 

Flowers, Ceremony + Reception Styling – Weddings of Desire + Pepper Sprout Hire

Reception Venue – Bistro at Banks

Ceremony Location – Point Addis Beach, Anglesea

Bridal Gown – Pallas Couture

Groom’s suit – Patrick Johnson Tailors 

Tim + Dani’s love shoot can be seen here.



  • Andrew - Katie
    Nice words and amazing shots!
    Looks great ;)

  • Inta - You make the prettiest wedding photographs. Period.ReplyCancel