It was lovely being a part of Leah and Mladen’s beautiful wedding day. Regardless of it being very wet and dreary weather-wise, no amount of rain could dampen the spirits of these two lovebirds, their families and their friends. These two emitted love for each other throughout the entire day, as I’m sure they will for the rest of their lives.
We began the afternoon with some preparation shots of the girls getting ready in Melbourne CBD’s gorgeous Windom Hotel on Williams Street. Hair and make up were already underway when I arrived, and it was clear to see everyone felt very relaxed and was enjoying the process. Leah’s parents arrived shortly after to join in on the festivities.
From here I headed off to the venue, Roselyn Court in Essendon, to meet the boys before the ceremony began. We had a fun and easy-going session before the girls arrived. Everyone was evidently so excited for the ceremony to begin.
It was well worth the wait, as the setting was exquisite! The marquee was set with a glamorous red carpet and chandeliers. Friends and family looked elated as the bride and groom proclaimed their love for one another and kissed as man and wife for the first time.
While we had originally planned to go into the city for photos following the ceremony, we thought on our feet and opted to stay at the venue due to the rain. We were able to work around the weather by taking shots in the garden during breaks in the rain, as well as in the reception room.
The lovely couple looked very relaxed and clearly brought out the best qualities in each other. We got so many great shots of the two of them, as well as excellent family shots.
The reception itself was so much fun; the guests had such a great time with Oh Snap! Photoboth. They were able to take funny pictures and GIFs with silly props. Much to their delight, they could easily upload these images so they could tag each other on social media.
I am so happy to have been a part of Leah and Mladen’s special day. Looking back on these images will remind them of what a beautiful and joyous celebration this was for years to come.