There’s absolutely no denying it – this wedding film is amazing. Like laugh, cry and hit repeat three or four times amazing. That’s kind of what happens when a stunning duo like this one joins forces with a group of talented vendors to create a day that was a serious vision. And when Me and My Camera Wedding Films is on hand to capture every last second? Beautiful things happen… six whole minutes of it. Push play to devour all of the pretty.
From the Bride… It’s almost impossible to put into words just how special our wedding day was. We spent all year planning in between our already busy schedules, and on the day everything was perfect. Our 280 guests showered us with love and happiness, from the start of the ceremony, right until the very end. We had a traditional Orthodox Jewish wedding, which met all expectations in terms of the spirit and joy that Jewish weddings are so well known for. Our Bedeken and Chuppah (parts of the Jewish wedding ceremony), were held outside at Steyne Park in Double Bay, right beside the water. The weather was picturesque and our bridal party of twelve bridesmaids, nine groomsmen, five flower girls and three page boys looked fantastic. The celebrations continued at the Sofitel Wentworth’s ballroom, in Sydney’s CBD, with delicious food, crazy dancing, beautiful speeches and even a surprise flash mob that was performed by the bridal party, family and close friends. As the final song of the night began to play, we were whisked off our feet and carried on chairs to the hotel lift by our family and friends. They bid us farewell as they sang to us right until the lift doors closed and we could no longer be seen. From that moment we realised just how blessed we were to have been surrounded by such wonderful people and so much love, on what was the start of our new lives together.
Cinematography: Me and My Camera Wedding Films | Music: The Lumineers + Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros | Photography: Tim Pascoe Photography | Venue: Sofitel Sydney Wentworth | Decor: Medina Designs | Catering: Passion8 Catering | Bride’s Hair: Bryoni’s Hair | Makeup: Alex Feldman | Bridesmaid Dresses: White Runway | Groom’s Suit: Patrick Johnson Tailors | Band: Hylton Chilchik
Australia, we love you so. Honestly, our daily trips trips to SMP Australia are like a virtual vacation to the place that’s sitting highest on our must-travel lists (still can’t believe I haven’t visited yet, for shame). We love you for your vistas, that’s a given, but we adore you for your style. A style that can’t be matched or defined, and a style that is perfectly on display in each image snapped up by Maho and Pea. Which is why we simply couldn’t wait a moment longer to introduce them to you. Because their eyes for good photographs, in a land that screams to be photographed, is something you shouldn’t pass over. So take a stop by their site to cozy up with all their talent. It will be a Saturday well spent.
Maho and Pea…Maho and Pea are a relaxed and narrative-style photography duo – ready to catch all the wonderful little moments that make up your event or special day. Based in the north of Melbourne, they are the head honchos in a modern day version of the Brady Bunch. Two teen girls, two tween boys, three cats and a dog (and an ongoing discussion on the merits of getting another) – it’s a life not for the faint-hearted.
What it IS, however, is the foundation for a partnership that can tackle just about anything. Combine that with a decade of photographic experience, and you have a recipe for a view of the world based on the quirky, occasionally clumsy and always fun side of life.
Welcome, welcome Maho and Pea! We are thrilled to welcome you to the SMP Australia family! xoxo
Hands-on. That’s exactly how I would describe this darling bride and groom, who pretty much crafted their entire wedding from the ground floor up with a whole lot of love and a whole lot of help from devoted family and friends. I’m talking sewing projects, floral mastering and even a little woodworking, all to create a vintage meets DIY day that will leave you speechless. Oh, and those centerpieces? They made those, too. See every last labor or love captured by Peppermint Studios right here.
From the Bride… Matt proposed on the jetty that my dad built at our farm near Corowa, NSW. The jetty has been affectionately named ‘drop knee jetty’ ever since!
My mother had a pair of grandma’s earrings that my grandpa had given my grandma when my mum was born. Mum had these turned into two rings: one for my sister and for one for me. It was my something old, new (new band), borrowed (from mum) and blue (blue sapphire). My dad gave me a penny to put in my shoe for good luck and my family friend Fraser sang me down the aisle.
We were very hands on with styling throughout the lead up. We hand stamped the name tags to be tied around the letterpress invitations and also the name tags tied around the napkins for the place settings. The sewing machine was put to a lot of use to make the grey and white chevron napkins, aprons for the caterers and hessian cushions for the outside benches. The timber boxes for the table flowers were made from shipping pallets. Tables names were stenciled onto the timber boxes using a woolbale stencil. These names were the places we grew up as kids and have lived together. The wool bale stencils were also used on the hessian cushions and timber signs. We wanted to make the marquee interesting so we hung nine rolled wire fence light shades from the ceiling and hung 150 jars filled with hydrangeas around the walls. We wanted some relaxing furniture for the garden so we bought old timber benches on eBay and painted them white.
I wanted to be involved with the flowers, so I asked my very talented godmother to do them. We went to a wholesale flower place in Melbourne two weeks before to pick and order the flowers. On the Thursday before she loaded them into the back of her station wagon, put the air con on as cold as it could go and drove the three and half hours to the farm. The living room at ‘St Alberts’ was turned into a florist for three days. It was amazing seeing it all happen and my vision become a reality.
On the day guest stood under the beautiful elm tree and festoon lights sipping G.H.Mumm and eating oysters out of a wheelbarrow while my family friend Fraser played acoustic guitar. It was gorgeous. We served our guests our favourite meal using local produce – antipasto for entree and rack of lamb for main. A bit of rustic country charm.
Photography: Peppermint Studios | Wedding Dress + Veil: Amaline Vitale | Caterer: Fiona Landy Catering | Floral Design: The Bride’s Godmother, Louise Macfarlane | Bouquets: Flowers Naturally, Albury | Invitations: Peace Love + Letterpress | Venue: Family Home, Lowesdale, NSW | Hire: Barlens, Albury | Rings: Paul Bram