Dogs at weddings

This post is a short and sweet collection of the moments I see at weddings when dogs are part of your special day. I believe they really make a wedding complete and even more fun. Because they are a member of your family and all have individual quirky personalities, just like us.

If your getting married and are keen to have your furry friend along side of you on your special day, please get in touch!

COUNTRY WEDDING AT BLUE ROCK LAKE, WILLOW GROVE – KATE AND SHANE

 

Kylie is amazing!  We fell in love with her documentary style of photography and she delivered stunning, natural, in-the-moment images of our day. She is very professional and so sweet to deal with, We highly recommend her!

 

Kate and Shane got married in March on their own country property, which is a beautiful rustic farm home in Hill End. They had their ceremony at Blue Rock Lake, which was the perfect setting. It was a gorgeous day and they got to share their love with close family and friends!

Bridal prep

Kate got ready at their house with her family and beautiful bridesmaids, and the atmosphere was so relaxed. Kate's little man also stole the show with his cute little outfit. The bride then hopped into a light pink classic Holden to get to the ceremony. 

Ceremony

The ceremony was a beautiful service in front of The very pretty Blue Rock Lake national park. Surrounded by all of their family and friends. During the ceremony they had a beautiful reading. It was so personal and very emotional.

The reception

The reception was at their lovely quaint house on their country property. They chose the venue because it’s their family home and they could totally personalise it. It was a rustic theme wedding, which was full of fun and good music by his friends because Shane is a drummer for a band called Body Jar. I love shooting Country weddings because they’re always just incredible. I also loved that her dogs could also enjoy the reception and Kazan their biggest furball did just that ;).

They had live music in the afternoon, and a homemade bar in the evening. I loved the D.Y.I where Kate and Shane used old wooden pallets and hay bales for the guests to sit on. They decorated the venue with their own funky flowers and a big Jenga for their guests to play with.

For dinner they had an amazing grazing table of fresh organic foods locally sourced, which was absolutely delicious. 

The funniest part of the day was the speeches, because it made everyone laugh and also you got to hear how Kate and Shane met and their story.

 

If you’re throwing a rustic country wedding, get in touch!

 

 

 

 

 

Here's the list of the rad suppliers that helped make their day so special

 

Makeup: Aneta Nabrdalik Bridal party Makeup - http://www.anetka.com.au/

Makeup: Liz Mason Family Makeup - https://www.instagram.com/ljmuafx/

Hair: Salon Cheveau - https://www.facebook.com/saloncheveau

Minister/Celebrant: Melissa Pollard - https://www.facebook.com/melissapollardcelebrant/

Flowers- Catherine: The Willow Branch, Drouin - https://www.thewillowbranch.com.au/

Cake- Deborah Marie Cake Design, Bunyip. - https://www.truelocal.com.au/business/deborah-marie-cake-designs/bunyip

Signage- Hand Made by Couple

Stationary- Designed by Couple, Printed vista print

Brides dress- Jadore dress, Alterations by Kaitlyn - http://www.jadore.com.au/

Bridesmaid’s Dresses- Wore their own.

Groom’s tux- Peter Jackson - https://www.peterjacksons.com/

Groomsmen’s Tuxes- Wore their own

Rings- JHJ Creative Jewellery - https://www.facebook.com/JHJ-Creative-Jewellery-423574561027140/

Brides Shoes- ASOS - http://www.asos.com/au/

Bridesmaid’s Shoes- Wore their own

Grooms shoes- Myer

Groomsman’s shoes- Wore their own

Ceremony + Reception Venue/s- Our Property, Hill End Vic

Live music- LARK - http://larkmusic.com.au/

Entertainment- Lawn Games

Lighting- Sun ;-) and DIY fairy lighting.

Catering- Country style Meats Garfield.

Dessert - Death by Cheesecake, Willow Grove - https://www.facebook.com/deathbycheesecake.com.au/

Bar - Built by Ryan Harvey Carpentry

Bar Stocked by - Monacellars Morwell

Served by - Country style meats staff.

 

 

 

Hitachi seaside park- Japan

Last year in November I had an incredible 2 week holiday in Japan. It was my first time over there and I decided for a solo trip for my 1st time to soak up the experiences.

There was a park I had heard of before, called Hitachi. The park is situated near the Pacific Ocean side of the Japanese coast. It seemed so surreal with the photos people were posting from around the world and I wanted to confirm that this place was as magical in real life.

The place was so beautiful! There were these seasonal plants that grew everywhere called Kokoci among the other interesting varieties. They are seasonal and come out during Autumn time. 

This series was taken on my day trip to the park :)

Kim and Jerome's Rustic Wedding in Warrandyte

Kim and Jerome’s wedding was an amazing end to the year! They got married at the beautiful, The Farm Yarra Valley. All their close friends and family came from everywhere to share their love for one another.

Many thanks to these wonderful vendors that helped make their wedding special.

 

Venuehttps://thefarmyarravalley.com.au/

Entertainment: - https://www.facebook.com/logan.ent/

Hair and makeup: - https://www.facebook.com/CMBRIDALCO/

Suits: https://www.facebook.com/georgeandkingmelbourne/

Dress: designed by Kim, made by Laura Bo 

Bridesmaid dresses: Rose Toruno 

Florist: https://www.facebook.com/DTFloriart/

Copper Mugs: https://www.facebook.com/coppermugco/

Signs: https://www.facebook.com/www.rogueplanet.com.au/

Shoes: https://www.facebook.com/shoesofprey/ and https://www.hunterbootsaustralia.com.au/

Celebrant: https://www.facebook.com/Bill-Stubbs-Civil-Celebrant-892491834202388/

Ice cream: https://www.facebook.com/ShortBatch/

Deb and Tim's Northcote Wedding

Continuing off from my last blog post about Deb and Tim getting engaged early this year. We went out to the Great Ocean Road for the day to shoot some Engagement photos and it rained all day, but we had a blast ;)

Fast forward to May 13th 2017. Wedding Day. Did I mention that these guy's are awesome and also flatmates of mine. So this made it really special to photograph their wedding. Deb and Tim had the most lovely wedding at The Mandalay in Northcote, Melbourne. It was just around the corner from our house too. The Day was perfect and the sunset was pretty epic!

Before the Ceremony and after getting ready, we planned the 1st look so Deb could surprise Tim. We ended up at the beautiful Heidelberg Gardens to shoot the 1st look, Bridal Portraits and family photos before their Ceremony.

Debs dress was spectacular, she bought it from Rock on the Hill and it was a lovely Red colour.

Thanks so much for having me Deb and Tim xx

Please enjoy the photo's from their awesome Wedding day!

 

 

 

 

Makeup - Julie Dammery and Nicole Groch http://melbournehairmakeupartists.com.au

Celebrant- Helene London

Flowers- My Flowerhouse, http://myflowerhouse.com.au/

 Wedding dress - Rock on the Hill

Bridesmaid’s Dresses- Amaroso boutique, https://amaroso.com.au/

Groom’s tux- Opal formal wear, https://opalivanhoe.com.au/

Groomsmen’s Tuxes- Opal formal wear, https://opalivanhoe.com.au/

Rings- Michael Hill Jewellers, www.michaelhill.com.au

Brides Shoes- Wittner, https://www.wittner.com.au

Grooms shoes- Yd. http://www.yd.com.au/

Groomsman’s shoes- Yd. 

Ceremony & Reception: The Mandalay Reception, http://www.weddingreception.com.au/

Afterparty: The Purple Emerald Lounge Bar, http://purpleemerald.com.au/

Videographer- Ash Boyle from, Boyle London Films

Wedding dress alterations by Heather Sellick, Bridal Couture, http://www.heathersellick.com.au

It rained all day and we didn't mind :)

It was wet and windy. That didn't stop Deb, Tim (aka my awesome Flatmates who are about to get hitched) and I going on an awesome roadtrip last week along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia and boy was it worth it!

Deb and Tim gave me the freedom to shoot their engagement photos how I liked. Which was great :) We researched a few nice spots in Lorne and The Cumberland River which would be ideal.

We left around 11am with high hopes of a nice sunny day, this was not the case though and it rained all day.

There's one thing I've learnt over the years when shooting outdoors is always be prepared. Of course I forgot to pack my rain sleeve so I had to duck into the local IGA to grab a few plastic bags to cover my 2 cameras.

I ended up bringing a light photography kit consisting of my little Fujifilm XT-10 and 35mm f1.4 lens, my Canon 5d mark 3 and 2 sigma art lenses. The 35mm and 50mm. All were packed into my ThinkTank Streetwalker backpack (which held up very well under the elements)

We couldn't have had a better time hanging out and shooting. Yes we all got a bit wet, but it added to the atmosphere and fun!

Also if your ever in Lorne, do yourself a favour and check out "The Bottle of Milk Cafe" We had "The Cold shower Burger" which tasted amazeballs. The burger had runny egg, Avocado, Bacon, hash brown, tomato, cos lettuce, mayo and homemade tomato relish. Oh did I mention they have Stone and Wood beer on tap too!

Here's a few Favourite photos from our session in Lorne and The Cumberland River.

Welcome

Hey there my names Kylie I'm a Wedding Photographer from Melbourne, Australia. I have created a new wedding website dedicated to celebrating the love of the couples I photograph. 

I wanted to welcome you and also share my love of photography and capturing special moments on these wonderful days. If you don't know me I'm a 30 year old carefree lady that loves having fun and adventure. I have always been adventurous from an early age and love travelling. I love animals and design, simplicity and the little things in life.

Here's an image I would love to share of one of my brides having so much fun she started crying from happiness :) Cath and Kim's wedding was so much fun, I couldn't help myself too, It was so contagious! :)

bride laughing