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The Bowls Club Wedding

One of the things that I love about photographing weddings is seeing the way couples choose how they want their day to go. Where they choose to exchange their vows, what they want to wear, how much they chose to spend and what could be struck from the list of wedding ‘musts’ and ‘to do’s’. Would there be a cake, or a giant cheese wheel?  Would there be a bridal party? Would the bride wear white or a gold sequin dress?

All these choices help to define the couple, and we have yet to photograph two weddings that are alike.

Zillah + Damian chose the West Coburg Bowls Club as their spot. They greeted their guests as they arrived, handing out personalised badges which also divided them into teams for an epic trivia game later that evening.

They chose their outfits from local thrift stores and op shops.

They chose to spend the afternoon bowling barefoot as the sun went down.

A hilarious and unconventional song was chosen as their first dance (‘Thrift Shop’ by Macklemore).

All these choices made for a beautiful afternoon, a gorgeous wedding and an amazing night on the dance floor.

This was our first wedding for 2013 and I hope you love it as much as I do.

Love Katie xo

 

Elizabeth Goodlet - Congrats. Just beautiful Zillah and Damian. You both look so happy. Thank you for sharing your special day with us. All the best.

Kim + Rob’s Mornington Wedding

Sarah and I met when we were both studying performing arts, so its safe to say we still have a soft spot for the dramatic arts.

And when it came time for Kim + Rob to do their speeches, after their glorious summer winery wedding at Ten Minutes by Tractor down in Mornington, we knew we had met kindred spirits.

They were not the schmaltzy types. Or the professions of love in public types.

Kim + Rob had decided that the best way to convey their love for each other, in front of their nearest and dearest was…

…to re-enact the wedding scene of Wes + Nicky from the season finale of The Bachelor!!!

Here lies their ‘speech’ (complete with an amazing interpretation of the Bold And The Beautiful school of acting).

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Nicky: I am very happy. Everything you give me, I don’t think I would ever find. I don’t want to be away from you Wes. I will always take care of you and you know you have nothing to worry about.

Wes: (SMILES)

Nicky: Stop you’re making me nervous!

Wes: I’m scared Nicky. But…I trust my instincts. That first day when you walked out of the limo, when I saw you, I just knew.

Nicky: I’ve got my heart on my sleeve and you have my heart. My heart is your heart. Now we share a heart. Oh, I am an emotional banana  sandwich.

Wes: I just worry that everything has happened so fast Nicky. Do you think we can make it?

Nicky: (NICKY COMBS HIS HAIR) Wes, you are my Prince Charming because….you’re just a Prince Charming.

Wes: Will you accept the final rose?

Nicky: Wes, I will keep it in our hearts forever.

END SCENE.

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Love Katie + Sarah xo

 

Reece + Rhiannon’s backyard wedding

If Sarah had a backyard big enough, she would have opted for a backyard wedding. If Katie gets married, she will find a backyard somewhere, anywhere, to get hitched. There is simply nothing more Australian than getting married under a tree in your own backyard, and then holding your reception in the shed.

Enter our heroes, Reece and Rhiannon.

It was SUCH a treat to shoot this simple, intimate affair. And such a treat to see a bride and groom welcome all their guests off the footpath and straight out of taxis at the beginning, and walk them personally out at the end.

And then there was the backyard wedding checklist perfectly nailed by this gorgeous couple:

Micro brewery out the back – check!

Festoon lights – check!

Green grass and white lawn furniture – check!

Hand picked flowers – check!

Wedding cake (made by Rhiannon’s mum) sitting on a work bench – check!

Swing in the front yard – check!

The amazing catering company whose food was not only astounding but who also employ asylum seekers as chefs, waiters and bar tenders – Double check!

And it’s not often that we drink on the job (although we do allow ourselves a glass of wine when we do a winery wedding), but it was such a hot day and there were some wonderfully made G & T’s on offer….

….and well we were in a backyard!!

Love Katie + Sarah xo

 

 

Sandy Baldwin - Dear Katie and Sarah

Congratualtions on the most beautiful photos of the most wonderful Wedding.

You both are artists, not only have you captured the love, warmth and special bond of two of my most favorite people, you’ve also captured the friendship and closeness of their wonderful friends and family.

An awesome day!

Brooke - This is amazing :)