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This Austrailian affair was the kind that just overflows with love. Where every detail has a meaning and where thought was just poured into every moment of the day. It’s the kind of wedding we adore here at SMP, and thanks to Lisa Hayman’s beautiful images, we can get lost in all the magic of the day here.
From The Bride…Adam proposed during a long weekend away that he planned in the Yarra Valley, VIC in March 2014. It was a beautiful weekend where we stayed at the historic homestead, Chateau Yering. We started the day off with a hot air balloon ride, followed by a wine tour where we drank wine and ate cheese all day. We enjoyed relaxing at Chateau Yering homestead, and this is where Adam popped the question overlooking the amazing vineyards.
From Lisa Hayman (with information provided by Aimee)…Aimee and Adam were wed on April 18, 2015 amongst the golden vines at Avon Ridge Winery in the outskirts of the small country Victorian town of Maffra. Inspired by the Magnolia leaf, Aimee tied elements of the gold leaf, blush pink, charcoal, Doddavine and craft paper to create her theme and vision for the day. Both Aimee and Adam wanted to create an elegant, romantic and slightly rustic feel to the day. Avon Ridge Winery provided the perfect platform for Aimee and Adam’s creative vision – the venue is intimate, relaxed and is framed by rolling hills and lengthy grapevines.
Whilst both Aimee and Adam’s families live interstate, family still remained a central focus of the wedding preparations and wedding day. Both families worked on many DIY projects for the wedding. Aimee created all the table centre pieces – collecting jars, and wrapping fresh doddavine around the jar then letting it naturally dry over the months leading up to the wedding. In addition, she created the beautiful tulle backdrop for the photo booth they set up for guests on the verandah during the reception. Sister-of-the-Bride, Annelise, designed and painted the fingerprint tree the couple used as their guest book. Mother-of-the-Bride Cherie made all the beautiful blackboards & signage for the event. In a very special family tradition, both the mother-of-the-bride and mother-in-law made their family tradition fruit cake as the wedding cake – contributing a tier each. The father-of-the-bride owns a Café and blends his own teas in the New England area. He created special tea blend favours for Aimee’s brother’s wedding. She wanted to follow the tradition and her father made Aimee and Adam their own special wedding blend and they gave it to their guests. On the wishing well table they displayed generation family wedding photos from both sides. This was a talking point and was very special for both Aimee and Adam.
Aimee wore a stunning, figure hugging ivory Carla Zampatti gown. Aimee’s sisters and Mother flew down to Melbourne in the months leading up to the wedding for a girls week away. After trying on a number of detailed potential bridal dresses that just didn’t feel right, on the last day Aimee and the girls went to David Jones in the Melbourne CBD where she showed them a particular Carla Zampatti dress she had been eyeing off. All three of them forced Aimee to try the dress on and it was love at first sight!
The wedding day ran like clockwork (aside from a little mishap with a missing pair of groomsman pants!). Rain was threatening to come down all morning but we didn’t get a drop of it until the moment Aimee and Adam were pronounced husband and wife – it was a pretty epic declaration of marriage from the Heavens! The hugs and congratulatory handshakes were cut short as the couple sought shelter under the veranda of the winery restaurant. Thankfully it only rained for 5 minutes then the rest of the afternoon was spent basked in beautiful autumnal sun as we took bridal party portraits in the winery grounds. For both Aimee and Adam, one of the highlights of the wedding day was spending time with loved ones and seeing the joy and happiness on their faces throughout the day.
Photography: Lisa Hayman Photography | Floral Design: Arrangements With Flair | Wedding Dress: Carla Zampatti | Cake: Fruit Cake Made By Both Families (generation Recipe And Tradition) | Bride's Shoes: Alan Pinkus | Rings: Larsons | Bridesmaids' Dresses: May, Etsy | Catering: Avon Ridge Vineyard | Makeup: Make Up By Ellie | Hair: Espada Hair | Band: Trouser Trout | Favors: Daily Ritual Tea (Made By Father Of The Bride) | Groom's Attire: Peter Jackson | Celebrant: Minister Grant Ramsey, New England | Venue: Avon Ridge Vineyard | After Dinner Mints: Haighs Chocolates | Bridal Party Wedding Favors: "Pussy" And "Arse" Soap From Viva La Body, Darwin, NT | Bride & Bridesmaid Robes: Impressionism Shop, Etsy | Cake Icing: Angie's Cakes | Cake Topper: Arrangements With Flair | Earrings: Endora Jewellery, Etsy | Garter: Honey Birdette | Groom's Shirt: Ted Baker | Groom's Tie: T.M Lewin | Lingerie: Oroton | Page Boys': Mali Mis | Signage: Annelise Patch | Stationery Design: Cherie Patch | Stationery Printing: Vistaprint | Veil: DeLoop, Etsy | Wedding Accomodation And Boys Getting Ready Location: Bon Accord B&B, Sale, VIC | Wrist Fine Jewellery: Cherie Patch (Mother Of The Bride)
This next film from I Heart Productions will have you feeling all the feels. From happy tears to some of the sweetest vows we’ve ever heard, Dan and Lava celebrated their Big Day in a two part ceremony filled with tradition, beauty, and endless love. It’s the type of story that we’re beyond grateful to share and you can watch it all unfold below!
From I Heart Productions… What fun this wedding was to shoot! Dan and Lava were married over two separate days, the first day consisted of a traditional Hindu marriage ceremony at the Gunners Barracks in Mosman.
So many colours, so many traditions and a fire! We love filming Indian ceremonies as there is always an abundance to shoot. But really it was day two that we enjoyed the most. Granted that when we landed in this tropical paradise we were running on about four hours sleep, but that didn’t matter.
Powered by the brightest blue water, great snorkelling and amazing sunsets we knew we would have a plethora to choose from in amazing footage. But really, it all comes down to the couple you are working with. You can have as much pretty footage as you like but you still need a special couple to make the story through their interactions. Dan and Lava are great together, both a little quirky with a great sense of humour. We can’t thank Dan and Lava enough for letting us be apart of their fantastic celebration. We loved making the video and hope you love watching it!
This day is so very, very easy to love. It’s intimate, fun and pretty… and filled with sooo many of those so in love moments captured brilliantly by Kendell Tyne Photography, it’s palpable. From those first sweet moments as man and wife to those fun-filled reception lawn games to the night spent dancing with family and friends. Head to The Vault to soak it all in.
From Kendell Tyne Photography… Katarina and Scotts Winter Garden wedding took place on a perfectly clear crisp winters day in August. They were a bit worried about and outdoor winter wedding and what the weather was going to be like. The date was pushed forward due to Katarinas’s pregnancy, but it ended up being a beautiful day. It rained everyday leading up it so they felt so lucky to have the sun shining for the day.
The wedding was to be small, intimate and relaxed . The laid-back atmosphere with beautiful lounges and arm chairs, lawn games, and open table outdoor seating really reflects who Scott and Katarina are as a couple. Having a cocktail reception worked well as it allowed everyone to move freely and enjoy the grounds, Everyone really enjoyed the food. Some even said it was the best wedding food they’d had which was a great compliment! Having the reception outdoors showcased the gorgeous rural scenery and allowed the whole reception to enjoy the perfect midday winter sun. They wanted a venue that could accommodate all there guests and have somewhere for them to wind down afterwards. Having both Bride and Groom get ready on the same property allowed Kendell the photographer the ability to move freely between both parties depending on who was doing the most exciting things. Brenda the owner of the Somesby Garden Estate was very warm and welcoming and very helpful in the planning process. Katarina and Scott still wanted to look quite formal on our day. She was absolutely in love Johanna Johnson’s glamorous style of dresses and new once she tried one on that she wanted to wear one of her designs Katarina tweaked the dress a little by adding extra embellishment and a cape instead of a veil for extra warmth/ protection.
Photography: Kendell Tyne Photography | Floral Design: Octopus' Garden | Wedding Dress: Johanna Johnson | Cake: Cakes By Kyla | Ceremony Venue: St Patrick's Parish | Reception Venue: Somersby Garden Estates | Catering: D'vine Catering | Makeup: Somara From Luxe Makeup Artistry | Hair: Bridal Hair Artist | Band: The White Tree | Groom's Attire: Gibson | Furniture: Opulent Events
Since it’s now officially spring Down Under (yay!), that means it’s officially time to celebrate the season — and what sings of spring more than beautiful blooms? Get inspired and excited for the season ahead by taking a peek at these breathtaking floral moments from some of our favorite weddings across Australia.